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Zuma has spent R10m of taxpayers’ money evading justice, DA finds

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

‘It is easy for the State to pursue litigation using other peoples’ money,’ says DA federal executive chairperson‚ James Selfe

Education

UCT reveals its ‘limited scope of academic freedom’

University of Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

UCT withdraws Danish journalist’s invitation to speak on campus, fear that his visit could ‘provoke protests or violence’

Media

‘Cynical’ for SABC to fire staff after noting its ban on some footage was unlawful

Protesters support journalists outside the SABC in Auckland Park. Picture:FINANCIAL MAIL

Council for the four journalists Steven Budlender said their contracts of employment were very clear that a formal hearing was a must before they could be fired

National

Eight residents of Meyerton settlement arrested for public violence

Protesters gather around a bonfire on a bridge on Thursday in Meyerton, during a service delivery protest ahead of the August 3rd municipal elections. Picture: MARCO LONGARI/AFP

On Thursday, residents of Meyerton’s Sicelo Shiceka informal settlement blockaded roads, burning tyres as they agitated for housing

Education

Gauteng to donate land to universities for student accommodation

Students protest at the University of Fort Hare Centenary celebrations in Alice. Picture: MARK ANDREWS/DAILY DISPATCH

The agreement is the first step towards using the province’s R31bn immovable asset register to help higher education address its infrastructure requirements

National

Protector cannot probe apartheid crimes, protesters told

SQUEEZED:  Public Protector Thuli Madonsela briefs journalists yesterday after presenting her office’s budget to Parliament’s justice committee in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The Office of the Public Protector was established in a democratic SA and has no powers to investigate allegations prior to its existence

Politics

The ANC is no longer the party of Nelson Mandela, says Lindela Tshwete

Lindela Tshwete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Members of ANC stalwart families express sadness at leaving the party ‘our families worked and struggled in’, but say the ANC cannot be trusted to take SA forward

National

Police accused of raping and assaulting sex workers

Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA

Of 414 sex workers who reported 682 instances of police abuse, almost 20% alleged physical assault and 3% sexual assault

National

Gordon Patterson’s murder captured on video

Gordon Patterson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL

A video of the botched robbery is on the internet, and shows respected media strategist Patterson being shot by a second attacker

Media

Journalism professors ask for urgent Parliamentary hearing on SABC

Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

The SABC has violated the vision of democracy and constitutionalism that brought it into being and is not the type of place want their graduates to work

Opinion

We are far from powerless against the quiet horror of censorship at the SABC

Journalists protest against censorship outside the SABC offices in Cape Town earlier in July. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The broadcaster needs reminding that SA is a constitutional democracy — and, unlike China, our Constitution is given teeth by our laws

Opinion

We know racism is wrong, but our instinctive aversion to difference remains

Picture: ISTOCK

The relatively rapid physical mixing of races and cultures has outpaced humankind’s ancient, socially formed response to difference

Opinion

The tale of two blue-collar voters polls apart

The poor and marginal in Britain and SA are leading their nations down a path that fills the well-heeled with fear

Politics

Trollip farm workers’ feud reignited

Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay municipality Athol Trollip addresses supporters during a rally outside mayor Danny Jordaan’s office on Thursday in Port Elizabeth. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL SHEEHAN

DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip has dismissed their claims as ‘desperate lies’, saying some of the ‘workers’ had never been employed on the family’s farm

Labour

Mines minister still hopes to have benefits laws streamlined this fiscal year

Godfrey  Oliphant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant says talks are under way with the Chamber of Mines on a database of mineworkers owed billions in compensation

National

Violent service protests in Meyerton resume

Protesters gather around a bonfire on a bridge on Thursday in Meyerton, during a service delivery protest ahead of the August 3rd municipal elections. Picture: MARCO LONGARI/AFP

Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters and it was reported that the Red Ant Security Services was helping to contain the protests

National

ANC at odds with Nomvula Mokonyane over Marius Fransman

Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: THE TIMES

While she says he is back in his job, despite a sexual harassment scandal, the ANC says Fransman has not been reinstated

Gordon Patterson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL

Obituary: Slain media man Gordon Patterson ‘irreplaceable’

He had strong opinions and was committed to change, but would not shout down detractors, politely listening to them before tearing them apart

National

Marius Fransman ‘cleared and back on the job’

GREETINGS, COMRADES:  ANC president Jacob Zuma greets his supporters during his election road show through the streets of Philippi in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

The controversial Western Cape ANC leader greets Jacob Zuma on the campaign trail

Politics

NFP to contest its disqualification five days before election day

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Electoral Court sets July 29 as the date to hear the National Freedom Party’s plea to contest the municipal elections

Politics

Poll shows DA could take Tshwane, Joburg and Nelson Mandela Bay

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The most recent weekly poll conducted by Ipsos, on behalf of eNCA, showed the DA to be ahead of the ANC in the City of Johannesburg by five percentage points

Energy

Eskom says security contractor must be able to probe organised crime

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

An Eskom contract calls for experienced investigators who would need to be plugged into a network of experienced informers

National

Grenade launcher to be used in fight against rhino poaching

Milkor chief executive Marius Roos holds different types of grenades/lethal applications while Oupa Manzini holds the grenade launcher. Picture: NEO GOBA

The grenade launcher given to Sanparks consists of diverse less-lethal and lethal applications such as ‘flash bangs’‚ flares‚ smoke and rubber bullets

National

Gupta-linked Global Softech Solutions may profit from Transnet deal

From left: Ajay Gupta younger brother Atul Gupta and Oakbay MD Jagdish Parekh and Duduzane Zuma , who is a son of the president. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

SAP is said to have indicated that if it wins the R800m contract it will allocate 60% of the value to GSS, owned by the Gupta’s Sahara Systems and a family associate

Media

SABC censorship runs deeper than protest ban, says fired journalist

SHOW US THE TRUTH:  Demonstrators protest against the controversial decision by the SABC that it would not broadcast scenes of violent protest. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

‘You can withdraw the protest policy but you still have an environment that is not conducive to the practice of ethical journalism,’ says Thandeka Gqubule

National

Twenty years in jail for fraudster Johannes van Staden

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Van Staden was convicted on 27 counts‚ including fraud and racketeering, and spent some of the millions on farms‚ property‚ vehicles‚ diamonds and Rolex watches

National

NFP member Anna Madonsela stabbed to death in KwaZulu-Natal

Crime scene. Picture: THE HERALD

Meanwhile, the NFP filed papers on Wednesday to try convince the Electoral Court to overturn a decision stopping it from contesting the August 3 polls

National

Reeva’s parents had ‘no input’ on state’s decision to appeal Pistorius sentence

Barry Steenkamp, father of Reeva Steenkamp, reacts as Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius hears the verdict during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS/ALON SKUY

National Prosecuting Authority says sentence of six years’ imprisonment for Oscar Pistorius handed down by Judge Thokozile Masipa was ‘shockingly too lenient’

Education

Let’s not wait for student housing to become a crisis, says Blade Nzimande

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS

The higher education minister says he is working to resolve the accommodation shortage but has been disappointed by the private sector’s response

Media

Fired journalists’ case postponed as SABC seeks more time to file papers

Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

Judge Rob Lagrange has given the SABC until 7pm on Thursday to file its papers electronically, and the matter has been postponed to 12.30pm on Friday

Education

AfriForum says no to English at UFS, and wins

Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD/DAILY DISPATCH

The lobby group took the University of the Free State to court over its decision to lecture in English at undergraduate and postgraduate levels from 2017

Politics

Dismiss DA’s dated advert complaint‚ City of Joburg urges IEC

Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Adverts saying ‘City of Johannesburg is in good hands’ aimed at investors not voters‚ and campaign launched long before date of local elections announced, city says

Opinion

TWEET OF THE WEEK: The ANC’s hate factory

The ANC has a production factory for hate and there is no line they are not willing to cross

Opinion

Abuse of government tenders by public servants may soon be curtailed

The danger is that nepotism, self-enrichment and cronyism are not going to end, but instead going to be monopolised by politicians

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SOWETAN

Get the show on the road to depose Emperor Hlaudi

It is not enough to condemn what is happening at the SABC – we need to stop it before it is too late, writes Zwelinzima Vavi

Economy

Treasury simplifies tax amnesty draft

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES

The amnesty comes ahead of the implementation in September 2017 of a new global agreement on sharing revenue information

Politics

Bloem warns that DA will get its comeuppance

Dennis Bloem. Picture: THE TIMES

Cope spokesperson says Zille and Zuma share a disdain for smaller political parties, in spite of the fact that these organisations can bolster large parties in coalition

National

Court tells ANC-led municipality to let DA deliver water to residents

Picture: AFP/MUJAHID SAFODIEN

High Court has denied Masilonyana Municipality an interdict to prevent the DA from supplying water to those who have none

National

Maimane accuses Zuma of racial divide and rule

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on the campaig trail. Picture: THE HERALD

The DA leader tells Tshwane residents Jacob Zuma has adopted the former apartheid government’s strategies, would soon resort to splitting the country along tribal lines

Energy

DA cries foul over Eskom coal report

Picture: ISTOCK

Access to the report on Gupta-owned Tegeta’s coal deal with Eskom has been refused as it’s still in ‘draft form’

Labour

Companies face myriad labour laws on moving into Africa

Picture: ISTOCK

The lack of a single labour regulatory framework for Africa means companies must comply with a multiplicity of laws, says expert

National

Media strategist guru Gordon Patterson shot dead

Gordon Patterson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL

Patterson, a stalwart of the South African media and advertising industry, is believed to have been killed in a botched hijacking

Media

SABC tells judge he cannot reinstate axed journalists

Protesters support journalists outside the SABC in Auckland Park. Picture:FINANCIAL MAIL

Labour Court has no jurisdiction because CCMA has not been approached, says public broadcaster

Media

Parliament ‘deeply concerned’ at SABC developments

South African Broadcasting Corporation chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Parliament’s communications portfolio committee hopes the SABC will stick to its agreement to lift a ban on protest footage showing the destruction of public property

Education

It’s a long walk for funds for cash-strapped varsities

UJ students during their #FeesMustFall protest in Johannesburg. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN

Financial strain experienced by universities in the wake of #FeesMustFall concessions is a growing concern for the long-term financial stability of tertiary institutions

National

Khayelitsha and Delft are tired of the DA, says Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma visiting in Khayelitsha and Delft. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

President Jacob Zuma was on the ANC campaign trail on Wednesday in Cape Town, accompanied by controversial ANC leader in the Western Cape Marius Fransman

National

Specially designed ballot papers will allow blind citizens to vote unaided

Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

The new templates have windows using Braille and with numbers in large, white font so that people with different tactile‚ literacy and sight levels can use the same one

Health

AIDS drug makers say state can ease pressure

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Local firms want better guarantees of volumes and off-take to offset the risks of investing, says Cipla executive

National

IEC sets up directorate for electoral offences

PREPARED:  Deputy Co-operative Governance Minister Andries Nel says the new body will look into violations of the electoral code of conduct. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Parties have already complained about the disruption of campaigns and the defacing of posters

National

Record number of voters apply for special local poll ballots

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ

The Electoral Commission of SA receives a record 740,000 applications for special votes

Media

SABC will withdraw ban related to footage during violent protests

SHOW US THE TRUTH:  Demonstrators protest against the controversial decision by the SABC that it would not broadcast scenes of violent protest. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

This means the SABC should cover the upcoming elections as it always has, but it has insisted that it retain its ability to take independent editorial decisions

National

Pretoria may replace apartheid-era street names, Constitutional Court rules

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: HALDEN KROG

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says Afriforum and its constituency does not have the right to have the old street names they treasure displayed in perpetuity

National

Cape Town impounds more than 300 Uber vehicles

Picture: REUTERS

Cape Town traffic services denies metro officials are targeting Uber vehicles

Education

Rhodes not about to close down, says vice-chancellor Sizwe Mabizela

Sizwe Mabizela. Picture: THE TIMES

But another year of zero fee increases in 2017 will place SA’s higher education system in a precarious position, unless the state can provide shortfall funding again

Opinion

The inconvenient truth about the Open Government Partnership

There are too many examples of corrupt and lazy politicians who don’t inspire confidence, says the writer. Picture: THE TIMES

Countries cannot join the Open Government Partnership and continue to treat civil society as the enemy

Opinion

We all want to see better healthcare for all, but will NHI policies deliver?

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

National Health Insurance will perversely increase the inequalities in healthcare, while concentrating power in the hands of state officials

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