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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko briefs the media on Nkandla on Thursday.  Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

Nhleko unpacks Nkandla report at media briefing

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko defends his report into security upgrades and presents video as evidence of how swimming pool can be used to fight fires

Transport & Tourism

Bus services in Gauteng ‘will not be disrupted’

Putco bus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Provincial department of roads and transport says termination of Putco’s services on eight contracted routes in Gauteng will not affect commuters

Labour

SA lost 44,000 jobs in first quarter

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Statistics SA quarterly employment statistics show loss of jobs is consistent with slowdown in economic activity during first three months of this year

National

By failing to file papers on time, NPA in contempt of court, says DA

Democratic Alliance federal executive chairman James Selfe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

As NPA misses yet another deadline to submit heads of argument in ‘Spy Tapes’ issue, DA says its ‘chronic tardiness serves no other purpose than to frustrate process’

Transport & Tourism

Bus services in Gauteng ‘will not be disrupted’

Putco bus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Provincial department of roads and transport says termination of Putco’s services on eight contracted routes in Gauteng will not affect commuters

Energy

Low electricity prices not responsible for load shedding, says Nersa

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Nersa pulls plug on Eskom tariff hike giving respite for weary consumers, saying that power utility’s internal processes need fixing

Health

Medical scheme watchdog has little to show for R7m probe

Dr Monwabisi Gantsho, registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Council for Medical Schemes probe allegations into suspended registrar Monwabisi Gantsho has very little to show for R7m

Opinion

Time for COPE and the UDM to join the DA

Congress of the People, United Democratic Movement could achieve more as part of Democratic Alliance than they ever will outside it

Opinion

Who will dare prosecute the president over NPA shuffle?

President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his budget in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

It is at least arguable that the settlement between the president and freshly resigned national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana is a corrupt activity

Discouraged young work seekers at 1.5-million

Unemployment rate among young people remains stubbornly high as discouraged young work seekers grew from 809,000 in 2008 to 1.5-million this year

Politics

Paraffin-for-votes contract fuels tensions over tenders

The sprawling township of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni.  Picture: THE TIMES

Residents claim the paraffin is selectively delivered by people wearing ANC shirts

National

Sibiya’s lawyer casts doubt on police’s evidence and witnesses

Shadrack Sibiya. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Lawyer insists there is ’no credible or reliable evidence’ Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya gave go-ahead for illegal rendition of Zimbabweans

Transport & Tourism

Putco cancels bus services in three municipalities

Putco bus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Putco Bus Services indicates its intention to cease operations in Tshwane‚ Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng municipalities with effect from Tuesday

Politics

Bargaining weakens the ANC alliance, report says

Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA

Policy differences between the ANC and allies have caused deep divisions, with the most serious arising after the party endorsed the National Development Plan in 2012

National

DA’s Marikana bill will test ANC

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN

Ruling party will again find itself on the moral low ground should it argue against compensation for the victims families

Transport & Tourism

Sanral defends signs of loopholes in new e-toll rules as critics cry foul

Picture: SOWETAN

New e-tolls dispensation requires ‘regulatory and system changes’ still to be gazetted, says South African National Roads Agency

Transport & Tourism

Hanekom orders review of Tourism Indaba

Durban Tourism Indaba. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom plans overhaul of ‘uncompetitive’ annual Tourism Indaba and plans fresh partners

The ANC needed the support of a number of the smaller parties to get the majority vital for Cecil Burgess’s nomination as inspector- general of intelligence. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON

NEWS ANALYSIS: ANC’s two-thirds problem means honeymoon is over

Cecil Burgess vote delay shows in the National Assembly there is just one opposition vote left that the ANC can count, writes Wyndham Hartley

Health

Genesis persists with minimum benefits dispute

Picture: THINKSTOCK

State, which has been in talks with industry, is unsure whether to publish proposed revision, writes Tamar Kahn

Labour

Gold companies table opening offers

Picture: AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE

NUM says negotiators are ‘poles apart’ after miners offer wage increases of between 7.8% and 13% at entry level, as well as profit sharing

Energy

Nersa declines Eskom tariff increase

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

National Electricity Regulator of SA turns down application to raise price of electricity, says utility did not provide reasons for delays in commissioning stations

Economy

Mboweni and Maasdorp off to Brics bank

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

New bank is expected to have $100bn in subscribed capital when it is fully operational, with a further $100bn as a reserve currency pool

Opinion

EDITORIAL: ANC contempt for judiciary a worry

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

What hope does new NPA head Shaun Abrahams have of prosecuting the government bigwigs who clearly masterminded Omar al-Bashir’s escape?

Opinion

Zuma: how the CIA made me do it

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

African Union has long displayed blatant contempt for ordinary citizens, a noxious mix of autocrats feeling like victims... We seem to have joined this creepy club

Energy

Chances of Eskom tariff hike look slim

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister and analysts say power utility Eskom still has viable options to survive

National

Police commissioner must respond to Marikana report by July 31

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: GCIS

General Riah Phiyega has already received letter from President Jacob Zuma regarding the findings and recommendations of the Farlam commission of inquiry

National

Marikana: Phiyega takes the fall as Ramaphosa walks

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Marikana cops to face probe while Farlam Commission on Inquiry into Marikana massacre exonerates executive

National

Eminent political personalities slam degeneration of Parliament

Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Eminent political personalities — including two former parliamentary speakers — say degeneration of Parliament could encourage social conflict

National

Committee on xenophobia will not visit King Zwelithini

Threats to his control over land through the Ingonyama Trust are at the core of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s wrath over African culture. He has called on young initiates to defend it against criticism and work for Nguni unity against unspecified threats. File pictures: SUNDAY TIMES/TEBOGO LETSIE

Ad hoc committee will not interview Zulu king behind controversial remarks aimed at foreigners that preceded violence

Politics

'Most of the ideals of the Freedom Charter have been achieved'

African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe arrives at a meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says eight of 10 clauses in charter, with wealth and land clauses difficult to execute

Politics

ANC Western Cape elective conference moves venues at last minute due to lack of funding

ANC Western Cape provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile. Picture: THE TIMES

Elective conference moves from the Cape Town International Convention Centre to Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Bellville campus

National

Tshwane tackles gritty inner-city development

Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Many national and local government departments and parastatals are renting office space across the city and its suburbs

National

Analyst sees Bashir appeal as ANC insurance policy

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Favourable precedent in Omar al-Bashir case will serve ruling party well in similar predicaments in the future

Politics

DA wants Parliament to be recalled to discuss Marikana report

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SOWETAN

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says SA must conduct a full criminal investigation into those responsible for the killings at Marikana, as well as the alleged cover-up by police

Politics

ANC’s Fransman gets another shot to take Cape

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman set sights on Cape Town metro and toppling ruling Democratic Alliance

Politics

Leaked paper exposes ANC alliance frailties

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

‘Frank and honest’ bid to describe weaknesses besieging the alliance says dirty money from private companies is being used to fight for positions in the ANC

National

Marikana digs its way out of dark into light

The Lonmin mine, near Marikana. The  Bapo ba Mogale community accepted a  2,5% stake in the firm. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Life returns to normal as residents pick up the pieces in the mining town, writes Setumo Stone

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: The alliance, gold wages, Farlam, Eskom and SARS

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO

ANC, the South African Communist Party, Cosatu and the South African National Civics Organisation meet for the first time since 2013, writes Natasha Marrian

Labour

No let-up in Amcu and NUM’s battle for membership

Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Centralised bargaining has a positive effect on labour stability but remains a pipe dream for platinum sector, writes Karl Gernetzky

National

Failure to arrest Bashir a blow to SA’s image abroad

Omar al Bashir. Picture: AFP

Media research body says country is struggling to attract positive news coverage, saying xenophobia and Bashir debacle reflected poorly on the country globally

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Too soon to panic? I’m hoping against hope it is

Echoes of the ’80s resurrect fear SA’s current trajectory will take us to a bad end unless something drastic happens to change direction

Opinion

LAW MATTERS: Dreading the slippery slope

South Africans tend to see every bad thing that happens as a possible tipping point that could turn us into a banana republic

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