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E-tolls failed, says Outa

1 hour(s) ago

E-tolling Gauteng’s highways has failed and the system falls short of its intentions, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance

Politics

Agreement sees EFF MPs escape suspension

Scuffles break out between EFF members and police.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Lawyers agree that Economic Freedom Front party’s MPs will not be suspended for disrupting a parliamentary session nearly two weeks ago

National

Attacks on Cape Town buses ‘aimed at making city ungovernable’

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
40 minute(s) ago

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says protests are politically motivated, part of sustained campaign to sow dissent ahead of 2016 local government elections

Science & Environment

DA probe shows water ‘dangerously’ polluted

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5 hour(s) ago

A four-month investigation by DA finds that human sewage has contaminated drinking water to dangerous levels

National

Gordhan seeks review of councillors’ terms

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Pravin Gordhan does not mince his words when it comes to public servants who seek to enter local government for personal gain

National

MEC calls on Parliament to suspend ‘impractical’ immigration laws for a year

Western Cape finance, economic development and tourism MEC Alan Winde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
19 hour(s) ago

Western Cape MEC urges Parliament to suspend new immigration regulations for 12 months until regulatory impact assessment is conducted

National

Parliament’s Nkandla body stuck on terms

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

ANC argues that the terms of reference are sufficiently broad to allow the committee to do its work

National

Refugees may benefit from case

REFUGEES: An immigration officer goes through documents of illegal migrants at Lindela in this file picture from 2007. Picture: ANTONY KAMINJU
1 day(s) ago

The SA Human Rights Commission will seek to work with the state to address how thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are treated while in detention

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: SA may need a commission on commissions

We’d be better off if those provinces with the capability to govern themselves properly were granted greater autonomy

Opinion

UNEMBARGOED: System ‘stacked’ against the people

Are we really surprised that so many people wait for the government to build them a house instead of doing it themselves?

The Big Picture

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
The new immigration regulations are but the latest of numerous examples of ill-considered laws being rushed through Parliament   Read More

Transport & Tourism

A street-friendly solution for congested cities?

STREETS AHEAD: An aerial view of the Citadis tram service in the city centre of Casablanca, Morocco. Picture: ALSTOM/P THEBAULT
6 hour(s) ago

Trams are cheaper than trains, rivalling even buses, and more versatile, writes Nick Hedley

National

Ward councillors call for communities’ support

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
17 hour(s) ago

Limited understanding of their role behind negativity, says Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan

National

Joburg says transparency ‘key’ to turnaround plan

The Johannesburg skyline. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Johannesburg executive mayor Parks Tau says communities’ skills will be used to help improve service delivery, as part of the Jozi@Work programme

Energy

Power crisis too big for Medupi, says Eskom

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Load shedding unavoidable as utility lags with maintenance

National

SA troops not involved in Lesotho, says department

UPHILL BATTLE:  Members of liberation movement armies are going through a verification process before state benefits are granted. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

South African troops have not been involved in foiling an alleged coup in Lesotho, the defence department says

Transport & Tourism

KwaZulu-Natal to market itself

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development and tourism Mike Mabuyakhulu Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal government and eThekwini municipality are unhappy about marketing agency South African Tourism’s efforts to market the province globally

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Lesotho jostles with Nkandla for top agenda

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1 day(s) ago

After the alleged coup in Lesotho at the weekend, events in that country may dominate political discussion this week

African News

ANC condemns Lesotho coup

2 day(s) ago

ANC calls on the Lesotho Defence Force to return to barracks and allow the government to continue its functions

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

ON THE WATER: Running chickens and cattle not everyone’s cuppa

If we can forgive the princes of apartheid their transgressions, we can afford a soon-to-be former Number One another chance, writes Neels Blom

Economy

SA metros owed almost R53bn in outstanding debt

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3 day(s) ago

Treasury figures show City of Johannesburg is still owed largest amount at R17.4bn, followed by Ekurhuleni Metro at R10.7bn, City of Tshwane at R6.6bn, and Cape Town at R6.5bn

Energy

Petrol price to drop by 67c/l

Photo: AP
3 day(s) ago

Relief for motorists as Department of Energy announces that the price of all grades of petrol will drop next week

National

Rocky start as Nkandla committee stumbles on mandate

African National Congress (ANC) MP and member of the ad hoc committee on Nkandla Buti Manamela speaks at the committee’s meeting in Parliament on Monday while fellow ANC legislator Jonas Sibanyoni listens. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Committee refers its terms of reference and mandate back to the National Assembly so that these can be more clearly defined

Transport & Tourism

Harris to ensure ‘Cape Town is open for business’

Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Head of investment for Cape Town says the city is more than a mere weekend city, and he plans to make it a major investment destination

Telecoms & Technology

Western Cape launches free wireless internet in Atlantis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Province’s premier Helen Zille says the free WiFi initiative will provide economic opportunities to residents

Politics

Expelled Oudtshoorn councillors reinstated

COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

The judgment could place a DA-COPE coalition in control of the municipality if it is not challenged

National

Council doubles salaries with overtime payouts

OR Tambo District Mayor Nomakhosazana Meth. Picture: LULAMILE FENI
5 day(s) ago

The OR Tambo district municipality in the Eastern Cape has spent close to R3m on overtime in just three months, with some employees getting double their salaries

National

Joburg and Tshwane voice concerns over e-tolls

Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Cities voice concerns at the socioeconomic consequences of the system’s implementation on residents

National

‘Fair’ tariffs planned for water across SA

Trevor Balzer, acting director-general of the Department of Water Affairs. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Aim of proposed model to achieve greater equity in water tariffs across the country

National

Controversial Khayelitsha police inquiry ends in harmony

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5 day(s) ago

Stakeholders endorse Khayelitsha commission’s findings on the SAPS, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Transport & Tourism

Fuel levy hike could be alternative to e-tolls, union federations suggest

ENRAGED: One of several e-toll protests by the public on the highways around Johannesburg in 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/KATHERINE MUICK –MERE
5 day(s) ago

All three union federations at e-tolling advisory panel in Midrand propose fuel levy hike as a possible counter to controversial system

National

‘Fair’ tariffs planned for water across SA

Trevor Balzer, acting director-general of the Department of Water Affairs. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Aim of proposed model to achieve greater equity in water tariffs across the country

National

Controversial Khayelitsha police inquiry ends in harmony

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 day(s) ago

Stakeholders endorse Khayelitsha commission’s findings on the SAPS, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Opinion

Ten of the most disturbing of Zuma’s quotes

An abhorrent disconnect with accountability and responsibility has become a hallmark of Zuma’s leadership

Opinion

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Zuma is reaping what he sowed as Malema revolts

It was dismaying for those who care about the dignity and integrity of democratic institutions to see riot police called in to Parliament to evict an entire party

Health

Treasury rules ‘will harm medical schemes’, says economist

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5 day(s) ago

Where many other countries would have had a commission of inquiry, South Africa’s consultation process is largely characterised by lobbying with no technical analysis

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

War of words between party and Thuli Madonsela escalates as ANC accuses her of trying to discredit its leadership and of casting SA in a negative light

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

War of words between party and Thuli Madonsela escalates as ANC accuses her of trying to discredit its leadership and of casting SA in a negative light

Telecoms & Technology

MTN denies inadequate employee consultation over layoffs

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6 day(s) ago

Trade union Solidarity says MTN staff are not being given opportunities to suggest alternatives to retrenchments, writes Karl Gernetzky

Politics

DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Democratic Alliance hails the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee’s terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability

Politics

Unions failed workers, says Vavi

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Trade unions in South Africa are not meeting workers’ needs, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says

National

Court dismisses Sanral’s secrecy application for Winelands project

ROAD RIGHTS: The Democratic Alliance and Right2Know held a protest outside the Cape High Court over Sanral’s N1/N2 tolling project. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

City of Cape Town allowed to file its supplementary documents relating to proposed N1, N2 highway tolling in open court

National

End game looms in spy-tape saga

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Release of ‘spy tapes’ and internal NPA documents could lead to review of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma

National

Arms deal critics lose faith in inquiry, decline to testify

Arms Procurement Commission chairman Judge Willie Seriti, right, and co-commissioner Free State Judge President Hendrick Musi, during proceedings in Pretoria on Monday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

Three prominent critics of multibillion-rand arms deal have withdrawn names from Seriti commission witness list

National

Spy tapes to be revealed soon

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Relevance likely to be political rather than legal, writes Franny Rabkin

Financial Services

Treasury hires banks to plan debut sukuk sale

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

BNP Paribas, KFH Investment and Standard Bank Group hired to arrange sale of at least $500m

National

Physical fights not foreign to parliaments

Muhyettin Aksak, a lawmaker from the ruling AK Party, punches Nationalist Movement Party's Sinan Ogan (center) during a debate at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on August 4 2014. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

System is inherently adversarial but dust-ups and disorder need to be dealt with, writes Wyndham Hartley

Politics

Madonsela calls for rational discourse on Nkandla letter

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Public protector says she will seek a meeting with President Jacob Zuma to discuss co-operation between her office and government

Politics

Suspension threat over EFF MPs may end in court

Members of the EFF leave the National Assembly on Thursday (Aug 21 2014) as Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament for the day after an EFF protest. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Baleka Mbete wrote to the MPs telling them she is planning to suspend them ahead of a formal investigation of their behaviour

National

Madonsela in appeal to ‘obey the rules’

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

Public protector says blurring of lines between ANC and government has become evident, with ‘external actors’ challenging her efforts

National

Nakasa was a real problem to apartheid regime, says IFP’s Buthelezi

HONOURED: Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa (left) and others at King Shaka airport last Tuesday for the repatriation of the remains of Nat Nakasa. Picture: TEBOGO LETSIE
4 day(s) ago

Whenever Nat Nakasa picked up his pen, he laid bare the cruelties and hypocrisies of apartheid, says Prince Buthelezi

National

Court dismisses Zuma ‘spy tape’ appeal

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MICHAEL BRATT
5 day(s) ago

Within five days, the National Prosecuting Authority must comply with the previous court order

National

Mbete sends warning letters to ‘disruptive’ EFF MPs

EFF members refuse to leave Parliament on Thursday in defiance of an order by Speaker Baleka Mbete to vacate the National Assembly.   Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

All 25 EFF MPs to explain why they should not be suspended from Parliament for disrupting a sitting in teh National Assembly

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body believes e-tolls ‘best way to fund roads’

Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Consulting Engineers of South Africa argue that electronic tolling is most sensible method of funding Gauteng road infrastructure

Education

Court hears more details from ‘ghost’ teacher

ON TRIAL: Portia ‘Pankie’ Sizani at the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court. Picture: MIKE HOLMES/THE HERALD
5 day(s) ago

Portia Sizani is accused of processing fraudulent applications that resulted in the irregular appointments of grade R practitioners

National

Zuma’s mystery tour ends with Putin meeting

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Lack of official programme, extended duration, the curious composition of SA’s delegation and inclusion of ‘rest periods’ have lent an air of mystery to what is termed a working visit

National

Defence officials reject greater oversight of arms purchases

RUFFLING FEATHERS: DA MP David Maynier touched a raw nerve on Wednesday when he made a presentation on his  private members bill to amend the Defence Act. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Department of Defence reacts with fury to suggestions calling for greater parliamentary scrutiny of the country’s armaments procurement

Education

Release of A-level and matric exam results to coincide

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5 day(s) ago

South African schools have been concerned that release date of results has been disadvantaging some pupils as it meant registering late at universities

Opinion

SA needs meaningful economic journalism

Economic and business reporting in SA has been hollowed out into a recitation of indicators and personalities

Opinion

UNEMBARGOED: Zuma’s term may be lesson in how not to be a citizen

If politicians are bad and there is no consequence for their evil, it is because the people like it to be so

 
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