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Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE

Nene administers tough love

5 hour(s) ago

Tough measures include tax increases, job freezes and across-the-board budget cuts to deal with low economic growth, high debt levels and lower than expected tax income

Labour

Task team report urges Cosatu affiliates to unite

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
5 hour(s) ago

Cosatu is in the middle of a three-day special meeting of its top brass, who are seeking to resolve crippling differences

National

New tack on funding state-owned enterprises

(Left to right) Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and finance DG Lungile Fuzile arrive for the medium term budget on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Inter-ministerial team will make its recommendations in January after deliberations

National

Opposition demurs over mini-budget

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Main opposition parties either say mid-term budget policy lacked new ideas or that it is not radical enough

Economy

Public services slashed, with some departments losing 4%

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

General public services include the Treasury, the Department of Home Affairs, the Presidency, Parliament and provincial legislatures

Economy

NHI still a priority despite finance plan delays

BASIC RIGHT: Minister says the National Health Insurance scheme will make health services accessible an affordable to all.  Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile declines to say why National Health Insurance target not met

National

Madonsela under attack in Parliament

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Mathole Motshekga makes a dramatic accusation against Ms Madonsela, saying her office is ‘overbloated’ and that she is failing to manage her budget

Opinion

Do not let fantasies detract from the depth of corruption

Terry Crawford-Browne at the arms deal commission in Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN

Fantastical claims pose the danger of leading the Seriti commission away from the relevant facts

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Punishment scares only when one enforces it

Promising dreadful consequences for those who break the rules is a convenient diversion

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Bill to cover hate crimes draws warnings

Concern over ‘micromanaging culture’, which may lead to ‘overlegislation’, particularly in a vibrant constitutional democracy such as SA’s

Business

Bridging trust gap with business

Black Business Council spokesman and businessman Sandile Zungu. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Zuma adviser Sandile Zungu says a model needs to be devised that welcomes business into the tripartite alliance and makes it an integral part of its discussions

Industrials

SA working towards making titanium products, MPs told

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

SA has the world’s second-largest reserves of titanium but currently exports the raw material for beneficiation elsewhere

National

Tlokwe independent candidates case postponed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Controversial 2013 by-election court case is postponed until January next year

Soccer

Soccer icon faces legal action over failed tour

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Nkosinathi Nhleko promised to send 20 aspiring young footballers to Sweden for 11-day trials through an academy said to be bogus

Labour

Labour groups welcome austerity promises

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Call for fair settlement for SA’s 1.3-million public servants as Treasury warns that wage bill remains a primary threat to fiscal stability

National

Departments not abiding by recruitment policy, says report

5 hour(s) ago

The report recommends, among other things, a uniform job profile and job description for chiefs of staff across provinces

National

Nearly all shark nets restored after fierce rains on east coast

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Boat-based teams have been working around the clock to restore the nets

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: THE TIMES

Media have exaggerated the scale of Nkandla, says Zuma

Dominant narrative in the public domain is that ‘Zuma ate money’

National

Kebble’s murder trial on the big screen

18 hour(s) ago

Documentary takes a stab at simplifying the thicket of intrigue and characters in Brett Kebble’s ‘assisted suicide’

National

Tlokwe independent candidates case postponed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Controversial 2013 by-election court case is postponed until January next year

Labour

Labour groups welcome austerity promises

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Call for fair settlement for SA’s 1.3-million public servants as Treasury warns that wage bill remains a primary threat to fiscal stability

Opinion

The grand failure that is SA’s political youth

Passion has been usurped by expediency, producing a young generation that has achieved nothing

Opinion

Spike in claims of police torture is worrying

Torture. Picture: THINKSTOCK

The crime of torture is particularly heinous and has special status in international law as a crime for which there is no defence

Politics

Vavi and Numsa back in the line of fire

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

The aim of the ANC’s intervention was to assist the federation in bringing about unity in its ranks

Health

Snoek and cycling do it for Cape Town

Cape Town cyclist. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
1 day(s) ago

Mother City’s middle classes are the happiest and most active inhabitants of SA’s six major cities

Trade & Industry

Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Knock-on effects include inability to repay loans and to obtain tax clearance certificates for tendering purposes

Media

Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC

Faith Muthambi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The appointment of a permanent CEO will be crucial for the stabilisation of the public broadcaster

Health

Bedaquiline approved to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

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2 day(s) ago

Experts say patients on bedaquiline recover faster and transmit TB for a shorter time than patients who are not, writes Tamar Kahn

National

Sasol Inzalo aims to bypass Post Office

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Though Sasol would have used text and e-mailed messages and the Stock Exchange News Service anyway, the court action is to bypass using postal services to send out printed documents

National

Sasol does not need to use registered mail to distribute AGM notices, says court

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Sasol is given permission to distribute notice of AGM to shareholders through means other than mail, because it believes Post Office will not deliver in time

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa councillors mull legal battle on dismissals

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi may have to back down on a decision to have councillors removed from office or ‘face a court challenge’

Politics

Branches want Cele to lead ANC in eThekwini

Former national police commissioner Bheki Cele. Picture: SAPA
3 day(s) ago

Former police chief was re-elected as an ordinary member of the NEC at the ANC’s Mangaung conference and is now agriculture, forestry and fisheries deputy minister

Labour

Special meeting as Cosatu plods on with battles

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
3 day(s) ago

Federation expects mediation from ANC as Vavi issue looms, writes Natasha Marrian

National

Outspoken directors of SAA face Brown’s axe

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Chairman Dudu Myeni, who has a close personal relationship with President Jacob Zuma, is spared

National

Post Office top brass take 26% raise amid strike

Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Total salary bill for the four executive directors, together with the 20 senior managers, jumped to R32.5m in the year ended March, annual report shows

National

No news on when SA bodies will be returned

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

There is still no news on when bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in building collapse in Nigeria will come home, government spokeswoman says

National

Stalemate over NPA head rages on

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Mxolisi Nxasana denies demanding R7.5m to go

National

Ekurhuleni to build new reservoirs after crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Metro will be building new reservoirs as well as installing an 'early warning system'

Politics

Parliament staff ‘were confused by EFF sit-in’

Julius Malema, centre, and EFF members return to the party's offices.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Uproar caused by the EFF an unprecedented event in the country’s parliamentary history, says DA chief whip

National

Arms deal critic spurns subpoena

2 day(s) ago

Paul Holden and former African National Congress MP Andrew Feinstein also will not travel to SA to testify

Trade & Industry

US commerce body goes to bat for SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Chamber says extension of African Growth and Opportunity Act would have mutual benefits

Politics

Sound not the snag in EFF fracas, MPs told

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Julius Malema and 19 others from the EFF caucus face suspension from Parliament for up to 30 days for disrupting presidential question time on August 21

Economy

Auditor-general wants reform of public finances act

Kimi Makwetu. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Makwetu has concerns about the suitability of current legislation to deliver transparency and accountability in public finances

Politics

‘Political meddling harms parastatals’

Black Business Council spokesman and businessman Sandile Zungu. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Zuma adviser highlights governance decay, says there is often no clear line between 'enthusiastic' ministerial oversight and political interference

National

Durban beaches closed on shark fears

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Many beaches will remain shut at least until the end of November

National

Sars closes in on trusts’ exploitation of system

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Details of parties benefiting from trusts required and greater disclosure, writes Amanda Visser

National

Gambling board suspended over ‘breach of finance rules’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

These include failing to prevent irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the use of a bank overdraft without the approval of the finance minister

Transport & Tourism

Sanral does a U-turn on Gauteng e-toll panel

Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

The about-turn may flag a subtle acknowledgement that the government is gradually losing the public relations battle against a resurgent anti-toll campaign

Politics

Branches want Cele to lead ANC in eThekwini

Former national police commissioner Bheki Cele. Picture: SAPA
3 day(s) ago

Former police chief was re-elected as an ordinary member of the NEC at the ANC’s Mangaung conference and is now agriculture, forestry and fisheries deputy minister

Opinion

How the ANC is killing our democratic language

Its rhetoric creates uncertainty and denudes words one assumes have a common understanding

Opinion

Conspiracy theories will not help end corruption

The bigger problem for the arms deal commission, however, is that dead men tell no lies either

 
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