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Expelled Vavi ‘planning new federation’

Supporters listen to Zwelinzima Vavi speaking at a press conference on Sunday. The former Cosatu general secretary was expelled from the federation on Monday after almost three years of infighting. Picture: THE TIMES

The decision to expel general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi follows a vote by a special central executive committee meeting late on Monday

Transport & Tourism

Sanral’s Cape secrets in the open

ROAD RIGHTS: The Democratic Alliance and Right2Know held a protest outside the Cape High Court over Sanral’s N1/N2 tolling project. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Guarantee to Protea Parkway ‘means triple Gauteng’s tariffs’ City reveals details of roads agency’s toll plans after ruling


SA pulled out of WTO treaty over bill, security industry says


The bill creates a system of compulsory indigenisation of private security companies with no compensation, warns law firm


Spy allegations will not unseat me, says Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Public protector says President Jacob Zuma is a ‘reasonable man’ unlikely to act on Twitter allegations


Supreme Court of Appeal sets aside Sanral documents ‘secrecy’ order

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

After court’s judgment, City of Cape Town is able to reveal that should tolling of N1, N2 freeways go ahead, toll tariffs will be nearly three times that of Gauteng e-tolls

Transport & Tourism

Acsa fined for price-fixing

Bongani Maseko, MD of Acsa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Airports company told competitor its fees for car rental parking bays


Cosatu decides to admit Limusa into federation

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa president Cedric Gina. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA, with the backing of Cosatu, will compete with Numsa on the shop floor in the automotive and metals sectors


EDITORIAL: Traditional leader power overstated

President Jacob Zuma at a traditional  ceremony at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.    Picture: ELMOND JIYANE

If President Jacob Zuma continues to undermine the fundamental rights of rural people he will surely lose their support


There is a way to shake the ‘thief’ tag, Mr Zuma

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

In an open letter to the president, Bruce Whitfield proposes a solution to the seemingly intractable problem of Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

NPA misses new deadline to answer DA’s allegations over Zuma charges

Move is the first time the National Prosecuting Authority has given reasons under oath for taking the controversial decision since the release of ‘spy tapes’


No Nkandla metro ahead of poll

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Zuma’s home village will not be converted into a metropolitan municipality ahead of next year’s local government elections


Sassa plans to build up trust with banks

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Agency wants to ensure its biometric systems to combat fraud can be used at points of sale or at ATMs


NEWS ANALYSIS: To merge or not to merge as elections near?

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a parliamentary committee in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY

Department is facing unprecedented criticism over demarcation proposals ahead of local government poll, writes Khulekani Magubane

Science & Environment

Conservation efforts by wine industry lauded


World Wide Fund for Nature satisfied with wine estates’ environmental efforts and is endorsing the ‘Sustainable Wines South Africa’ seal found on wine bottles


President ‘plans to find a solution for SABC’

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

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj says President Jacob Zuma is looking into the issue of the appointment and removal of SABC board members

Transport & Tourism

Tintswalo set to be rebuilt from the ashes


Boutique hotel owner Gaye Corbett estimates Tintswalo Atlantic’s damage at R25m-R30m, writes Eugene Yiga


ANC ‘on track’ for new elections in contentious eThekwini region

Sihle Zikalala. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Controversial eThekwini regional elective conference has been postponed three times since last year


Cape Town ‘likely to pursue’ civil action against group after unruly march

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES

City says it is likely to pursue civil court action against members of Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement after group led march to legislature and looting occurred

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: SOWETAN

Police mum on Dramat offer

Police will not confirm reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was offered R3m golden handshake to vacate his position

Law & Constitution

Appeal court rules R1bn driving licence contract invalid

George Mahlalela: Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Supreme Court says 2013 agreement between the department and Prodiba ‘invalid from the outset’


Communication Workers Union may embark on strike at Telkom


Union accuses telecoms provider of ‘ideological bankruptcy’ as it pushes ahead with restructuring that will see some staff transferred to new employers at end of month


Petrol price for 95 octane to rise by R1.62/l on April 1


Department of Energy says large increase in prices of 95 and 93 octane petrol and diesel includes additional levies as announced by finance minister in budget speech

Business Times

Maasdorp’s exit doesn’t add up for maths plan

Leslie Maasdorp. Picture FINANCIAL MAIL

Former Advtech CEO had hoped to launch a maths academy for pupils of public-sector schools


Dispute declared in public sector pay talks


Organised labour concerned that premature conciliation on an inadequate wage offer could push unions to strike


Rural citizens hold SA’s fate in their hands

Those who think Zuma is going to stand down quietly and allow the ANC to elect another president in 2017 have it wrong. He is preparing now for another term in office


EDITORIAL: Addled communications

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Communications minister is rapidly becoming an unmitigated disaster for the broadcast sector


Minister ‘respects, supports’ SABC board’s decision to axe members

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she ‘respects and supports’ decision by SABC board to pass vote of no confidence in Rachel Kalidass, Ronnie Lubisi

Transport & Tourism

SAA CEO suspended ‘due to allegations of misconduct’

SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Sources claim board of South African Airways suspended CEO Monwabisi Kalawe in October because of allegations he hired friend on inflated salary


Eskom board to decide Tsotsi’s fate


Beleaguered chairman is fighting back against a proposal for a no-confidence vote and last week asked for time to make representations


Defiant Vavi dares Cosatu to sack him

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi took everyone by surprise when he announced that he would no longer participate in the federation's boardroom battles and resigned.  Picture: MOELETSI MABE/THE TIMES

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi reveals federation running out of cash


SAPS forensic backlog drastically reduced

Picture: SOWETAN

South African Police Service manages to reduce forensic backlog by 92%, including backlogs in DNA and drug analysis


Zuma family has not used chopper, says SANDF


South African National Defence Force rejects ‘spurious allegations’, says ‘at no point has helicopter been used to transport family members of President Jacob Zuma


Broadcasting unrest in Parliament will only encourage it, says Mbete

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete addresses reporters during a media briefing on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Ban on live coverage in Parliament is to protect its dignity and is only a ‘minor’ interference with the right to freedom of expression


Iota of stolen grants recovered

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

In past three years R149m has been stolen and only R2.3m recovered, says social development minister


Possibility of blackouts ‘high’, says Eskom


Load-shedding prognosis for Friday ‘remains high and is dependent on performance of power plant,’ power utility tweets

Retail & Consumer

Raw material shortages raise fears of limited drug supplies

Clicks has run short of Atorlip Atorvastatin, a common cholesterol control drug. Picture: SUPPLIED

Scarcity is due to suppliers unable to meet demand and a limited availability of imported raw material

Media & Advertising

Axing of SABC board members ‘unlawful’

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Nonexecutive director forced to vacate her seat says the move is motivated by malice and constitutes a purge


Flogmaster Rhodes has no place at university

Rhodes believed until his death in Anglo-Saxon dominance across the domains of culture, politics and ideas, using the instruments of dispossession and dominance


EDITORIAL: Unnecessary bullying

Helen Zille. Picture: THE TIMES

Tension between the Fourth Estate and powerful people in society should not degenerate into dissembling, defamation and intimidation

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