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National

Public protector tells state entities to apologise to artist

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

SABC directed to apologise in writing to Tloledi Makudubela for failing to secure her consent before making changes to the music video

National

Order for hijacked buildings

Johannesburg skyline. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY
1 day(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela orders Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau to compensate the owners of two buildings occupied by illegal tenants for nearly six years

National

Stadium’s future ‘not in hands of Cape rugby bosses’

Cape Town Stadium. Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
1 day(s) ago

Rugby union confirms it has suspended talks on possible relocation from Newlands Stadium to the Cape Town Stadium

National

South Africa hails US move to normalise ties with Cuba

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

SA government welcome release of last of Cuban Five and lifting of decades-long trade embargo, says it used "fraternal" relationship with Cuba to facilitate talks

Opinion

South Africa needs to join the global education debate

Picture: THINKSTOCK

South Africa can lead the way for developing countries, by opening itself up to measure itself against the world’s best, writes Michael Barber

Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

NEWS ANALYSIS: Parliament will outgrow a very colourful political year

The institution is larger and more important than any political party— so parties, not Parliament, will change over time

National

Gautengers ‘strip at nudist beach’

Tourists enjoy the sun on the beach during a summer day in Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Last month the municipality granted naturalist status to a 500m stretch of beach between Trafalgar Beach and Mpenjati Nature Reserve

National

SA's most high-profile court cases in 2014

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2 day(s) ago

Murder trial of Oscar Pistorius took centre stage while Shrien Dewani, accused of having his wife murdered, and Senzo Meyiwa, who was accused of killing Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa, were both released because of a lack of evidence

Politics

ANC region delays conference again

ANC KwaZulu-Natal secretary Sihle Zikalala. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Whoever runs the regions controls who gets the big tenders in the local metro, says analyst

Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ SIMON MATHEBULA

Probe may shed light on community’s missing millions

In the North West communities have for generations allowed companies to mine platinum on their land — in return they earned royalties. But hundreds of millions of rand have gone missing. Setumo Stone investigates.

National

Three communities make it on their own

Bafokeng mine. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NAASHON ZALK
2 day(s) ago

The best known D-Account opt out is the Bafokeng nation, whose crowning achievement has been the establishment of a JSE-listed mining firm

Education

Freedom of ideas drives talented youth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Experts say creative opportunities at work count more than pay

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Bittersweet HIV milestone

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State plays a vital role in monitoring supply and distribution of antiretrovirals, is a reason why threatened closure of TAC is so alarming

National

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

The late Nelson Mandela and his great-grandson Ziyanda Manaway, reading the official children's version of his best-selling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Picture: DEBBIE YAZBEK/NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION
3 day(s) ago

The Presidential Years, which Nelson Mandela began writing in 1998, will be based on his five years in office

Energy

Eskom sweats to keep lights on

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4 day(s) ago

Two of four generators that stopped working on Tuesday back online, says utility, but risk of rolling blackouts is high if remaining faults are not fixed

Politics

Malema raises stakes against black elite

Julius Malema. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
3 day(s) ago

In his closing speech at the University of the Free State Julius Malema says it is 'time for action' as the issue of land has troubled SA for too long

Politics

EFF leaders wield heavy hand in internal election

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
3 day(s) ago

Party elects its command team with a show of hands amid dissension and disarray

Politics

United Front delegates ratify interim leadership body

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at a media briefing about the ‘Vote No’ campaign at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Amid disagreements on issues such as the use of the term ‘socialist’, delegates form a 21-person interim leadership body

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: EFF milestone, but some unhappy

EFF leader Julius Malema and EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu in the National Assembly on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

But disgruntled members of the EFF in Gauteng have reportedly threatened to disrupt the conference

Politics

IPID’s apology over Selebi ‘should also come from Mbeki’

Robert McBride. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan’s seven-year investigation of convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi uncovered a trail of corruption, drug dealing and eventually the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble

Property

Apartment owner inherits debt of previous tenant

Pensioner flat. Picture: SETUMO STONE
2 day(s) ago

Pensioner is evicted from luxury apartment following a dispute over unpaid levies

National

Ebola screenings clog Beitbridge border post

IN THE QUEUE: Lenghty delays are often experienced at Beitbridge border post. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Facilities at the post, particularly on the Zimbabwean side, have long been described as grossly inadequate

Education

Department forced to refund schools

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

High Court in Grahamstown orders the Eastern Cape education department to hire an administrator to ensure it obeys an order to pay more than 90 schools R81m

Transport & Tourism

Motorists to start new year with cheaper petrol

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2 day(s) ago

The lower fuel price has contributed to bringing inflation down to 5.8% year on year in November from highs of 6.6% in June

Business

SARS in court battle over ‘rogue unit’ move

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Lawyer says commissioner Tom Moyane had already typed the letter of suspension to deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay ahead of informing him

Science & Environment

Czech police charge 16 for trading in rhino horns

Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
2 day(s) ago

Not rhino trophy-hunting trips for the sport but cold-blooded executions for black market in Vietnam, says inspector

Industrials

Infrastructure plans under threat as financial pressures grow stronger

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

State’s 18 strategic projects are languishing amid poor co-ordination with private sector

Media

SABC chair quits due to ‘family pressure’

Ellen Tshabalala. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 day(s) ago

Parliament’s communications portfolio committee found her guilty this month of misrepresenting her academic qualifications and recommended her suspension until her dismissal from the board was deliberated by Parliament when it reconvened

Opinion

Revelations about SARS pose more questions than answers

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Truth is yet to emerge about the activities of an alleged covert unit as motives behind purge of officials is still unclear

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Numsa’s UF still has long way to go

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Cosatu black sheep Zwelinzima Vavi was conspicuous by his absence and delegates could not even agree whether the United Front should define itself as socialist

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