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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

Rocky start as Nkandla committee stumbles on mandate

1 day(s) ago

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

Economy

SA metros owed almost R53bn in outstanding debt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 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
1 day(s) ago

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

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
1 day(s) ago

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

National

Spy tapes to be revealed soon

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

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

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
1 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
1 day(s) ago

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

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

Opinion

Soon water will have to be taxed as dangerous

Congratulations! You are alive. According to Wits University health and safety academics and others, everything is unsafe. You should be dead, writes Leon Louw

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

National

End game looms in spy-tape saga

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

Three prominent critics of multibillion-rand arms deal have withdrawn names from Seriti commission witness list

Financial Services

Treasury hires banks to plan debut sukuk sale

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 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
1 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
2 day(s) ago

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

National

Court dismisses Zuma ‘spy tape’ appeal

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

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

Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Harris to ensure ‘Cape Town is open for business’

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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 day(s) ago

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

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 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

Politics

Ntuli’s star still on the rise in DA

DA Youth leader Mbali Ntuli. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

Former youth leader could become factor in succession, writes Setumo Stone

Opinion

Parliament can bridge Generations gap in SA

EFF’s antics in Parliament provide the perfect solution to our Generations conundrum

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

National

‘Fair’ tariffs planned for water across SA

Trevor Balzer, acting director-general of the Department of Water Affairs. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 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
2 day(s) ago

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

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 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

Politics

Ntuli’s star still on the rise in DA

DA Youth leader Mbali Ntuli. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

Former youth leader could become factor in succession, writes Setumo Stone

National

Madonsela sticks to guns over Nkandla

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

Public protector says ANC ‘must respect constitution’, as party accuses her of pursuing personal vendetta against Jacob Zuma

Media

Minister remains defiant over ‘legal’ Motsoeneng appointment

SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Communications minister avoids going into detail over SABC response to public protector’s report saying matter is sub judice, but maintains appointment is ‘legal’

National

Report reveals policing flaws in Khayelitsha

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, left, Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato, centre, and Premier Helen Zille  on Monday study the recommendations of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry on policing. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Scathing report finds, among other things, policing happens by chance and luck and not based on police intelligence

National

Lonmin faces tough grilling over defaults on its housing obligations

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
4 day(s) ago

Judge Farlam rules that executives scheduled to testify could be questioned about Lonmin’s failure to deliver on legally required socioeconomic targets

National

ANC’s ‘attacks an attempt to interfere’ with office of public protector

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Thuli Madonsela says ‘extraordinary and unwarranted attacks’ on her by ANC are an attempt to interfere with functioning of her office

Science & Environment

iMfolozi coal mines raise concerns

PARTNER: Andrew Zaloumis says fostering a good relationship with those who live adjacent to the park is crucial. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

Among fears being raised are that being close to the iMfolozi River, the major river feeding the Lake St Lucia estuary and iSimangaliso World Heritage site, any pollution from the mines would pollute the wildlife sanctuary

National

Zuma’s mystery tour ends with Putin meeting

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 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

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
2 day(s) ago

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

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
2 day(s) ago

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

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
2 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
2 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
2 day(s) ago

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

Education

Release of A-level and matric exam results to coincide

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 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

Health

Treasury rules ‘will harm medical schemes’, says economist

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 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

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
3 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

Telecoms & Technology

MTN denies inadequate employee consultation over layoffs

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

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

Property

Forced removal of 1970 plays out in court

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

How to decide the value of a house a family was forcibly removed from during apartheid is the subject of a Constitutional Court judgment

Politics

EFF MPs should be kicked out every time they disrupt Parliament, says Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says EFF MPs need to learn to ‘engage properly’ in National Assembly ‘or else the law must kick in’

Politics

EFF MPs face suspension from Parliament

EFF leader Julius Malema gestures as he addresses the National Assembly on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters will have to explain in writing why they should not face suspension from the house

National

‘Contingency plan’ to be implemented to avoid disruptions in Parliament

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Tuesday addresses a press briefing regarding last week's disruption in Parliament.  Picture:  TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

A contingency plan will be put in place to deal with chaotic disruptions to parliamentary proceedings, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says

National

Shabangu contradicts Ramaphosa over e-mails at Marikana commission

Former minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu at the  marikana shooting  inquiry in centurion on Tuesday Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

It was an unconvincing stint in the stand that left hardened lawyers squirming — and several in the audience giggling

Media

Muthambi evades MPs questions on selection of SABC’s Motsoeneng

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

Communications minister says the matter of the controversial appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is sub judice

Columnists

ANC politics on Nkandla could be good news

3 day(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela surely knows that her letter cannot force Jacob Zuma to do anything, writes Steven Friedman

Media

Hope for Generations actors

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says common solution will be found to resolve impasse between SABC, axed actors after difficult week of high emotion

Media

Sekunjalo makes bid for Sapa

Sekunjalo Group executive chairman Iqbal Survé. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings says it intends to take South African Press Association into territory it understands well, make it part of African growth story

National

Zuma leaves trade advisers at home

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

President Jacob Zuma in lengthy visit to Russia for talks mainly on bilateral trade issues

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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