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President Jacob Zuma and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at Thursday’s meeting. Picture: MOELETSI MABE/THE TIMES

Zuma, judges agree on ‘mutual respect’

2 hour(s) ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng makes clear judges doing what is required of them by Constitution and the fact that it ‘pinches’ at times demonstrates this

Health

South Africans not ageing well

A nurse checking a senior patient's blood pressure. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

South Africans are living longer, but their health is not prospering

National

Provincial council asked to review traffic, eviction acts

Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

South African Local Government Association has submitted a list of problem laws to the National Council of Provinces for review

Opinion & Analysis

Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Opinion & Analysis

National bodies fall flat in service delivery

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Beyond less-than-stellar delivery record, municipalities often in a better position to understand community needs, write Sabelo Mtantato and Sasha Peters

Opinion

Battling lay-offs is a matter of survival for Numsa

Organised labour shows maturity with undercurrent of expediency as membership numbers come under threat

Opinion

Will proactive political citizens please stand up?

Those mired in overtaxed complaints peddling half-truths on social media are not part of proactive political citizenry

Robert McBride. Picture: SOWETAN

McBride raises cudgel for Ipid independence

Independent Police Investigative Directorate boss Robert McBride argues that his suspension by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is unconstitutional

Opinion & Analysis

Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

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4 hour(s) ago

South African embassies around the world ill-equipped to issue visas on a large scale, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Economy

Nene says state concerned about effect of economic slowdown on revenue

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Government is concerned about its ability to raise revenue in light of economic downturn, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says

Law & Constitution

Executive and judiciary discuss ‘criticism of judges’

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
20 hour(s) ago

Chief justice, his deputy flank President Jacob Zuma in unprecedented meeting between judiciary, government after high-ranking politicians criticise judges

Opinion & Analysis

The sorry state of retrenchments

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Government entities South African Airways and Telkom bungle bids to cut costs, writes Bradley Conradie

National

Date set for Oscar Pistorius review

Oscar Pistorius during his sentencing in 2014. Picture: HERMAN VERWEY/EPA
18 hour(s) ago

A review of decision to release Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision will be heard on September 18

A task team will be established to determine why violence against law enforcers is on the rise. Picture: THE HERALD

Task team to tackle rise in police killings

Team drawn from intelligence agencies to deal with spike in murders of 56 police officers this year

Mining

New deal aims to stem mine job cuts

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Promoting platinum as a ‘reserve’ among 10 key interventions to save jobs and help industry

Economy

Study on how to lift workers out of poverty

An informal settlement in Soweto on August 5. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 day(s) ago

Wits research team wades into the debate about life on the pay fringes, writes Carol Paton

Economy

Provinces slower in spending budgets

Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Effect of public sector wage deal on provincial finances worries Democratic Alliance

Opinion

It suits ANC to push openness in funding

Transparency in party funding could make contributors to opposition groups more vulnerable, writes Anthony Butler

Opinion

LETTER FROM AMERICA: ANC discussion papers are a bad joke, right?

Foreign policy segment of ANC’s discussion documents laughable

Health

Cape steps up fight against alcohol abuse

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Western Cape government identifies alcohol and drug abuse as the biggest threat to achieving its wellness and safety goals, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Edgy young communists tilt at archives windmill

SABC television studios in Auckland Park. The uptake of digital broadcasting technology will see an increase from three SABC channels to more than 10 channels. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
1 day(s) ago

It's unclear why fire sale of South African Broadcasting Corporation's apartheid programming archives riles young reds

National

Pupils bribed over travel documents, according to new claim

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Immigration official said to be suspended for soliciting bribes from a group of minors for ‘wrong documents’

Health

Medical issues and undernutrition stunt pupils’ educational progress

Pupils at Boitumelong Secondary School in Tembisa use their tablets for the first time, in January this year.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Nearly a quarter of children screened present health issues detrimental to learning

Health

Illegal skin lighteners on sale in SA, study shows

Many Ivorian women — as well as more and more men — are using creams with dangerous chemicals for depigmentation, despite government attempts to stop the practice. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

Creams laced with dangerous and illegal ingredients available at pharmacies and informal vendors, new study shows

Economy

First-quarter revenue collection falls short of target

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
2 day(s) ago

South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane tells Parliament that decline in manufacturing, mining industries is main reason for shortfall

Politics

EFF disrupts sitting of Gauteng legislature

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
2 day(s) ago

Gauteng provincial legislature is forced to adjourn proceedings after member of EFF refuses to leave house after order from presiding officer to do so

National

More probes into Prasa contracts after protector confirms abuse

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3 day(s) ago

Treasury agreed to commission forensic investigations into contracts and tenders above R10m at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa

Politics

What I really want to do is sweep the floor in Parliament, says Cyril Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mr Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
1 day(s) ago

Deputy president coy on ambitions for highest office as opposition demands answers on Gupta chartered jet

Transport & Tourism

Montana vows to fight Prasa report in court

Lucky Montana, left, and Thuli Madonsela.  Pictures: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Former Prasa CEO says his reputation has been damaged by ‘generalised statements’ made by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

National

Funds from ‘Malema farm’ sale to fight crime

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, right, in Parliament last week. Mr Malema came close to being ordered to leave the House on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
1 day(s) ago

NPA pays R2.4m from sale of Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema property into Criminal Assets Recovery Account

National

Ramaphosa welcomes Japan’s support of SA’s ‘developmental trajectory’

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at Akasaka Asada in Tokyo, Japan. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA will send 49 young people to be trained in Japan after saying country is making great strides in supporting Africa’s skills development

National

Number of poor rising amid sliding free services

Access to books and crayons is one way to help prevent disadvantage at school. A new study found children from very poor homes tend to get too little of the things needed to develop the brain. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Stats SA data show number of indigent households rises to nearly 3.5-million as provision of free basic services contracts

National

Ramaphosa remains tight-lipped over presidential aspirations

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa continues to be coy about ambitions, in line with ANC tradition, telling Japanese Press Club he wants to be ‘sweeper’ in Parliament

Education

Japan opens doors of higher learning to SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Japanese embassy in SA calls on prospective master’s students to apply for ABE scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in Japan

National

Ramaphosa ‘flew to Japan on Gupta jet’

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Eyewitness News reports that government delegation led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was flown to Japan on jet belonging to Gupta family company

Economy

Outages push economy into shock contraction

Phali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank may have to pause rate hikes as growth outlook revised downwards

National

Roger Kebble death ends family mine links

Roger Kebble. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Gold mining giant takes his life, leaving him forever linked to massive fraud perpetrated by his son, Brett Kebble

Education

University told to explain campus race tensions

Stellenbosch University. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

The management of Stellenbosch University has been ordered to appear in Parliament to explain allegations of racism on campus

Economy

UN body, Unctad, lends its weight to investment legislation

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
2 day(s) ago

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development backs ‘timely and relevant’ Investment Protection and Promotion Bill

National

Policemen found guilty of murdering taxi driver Mido Macia

Seven of the nine suspended members of the South African Police Service accused of murdering Mido Macia in 2013 in the North Gauteng a High Court. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Eight policemen are found guilty of murdering Mozambican man who died after being dragged behind moving police van two years ago

Transport & Tourism

Montana comes out swinging against Madonsela

Lucky Montana briefs the media on Friday on his dismissal as the CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.  Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA
3 day(s) ago

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA group CE Lucky Montana says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is not a judge, he will challenge for review of her report

Opinion

Journalism highlights issues to get at answers

Journalists’ capacity for finding solutions is limited, but their capacity to draw attention to problems is hugely valuable

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