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SA needs more funds for research to compete globally, says Pandor

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor. Picture: GCIS

Department of Science and Technology’s budget is too small to build economy and allow SA to compete on global stage‚ science minister Naledi Pandor tells Parliament


Struggling Post Office like pilotless aircraft, says minister

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele.says even though Post Office is on the mend, competent leadership is urgently needed to turn it around


Chamber calls on Cape Town to withdraw from Salga

Cape Town city SA flag XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it does not make sense for wage negotiations be left in hands of South African Local Government Association


All set for economic diplomacy academy

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media after delivering her vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Economic diplomacy competency training as part of the state’s National Development Plan ‘on track’


eNatis unable to police e-toll payments, says Outa

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Beleaguered electronic National Traffic Information System comes under fire for flawed billing and policing


Editors assure ANC on digital content regulation


SA National Editors Forum says draft code, as well as a mooted media council to deal with complaints, will be discussed at its AGM in July


THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How the JSE can unite business in SA

If the business establishment wants rid of BEE then it should invent a new, inclusive game all of its own and save its balance sheets, writes Peter Bruce


EDITORIAL: E-tolls still in dock despite new deal

Picture: SOWETAN

Issue now as much a middle-class tax- and ratepayer revolt as a protest over inadequate public consultation and excessive collection costs

Unions march through the streets of Pretoria. Picture: Dominic Skelton

EDITORIAL: Public sector wage deal belated but welcome

Public sector wage agreement averts a potentially crippling strike by 1.3-million state employees that SA can ill afford


Eskom announces early load shedding on Friday


Power utility implements stage 1 load shedding from 6am


NEWS ANALYSIS: ANC’s shaky hold on metros may cost it dearly next year


Radical plans such as appointing Danny Jordaan will not save it from the damaging effects of a shrinking economy, writes Setumo Stone


Our right to learn is under siege

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has, according to media reports,  said that ‘ensuring every student had every textbook by the first day of school amounts to a level of perfection that is not standard requirement from government’. Picture: GCIS

Government is behaving oddly about textbook saga, writes Kate Van Niekerk


SA looks to Chinese model for government-owned medicine producer

Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor. Picture: GCIS

Government remains commitment to state-owned pharmaceutical company and will emulate China’s approach of earmarking a share of state contracts for such businesses


Minister Mokonyane vows to replace bucket toilets

Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: SOWETAN

New toilets will not necessarily flush using fresh water, as the department is elevating the use of recycled water and dry sanitation solutions


MPs grill commission on ‘sanitised’ health services report

Democratic Alliance trade and industry spokesman Wilmot James. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Public Service Commission commissioner delivers modified version of reports on serious shortcomings at clinics and hospitals in Free State, Western Cape, North West and Limpopo


Matrics with shaky results to get a lifeline

Mduduzi Manana. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

State to pilot seven community colleges for school leavers outside universities and training colleges' fold

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. Picture: SOWETAN

Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko celebrates Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard


Inquiry into McBride postponed

Robert McBride (left). Picture: GALLO IMAGES/THEANA BREUGEM

Inquiry into Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride postponed after his lawyers apply for stay of proceedings


New e-toll fee structure linked to licence disc renewals

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media on the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Ramaphosa announces reduction in fees, but DA notes greater enforcement of payments, including compulsory payment of outstanding e-tolls when renewing licence discs


Minor offenders soon to get a second chance

Michael Masutha. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

Correctional services considers amendment to reduce time some crimes stay on offenders’ record


MPs taken aback top police officials not vetted

Francois Beukman.  Picture: SOWETAN

State Security Agency experiences considerable difficulty in getting top police officials to submit their forms for security clearance


We have enough medics, but they’re in the cities

Pictures: THE HERALD

The challenge with the health workforce in SA is twofold: a skewed distribution of skilled staff and an imbalance of skills, writes Lekan Ayo-Yusuf


EDITORIAL: ANC needs more than a new mayor

Port Elizabeth. Picture: THINKSTOCK

What Nelson Mandela Bay needs in order to reverse its decline is accountability and transparent governance

Transport & Tourism

One-ticket-fits-all plan for Cape Town

The roll-out of Cape Town’s MyCiTi bus service has not been without its problems. Now the city is implementing a ticket covering this and other modes of transport. File picture: SUNDAY TIMES

City in talks with other authorities such as Ekhurhuleni and Johannesburg, which runs the Rea Vaya bus rapid system, that are keen to implement similar systems

Transport & Tourism

Applying for SA visas made easy for senior executives

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: Picture: SOWETAN FILE PHOTO/PETER MOGAKI

Premium, one-stop-shop for visa and permit renewals a partnership between the home affairs department, VFS Global and the Gauteng provincial government


Nelson Mandela Bay mayor ‘interfered’ with metro boss, court says

A judge ruled that the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay metro rendered former municipal manager Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela unable to do her job. File picture: THE HERALD

Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela claims more than R3m in damages on the grounds that her employment contract had been breached

Transport & Tourism

E-tolls stay‚ but will be cheaper

Transport minister Dipuo Peters, left, and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa brief the media regarding the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The unpopular user-pays e-toll system is here to stay, but fees will be cut in half, announces Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa


SARS official quits as spy unit fallout continues


Two former unit members, Helgard Lombard and Johan de Waal, also notified of their pending suspension


Black-owned media house ‘top priority’ for government

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Transformation of media content and ownership heads government’s priorities for current financial year, says communications minister

Law & Constitution

Bill to hold unions liable for strike damage rejected

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa strikers toyi-toyi at the entrance to the Port of Ngqura in April.  Picture: THE HERALD

Private member’s bill tabled by Democratic Alliance also proposed the Labour Court be empowered to compel arbitration proceedings when strikes became violent

Transport & Tourism

E-toll plan may take toll on ANC in polls

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media briefing on Gauteng e-tolls on Wednesday in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Compliance behaviour will show what Gauteng motorists think, writes Natasha Marrian


Public sector deal met with cautious relief

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Economists welcomed the signing of the public sector wage agreement but point out ‘possible unknowns’ still to be revealed


Minister says big business crowds out small business

Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu accuses big business of squeezing out small players when it comes to scoring government work

Transport & Tourism

Western Cape wants more direct flights into province

A signboard at Cape Town International Airport  displays cancelled international flights in this 2010 file photo.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Provincial economic development and tourism department is developing air access strategy with Wesgro, City of Cape Town, Airports Company SA

Transport & Tourism

Slashed e-toll fees set to lift confidence in Sanral

Front, from left, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas ahead of the e-tolls briefing. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Analysts call it a ‘start’ to repair agency’s reputation, but Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance says little changes


NEWS ANALYSIS: State’s explanation on BEE bungle unconvincing

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

There is a great deal missing in the explanation from the department as to how the ‘mistake’ was made, writes Carol Paton


Senior prosecutor Mzinyathi denies claims he is unfit for office


North Gauteng prosecutions head Sibongile Mzinyathi says there is no basis for the claim he tried to mislead a court


Unions, state clinch public sector wage deal

Unions march through the streets of Pretoria. Picture: Dominic Skelton

Analysts welcome ‘not such a bad deal’, as unions settle for less in tough economic climate


Hundreds of MTN workers strike over bonuses

Striking MTN workers picket outside the company’s head office in Sandton, Johannesburg. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

Striking workers picket outside company’s offices nationwide to force firm to pay 16% in unpaid bonuses that communication union says should have been paid in March


Both Broadcasting Act and Companies Act apply to SABC, says minister

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA

Communications minister Faith Muthambi denies ever saying Companies Act trumps Broadcasting Act when it comes to governance affairs of troubled SABC


Passenger and goods train collide in Eastern Cape

A Shosholoza Meyl passenger train has collided head-on with a goods train near Hanover outside King William’s Town, May 20 2015. Pictured is emergency services personnel at the scene‚ trying to free people who are trapped. Picture: ALAN EASON

Emergency services s trying to free 25 people trapped after passenger train collides head-on with goods train near Hanover outside King William’s Town


UCT can retain quality or play politics

University of Cape Town operates like almost all quality western universities: academic staff are recruited largely on the basis of academic credentials, writes Robert Schrire


Constituency system is no cure for our voting shortfalls


In SA’s context, the concept of ‘one person one vote’ is deeply ingrained in the struggle for freedom, writes Mosotho Moepya

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