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Joel Netshitenzhe bemoans self-serving ANC leadership

Joel Netshitenzhe. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

Also criticsed developments that undermine SABC as credible and relevant public broadcaster


Charity admonishes Bathabile Dlamini for five star hotel stay

African National Congress Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, who believes poor families can live on the R753 social grant, spends R11,000 a night to stay at the Oyster Box hotel


August 3 is a public holiday, allowing all eligible voters time to vote


The IEC will be under intense scrutiny when it conducts the poll, in the light of the outcome of the Constitutional Court case on the voters’ roll

Transport & Tourism

Gauteng to form single transport authority to make provincial travel easier

Gauteng Premier David Makhura visits Soshanguve with Tshwane deputy ANC chairman Mapiti Matsena and ward 34 administrator Nthabiseng Mphago. Pictures: PENNY MASHEGO

Premier David Makhura says the transport authority will address inefficiencies in the Gauteng public transport system


Suspension of SABC journalists shocks National Editors’ Forum

The SABC building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

The three have been suspended for disagreeing with an instruction during a diary conference not to cover the R2K campaign’s protest against censorship at the SABC


Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s beliefs have ‘no bearing’ on coverage ban


Public broadcaster has a responsibility to edit reportage to protect children from viewing dangerous behaviour, lawyer tells censorship hearing


Foster children in Gauteng massively exploited while parents pocket grants

Nandi Mayathula-Khoza. Picture: SOWETAN

Foster mothers will sometimes use female foster children for cash and not take any action when there is sexual abuse by male members of the family


DA to picket outside Icasa offices


Party plans to picket outside the offices of the Independent Communications Authority of SA ahead of the hearing of a complaint about censorship at the SABC


Airline caterer workers on strike

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA

Unions allege favouritism‚ bullying and shouting by management‚ and unfair discrimination as workers were not allowed to wear religious or cultural items


Standoff in Parliament worsens as union walks out

Secretary of Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. Picture: JEREMY GLYN/SUNDAY TIMES

Nehawu’s standoff in Parliament intensifies after members refuse to take part in performance assessments


Gauteng ANC faces tough polls after Tshwane turmoil

Paul Mashatile. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Voter turnout in Gauteng will play a crucial role for the ANC in tough local polls, says Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile


Ipid man wins stay on disciplinary moves over renditions


Labour Court reserved judgment in a case against suspended Ipid director of investigations Matthews Sesoko pending further legal clarity


TWEET OF THE WEEK: The 2016 election poster wars

Posters are blunt instruments designed to strike a single blow, and all from the big three parties this year fail


Stony road ahead for Project Reconciliation

Project Reconciliation is much harder now as there is less goodwill, less willingness to take a leap of faith


Strategy aims to unlock benefits of cities

A view of the Johannesburg skyline.  Picture: THE TIMES

The Integrated Urban Development Framework signals the government's new strategy to reap the benefits of urbanisation with coordinated investments in people, the economy and places

Former Nedbank chairman Reuel Khoza. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

SA direly needs innovation in the economy, in politics and in society

We must change to become globally competitive, but all signs are pointing the other way, writes Reuel J Khoza


Dikgang Moseneke appointed honorary professor at Wits

Deputy Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN.

Former deputy chief justice has been appointed honorary professor of bioethics in the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand


Didiza unfazed by tensions in Tshwane

Thoko Didiza. Picture: ROBERT BOTHA

ANC mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza says the violence does not reflect the community’s feelings towards her


Up to 100 injured in Durban train collision


Paramedics say as many as 100 people injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in Lamontville south of Durban on Thursday afternoon


Give a court date for Zuma to face corruption charges, DA asks Shaun Abrahams

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

The High Court has refused President Jacob Zuma and the NPA’s application for leave to appeal against a ruling that prosecution of Zuma be discontinued


‘Racist’ KZN guest house owner called me a ‘little bastard’, says Maimane

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Calls for Sodwana Bay Guest House to be shut down following racist response by owner Andre Slade that lodge does not ‘accommodate black people


ITV in the UK teases with snippets of Oscar Pistorius interview

ITV interview with Oscar Pistorius will be broadcast in South Africa on Friday. Picture: SUPPLIED

M-Net will broadcast the interview with convicted killer Oscar Pistorius on Friday night, in which he describes what happened the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp


New Bara paediatric surgery clinic offers parents sleep-over facility

Picture: ISTOCK

Parents will soon be able to spend night by their children’s sick beds when new paediatric surgery clinic at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital is completed


Order set aside against health officials accused in wrongful birth lawsuit

Gauteng infrastructure development MEC Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: SOWETAN

In 2014, the High Court said Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu must pay costs or show cause why she should not be liable for these from her own pocket


Wits’s free online courses will boost access to higher education, university says

The Great Hall at the University of Witwatersrand.  Picture: THE TIMES

While the University of Cape Town is already offering online courses under its Getsmarter programme, those are not offered free of charge


Stellenbosch University to give Afrikaans and English equal status

Stellenbosch University. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Approving the proposed new language policy, council has expressed its unequivocal support for multilingualism


Government wants to know whether laws have made life better and how

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe a meeting of key players in the mining industry on Wednesday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Government calls for public to make written submissions about ‘their experience’ of more than 1,000 laws passed since SA’s first non-racial democratic election in 1994


IEC gives PAC tight deadline to take part in elections


After a High Court ruling that the party should be allowed to take part in the August polls, the Electoral Commission has given it until 5pm on Thursday to submits its lists


No rifts in the ANC in Durban, asserts mayoral candidate Zandile Gumede


At an eNCA-organised live debate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an unruly audience heckled Gumede after that response

Financial Services

Guptas will not get their hands on Ubank, NUM vows

Oakbay Investments CEO Nazeem Howa. Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS

National Union of Mineworkers says the bank is looking for a capital injection but the NUM is not willing to sell its 50% stake, after an approach from Oakbay Investments


From Kyalami to Khayalami — place names finally get their spelling corrected

 Kyalami is set to host the SA Festival of Motoring in August.    Pictures: QUICKPIC, NEWSPRESS UK

Sophiatown is also among the 45 name changes gazetted by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, which are mostly corrections of misspellings

Ennerdale residents went on a protest over service delivery in late May. Violent protest is not new, and this year, 86% of protests countrywide can be classified as violent. Picture: SOWETAN

Service delivery fails because it does not empower people

Violence is never to be encouraged, but the plight of millions of citizens must be addressed, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Telecoms & Technology

Digital migration faces further delay as minister seeks leave to appeal


Private broadcaster M-Net warns the policy errors have far-reaching implications for digital migration

Opinion & Analysis

Political violence threatens economy and democracy


Intervention is urgent to ensure political killings are not entrenched as a culture that undermines our nascent democracy, writes Thabang Motsohi


Judgment on spy tapes to be passed on Friday

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

Application for leave to appeal against judgment setting aside decision to discontinue prosecution against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 will be passed on Friday

Land & Agriculture

White maize sufficient for coming months, Agbiz says

Maize. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

SA has enough white maize for coming months as dry weather helps boost harvesting, but may struggle to source required imports, an industry body says


‘People choose hospitals over clinics as it is more likely a doctor will be there’

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu appointed the Lean Institute Africa to take on the classic public hospital challenge — waiting times. Picture: SOWETAN

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu launches paediatric surgery outpatient clinic at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital


Danny Jordaan shrugs off criticism over security appointee

Danny Jordaan. Picture: SOWETAN

Nelson Mandela Metro’s executive mayor Danny Jordaan defends controversial decision to appoint Linda Mti as municipality’s head of safety and security


Service delivery protesters clash with police in Ekurhuleni

PROTESTS:  The shell of a burnt-out truck used to barricade roads by protesters in Atteridgeville. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Protesters barricaded roads and stoned cars while demanding a piece of land they claimed the Ekurhuleni municipality had promised them


Cape Town to get rid of ‘useless’ unfinished highways

Dorothy Pieterson and her boyfriend Hilton Esau watch the sunrise from the unfinished bridge in the Cape Town CBD. Picture: THE SUNDAY TIMES.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says unfinished highways ‘useless’, other than for film shoots, and inhibiting development of prime city-owned land


Gengezi Mgidlana charges four Nehawu members with gross misconduct

Secretary of Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. Picture: JEREMY GLYN/SUNDAY TIMES

But S’thembiso Tembe says the charges are part of an effort to purge parliamentary staff of Nehawu members who continue to frustrate the secretary to Parliament


Parliament has 21 nominations for public protector so far

Thuli Madonsela, left, has turned the public protector’s office into a body of  stature during her tenure, and the public will expect a replacement of substance. Her deputy, Kevin Malunga,  could be in line. Picture:PUXLEY MAKGATHOuxley Makgatho

The nominations are largely from members of the public and all are ‘competent and qualified’ for the position. Friday is the deadline for nominations


Five reasons why Tshwane was in flames

Protesters blockade the road.  Residents went on the rampage looting from stores with little police in sight. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the protests ware not political but are just plain thuggery


Investigate claims that Tshwane violence has been orchestrated, Cosatu urges

Protesters blockade a road in Mamelodi on Tuesday as ANC members continue to revolt against Thoko Didiza’s nomination as the party’s mayoral candidate for the Tshwane metro. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

There have also been claims that some want incumbent Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa to retain his position as he is providing tenders to certain people


Solly Mokoetle found after going missing last week

Solly Mokoetle. Picture: SUPPLIED

The former SABC boss’s sister, Agnes Sikali, said the family was at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal


KZN land tenure is injury and insult

Threats to his control over land through the Ingonyama Trust are at the core of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s wrath over African culture. He has called on young initiates to defend it against criticism and work for Nguni unity against unspecified threats. File pictures: SUNDAY TIMES/TEBOGO LETSIE

Leases and title deeds are both a deprivation of rights


Political violence threatens economy and democracy


Intervention is urgent to ensure political killings are not entrenched as a culture that undermines our nascent democracy

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