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Nomgcobo Jiba, acting national director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN

Deputy head of prosecutions appears for fraud, perjury

Nomgcobo Jiba will appear in court on June 10 after case is postponed in Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, where she is served with provisional charge sheet

National

King Goodwill Zwelithini blames ‘vile’ attacks on ‘third force’

King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: REUTERS

After weeks of xenophobic violence mainly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, King Zwelithini denies calling on his subjects to attack foreigners

National

Sithole suspects will be in custody until bail hearing

After being stalked down a street, taunted and hit with a wrench, Emmanuel Sithole is cornered by his attackers, stabbed in the heart and left to die on a rubbish-strewn Alexandra street. He was from Mozambique. Picture: JAMES OATWAY/SUNDAY TIMES

Four men arrested in connection with killing of Emmanuel Sithole to remain in police custody until their bail application on May 4

Energy

SA companies come to Eskom’s rescue

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.

Petrochemicals company Sasol becomes the latest company to conclude a power purchase agreement when it reached a deal to supply up to 440MW of power to the grid

National

EFF man shot ahead of Malema’s address in Alexandria

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, centre, address people in Alexandra township on xenophobia on Monday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

A man in EFF regalia, part of a group waiting for the arrival of Mr Malema, shot in the leg and rushed to hospital

Transport & Tourism

Once-axed Gama back in top Transnet job

Siyabonga Gama. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Siyabonga Gama appointed the acting CEO of the state-owned logistics company Transnet after CEO Brian Molefe seconded to Eskom

National

It’s power to the workers in Grinpal job-dispute court ruling

Power lines.  Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO

Unpaid and out of work for two years, 41 employees get court relief under a labour law provision governing the automatic transfer of employees' contracts to new business owner

National

Broadcasting policy ‘against aims of House’

Lawyer Steven Budlender is arguing that Parliament’s broadcasting policy is unfair. File picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY

Editors’ forum, other applicants argue that Parliament’s broadcast policy is unfair and the images it broadcasts are inaccurate

Opinion

A host of hidden dangers to naming and renaming

The rash naming of places could have serious economic costs in the future if we are not careful, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Tackle root causes of xenophobia

Children eat a meal provided by members of the community in Isipingo, south of Durban. Several hundred foreign nationals have sought refuge in the tents after xenophobia driven violence forced them to flee their homes and businesses. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

Problem stems from a refusal to acknowledge the extent of the influx of foreigners and from the failure to address structural unemployment

Traditional leaders and Zulu warriors attend an imbizo called by King Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday.  Picture:  NCE MKHIZE

EDITORIAL: The imbizo: too little, too late

Intervention might not have become necessary had King Goodwill Zwelithini chosen his words more carefully

National

High chance of load-shedding on Tuesday night

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Eskom warns prognosis for rolling blackouts ‘very high for the evening’, asks customers to use power sparingly, switch off nonessential appliances

Labour

Amcu figures could tilt power among unions

Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Amcu says its membership figures are closer to 40,000 — which does not give it a majority in the gold and coal sectors

National

Court rules against RAF in grants case

WRECKED: The Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill aims to compensate victims efficiently, without costly litigation. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Road Accident Fund argues foster care grants paid to guardian of orphaned children should be deducted from R112,942 payout

National

A Labour government ‘will boost ties with SA’

Britain’s Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says relations between SA and the UK have cooled. File picture: REUTERS

MP Peter Hain says pro-South African values in bloodstream of UK opposition party, writes Marvin Meintjies

Transport & Tourism

From sugarcane to hustle and bustle

Durban harbour. Picture: THE TIMES

KwaZulu-Natal’s northern coastal corridor, stretching from Durban to Ballito, is where it is all happening as sugarcane plantations make way for residential, commercial and industrial development

Labour

VIDEO: Amcu calls for calm after member’s death

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union urges law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in investigating the deaths of 11 of its members since 2012

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Focus is on corrupt police officers, DA race

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Crisis at Eskom will also be keenly watched following the appointment of Brian Molefe as acting CE, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Economy

SA seen tackling problems, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in bid to downplay the effect of SA’s power crisis and xenophobic attacks on investor sentiment

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES

Telkom maintenance at risk in fleet dispute

Telkom is at the mercy of the North Gauteng High Court, which will decide whether the state-controlled company must hand back 6 000 vans it has been leasing from Daimler Fleet Management

National

UN agency in SA ‘flooded by calls from refugees’

Somali trader. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

UNHCR in SA resettled more than 1,000 refugees last year, most of them Somalis, followed by Congolese, Ethiopians, and Burundians

Politics

DA backtracks on policy to bankroll ‘serious’ candidates

Wilmot James. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Insiders say most decisions taken by Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, federal executive chairman James Selfe and CE Paul Boughey

National

Police commissioner Lamoer appears in court, granted R5,000 bail

Arno Lamoer.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer, along with five others, make brief appearance in court on charges that include racketeering, money laundering

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Is a Cape Flats activist our best hope?

The only way to address xenophobia is to devise an entry system for migrants that is tough, fair, easy, transparent and humane, writes Peter Bruce

Opinion

Rainbow nation goes up in smoke on Durban’s streets

A foreign national holds a machete to protect himself after clashes broke out between a group of locals and police in Durban on April 14 2015 in ongoing violence against foreign nationals in Durban, South Africa. Hundreds of people have been displaced and forced to flee their homes after a week of xenophobic violence in the city. Picture: AFP

Irresponsible rhetoric by political leadership has played a damaging role in the unrest, writes Alana Baranov

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Rhodes may be gone but the itch is still there

There have been other incidents of vandalism, racist and anti-Semitic statements and intimidating behaviour attributed to the Rhodes Must Fall gang

Energy

Molefe at Eskom for long haul, says Lynne Brown

Brian Molefe.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Brian Molefe ‘to optimise the skills at Eskom, in much the same way he turned around the Public Investment Corporation when he was its CE between 2003 and 2010’

National

Somalis leaving SA for greener pastures

Somali trader. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in SA says Somalis make up bulk of people resettled last year, followed by people from Democratic Republic of Congo

Business Times

Please Call Me inventor says Vodacom not off the hook

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SOWETAN

Nkosana Makate, inventor of 'Please Call Me' SMS service, just won't give up. Former Vodacom employee files papers in the Constitutional Court in yet another bid to force the cellular giant to pay for 'stealing' his idea

Labour

Treasury undermining wage talks, unions say

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene warns that if unions fight for an above-inflation increase this year, they will put SA’s economic future at risk

National

More than 300 people arrested for xenophobic attacks

Smoke rises from a burning vehicle as South Africans stand in the morning light after they attacked and burned vehicles and buildings in the area following another night of xenophobic related violence in downtown, Johannesburg.  Five people have been killed nationally during recent xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban. Picture:  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Arrests include three people who are suspected to have been behind brutal stabbing of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole on Saturday

Labour

Amcu claims it is being ‘reined in’

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it is aware of ‘concerted effort" to try to control union ahead of negotiations in gold sector later in 2015

National

Imbizo crowd told to behave after jeering at ambassadors

Traditional leaders and Zulu warriors attend an imbizo called by King Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday.  Picture:  NCE MKHIZE

Crowd of 4,000 people from around KwaZulu-Natal jeer at Zimbabwean, Nigerian ambassadors to SA during King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo against xenophobia

Politics

DA’s Maimane is ‘in it to win it’

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN

Democratic Alliance’s Mmusi Maimane believes merging parliamentary and national leadership roles will be beneficial for the party

Politics

Patricia de Lille elected as the new leader of the DA in the Western Cape

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille arrives at Parliament on Thursday for President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The DA's De Lille, who was favourite to win from the moment she announced her availability for the position, defeats former Western Cape police commissioner and community safety MEC Lennit Max

Politics

Ministers give stern warnings against xenophobia

Smoke rises from a burning vehicle as South Africans stand in the morning light after they attacked and burned vehicles and buildings in the area following another night of xenophobic related violence in downtown, Johannesburg.  Five people have been killed nationally during recent xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban. Picture:  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Ministers warn those who seek to ’instigate’ xenophobic attacks and ’undermine stability’ through fictitious messages on social media will be sought out by law enforcement agencies and dealt with

Opinion

European heritage symbolises the oppression of Africans

An AfriForum protester hangs a sign on the partially defaced statue of Louis Botha outside Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Europeans should forswear writing unsubstantiated stories and distorted, falsified history of Africa

Opinion

ON THE WATER: A flyfisher’s struggle with mud, race war

Had we squabbled over the folly of going beyond that ugly little monument ... only ruin would have followed us off that mountain

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