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ANC ‘may rethink government departments’

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The existence of some departments may be in the balance as the ruling party considers doing away with some and introducing at least one to deal with small business

Land & Agriculture

Farm equity proposal is ‘smoke and mirrors’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Professor says proposal will not become policy and that government is only talking to farm workers now, a month before elections

National

Constitutional Court orders new grant tender process

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2 day(s) ago

Constitutional Court orders South African Social Security Agency to initiate new tender process for payment of welfare grants

National

SME department ‘very likely’, says Mbete

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete says department focused on small, medium-sized business will be able to address ‘specific challenges’

National

No legal challenge to Nkandla report, says Mbete

Baleka Mbete. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

However, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings amount to ‘interference in a man’s kraal according to African tradition’, ANC national chairwoman says

Education

Wits scraps four-year law degree to give ethical grounding

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Decision aimed at producing graduates to fill the general leadership gap in SA, where ‘both mettle and imagination is missing’

Politics

High-profile awards ‘part of ANC campaign’

WORRIED:  James Selfe says holding the event close to the election, certainly politicised it. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Release of an unusually long list of people due to get National Orders prompts accusations that the Presidency is using the annual awards ceremony as an electioneering event

Politics

UDM’s Holomisa makes most of Amcu’s rise

2 day(s) ago

Party confident it will play prominent role in North West government after election, writes Setumo Stone

Opinion

The 2014 election in 35 quotes

A series of quotes that speaks to the overarching narrative that has defined the official election period

Opinion

Zuma may be remembered for plans, but no action

If SA isn’t building the infrastructure it needs for economic growth, that’s certainly not for a lack of plans, committees, structures and spreadsheets

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Apartheid lawsuit case not going away, says Ntsebeza

New York district court rules that US corporates Ford and IBM could be held liable for collaborating with SA’s former apartheid regime

Politics

Vavi must campaign for ANC, says Cosatu

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Contradictions in ANC-brokered peace process to resolve factional battle within its alliance partner are showing

Politics

ANC members at odds over Nkandla committee

Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
2 day(s) ago

National Assembly speaker Max Sisulu agrees that ad hoc committee should start work as soon as possible

Media

DA’s ‘banned’ election ads to return to SABC

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Democratic Alliance election campaign adverts pulled by SABC will be aired by state broadcaster over Easter long weekend

Politics

Old guard in anti-ANC spoilt ballot drive

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at the launch of the Sidikiwe Vukani ‘Vote No’ campaign. Picture: DANIEL BORN
3 day(s) ago

Campaign encourages South Africans to vote against the party that he called home for more than 40 years, or spoil their ballots

National

Political debate in SA ‘being harmed by misconceptions about economy’

Economist Mike Schussler speak at a breakfast briefing on political and economic post-election challenges in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Absence of credible information and data about state of economy and land ownership is exacerbating situation in lead-up to elections, says economist

Europe

Ex-DA man Ryan Coetzee in political firing line in the UK

Ryan Coetzee, former chief strategist for the Democratic Alliance. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Storm erupts around former Democratic Alliance strategist Ryan Coetzee, who faces allegations of abuse of public funds in the UK

National

Expert witness in Pistorius trial admits to ‘layman’ conclusions

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Oscar Pistorius’s defence in his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria has been dealt a potentially crippling blow

Land & Agriculture

IFP says state must redistribute own land to emerging farmers

Tractor farm food farming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Party says state must stop relying solely on private farms for its land redistribution programme

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: No signs of wavering as Amcu launches workers’ strike fund

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
3 day(s) ago

Amcu raises stakes in three-month platinum strike by establishing strike fund to aid workers

Transnet Engineering workshops at Kilner Park Koedoespruit. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Engineering a stronger economy built on trust

Not only does South Africa need to produce more engineers, it also needs to improve the way the public and private spheres interact, writes Tom Nevin

National

DA workers set to face the faeces in the Cape

3 day(s) ago

So-called poo-protesters vow to do ‘everything in their power’ to stop the Democratic Alliance from campaigning in Cape Town’s townships

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

Opinion

Struggle history a game plan for sports goals

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES

We should be giving our top athletes everything they need to make us shine in the international sporting arena

Opinion

Weighing up the balance of forces in Cosatu

Don’t assume the protagonists in Cosatu’s battle over Zwelinzima Vavi have buried their guns

Politics

FF+ plans ‘to keep ANC out of the Western Cape’

3 day(s) ago

Freedom Front Plus to canvass in Western Cape on platform of greater autonomy for province and for greater distance between provinces and national government

Media

Icasa to hold public hearings on SABC blocking of DA ads

Western Cape Premier and DA leader Helen Zille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Communications authority decides to push hearings forward after DA announces plans to approach high court over the matter

Politics

South Africans urged to ‘vote in defence’ of democracy

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at a media briefing about the ‘Vote No’ campaign at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Group that includes academics and former government ministers calls on citizens to spoil their ballot or vote ‘tactically’ for a minority party

Politics

ANC stalls committee probing Nkandla

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

Clearest indication yet that the ANC in Parliament will close ranks in the committee to protect Zuma

Politics

EFF poised for victory in Cape, says aspirant leader

Julius Malema. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Western Cape Economic Freedom Fighters sets ambitious target of winning 51% of provincial vote and says it is preparing to govern the province

Politics

Youth league hits back as Kasrils lays into ANC

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils to launch campaign asking South Africans to protest by spoiling ballots or ‘voting tactically’

Labour

Numsa delegates boo Dlamini despite truce

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini heckled by a section of delegates at the federation’s KwaZulu-Natal shop stewards council meeting

Energy

Municipal reliance on electricity tariffs ‘impedes growth of small-scale generation’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Municipalities’ reliance on tariffs for revenue is holding back expansion of small-scale energy production, Western Cape climate change director says

National

Ministers admit state needs to speed up housing delivery

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli. Picture: THE HERALD
5 day(s) ago

Issue is one of the catalysts for service delivery protests in townships and poor areas

National

Hawkers vow to fight new eThekwini by-laws

5 day(s) ago

Municipality accused of not giving informal traders an opportunity to make input

Politics

Smaller parties gun for IEC’s Tlakula

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Eight opposition political parties are set to approach the courts should Electoral Commission of SA chairwoman Pansy Tlakula not heed their call to step down

Politics

R7.9m spent on Nkandla relocations

UNDER A CLOUD: President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Four households neighbouring President Jacob Zuma’s private Nkandla residence relocated, as they were within a 50m radius, says minister

National

Nel offers Pistorius respite after gruelling cross-examination

The door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot is displayed during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asks for early adjournment to day 22 of Paralympian athlete’s trial, noting his emotional state throughout cross-examination

National

Finally, SA rogue banker gets jail

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6 day(s) ago

Senior banker at Nedbank’s Imperial Bank sentenced to 19 years in jail

Politics

Google’s SA elections hub to have finger on the pulse

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3 day(s) ago

Google launches online portal ahead of May 7 general election in SA to help voters, journalists and campaigners track news and other data

National

High-profile murder trials ‘put international spotlight on SA’

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

SA has become a centre of crimes of passion with the trial of Oscar Pistorius and the soon-to-start trial of Shrien Dewani, says statistician-general Pali Lehohla

Politics

Parties head for court to demand Tlakula’s resignation

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Opposition parties seeking resignation of Electoral Commission of South Africa chairwoman Pansy Tlakula to approach Electoral Court

Law & Constitution

Judge sets deadline for ‘overcharging’ inquiry against lawyers

3 day(s) ago

Disciplinary inquiry into complaint of overcharging by lawyers Ronald Bobroff and Partners will convene within 60 days, High Court in Pretoria orders

Media

SABC pulled DA ads after public ‘backlash’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

State broadcaster only pulled the plug on the adverts after receiving a ‘backlash’ from viewers

National

Pistorius ‘armed himself with sole purpose of killing Reeva’

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel wraps up his five-day cross-examination of murder accused Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria

Labour

Amcu establishes strike fund for members

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

As strike in platinum sector persists, union seeks donations from community organisations, individuals and members of affiliates of National Council of Trade Unions

Labour

Employment equity report ‘disappointing and superficial’

4 day(s) ago

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says commission’s 14th report will ‘do little’ to promote real development of human resources

Education

Clegg backs art business scholarship

Johnny Clegg. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
4 day(s) ago

Musician Johnny Clegg lends his name to a Master of Business Administration scholarship aimed at professionalising the local music and creative industries

Health

Doctor plan may exclude poor from training

A new study reaffirms previous surveys that show doctors tend to order more tests and treatments, or to select particular treatments over others, when they have a financial interest in those services.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi shoots down suggestions that private institutions be allowed to train doctors to alleviate shortage of physicians

Politics

IEC asked to probe DA’s ‘racist leaflet’

5 day(s) ago

DA claims ANC’s new employment regulations would hamper coloureds in Western Cape from getting jobs

Politics

Minister chides Kasrils over ballot-spoiling call

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Government takes hard-line stance against former intelligence minister who is calling for voters to spoil their ballots in protest

Politics

From village to village, ANC’s election campaign takes shape

Children draw water from a borehole in Ledig village in Rustenburg, North West. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
6 day(s) ago

People’s forums, attended by senior local leaders, are meant to show the ANC listens to South Africans’ concerns

Media

Ombudsman dismisses complaint about Zuma headline in Business Day

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

Press Ombudsman dismisses complaint brought by ANC member who took issue with reporting of party’s electoral nominations process

National

State pension fund wracked with internal backbiting

John Oliphant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

R1.3-trillion Government Employees Pension Fund appears to be wracked with internal backbiting

Politics

DA hits back after ANC’s Western Cape job claims

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

Western Cape government leads SA in job creation, says MEC, after ANC says it created more jobs than the DA

National

How important is politics at the PIC?

6 day(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation under scrutiny over whether it makes investment decisions based on commercial principles or politics

Politics

ANC, DA campaigning to enter overdrive as parties battle for Western Cape

MANIFESTO: Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille speaks at the party’s election manifesto launch in Polokwane on Sunday. Picture: THE TIMES
8 day(s) ago

With less than a month to go before elections, campaigning looks set to enter overdrive mode this weekend, with parties slugging it out on campaign trail

Opinion

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden

Opinion

Cosatu a basket case, but can ANC act as its shrink?

It is great that the Congress of South African Trade Unions is getting some help

 
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