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President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

Zuma compares Nkandla with apartheid George airport

14 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma says he feels ‘persecuted’ by local media about upgrades, points to airport near home of PW Botha that was not built for ‘economic reasons’

Labour

Factional battles will lead to Cosatu’s collapse — Vavi

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
6 hour(s) ago

Cosatu general secretary warns that should the situation in Cosatu continue, where workers are divided due to factional interests, the federation would split in half

Telecoms & Technology

Cape Town launches mobile transport app

Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

City of Cape Town says Where is My Transport app, which will map out all the different public transport services across the city, is the first of its kind in Africa

National

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu in ‘serious but stable’ condition after shooting

ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu. Picture: SOWETAN
13 hour(s) ago

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is rushed to Witbank Hospital after he is shot in Mpumalanga, in what appears to be armed robbery at ATM

Transport & Tourism

Sanral does a U-turn on Gauteng e-toll panel

Picture: SOWETAN
20 hour(s) ago

The about-turn may flag a subtle acknowledgement that the government is gradually losing the public relations battle against a resurgent anti-toll campaign

Opinion

Do not let fantasies detract from the depth of corruption

Terry Crawford-Browne at the arms deal commission in Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN

Fantastical claims pose the danger of leading the Seriti commission away from the relevant facts

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Punishment scares only when one enforces it

Promising dreadful consequences for those who break the rules is a convenient diversion

VIDEO: Protestors burn e-toll bills at Sanral offices

Protestors taking part in an e-toll demonstrations burn their e-toll bills in front of the South African National Roads Agency offices in Pretoria

National

Gambling board suspended over ‘breach of finance rules’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 hour(s) ago

These include failing to prevent irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the use of a bank overdraft without the approval of the finance minister

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Committee to deal with Nkandla spending

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
20 hour(s) ago

Both the ad hoc committee on Nkandla and the powers and privileges committee considering charges against Julius Malema and 19 members of his caucus are to meet in the week

National

Sasol does not need to use registered mail to distribute AGM notices, says court

Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Sasol is given permission to distribute notice of AGM to shareholders through means other than mail, because it believes Post Office will not deliver in time

Politics

Branches want Cele to lead ANC in eThekwini

Former national police commissioner Bheki Cele. Picture: SAPA
19 hour(s) ago

Former police chief was re-elected as an ordinary member of the NEC at the ANC’s Mangaung conference and is now agriculture, forestry and fisheries deputy minister

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa councillors mull legal battle on dismissals

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
19 hour(s) ago

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi may have to back down on a decision to have councillors removed from office or ‘face a court challenge’

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: THE TIMES

Media have exaggerated the scale of Nkandla, says Zuma

Dominant narrative in the public domain is that ‘Zuma ate money’

National

Labour court demands explanation from police minister

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIE SON/WILLIAM McKINTOSH
3 day(s) ago

Labour Court in Johannesburg orders police minister and national commissioner to appear in court for failing to adhere to previous order in Col Kobus Roos case

Labour

Special meeting as Cosatu plods on with battles

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
20 hour(s) ago

Federation expects mediation from ANC as Vavi issue looms, writes Natasha Marrian

Politics

Branches want Cele to lead ANC in eThekwini

Former national police commissioner Bheki Cele. Picture: SAPA
19 hour(s) ago

Former police chief was re-elected as an ordinary member of the NEC at the ANC’s Mangaung conference and is now agriculture, forestry and fisheries deputy minister

Opinion

The grand failure that is SA’s political youth

Passion has been usurped by expediency, producing a young generation that has achieved nothing

Opinion

Spike in claims of police torture is worrying

Torture. Picture: THINKSTOCK

The crime of torture is particularly heinous and has special status in international law as a crime for which there is no defence

National

Public works gets to grips with finances

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Department’s seven-year turnaround plan drawn up with help from the Treasury and an army of consultants has helped to fix collapsed controls

National

Visa rules will hurt trade, envoys warn

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Diplomats from Asia and the Middle East warn Gauteng Premier David Makhura that SA’s new immigration and visa regulations will inhibit investment and immigration

National

Union backs workers in locomotive protest

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Commuter Transport and Locomotive Engineering workers say local companies can meet tender requirements for locomotives, which Transnet awarded to four foreign firms

African News

SA lawyers want Swazi chief justice fired

Swaziland flag XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Imprisonment of critics seen as latest in a number of judicial decisions widely condemned as flagrant abuses of power by the Swazi judiciary

Health

Plea for private training of doctors

Medical training. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Government should allow private institutions to train doctors and relax the administrative burden foreign doctors face seeking employment in SA

Politics

ANC agrees to more witnesses in EFF disciplinary hearing

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

Decision follows a letter by opposition parties, but DA accuses ANC of double standards and of setting Parliament up ‘to fail at equality of accountability’

Politics

‘Disturbing’ DA investigation of whip angers ANC

4 day(s) ago

Hunadi Mateme has a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the Medical University of SA, although she did her course work and research at the University of Michigan

Telecoms & Technology

Government considers selling stake in Vodacom to support Eskom, say sources

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
4 day(s) ago

The government has approached financial advisers about the possible disposal of its about 13.91% stake in Vodacom

National

If sentenced to jail, Pistorius likely to go to Kgosi Mampuru prison

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

Kim Martin, Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin, tells High Court she is fearful of Pistorius and that a prison sentence would be appropriate

National

Oxfam report shows a quarter of SA suffer from hunger

More research shows that there is something in a vegetarian diet that causes vegetarians to have a lower risk of heart disease, say scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

‘The reality is that one in four people currently suffers hunger on a regular basis,’ says Oxfam’s economic justice campaign manager, Rashmi Mistry

Financial Services

Unions hail delay in pension tax reform

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Employers may be rattled as they have been preparing over the past year for the changes

Politics

Council dissolutions lead to by-elections

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

It is rare for provincial governments to initiate the dissolution of nonperforming councils, and it needs the concurrence of the National Council of Provinces

National

‘Prison sentence appropriate for Pistorius,’ says Reeva’s cousin

Oscar Pistorius walks past state prosecutor Gerrie Nel ahead of his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Kim Martin, Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin, finishes her evidence in aggravation of sentence by telling court Oscar Pistorius should be punished for what he has done

Labour

Special meeting as Cosatu plods on with battles

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
20 hour(s) ago

Federation expects mediation from ANC as Vavi issue looms, writes Natasha Marrian

Business Times

Leaked audit report points to Post Office chaos

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
1 day(s) ago

Old problems at South African Post Office not addressed as fraud spikes

National

Dewani hitman dies of brain tumour

Xolile Mngeni.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Hitman serving life sentence for shooting dead Shrien Dewani’s wife, due to testify in Dewani’s trial for plotting the murder, dies at Goodwood Correctional Centre

National

SAPS to reinstate disciplinary measures against Mdluli

Richard Mdluli. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Charges relate to allegations he employed family members with no intelligence experience and abused a secret fund on luxury cars

National

Sisulu looks to private sector to fund homes target

 Lindiwe Sisulu. PICTURE:PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Meeting the 1.5-million target will be vital to addressing the national backlog of about 2.3-million homes and eradicating the 2,200 informal settlements mushrooming around SA

National

Nkandla shows need to protect whistle-blowers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Although public servants have the right to request instructions in writing and then to lodge these with the auditor-general and the Treasury, this is seldom done, as they fear retribution

National

Society demands Pistorius be jailed for 10 years, says prosecutor

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures during the sentencing hearing of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Pistorius’s lawyer says Blade Runner has been denigrated by the media, has no money to pay his legal fees and was tried on incorrect facts

National

SA’s public protector wins integrity award

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

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela selected as winner of Transparency International’s Integrity Award for 2014

National

Cosatu members lead convoy in e-toll drive-slow

Traffice is brought to a standstill during Cosatu's go-slow protest in December last year. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

About 50 vehicles cheered on by onlookers as convoy makes its way through the streets of Johannesburg to Sanral offices

National

Protesters ‘bury e-tolls’, Cosatu-led convoy cheered

Picture: DIEKETSENG MALEKE
2 day(s) ago

Protesters burn their unpaid bills on top of an empty coffin outside Sanral’s offices, while convoy embarks on a drive-slow in protest against e-tolls

National

Council erred on billboards

Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

In May last year Midvaal municipality removed the billboards advertising big businesses in the area, without getting the required court order to enforce by-laws

Transport & Tourism

Cape Town airport to cut rent for small retailers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Retailers to be granted premium bays at reduced prices and cheaper tender documents

National

Police fail to investigate prison assaults

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIE SON/WILLIAM McKINTOSH
4 day(s) ago

The figures showed correctional services did not take seriously its constitutional obligation to prevent the ill-treatment and torture of prisoners

National

Popcru steers clear of Cosatu’s planned protest against e-tolls

A protester holds up a banner during a march against e-tolls in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union general secretary says plans to burn e-tags, e-toll bills at Sanral’s offices is a call by the federation for citizens to resort to anarchy

Education

Higher education institutions rack up R113m cash deficit

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Statistics SA says cash receipts from operating activities up R4.4m from 2012, mainly due to increases in other receipts and grants from the Department of Higher Education

National

Cape Town woman challenges SA’s surrogacy laws

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

In first case of its kind, Cape Town woman asks Pretoria High Court to outlaw requirement of genetic link for surrogate pregnancies

National

Gauteng ANC takes campaign against e-tolls to top-level talks

Paul Mashatile,left, and David Makhura.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

The province and national government are on a collision course over the implementation of the tolls

Opinion

How the ANC is killing our democratic language

Its rhetoric creates uncertainty and denudes words one assumes have a common understanding

Opinion

Conspiracy theories will not help end corruption

The bigger problem for the arms deal commission, however, is that dead men tell no lies either

 
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