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ANC calls for review of Firearms Control Act

3 hour(s) ago

ANC calls for review of gun control legislation, saying proliferation of illegal guns is fuelling crime, including murder and manslaughter

Labour

Cosatu risks becoming irrelevant to workers, warns Vavi

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

Cosatu has never been as divided or weak as it is now, and risks becoming irrelevant as workers start to leave unions that are unable to score victories, general secretary warns

Media & Advertising

DA says background screening shows SABC’s Tshabalala ‘has no degree’

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Pressure mounts on SABC board chairwoman after DA claims verification process it has commissioned has provided further evidence she does not have a degree

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: Numsa departure may transform Cosatu

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12 hour(s) ago

Cosatu will be dominated by public-sector workers — largely white collar and middle management — if Numsa departs with its factory-floor members

Labour

Post Office dispute rages as union digs in

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

The union calls for state bail-out and assurance of 50% of all products and services that it is capable of providing to the government

Soccer

Meyiwa’s funeral moves to bigger venue

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
11 hour(s) ago

All the PSL fixtures scheduled for Saturday and Sunday would go ahead as planned, with each game having a moment of silence before kick-off

National

SACP wants exchange controls and state ownership of Sasol back

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Proposals contained in a discussion document, Going to the Root, on the second, ‘radical’ phase of the national democratic revolution

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Criminals win when crime intelligence is politics

Until people use their votes to demand political accountability, there will be little incentive for the police to get their act together, writes Dave Marrs

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

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES

Wits to use R100m windfall towards its ‘long-term future’

The money is earmarked for ‘strategic investments’ with long-term benefits which would contribute to filling SA’s research gaps

National

More listening to the music of traffic in the city

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Residents in the Cape Town central business district want more restaurants, retail stores that stay open for longer and more delicatessen-type food stores

National

Top officials flout rules on disclosures

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12 hour(s) ago

Submission of financial disclosure forms first to ministers and then to Public Service Commission is an important tool to combat corruption

National

Cases against security companies rise

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10 hour(s) ago

Controversy also brewing over bill which provides for foreign-owned security companies to ensure that 51% of their shares are owned by South Africans

National

Axed Zuma visit to UK played down as officials get to work

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

After failing to get a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Zuma rejected an offer to meet with his deputy

Health

Proposed law on medical devices ‘could cost lives’

Precious Matsoso, director-general of health. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Medical device manufacturers expressed concern that, given the MCC’s registration backlog, the new entity would get similarly bogged down unless it approached the job differently

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
12 hour(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

National

Gauteng fails to place reports on websites

Phumla Williams, acting CEO of the Government Communication and Information System. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Half of provincial government departments had failed to publish their annual reports on their websites for the 2012-2013 financial year

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Delays in cases against magistrates bothers committee

Parliament’s justice committee expresses concern that cases involving suspension of magistrates for misconduct have taken years to resolve

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
12 hour(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

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

Opinion

The grand failure that is SA’s political youth

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

Education

Wits to use donation to boost research capacity

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

University of Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Prof Adam Habib says institution is grateful for R100m it received from anonymous benefactor

National

Fund may halt payouts for pain to balance its books

Road Accident Fund CEO Eugene Watson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

The fund received 96c for every litre in the 2013-14 financial year, totalling R20.5bn

Politics

Independent initiator says EFF MPs guilty of contempt of Parliament

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

The EFF contend any punishment will be illegitimate because the ANC majority is accuser, prosecutor and judge

Health

Promising response to ‘Thai’ HIV vaccine

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1 day(s) ago

There are 35-million people living with HIV worldwide, and 2.1-million new infections last year, according to the UN

Opinion & Analysis

Question session shows ANC’s disdain for Parliament

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Filibustering from Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa prevented National Assembly from getting important questions on economy, writes Ian Ollis

National

Big reward for tip-offs about Meyiwa killing

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

The case had ‘global appeal’ and hence it is important to show that SA has the ability to deal with crime

National

Malema ‘deliberately disregarded House rules’

EFF members refuse to leave Parliament on Thursday in defiance of an order by Speaker Baleka Mbete to vacate the National Assembly.   Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Parliamentary powers and privileges committee hears that Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, 19 MPs intentionally refused to obey instructions

Science & Environment

Lion DNA database urged as threat grows

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2 day(s) ago

The trade in lion bones is being driven by Asian dealers looking for an alternative to tigers

National

Protector relies on Constitutional Court

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

Madonsela maintains her findings are binding on state bodies

National

Government proposes ban on online gambling

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1 day(s) ago

The department is also proposing that the number of electronic bingo terminals allowed nationally be restricted

Transport & Tourism

Emirates row moves into diplomatic channels

Emirates. Picture: REUTERS/CAREN FIROUZ
1 day(s) ago

Officials say the fourth flight was agreed to in the context of the 2010 Soccer World Cup

Science & Environment

Molewa lays down law for Sasol and Eskom

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1 day(s) ago

Air quality control officer Thuli Mdluli says if Sasol’s High Court application succeeds to have air quality provisions declared unconstitutional it will set back environmental programmes 20 years

Energy

MPs accused of rewriting nuclear policy

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Integrated Resource Plan 2013 specifically states nuclear programme be delayed until a proper financial framework and controls are put in place

National

Banking body to discuss a new role in provision of housing

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
1 day(s) ago

The government is planning to build 1.5-million houses over the next five years, the bulk of which it wants to be funded by the private sector

Economy

Dissatisfaction with medium-term budget

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
1 day(s) ago

Standing committee and select committee on finance want to hear alternative perspectives and concrete recommendations from the Treasury

National

Hibiscus Coast to get nudist-friendly 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

But opponents, mainly religious and cultural groups, may challenge municipality’s decision in court

National

Madonsela dismisses claims she misused budget

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Accusations of mismanaging finances are a ‘low blow’, says public protector

National

Solidarity lodges complaint with UN, SAHRC over employment equity planning

1 day(s) ago

Solidarity launches ‘first phase’ of battle to ensure employment equity planning in SA does not violate basic human rights

National

Free housing for elderly and indigent only, says minister

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Human settlements minister says those below the age of 60 are ‘young and energetic enough’ to be able to provide housing for themselves

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

Opinion

How the ANC is killing our democratic language

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

 
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