• Tuesday, September 16 2014

Politics

DA accuses ANC of ‘dirty tricks in struggle to cling to power’ in Oudtshoorn

Young ostriches are seen in a camp on the Ostrich Safari farm just outside Oudtshoorn.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

DA constituency head leads march by hundreds of DA supporters and residents to municipal offices ‘to demonstrate concern for state of democracy’

Labour

Sacked Generations actors prepared to return to work

BIG EARNERS: Former 'Generations' actors address the media in Johannesburg this week about being axed from the popular soapie. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
17 hour(s) ago

City Press online reports that in letter drafted by Generations Actors’ Guild, actors have agreed to return to work, but negotiations are still under way

National

SAPS investigates three over $9.3m cash seizure

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21 hour(s) ago

Three foreign nationals being investigated after they try to bring cash into SA illegally, reportedly to buy arms

African News

Summit to tackle Congo and Lesotho

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma to host regional mini-summit on how to resolve contrasting security issues in Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Motion of no confidence in Mbete to be debated

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
1 day(s) ago

Motion of no confidence expected to dominate political news this week, along with continued fall-out from R246m upgrades to Nkandla, writes Natasha Marrian

Health

Gauteng health department still plagued with problems

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says five provincial departments out of a total of 13 and three out of 22 entities received clean audits in the 2013-14 financial year

Opinion

When the SABC said ‘acting chief’, it meant …

Why did the SABC keep the public in the dark for so long about Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s ‘fictional’ status?

Opinion

TWEET OF THE WEEK: SAPS and the cost of chaos

We have become a nation of experts at gauging the extent of chaos, but we are amateurs at pre-empting it, writes Gareth van Onselen

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

NEW ANALYSIS: Years of band-aid therapy over Nkandla pay off for Zuma

Nkandla issue continues to fester like a sore for both country and ANC, writes Paul Vecchiatto

Labour

Minimum wage ‘does not kill farm jobs’

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1 day(s) ago

Academic says macroeconomic and trade policies have been main cause of fall in employment in farming sector

Economy

Australia and SA ministers meet ahead of G-20 summit

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, greet British Prime Minister David Cameron at the start of the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, Wales, earlier this month.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Australian foreign affairs minister meets International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to discuss the summit due to be held in Brisbane in November

Business Times

Crisis of relevance for unions

OPPOSITION: Cosatu members attend a protest against labour brokers in Port Elizabeth in March 2012. Picture: THE HERALD
1 day(s) ago

Union membership is waning as workers lose confidence, writes Asha Speckman

African News

SA calls crisis summit as Lesotho peace talks stall

A general view of buildings is seen in Lesotho's capital Maseru. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Rival leaders fail to resolve crisis sparked by aborted coup, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders

National

Nkandla costs should be claimed from architect, says SIU

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Special Investigating Unit concludes that the best way of recovering misspent money is to claim it from Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya

National

Lonmin HR executive ‘doubts’ talking to miners would have ended strike

PROTECTION: A police car escorts a bus outside Lonmin’s Saffy shaft in Rustenburg on Thursday. The platinum producer said it was considering going to court to stop a 16-week mining strike. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
3 day(s) ago

Lonmin human resources executive Barnard Mokwena tells commission that even if company had engaged workers, he ‘doubted’ it would have made a difference

National

Judge extends Pistorius’s bail until sentencing

Henke Pistorius and Aimee Pistorius, the father and sister of Oscar Pistorius, embrace after the reading of the verdict by Judge Thokozila Masipa at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Judge Thokozile Masipa dismisses state’s opposition to extension of Oscar Pistorius’s R1m bail, allowing him to remain out on bail until sentencing

Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. Picture: REUTERS

GALLERY: Oscar Pistorius judgment

Judge convicts Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and allows him to remain out on bail until sentencing

National

SIU probe into political interference in Nkandla project ‘inconclusive’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Report, however, says involvement of senior members of the executive, including President Jacob Zuma, was a factor in R200m upgrades

National

DA seeks investigation for ‘controversial’ arms sales

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Jeff Radebe reveals the government approved weapons transfers to three troubled countries that may fall within a category prohibited by SA’s arms control legislation

National

‘Inaccurate interpretations’ of her mandate reason for concern, says Madonsela

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

Public protector makes comments during a dialogue with Western Cape provincial government, as President Jacob Zuma effectively questions the powers of her office

National

All smiles as Zuma, Zille open new school

President Jacob Zuma addresses those in attendance at the official launch of Kensington High School in Cape Town on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Co-operative governance crucial, says president at opening of Kensington High School, which DA leader describes as ‘co-operative governance in action’

National

Grants agency told to protect beneficiary data

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

CPS threatened with court action if it fails to sign service-level agreement which will protect beneficiary data and prohibit third-party deductions from grant payments

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Walk a mile in the other guy’s shoes

If it’s true that in order to understand someone you have to walk in their shoes, it could also apply to the Great Debate

Opinion

LAW MATTERS: ‘Spy tapes’ to surface after long wait

Unless there’s a new twist, we should soon get to see the recordings of phone conversations that ostensibly helped get President Jacob Zuma off the hook

National

ANC, smaller parties defeat motion of no confidence in speaker

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
4 day(s) ago

Motion will now drop to the bottom of the National Assembly’s order paper, meaning the chances of it being actually debated are virtually nil

National

Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of murder

Oscar Pistorius. Picture: PHILL MAGAKOE/REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Athlete found not guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as judge dismisses most serious charges against him

African News

South African in Nigeria checked as suspected Ebola case

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
4 day(s) ago

Health authorities are holding a South African national in transit to SA for Ebola testing as she is showing potential symptoms of the disease

National

Judge says Oscar Pistorius was negligent

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Judge Thokozile Masipa postpones ruling on culpable homicide charge but says Oscar Pistorius was negligent when he fired four shots into toilet cubicle that killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

African News

Men who tried to kill former Rwandan general sentenced to eight years

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4 day(s) ago

Magistrate warns SA is not a battleground for criminals and those granted asylum permits or refugee status must not abuse it

Law & Constitution

Foundation applies to appeal High Court judgment

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4 day(s) ago

If Helen Suzman Foundation succeeds in appeal, it would mean unprecedented opening up of deliberations that have always been confidential

Media

Parliament to investigate the academic qualifications of SABC chairwoman

Ellen Tshabalala. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
6 day(s) ago

Ellen Tshabalala fails to meet deadline to submit proof to Parliament’s legal unit that she holds a degree from the University of SA and a postgraduate diploma

National

Morale low as Madonsela staffers quit

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela delivers her final Nkandla report in Pretoria in March. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Public protector’s office morale dented after two most senior executives resign

National

ANC’s Frolick to chair committee on Nkandla reports

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

First meeting of the committee ends in disarray with the ruling ANC and opposition parties at loggerheads over the committee’s terms of reference

National

Requests for information turned down

6 day(s) ago

Right2Know Campaign says compliance with requests for information in the public and private sector has dropped to shockingly low levels in the past year

National

Mall security must improve, says Gauteng police commissioner

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6 day(s) ago

Lesetja Mothiba says he will ask municipalities to draft bylaws which stipulate minimum requirements for shopping mall security

National

Mall security must improve, says Gauteng police commissioner

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6 day(s) ago

Lesetja Mothiba says he will ask municipalities to draft bylaws which stipulate minimum requirements for shopping mall security

National

Eastern Cape places Inkwanca municipality under administration

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

Once municipality’s council is dissolved an administrator will be appointed to remove systemic impediments to delivery and declare byelections

Politics

Malema predicts an early exit for Zuma

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

ANC says no grounds to remove Jacob Zuma from office because he had not been found guilty of anything

National

Minister forms task team to discuss new immigration laws

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba establishes task team, which includes government and tourism representatives, to discuss contentious immigration laws

Labour

Another strike looms for Post Office

Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

The CWU, the biggest union at the Post Office, is demanding an across-the-board increase of 15%, changes to salary bands, and permanent positions for thousands of casual employees

National

Gauteng ‘war room’ to tackle service protests

Gauteng provincial secretary David Makhura. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

The ‘early response system’ is expected to allow councillors, MECs and the premier to intervene either in response to protests or to prevent them from occurring

National

Attacks have taken a toll on team, says Madonsela

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

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela bemoans attacks, saying recent criticism taken its toll on her team’s morale

National

Nkandla report and DA’s SMS comes under Constitutional Court scrutiny

Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron.  Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Judge says public protector’s report implicates President Jacob Zuma for misappropriation of funds

National

President submits final SIU report on Nkandla to Parliament

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

Move appears to have been forced after the report was provided to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in a case against the president’s Nkandla architect

National

Zuma questions Madonsela’s power

President Jacob Zuma pauses while delivering his state of the nation address at Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

President refuses public protector’s ‘blanket acceptance’ of Nkandla findings

Labour

Sadtu division could see new union formed

Nkosana Dolopi. Picture: SOWETAN/BAFANA MAHLANGU
4 day(s) ago

Breakaway from SA Democratic Teachers’ Union on cards as expulsion of Sadtu president Thobile Ntola divides union

Labour

Unions ‘need war chests’ to weather long strikes

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Organised labour grappling with increased pressure to amend SA’s labour relations system after numerous high-profile strikes

African News

Zuma fails to bring stability in Lesotho

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Political impasse in Lesotho is looking as intractable as ever after President Jacob Zuma failed to make a breakthrough

National

Public Service Commission to get teeth

Collins Chabane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Ineffectiveness of PSC has long been source of complaint, not only by opposition parties, but by its own chairman Ben Mthembu

Education

State’s student funding scheme ‘unable to meet demand’

National Student Financial Aid Scheme CEO Msulwa Daca. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

National Student Financial Aid Scheme cannot keep up with rising demand for funding resulting in qualifying students being left out in the cold, Parliament hears

National

Phiyega forgets ‘pedantic detail’ about massacre

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

National police commissioner says she could not recall if anyone raised the risk of bloodshed at the police meeting that gave the go-ahead for the Marikana operation

Politics

Mbete faces a motion of no confidence

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
5 day(s) ago

Move set to deepen rift between opposition parties, Speaker Baleka Mbete and African National Congress

National

Gauteng will implement panel recommendations on e-tolls, says Makhura

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Political pressure continues to pile up on Sanral, with the ANC Youth League in Gauteng saying use of highways should be free until work of advisory panel is concluded

National

Madonsela thanks Gupta-owned news network for award

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Public protector says award confirms to the public protector team that they are part of a critical mass committed to ensuring a state that is accountable

National

Panel chaired by chief justice will recommend new IEC head

Chief Justice Mogoeng Moegoen speaks during a conference looking at Africa’s troubled relationship with the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Pansy Tlakula resigned on Tuesday after a year of controversy over findings of maladministration following a probe by the public protector

Opinion

Mao Zedong a bizarre choice of icon for ANC to honour

A portrait of Mao Zedong is displayed at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

History and all its messiness is not a guide to best democratic practice, moral virtue or principled action

Opinion

DA needs to meet challenge posed by EFF’s antics

Malema actually stands for something but it is not certain if the official opposition greatly supports any causes

 
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