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Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN

Municipal demarcation protests in Limpopo worsen

Residents are resisting an approved merger between Vuwani with parts of the Thulamela, Musina and Mutale local municipality to form a new municipality

Science & Environment

Port Alfred tackles water problems by building reverse osmosis plant

Water treatment plant. Picture: SUPPLIED

Desalinated water will make supply more palatable and boost supplies


Democratic Alliance leader calls Zuma a ‘thief’

Mmusi Maimane addresses the state of the nation debate on February 16, 2016. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Arguments erupted in Parliament over the reinstating of graft charges against Zuma after the Pretoria High Court ruled that they should not have been dropped


Council says only highly skilled nurses are in short supply

Picture: ISTOCK

It tells health market inquiry there is no general shortage of auxiliary, enrolled, or registered nurses, but only of professional nurses


Human Rights hate speech probe delayed

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi,  President Jacob Zuma and King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: SOWETAN

King Goodwill Zwelithini is accused of making utterances amounting to hate speech against foreigners during a moral regeneration event in Pongola last year


Chaos in Parliament as EFF MPs heckle Zuma

The EFF being removed from Parly. Picture: SUPPLIED

The EFF called for Zuma to be forbidden to speak to the National Assembly because he had violated the Constitution


New ANC MP faces onslaught from EFF

ANC MP Sfiso Buthelezi. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs give Sfiso Buthelezi a hard time in the National Assembly during his maiden speech on the Treasury budget vote


Witness denies any knowledge of meeting day before Marikana massacre

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES

Capt Monwabisi Ntlati says the decision to implement a tactical plan during the protracted strike at the Lonmin mine came from national management


Court dismisses challenge against collective bargaining extension

Leon Louw, executive director at the Free Market Foundation. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Cosatu and Numsa applaud the ruling, saying collective bargaining agreements would have unravelled had it gone the other way


New infection control and prevention system reduces superbug infections


New system of unit specific, clinical and lab-based surveillance was studied at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, in Johannesburg


Governments have more to worry about than blanket corruption assumptions

Johannesburg’s CBD at night. Picture: BLOOMBERG

The Auditor-General reports minimal corruption in large municipalities and improved municipal finance management and reporting


The ANC is dancing to the beat of the EFF

The ANC is holding on to the opposition’s biggest trump card

WATCH: Fists fly as EFF members are violently removed from Parliament

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs are forcibly removed from the National Assembly by Parliament protection services during the president's budget vote

Law & Constitution

Two women among four new chief magistrate appointments

Michael Masutha. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The four were appointed by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha to fill vacancies in Cape Town, Durban, Palm Ridge and Randburg


ANC KwaZulu-Natal moves closer to finalising its list of election candidates

POLL TIME:  The government says the local government election will go ahead on August 3 regardless of the Constitutional Court matter relating to voters’ addresses. Picture: SOWETAN

Selection process generally went well, but some pockets of concern and complaints were still being addressed by the list committee


Aggrieved Johannesburg prison warders embark on strike

A warder unlocks a gate at a prison in Pretoria.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

They complain they are not receiving adequate overtime and danger pay, that they are short staffed and need new uniforms and promotions


Sickness claims lives of two more horses in Western Cape


Three more horses on the Paarl farm where the first case was detected last month have tested positive for African horse sickness


Most violent criminals and their victims are young: survey

Crime scene. Picture: THE HERALD

Statistics SA believes changes in societal behaviour and values stand a better chance at curbing many crimes than strategies adopted by the police


Ethekwini plan to send councillors to Germany slammed

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK

The city wants the councillors to accompany its under-15 girls’ soccer team to the week-long One Nation Cup tournament


Johannesburg committed to developing job intensive economy, says Tau

Johannesburg executive mayor Parks Tau.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The city’s growth and development strategy, which runs until 2040, was a ‘covenant’ to build a new economic democracy


Gordhan criticises ‘arrogance’ of some state owned companies’ boards

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

They showed a tendency to display arrogance and belligerence not befitting corporate governance when doing things they were not supposed to do


M1 bridge collapse inquiry postponed for a second time

Paramedics attend to those injured in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over the M1 in Johannesburg on October 14 2015. Picture: EPA

Labour Department says it has received ‘extensive’ reports only from Murray & Roberts and Form-Scaff


Post Office strike to go ahead, says union

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU

As organisation faces financial difficulties, Communication Workers Union says it plans to march to Parliament on Thursday to present its list of demands


Cannabis policy benefits criminal networks

South Africa’s prohibitionist approach is a significant drain on the fiscus and plays into the hands of criminal networks, writes Tiaan Meiring


Delaying poll ‘not an option regardless of addresses issue’

POLL TIME:  The government says the local government election will go ahead on August 3 regardless of the Constitutional Court matter relating to voters’ addresses. Picture: SOWETAN

An estimated 16-million registered voters do not have their residential address listed on the voters roll


Phiyega inquiry given nod for fresh evidence

Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Judge allows the state to call any witness it deems relevant to the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega


Tax relief offered for voluntary carbon budgets

Edna Molewa. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Minister also highlights the improvements made by her department in processing environmental impact assessments for strategic investment projects


State says it will formalise informal settlements

Informal settlement. Picture:  REUTERS/MARK WESSELS

Informal settlements will be progressively formalised through the provision of serviced sites, the government says


Van Rooyen says Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is in ‘good health’

Minister Mr David Douglas Des van Rooyen. Picture: SUPPLIED

Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen says the government’s back to basics programme is working in distressed municipalities


Zuma’s cattle better off than some shack dwellers, Maimane says

Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane, front, during a walkabout in a township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.   Picture: ROGAN WARD

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane was speaking on Monday about the conditions in which residents of Clare Estate informal settlement live


Cardiac patients turn to public hospitals as medical aid fees are too expensive


Steve Biko Academic hospital’s head of cardiology, Andrew Sarkin, says there are 173 cardiologists in SA, of whom 35 work in the public sector


Hawks spokesman ‘aligns’ himself with Hitler's man

Picture: REUTERS

In a statement aimed at discrediting a report about the Hawks head, he paraphrased Goebbels saying a lie would be believed if it was big enough and told often enough


South Africans have little faith in criminal justice system

A task team will be established to determine why violence against law enforcers is on the rise. Picture: THE HERALD

Statistics SA’s Victims of Crime Survey finds almost 45% of assaults and 37% of sexual offences are not reported to the police


More South Africans are associating with terror groups

State Security Minister David Mahlobo. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The government asks for help combating terror groups as it tries to identify potential South African terrorists and curb South Africans’ radicalisation and recruitment


Schabir Shaik ‘willing to testify’ if charges are brought against Zuma

Schabir Shaik. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Maintains in newspaper interview there was a ‘well-planned’ strategy to discredit him and President Jacob Zuma by certain ANC members


State says it will formalise informal settlements

Informal settlement. Picture:  REUTERS/MARK WESSELS

Informal settlements will be progressively formalised through the provision of serviced sites, the government says


DA demands immediate suspension of EFF MP for alleged racist rant

Yusuf Cassim. Picture: THE HERALD

MP Nazir Paulsen accused of using a racial slur during the Department of International Relations and Co-operation’s budget vote

Science & Environment

Groundbreaking operation for young rhino wounded by poachers


Six-year-old Hope has been fitted with a crank-and-pulley device to pull together the sides of a gaping facial wound


Inflationary increase for Gauteng premier’s office budget

David Makhura. Picture: SOWETAN

Premier’s office intends reducing accommodation, telecommunications‚ travel‚ stationery‚ venue hire and catering costs


Keep powder dry for life after any downgrades

The debate must change from a downgrade to junk as the end of civilisation to one of greater perspective


Time for DA to play open cards with its voters

Mmusi Maimane owes voters an explanation for the Democratic Alliance’s EFF volte-face given the political and economic policy gulf between them

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