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Scuffles break out between EFF members and police.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Parliament’s worst mayhem in 20 years

7 hour(s) ago

Clad in their red overalls, EFF MPs lay siege to floor of National Assembly in scenes of mayhem unprecedented in 20 years of democratic Parliament

National

Radebe reassures government workers over pension funds

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster during a briefing on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Civil servants’ retirement funds will not be taken over by state, says minister in presidency

Education

Nzimande punts social inclusion policy after spate of racial incidents

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says some academic institutions implement policies that exclude students from specific racial groups

Labour

Essential Service Commission receives NUM submission on mine workers’ categories

NUM health secretary Erick Gcilitshana. Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Union wants determination of essential services in mining sector

Property

ANC ready to shake up property policy

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: THE TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe gives indications that the government will not be shy to shake up property relations in favour of ‘a just post-apartheid society’

National

‘Pay back Nkandla cash’, says defiant EFF in Parliament

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
22 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters members disrupt proceedings in National Assembly, call on president to pay back part of money spent on Nkandla security upgrades

Health

US-sponsored MomConnect app provides free antenatal information

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Health minister launches messaging service to provide pregnant women with free antenatal information

Opinion

No renewal for ANC unless it accepts responsibility

Renewal is very difficult in an organisation so heavily tainted at the top

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Eskom CE choice is the perfect meddle

Tshediso Matona is arguably the most experienced of government’s directors-general, but compared to Brian Dames, his experience of Eskom is a mere glancing blow

The Big Picture

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Eskom's Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.  Picture: SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA/MAKWENA MANAMELA
The depth of Eskom’s problems leaves very little room for an outsider to understand the soft underbelly of the organisation   Read More

Law & Constitution

Sangoma seeks confirmation on high court order over vulture feet law

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Eastern Cape sangoma asks Constitutional Court to confirm order declaring piece of legislation under which she was convicted invalid

Health

SA slaps ban on visitors from Ebola zone

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Immediate ban on entry of non-South Africans from Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Republic of Guinea and Sierra Leone, except when absolutely essential

National

Youth agency seeks 50% grant increase

National Youth Development Agency CEO Kathu Ramukumba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Additional funds are required for a new, restructured organisation to extend its operations throughout country and meet rising expectations

National

Redistribution ‘prepares land for elite seizure’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

HSRC report shows that the government’s programmes to address land reform, rural poverty and food insecurity have had little success

National

SA’s military role in CAR declared classified

1 day(s) ago

Minister will only divulge information behind closed doors in Parliament’s joint standing committee on defence

Labour

NUM critical of Amcu interest in investment

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

NUM member Peter Bailey say unions organising in the mining sector should not invest in the same sector

Energy

State set for tighter control of Eskom

Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

New CEO Tshediso Matona cites failure to account and will have to ensure utility complies with proposed bill that Department of Public Enterprises is working on

Politics

Mabe can still run for ANCYL president, says convenor

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Pule Mabe is facing charges of corruption and fraud, following allegations that funds were directed from the SA Social Security Agency to companies he owns

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Many benefits to decent pay — and no, it does not kill jobs

A national minimum wage as part of a comprehensive wage policy will allow for an organised transformation of the existing wage structure, writes Neil Coleman

Labour

Numsa suspends Lear strike to deal with interdict

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Seats supplier to Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Daimler says it will interdict union against ‘unprotected’ strike

Media & Advertising

DA ‘shaming Motsoeneng and SABC’

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Advocate representing Motsoeneng insists his client had not lied about his qualifications and the SABC was aware he did not have matric in 1995 when he was first ’head hunted’

National

Top court hears Hawks still not independent enough

Hugh Glenister. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Despite an overhaul by Parliament of the legislation establishing the Hawks, the priority crime unit is still not independent enough, hears the Constitutional Court

Opinion

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Zuma vs Malema: A Question Time circus

Unruly behaviour from the firebrand EFF combined with disdain from the ruling ANC to create the perfect storm in Parliament

Opinion

SA needs meaningful economic journalism

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

Mining

Amcu members want to be mine owners

Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
4 day(s) ago

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says its members are interested in buying assets being sold off by Anglo American Platinum

Politics

‘Black Jesus’ stirs up the whirlwind

Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ SIMON MATHEBULA
3 day(s) ago

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s legacy project, Setsokotsane (whirlwind), is a special project to tackle service delivery, writes Setumo Stone

African News

Ebola must not halt airlines, Iata urges

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

WHO says aviation constitutes low risk for Ebola transmission, and Ebola-hit regions need guaranteed connectivity to fight disease

Health

SA man tests negative for Ebola — health ministry

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

The 37-year-old man recently returned to South Africa from Liberia, where he worked as a health and safety officer on a mine

National

‘Surrendering miners shot’, says miner

Judge Ian Farlam. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Police shot dead unarmed miners surrendering on August 16 2012, miner tells Farlam commission of inquiry

National

Presidency and Nxasana work on settling dispute out of court

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

But Prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana has not withdrawn his court case to compel the president to give him more information about the grounds for his suspension

National

Gauteng tenders to be open to public scrutiny

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

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says ‘a fresh approach’ is needed to combat corruption

National

Zuma has responded to all Nkandla reports, says presidency

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

President submitted a response on the upgrades to his private home to Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, on Thursday

National

Automated accident-response system set for introduction to SA

3 day(s) ago

Technology based on software used to simulate motor vehicle crash tests in the US, adapted to local conditions

National

Court rules murder accused Dewani fit to stand trial

Shrien Dewani  leaves the High Court in Cape Town under police escort in June.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

British millionaire businessman suspected of 2010 honeymoon murder of wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court rules

National

De Kock is challenging parole decision in court

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Political reasons at play as prisoners serving life sentences for similar crimes have been granted parole, says apartheid-era hit squad leader

National

DA questions pursuit of poachers into Mozambique

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
7 day(s) ago

DA seeks clarity on agreement between Mozambique and SA over SAPS’s cross-border operations to catch rhino poachers

Health

South African working in Liberia admitted to hospital for assessment

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
4 day(s) ago

Health Department says all protocols have been followed since man returned to South Africa, he had no contact with any patients while in Liberia

Politics

‘Glamorous’ politicians ‘no longer following a vocation’

President Jacob Zuma greets supporters of the African National Congress during their final election rally at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, May 4, 2014. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

A Human Sciences Research Council State of the Nation report shows that politics in SA is no longer a commitment to serving the people

Management

Consumers ‘demand more’ of public services

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane addresses a media briefing on the presidential review committee on state-owned enterprises on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Public servants must improve service and efficiency to meet the demands of a more sophisticated South African consumer, says Collins Chabane

African News

Kenya suspends ‘reciprocal’ visa requirements for South African visitors

Tourists arrive at Moi International Airport in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Kenya has put a hold on its stricter immigration controls, which were to be implemented after South Africa’s changed requirements for visitors

Land & Agriculture

Zuma’s land claim remarks ‘misleading’

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

President accused of creating false hope by promising that the reopened land claims process will allow people to lodge claims on land that was lost before the 1913 Native Land Act

National

DA inspection confirms ‘runners’ working at CIPC

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

In loco inspection of Companies and Intellectual Property Commission by the Democratic Alliance shows people are willing to expedite registration process for large fee

Law & Constitution

Sangoma seeks confirmation on high court order over vulture feet law

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Eastern Cape sangoma asks Constitutional Court to confirm order declaring piece of legislation under which she was convicted invalid

Politics

Assembly adjourns after EFF protest

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

Speaker Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament shortly after 4pm, announcing President Jacob Zuma will not complete presidential question time because of EFF protest

Politics

ANC’s resolution ‘will constrain probe of Zuma’

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

DA argues that the mandate of the ad hoc committee is limited to the president’s Nkandla report and will be a constraint on the work of the committee

National

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

Striking miners at Marikana, near Rustenburg. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
1 day(s) ago

The state would not have been able to prove their cases if the matter went to trial, says Andries Nkome, who is part of the defence team

National

Principals tell of ghost teachers, appointed with falsified details

Stone Sizani.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Wife of ANC chief whip pleads not guilty to 31 counts of fraud and money-laundering more than R1.2m

Education

PwC training leads to improved matric results

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Firm trains principals and facilitators in management skills and the programme has been implemented in about 25% of KwaZulu-Natal’s schools

Transport & Tourism

Sanral rejects Cape Town’s call on tolls

South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Sanral believes its jurisdiction ‘trumps’ Cape Town city council’s wish that Winelands toll road project be halted

Media

Committee to give clarity on inquiry into Tshabalala’s qualifications

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Communications committee says it will give feedback on whether inquiry will be started to look into claims SABC board chairwoman misled National Assembly about qualifications

Politics

MPs look at overlapping Chapter Nine mandates with an eye on costs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Parliamentary committees take first steps to address areas where the mandates of Chapter Nine institutions overlap, and how resources can be saved

Health

Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Study shows 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million

Mining

Green Scorpions to go on sand mining blitz

Picture: ARDBEL
2 day(s) ago

Environmental management inspectors from national, provincial departments will take part in initiative to address environmental, water damage

Politics

D-Account was never probed

Thandi Modise. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Modise’s successor says provincial government has not investigated ’D-Account’, into which royalties from mining companies were paid

National

Letter landed chief whip’s wife in court

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

An anonymous letter to the Eastern Cape education department led to the wife of the ANC chief whip being caught out for allegedly creating ghost teachers and then pocketing their salaries

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

Opinion

Past injustices and present failures a toxic blend

Quality public conversation needs those who are driven by the desire not to be right but to add to the dimensions of a matter

 
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