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Acting director-general in the Department of Energy Wolsey Barnard, right, and deputy director-general for nuclear energy Zizamele Mbambo. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

SA resolute on nuclear build

8 hour(s) ago

SA will categorically procure 9,600MW of nuclear energy despite the government not having an accurate understanding of what this might cost, says the Department of Energy

National

Cloak-and-dagger antics in spy tapes

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Conversations recorded on the spy tapes range from the banal to the downright bizarre and reveal political machinations to prevent Zuma from becoming president

National

Shuttleworth donates refund to court challenges

South African entrepreneur and multibillionaire Mark Shuttleworth. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
7 hour(s) ago

Billionaire philanthropist will put the R250m the Reserve Bank must pay him into a trust to pay the costs of Constitutional Court cases for people who cannot afford to pay the costs when the counterparty is the state

National

Administration of veterans is in a shambles

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula briefs Parliament's defence committee on Thursday on issues relating to the deployment of soldiers to the Central African Republic. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Minister admits that the Department of Military Veterans is in such shambles that she is unable to provide Parliament with an annual report, financial statements or audit reports

National

Public servants open talks with 15% target

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Wage negotiations with a demand for a 15% increase, elicit warnings from economists that fiscus will be hard-pressed to make wage increases above inflation

National

Makhura sees ‘no need to declare dispute’ if e-toll review findings negative

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
21 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier says he sees no need to declare intergovernmental dispute or seek referendum if panel concludes system is negatively affecting province’s economy

Labour

Nehawu demands 15% wage increase

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

National Education Health and Allied Workers Union says it will begin series of protest marches over poor government services

Opinion

The DA’s and EFF’s brand problem

If Zuma goes there will be a vacuum at the heart of their political messaging

Opinion

UNEMBARGOED: Relentless advance of political thuggery

Many an institution that should have acted as a bulwark against political thuggery and bad decision-making won’t be worth the paper their names will be written on

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Regulations lag behind capability of drones

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is expected to finalise rules by next March, writes Dominic Skelton

National

ANC policy shift will ‘not be adventurous’

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the ANC could not drive the next phase of radical economic transformation by itself, it needed the private sector to come on board

National

Protector’s office short of funds, overworked

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office is in dire financial straits, and needs more money to finance operations and keep staff from leaving

Education

Thousands of teachers across SA involved in promotions-for-cash racket

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

The racket is said to have been more prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal, and involves teachers paying bribes of up to R30,000 to be appointed to plum jobs

National

Mashatile sets sights on state bank

Paul Mashatile, ANC chairman in Gauteng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

ANC in Gauteng seeks creation of a state bank that would function like a commercial bank to fund radical economic transformation, says provincial chair

National

Gauteng MEC acts on audit report

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Barbara Creecy starts probe into provincial finance department officials after AG report

Law & Constitution

Judiciary takes over administration of superior courts

Justice Minister Michael Masutha announces the transfer of administrative functions to the Office of the Chief Justice at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Move seen as step towards greater institutional independence

National

ANC set to absolve Zuma over Nkandla

REPORT: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela addresses a media briefing on the final reports of various Nkandla investigations in Pretoria on Tuesday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

ANC resumes work in special ad hoc committee on the R246m spent on president’s private Nkandla home

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

NEWS ANALYSIS: ANC seems to have final word on role of SA’s public protector

Biggest danger is that the much-admired work of Thuli Madonsela will be undermined and devalued, and that will be unforgivable, writes Wyndham Hartley

National

No discussion about leadership change, says ANC

President Jacob Zuma greets supporters of the African National Congress during their final election rally at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, May 4, 2014. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Although President Jacob Zuma’s presidency has been marred by several controversies, ANC head of policy Jeff Radebe says there will be no discussion about change of leadership at next national general council

Healthcare

SA spurns foreign healthcare workers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

SA fails to train enough doctors and nurses, yet red tape, hostile bureaucrats and government policies stand in way of foreign healthcare professionals willing to fill gap

Opinion

Job disparities according to race are alarming

Imperative for dramatically improved schooling could not be presented more starkly

Opinion

SA must find peace over Nigeria calamity

We must find ways to protect the true believer from those who have created a God who has an insatiable appetite for money, power and the blood of the innocent

National

Court defends rights of foreigners

People walk past a spaza shop in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Proliferation of immigrant-run spaza shops in townships across the country has led to tension with local traders

Education

TUT interruptions end with help from student aid

Tshwane University of Technology ( TUT ) Picture: ERIC MALEMA
3 day(s) ago

Tshwane University of Technology set to spend almost R76m this year to assist more than 2,500 students not covered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Energy

Council electricity sales increase

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Local government expenditure for bulk electricity purchases rises by 27.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013-14

Law & Constitution

Judgments clear way for complaints against judges to be heard

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

In a system that embraces the separation of powers and where judges are unelected, accountability mechanisms are crucial

Labour

Numsa set on expansion of scope despite Cosatu objections

Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Contentious resolution has landed Numsa in Cosatu line of fire, which subscribes to a policy of ‘one union, one sector’

Health

State pulls back on circumcision device

Young men after a successful initiation ceremony in the Eastern Cape. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
3 day(s) ago

The Department of Health puts on hold its plan to introduce an Israeli-made circumcision device in the face of pressure from Cosatu and its affiliates

National

Sunday Times arms deal allegations against Zuma nothing new, says presidency

President Jacob Zuma pauses while delivering his state of the nation address at Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Spokesman says Presidency will not engage with media on the bribery matter as it is being dealt with at arms deal commission

Education

North-West University may rethink residence make-up, campus autonomy

PROBLEMS: Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande briefs the media on a probe of  allegations of exclusionary practices at North-West University. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

North-West University is expected to pursue a ‘radical normalisation’ of racial demographics in student residences at its Potchefstroom campus

National

ANC shifts Nkandla blame to footsoldiers

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Party members are ‘horrified’ at the way ‘people had looted’ the state and they ‘should be brought to book’

National

Panic hoarding aggravates water shortage

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Residents storing water amid intermittent supply and damage to water infrastructure causing prolonged shortage in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni

National

More to Parliament than scenes of uproar, says Mbete

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
7 day(s) ago

Presiding officers say that despite the disorder at presidential question time and during the no-confidence debate in the speaker, Parliament’s day-to-day work carries on smoothly

Business

Polarised ideology ‘slows Nedlac’

Alistair Smith, executive director of the National Economic Development and Labour Council. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 day(s) ago

We are at a crossroads: we can proceed to stumble along the same road … or follow a new path leading to a new social consensus, says executive director Alistair Smith

Science & Environment

Ekurhuleni air quality worst in SA

Picture: BLOOMBERG
8 day(s) ago

Many sources of pollution in the area, such as domestic coal burning, industry and mining

African News

Revised church death toll strains Nigeria relations

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
9 day(s) ago

SA officials privately surprised and disappointed about lack of a statement of condolence by Nigeria’s federal government since building collapse

Labour

Rifts weakened Cosatu, says Vavi

MISSING IN ACTION: Cosatu members ask where their general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is during a march against e-tolls and labour brokers in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: DANIEL BORN
1 day(s) ago

Deep internal divisions eroded Cosatu’s ‘reputational damage’ and diluted its political power, says general secretary

Science & Environment

‘Systemic deficiencies’ in nature conservation laws

An elephant crosses the road near the Paul Kruger gate in Kruger National Park.  Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Mandonsela’s investigation finds urgent attention needed in the conservation laws, policies and conduct in KwaZulu-Natal nature conservation practices

National

Manuel joins board of Rothschild

Trevor Manuel. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

The appointment of Trevor Manuel as deputy chairman raises questions on whether Rothschild in SA is creating a succession plan as chairman Wiseman Nkuhlu is now a septuagenarian

Education

Motshekga’s car seized over teachers’ pay

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Luxury cars used by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her director-general are attached after the government fails to pay more than R28m owed to teachers

Asia-Pacific

Tutu backs Hong Kong protesters

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
21 hour(s) ago

South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu backs pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and calls on Bejing not to ‘fear will of its people’

Healthcare

SA spurns foreign healthcare workers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

SA fails to train enough doctors and nurses, yet red tape, hostile bureaucrats and government policies stand in way of foreign healthcare professionals willing to fill gap

National

No committee to probe Phiyega, says Zuma

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Spokesman Mac Maharaj says President Jacob Zuma has not appointed committee to investigate allegations against national police commissioner Gen Riah Phiyega

Politics

ANC set to take aim at monopoly capital at council

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The ANC says it will ask ‘hard questions’ at its upcoming policy review conference to place the economy on a qualitatively different path a

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 day(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

National

State hires more as firms shed jobs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The private sector’s ability to create jobs is being negatively affected by rising administered prices, higher borrowing costs, weak demand, and disruptions from strikes

Business

DBSA partnership will focus on service delivery

Development Bank of Southern Africa CEO Patrick Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Municipal capacity development programme includes R120m investment into pilot municipalities, seeks to strengthen personnel skills, administrative systems

Politics

EFF seeks interdict against disciplinary steps

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
2 day(s) ago

EFF says disciplinary hearings are an attempt to intimidate the EFF and to stifle robust debate in Parliament

National

Nxesi commits to exposing misspending in department

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says extent of irregular expenditure in his department will be laid bare, legal processes will be pursued

Labour

Court halts extension of steel pay agreement

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

National Employers Association of SA wins interdict blocking attempts to extend agreement to members in metals and engineering sector

Labour

Court orders reinstatement of HIV-positive SANDF applicants

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

High court orders immediate reinstatement of five individuals within SANDF who were denied positions solely on basis of HIV status

Energy

Price of octane 93 petrol to increase, octane 95 petrol to decrease

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

The Energy Department says the price of octane 93 petrol will increase by 2c/l next week and octane 95 petrol will decrease by 5c/l

Labour

Amcu makes inroads in gold mining sector

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Union gains recognition at Sibanye Gold’s Beatrix mine, with flicker of tension emerging between it and rival NUM

National

New government central system to manage disciplinary cases in public service

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Close to 500 outstanding cases of public servants suspended for disciplinary issues recorded thus far on new centralised database

Opinion

Is Jacob Zuma a dictator?

Eleven examples of the president’s behaviour shed light on the question

Opinion

EFF is living up to its promise of unsettling ANC

EFF pledge on campaign trail was that, if it was elected, Parliament and South African politics would never be the same again

 
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