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Thuli Madonsela, left, has turned the public protector’s office into a body of  stature during her tenure, and the public will expect a replacement of substance. Her deputy, Kevin Malunga,  could be in line. Picture:PUXLEY MAKGATHOuxley Makgatho

Call for public role in choosing protector

Corruption Watch wants public to play key role in nominating next suitable candidate to replace Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

Law & Constitution

Outcome of Constitutional Court applications ‘vital to democracy’, says DA

Constitutional Court. picture: SOWETAN

While the EFF is determined not to allow President Jacob Zuma’s proposed settlement to derail it from holding him to account


‘Ineffectual Cosatu’ in spotlight over broking

A contract worker at Tshwane University of Technology protests against outsourcing. Picture: SOWETAN

Success by students and workers in protests shows up union federation, writes Karl Gernetzky


Four apartheid cops charged with murder of operative


National Prosecuting Authority charges four members of apartheid-era Soweto Special Branch for murder of MK operative Nokuthula Simelane


Government will heed pleas for regulatory certainty, Zwane tells Mining Indaba

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane delivers the opening address at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says his department will finalise amendments to the law ‘as a matter of urgency’


Uncritical business acts as a Band-Aid on ailing policies

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Lack of coherent business strategy or effective organisation to make strong case for how to achieve high and inclusive growth deprives South Africa


Industry can help Zuma to fashion address

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Big business should not squander opportunity to influence content of possibly most important state of the nation address since Jacob Zuma took office


ANC is the biggest reason for the faltering economy

The government’s claim it is not the cause of country’s economic problems is the most successful pieces of propaganda post democratic South Africa has seen


Signs of life heard from three trapped Lily Mine employees

Security marshalls open the gates for an ambulance to leave the Goldfields Lilly Mine in Barberton in the South African Mpumalanga province after a gold mine collapsed on February 5, 2016. Picture: AFP/ STRINGER

The rescue team heard knocking on Monday morning and were working to get to the lamp room within a container, which is trapped in a sink hole


New drill for assistants an ache for dental industry


New law requires dental assistants not registered with Health Professions Council of SA resign or face criminal sanction


Activists restive as UCT struggles to house students

Francis Petersen. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG

University of Cape Town is faced with a fresh crisis as it battles to accommodate thousands of students arriving for the start of the new academic year


South Africans must choose public protector, Corruption Watch says

David Lewis.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Thuli Madonsela’s term ends in October, and Corruption Watch’s David Lewis says people do not know they have a say in appointing the public protector


Presidency in race to placate Cosatu on tax

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS

Possible delay of March 1 launch date would require law amendment be rushed through Parliament and signed off by President Jacob Zuma


EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society


COPE mulls laying charge of incitement against ANC Youth League

New ANC Youth League president Collen Maine is expected to discuss his resignation as North West health MEC at Luthuli House on Monday. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Congress of the People is ‘seriously alarmed at war talk’ from ANC Youth League president, after he threatens ‘civil war’ if EFF disrupts state of the nation address


Political parties condemn ANC Youth League’s ‘war talk’

ANCYL president Collen Maine. Picture: VELO NHLAPO/SOWETAN

Democratic Alliance considers laying criminal charges against ANC Youth League after it says those who disrupt President Jacob Zuma must prepare for ‘civil war’


Zuma’s Marabastad walkabout not entirely well-received

President Jacob Zuma conducting a walkabout at Marabastad taxi rank ahead of the Stata of the Nation Address. Picture: GCIS/KOPANO TLAPE

One hawker says when he sees President Jacob Zuma’s face he is reminded of the bodies of 34 Marikana miners, unemployment and the crumbling economy


Mbeki says he suspended Pikoli because he risked national security

Under former president Thabo Mbeki, the government and the ruling party supported the Rome Statute.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

In his fifth in a series of recently released letters, former president Thabo Mbeki says claims he blocked a probe of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi were false


NFP leadership vacuum turns members to IFP

Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, leader of the National Freedom Party. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL

Internal fighting, court cases and absent leadership drive National Freedom Party members to former rival IFP


Delays rob student housing providers of rent

Students at the Vaal University of Technology. A freeze in fees means more students, who will need more accommodation, industry professionals say.  Picture: SOWETAN

Protests and registration delays leave student housing providers out of pocket even as overall bed shortage grows


Maybe we expected too much from the ANC, says former UK cabinet minister Hain

Britain’s Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says relations between SA and the UK have cooled. File picture: REUTERS

In a speech at Swansea University on Thursday, cabinet minister Peter Hain said the ANC had to tackle cronyism and corruption to prosper, writes Marvin Meintjies


Court case ‘spoiling my retirement’, says Lamoer

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others face 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering


More than 100 miners trapped in Makonjwaan Gold Mine in Mpumalanga


The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said the miners were trapped after a cave-in on Friday morning, while 49 others had been rescued


Samwu denies workers have gone on an illegal strike

Pikitup. Picture: SOWETAN

While Pikitup spokeswoman Pansy Jali says collection refuse operations have been put on hold in Johannesburg since Thursday due to ‘illegal’ work stoppage


Corruption Watch a friend of the court in Nkandla case

The issue of whether President Jacob Zuma would pay back the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla home has harmed both the African National Congress and Parliament. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

Organisation joins Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance to get legal recognition of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s powers and to have findings of her 2014 report on Nkandla enforced

Land & Agriculture

SA will not declare national disaster over drought


Government will not declare national disaster in response to worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve situation, says deputy minister of agriculture Bheki Cele


EFF stands by Malema’s anti-Gupta comments

EFF leader Julius Malema and deputy president Floyd Shivambu. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

The Economic Freedom Fighters refuses to tone down its criticism of The New Age newspaper and ANN7 news network as well as the family who owns them


‘I had to step down,’ says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Nhlanhla Nene resigned as an MP after his axing in December and was said to be earmarked for nomination for a post at the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank


Malema the Trump of local politics, says New Age editor

EFF leader Julius Malema and deputy president Floyd Shivambu. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Editor-in-chief Moegsien Williams calls for ‘freedom-loving democrats’ to condemn anti-Gupta comments


Move on Phiyega ‘no surprise’

Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Farlam commission’s recommendations include that police commissioner Riah Phiyega face charges for Marikana massacre


Three remain missing after cave-in at Mpumalanga mine


All 87 workers who had been trapped underground on Friday morning had been safely rescued, Vantage Goldfields said


Pikitup workers did not strike, says union

Pikitup workers. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Waste-collection company demands explanation from union for lack of service if employees were not on strike


DA to seek access to decision to lift Motsoeneng pay by almost R1m

Hlaudi Motsoeneng cuts a controversial figure as some think the government is protecting him. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ELIZABETH SEJAK

The Democratic Alliance will submit a Promotion of Access to Information Act application to request the SABC’s record of decision


Guptas are just tip of iceberg of political patronage

Devil in a business suit usually colludes with Faustian elements in ANC, private sector and hidden policy communities


Elites abuse traditions to entrench their power

'Maiden bursary' should be challenged in court as the neotraditionalist hijacking it is

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