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Petrol price for 95 octane to rise by R1.62/l on April 1

Department of Energy says large increase in prices of 95 and 93 octane petrol and diesel includes additional levies as announced by finance minister in budget speech

Transport & Tourism

SAA CEO suspended ‘due to allegations of misconduct’

SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Sources claim board of South African Airways suspended CEO Monwabisi Kalawe in October because of allegations he hired friend on inflated salary


Minister ‘respects, supports’ SABC board’s decision to axe members

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she ‘respects and supports’ decision by SABC board to pass vote of no confidence in Rachel Kalidass, Ronnie Lubisi


Eskom contractors fire more than 1,000 workers over illegal Medupi strike

Eskom Medupi power station.

Contractors dismiss workers for taking part in illegal strike at Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, with rest given written warnings


Possibility of blackouts ‘high’, says Eskom


Load-shedding prognosis for Friday ‘remains high and is dependent on performance of power plant,’ power utility tweets


Police mum on Dramat offer

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: SOWETAN

Police will not confirm reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was offered R3m golden handshake to vacate his position

Science & Environment

Cisco in deal to become technology partner of SKA

One of two MeerKAT dishes that have so far been built.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

US company signs memorandum of understanding with Department of Science and Technology and plans to invest R60m in the radio telescope project


Mayors say Treasury grant is not enough

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Transitional funding for municipalities due to be amalgamated falls short of budget required to finish the job


EDITORIAL: Traditional leader power overstated

President Jacob Zuma at a traditional  ceremony at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.    Picture: ELMOND JIYANE

If President Jacob Zuma continues to undermine the fundamental rights of rural people he will surely lose their support


There is a way to shake the ‘thief’ tag, Mr Zuma

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

In an open letter to the president, Bruce Whitfield proposes a solution to the seemingly intractable problem of Nkandla

Sihle Zikalala. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

ANC ‘on track’ for new elections in contentious eThekwini region

Controversial eThekwini regional elective conference has been postponed three times since last year


Cape Town ‘likely to pursue’ civil action against group after unruly march

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES

City says it is likely to pursue civil court action against members of Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement after group led march to legislature and looting occurred


Communication Workers Union may embark on strike at Telkom


Union accuses telecoms provider of ‘ideological bankruptcy’ as it pushes ahead with restructuring that will see some staff transferred to new employers at end of month

Law & Constitution

Appeal court rules R1bn driving licence contract invalid

George Mahlalela: Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Supreme Court says 2013 agreement between the department and Prodiba ‘invalid from the outset’

Media & Advertising

Axing of SABC board members ‘unlawful’

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Nonexecutive director forced to vacate her seat says the move is motivated by malice and constitutes a purge


Municipalities ‘must take responsibility for land’

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says municipalities will have to take over the functions in land use management and spatial planning


Demand spurs rerun of labour reform roadshows

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration will again explain raft of recent changes to labour legislation


Eskom’s Zola Tsotsi allowed time to prepare defence

Zola Tsotsi. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Suspension of a board member must be done in accordance with Eskom’s memorandum of incorporation, which is not publicly available

Media Development and Diversity Agency CEO Lumko Mtimde failed to provide proof of his qualifications. File Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

SABC board nominee turned down

Proponent of media appeals tribunal turned down after failing to supply proof of educational qualifications


Rift grows as police deny issuing Jiba summons

Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Divisions at top safety and security institutions laid bare over Nomgcobo Jiba summons


Vavi faces motion of no confidence from Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

General secretary’s position remains at risk as Cosatu holds a special central executive committee meeting next week at which his fate will be decided


Zuma linked to Eskom inquiry

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE

Power utility chairman Zola Tsotsi doing the president’s bidding in initiating controversial inquiry


Government’s BEE policy creates middlemen


Middlemen tend to import supplies at the expense of the local industry, particularly the capital goods industry, says Ben Turok


Firearms registry mess to be fixed, says Nhleko

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko addresses the summit on firearms control on Wednesday. There was a big problem at the Central Firearms Registry, he said. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON

In the strongest admission yet deputy police minister says an oversight visit to the registry revealed chaos


Rural citizens hold SA’s fate in their hands

Those who think Zuma is going to stand down quietly and allow the ANC to elect another president in 2017 have it wrong. He is preparing now for another term in office


EDITORIAL: Addled communications

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Communications minister is rapidly becoming an unmitigated disaster for the broadcast sector


Demarcation board’s financial head quits

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a parliamentary committee in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY

Latest exit makes Nick Ligege the fifth chief financial officer to leave the board in five years


Magazine will not sue DJ Sbu over fake cover

DJ Sbu (left) and Tebogo Ditshego (right) at the National Book Week Launch. File Picture: THE SOWETAN

Forbes Africa holds entrepreneur responsible for the ‘endorsement’ and retweet without a disclaimer


Nkandla process is flawed, says Holomisa

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa says his party will excuse itself from a ‘flawed process’. File picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIAN

UDM leader takes exception to speaker’s allegation and plans to withdraw from Nkandla ad hoc committee


Defence department mulls riot squad

The defence department’s desire for a public-order policing unit comes after a soldiers’ protest and march on the Union Buildings five years ago. File picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

Public-order policing unit is part of a new regime to bring military discipline in line with SA's Constitution


SARS boss to set up own probe unit

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane at Parliament’s finance committee in Cape Town on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Commissioner Tom Moyane insists the planned unit will be nothing like the illegal, covert, ‘rogue’ outfit he disbanded


Pityana replaced as co-chair of Rhodes debate

Barney Pityana. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

University of Cape Town convocation chairman Barney Pityana steps down from co-chairing debate on controversial Cecil John Rhodes statue, transformation


Eskom implements stage 2 load-shedding


Utility says rolling blackouts due to shortage of generation capacity as several units are out of service as result of planned, unplanned outages


DA adopts minutes of controversial Cape Town meeting

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

ANC calls for a vote on the minutes with 122 councillors voting for the minutes to be adopted, 66 voting against and three abstaining


Municipalities call on Gordhan to increase their slice of national pie

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Municipal officials put pressure on Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan to increase financial allocations from national government


DA’s Gana to run for chairmanship of party

Makashule Gana (right).  Picture: MARTIN RHODES

DA deputy federal chairman Makashule Gana will run for chairmanship of party after Wilmot James indicates he is set to step down from post at federal congress in May


Nuclear will not solve current power problems, says DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille, left, flanked by DA shadow energy minister Gordon Mackay, addresses a press briefing on Thursday on the party's plan to solve the electricity crisis.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Democratic Alliance is not opposed to nuclear energy, but says it does not believe it will not solve current supply crisis as it will take 15 years to come on line


Plot to assassinate Chabane dismissed

The car in which Collins Chabane was travelling at the weekend when he was involved in a fatal accident.  Picture: SOWETAN

Late minister’s death a ‘tragic and preventable road traffic collision fatality’, not a plot, say experts


Flogmaster Rhodes has no place at university

Rhodes believed until his death in Anglo-Saxon dominance across the domains of culture, politics and ideas, using the instruments of dispossession and dominance


EDITORIAL: Unnecessary bullying

Helen Zille. Picture: THE TIMES

Tension between the Fourth Estate and powerful people in society should not degenerate into dissembling, defamation and intimidation

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