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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Ramaphosa denies knowing he flew in Gupta jet

Deputy president has been at pains to protect his reputation and reiterates minister's explanation that in the absence of a suitable Defence Force plane, a private jet had been chartered from Execujet

Education

Academic frauds to be named, shamed

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Fakers of academic qualifications beware. The government is planning a clampdown

Politics

DA trio eyes Tshwane mayoral post

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Party believes its brand of anticorruption and results-based delivery will find favour with Tshwane voters

Education

No closed meeting, says Open Stellenbosch

Students hold placards at a protest against alleged racism on campus brought to light by a documentary, Luister (Listen), in Stellenbosch on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH

Activist group blames university’s council as main barrier to transformation and language policy

Energy

Updated IRP may raise share of nuclear power

Parliament’s  energy committee chairman Fikile Majola said on Tuesday the committee wanted to be involved in the process to procure nuclear power. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Integrated resource plan could make case for over 9.6GW while dirty coal stations set to close

Labour

Ramaphosa initiates talks on strike ballots and pickets

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

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa initiates talks on violent and prolonged nature of strikes as well as wage inequality

National

‘Independent panel’ to help police implement Farlam report recommendations

Judge Ian Farlam. Picture: THE TIMES

Panel will be established to help guide Police Ministry on how to implement Farlam Commission of Inquiry report’s recommendations, police minister says in Parliament

Opinion

LAW MATTERS: Listen to Stellenbosch students

Nearly 40 years after Soweto school uprising it’s surreal that a similar fight rages today, writes Franny Rabkin

Opinion

Honing climate policy for Paris

Antifracking protesters in Cape Town in 2011. A civil society caucus in SA rejects fracking, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power as climate-change mitigation options. Picture: THE TIMES

South African proposal commits government to develop a national climate-change adaptation strategy, writes Rehana Dada

The future of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is still up in the air after Police Minister Nathi Nhleko failed to tell a parliamentary committee 
on Wednesday whether she would be suspended during a presidential probe into her fitness for office. Picture: THE TIMES

Nhleko dodges Phiyega bullet

South African Police Union head insists police commissioner Riah Phiyega face censure

Education

Department unveils plan to ‘school’ teachers

Armed security at Roodepoort Primary School. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

It’s back to basics for SA’s teachers, with the announcement of a government training programme that aims to enhance ‘school culture’ and curb violence in SA schools

Health

Antiretrovirals for staff good for business

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Drugs to all eligible employees cuts HIV/AIDS-related costs, study at Anglo American’s coal operations shows

National

Transport laws need to move with the times, Uber tells MPs

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH

Company business model and modus operandi as transport network carrier falls outside ‘metered taxi service’ in law

National

Judges pepper Vodacom counsel on SMS idea

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

‘Where does justice find its place on your approach, in a situation where a man has come up with a product out of which millions were generated for the benefit of Vodacom, and yet he must get nothing?’ — Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Education

Radicalise change at Stellenbosch, says Nzimande

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Picture: SOWETAN

Conservative forces at work are resisting transformation, minister tells MPs

National

ANC steamrolls impeachment debate as opposition squabble

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly in this file image. Picture: GCIS

Relations between opposition parties plunged to lowest level yet allowing the ANC easily to defend motion to probe impeachment of President Jacob Zuma

Labour

Unions welcome approval of mining agreement

Ngoako Ramatlhodi.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Mining industry, unions and government sign broad plan to stem a wave of job losses from commodity price rout, labour instability and soaring costs

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Minister unveils action plan to boost Western Cape tourism, create jobs

Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde unveils province’s growth strategy to create 100‚000 jobs in multi-billion-rand tourism sector

National

Ramaphosa to update MPs on state-owned firms

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the South Africa-China business forum in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to brief Parliament on Eskom, SAA and South African Post Office at sitting of the National Council of Provinces

Education

Luister documentary ‘disturbing’ to watch, says vice-chancellor

University of Stellenbosch vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers is expected to be in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

Stellenbosch vice-chancellor tells parliamentary committee it is ‘uncomfortable, disturbing’ to watch documentary that describes racism at university

National

Cape Town powering up to be No 1 for investors

The Cape Town International Convention Centre. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

City plans to buy gas-fired and wind-generated energy, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Opinion

Plan B needed to save rhinos

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Poaching needs to be made a less attractive career option — the black market value per kilogramme of rhino horn is greater than that of gold and platinum combined

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Make conditions better for teachers

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It's irrational to expect excellent results when teachers are stressed by resource shortages, unengaged parents and poor service delivery

Labour

Irvin Jim decries state incoherence

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the government’s lack of a plan to save the struggling economy is leading to job cuts in the steel-making sector, where ArcelorMittal is to retrench workers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEON SADIKI

Numsa head blasts state for lack of coherent economic agenda as ArcelorMittal launches retrenchments process

Education

Stellenbosch students up the ante as MPs question officials

University of Stellenbosch vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers is expected to be in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

Open Stellenbosch body plans march to protest at university’s use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction

National

Focus on land rights for African women, says Dlamini-Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

African Union head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says empowerment starts with agriculture and women’s land rights

Education

Financial pressure biggest challenge for students

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Survey, conducted by Stanley Hutcheson & Associates in Midrand, finds that on average students are spending 52% of their monthly earnings on transport alone

Mining

Mining industry, unions and government agree on plan to stem job losses

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS

Three weeks of talks result in series of joint programmes, including commitment from government to establish fund to assist in retraining retrenched workers

Mining

‘Gazillions’ at stake in coal-fired clash

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Global stage is set for a battle over carbon reduction — for coal-reliant South Africa it means loss of jobs, foreign exchange earnings and integrated source of energy, writes Charlotte Mathews

Companies

Schools division scores top marks for Advtech

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Smart organic expansion and acquisitions pay off for private education group, writes Marc Hasenfuss

National

Gauteng to probe R2bn hike in irregular spending

David Makhura. Picture: SOWETAN

Premier David Makhura calls for urgent investigations and disciplinary measures against guilty officials

National

Premier happy with Gauteng’s audit outcome

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy. Picture: VELI NHLAPO/SOWETAN

Total of 19 departments obtained clean audits in 2014-15 financial year, same outcome as previous financial period

National

DA vows to fight ‘irrational’ ward boundaries in court

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

ANC confident legal challenge to new ward and municipal boundaries will not delay election preparation

Education

Unisa sticks to guns over entry rules

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University of SA defends changes to its application and selection processes

National

Crackdown promised to reduce carnage on roads

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Traffic authorities vow to reduce carnage on country’s roads following deaths of 141 people in 110 road accidents around country at weekend

National

Energy crisis is not due to expansion of service delivery, says Zille

Helen Zille. Picture: VELI NHLAPO/THE SOWETAN

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says President Jacob Zuma is wrong when he says the electricity crisis is result of rapid expansion of delivery system to poor

Science & Environment

Hope not lost in rhino poaching fight, says Molewa

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Poaching increases despite unprecedented effort by state and private sector — with 749 rhino killed so far this year

National

DA to take ‘further steps’ in its request to investigate Jiba

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN

Democratic Alliance says it will outline its plans in face of failure of President Jacob Zuma to accede to its request to institute inquiry into fitness of Nomgcobo Jiba

National

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller officials face probe over alleged fraud

Lebogang Maile.  Picture: SOWETAN

No clarity on loan criteria nor officials involved in unpaid debt worth R100m since 2008

National

Joburgers slow to pick up on drive for green waste management

Pikitup. Picture: SOWETAN

Illegal dumping scourge costs South Africa’s economic heartland R170m a year to clean up and poses serious health hazard

Rugby

Party seeks to block Springboks’ World Cup bid

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Obscure party takes unprecedented step of seeking an urgent interdict against Boks over ‘transformation deficit’

Energy

New Medupi unit to add 794 megawatts to national grid

Medupi Power Station Unit 6 in  Liphalale, Limpopo. Picture: GCIS

President Jacob Zuma opened Medupi’s Unit 6 power station on Sunday, the largest coal-fired power station in the country

Politics

DA has sights on ‘big five’

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane speaks to residents in Jabavu, Soweto, on Monday as he campaigns for next year’s election. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party aims to gain ground in five municipalities in next year’s local government elections

Opinion

Stuck in a middle-income limbo

SA’s economic inequality shows up repeatedly as among the worst in the world, yet the developmental plan for the way ahead is ignored even by those meant to implement it. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

SA needs a radical policy shift to bag a productive economy, writes John Luiz

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