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New SARS head receives thumbs up from tax industry

2 hour(s) ago

While Thomas Moyane is a development economist by training rather than a tax expert, professional tax industry welcomes his appointment

African News

Revised church death toll strains Nigeria relations

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
13 hour(s) ago

SA officials privately surprised and disappointed about lack of a statement of condolence by Nigeria’s federal government since building collapse

Media

Round two for SABC chief on claims of lying

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

Tshabalala says she has qualifications from the University of SA, which it denies, writes Bekezela Phakathi

National

Fraud found in upkeep of Cabinet homes

Thulas Nxesi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

Investigation into alterations to and maintenance of Cabinet ministers’ houses uncovers fraud and corruption running into millions

Politics

ANC wants limits on MPs’ freedom of speech

North West Premier Thandi Modise. Picture: GCIS
13 hour(s) ago

Chairwoman of National Council of Provinces, Thandi Modise, says MPs’ freedom of speech must be limited to ensure integrity of Parliament is maintained

National

Arms sales reports raise fears of fuelling regional conflict

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

National Conventional Arms Control Committee Act expressly forbids transfer of weapons to regions that are in conflict

Land & Agriculture

Western Cape calls for more speed in land redistribution

Alan Winde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

Unofficial figures show that only 1.6% of agricultural land in Western Cape has been transferred to new farmers since 1994

Opinion

Pistorius less a source of shame than Griekwastad

Precisely because Oscar Pistorius was so much larger than life, his demise does not touch sense of moral purity many conservative white South Africans associate with their racial identity

Opinion

Release of crime statistics could become time of hope

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Crime stats are part of SAPS performance report, which seeks to evaluate effects of programmes aimed at making SA safer

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Madonsela reveals ‘intelligence report’ on her activities

Public protector faces hostile audience of officials

Science & Environment

WWF launch drive to cut demand for rhino horn

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13 hour(s) ago

World Wildlife Fund embarking on campaign to alter consumer behaviour to eliminate rhino horn demand in East Asian countries

National

Mantashe tells ANC officials to boycott Israel

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

ANC joins call for complete boycott of Israel, including travel bans, in solidarity with Palestine

Politics

No let up from parties after ANC plea

Julius Malema. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

DA and EFF will continue to ‘robustly’ hold executive arm of government to account and oppose ruling ANC in Parliament

African News

TB Joshua to visit SA as tragedy death toll climbs

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
1 day(s) ago

More than 100 people, including 84 South Africans, dead after building collapse, preacher announces plan to travel to SA to visit affected families, survivors

National

Focus on police as business crime increases

Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

There is doubt whether the SAPS can keep up with sophisticated syndicates, writes Karl Gernetzky

Health

Revamp for debt-ridden national health labs

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1 day(s) ago

Aim is to resolve its long-standing financial problems and increase South Africa’s capacity to respond to disease outbreaks

Politics

‘Arrogant’ ANC leaders warned to take communities seriously

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Perceived negative attitude of municipal public representatives is fundamentally an ANC problem

Bheki Sibiya. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Chamber lack of position on wages decried

Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya unable to declare chamber’s position on national minimum wage and progress made in implementation of Mining Charter

National

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Crime figures to be analysed

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and police commissioner Riah Phiyega will analyse the newly released crime statistics

National

Tshwane blows R65m on cancelled TribeOne festival

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2 day(s) ago

The City of Tshwane has squandered R65m on the cancelled TribeOne music festival, reports City Press, including a non-refundable appearance fee of R10m for Nicki Minaj

National

SA politics must go on Noakes diet, says Ray Hartley

Ray Hartley. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Political landscape needs more protein or meat, in the form of tough and substantial policy decision-making, says Times Media editor-at-large

Opinion

SA’s social security system needs overhaul

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LOANNA HOFFMAN

When discussing reforming social security, it is quite easy to look at it in isolation and forget that retirement reform is located in context of broader social security reform

Opinion

Who will lead us?

Daily, South Africans strain for answer to defining question of our time as chaos seems to permeate public life

Energy

IDC has played ‘prominent role in renewable-energy sector’

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4 day(s) ago

CE Geoffrey Qhena says Industrial Development Corporation has provided early-stage development, loan, equity funding of green industry

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park fires contained, says SANParks

Kruger National Park at sunset.  Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Largest blaze was a runaway fire that ‘jumped’ the park’s long border with Mozambique last Friday, says spokesman Willliam Mabasa

National

Pravin Gordhan pins hope on ‘back-to-basics’ strategy

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Plan expected to focus municipalities on getting small things right such as fixing street lights, leaking taps and collecting refuse

National

Oversight structures not independent

Themba Godi, chairman of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Political interference weakens the work of standing committees on public accounts, writes Setumo Stone

Energy

Nuclear economist warns SA will ‘run into problems’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Financing of nuclear projects is highly risky and is regarded as credit-negative by ratings agencies

National

Ramaphosa asks for time to sell businesses

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Deputy president asks Jacob Zuma to give him time to complete disposal of business interests that could create conflict with his new role in government

National

Organisers cancel TribeOne fest, Tshwane to take spat to court

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5 day(s) ago

City ‘shocked’ by Rockstar 4000’s decision to can Cullinan music event after Tshwane ‘fell behind schedule’ on preparations

Education

Poor grade R pupils have the least to show

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5 day(s) ago

Introduction of grade R in schools has had almost no effect on the learning progress of poor children, shows study

National

McBride ‘unable to provide names’ of recent Ipid appointments at meeting

Robert McBride.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 day(s) ago

New head of Independent Police Investigative Directorate gets off to rocky start with committee when he and team are unable to name recently appointed provincial heads

Economy

Economists expect rates to remain unchanged despite higher CPI

5 day(s) ago

Inflation rises slightly more than expected in August, but analysts do not believe Reserve Bank will hike rates at monetary policy committee meeting

National

Ipid backs NPA's decision not to prosecute Riah Phiyega

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Independent Police Investigative Directorate conducted independent investigation into allegations that Gen Phiyega defeated the ends of justice

National

Boughey appointed as CEO of the Democratic Alliance

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille speaks at the launch of the party's 'Know Your DA' campaign on Monday.   Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Paul Boughey appointed CEO after Jonathan Moakes, who has held the position since 2009, resigned last month to pursue ‘private business interests’

Politics

Holomisa calls for inquiry into Mbete’s BEE dealings

LEND AN EAR: National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addresses supporters before  a debate of  no confidence in her outside Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

UDM leader will ask for inquiry into role of Baleka Mbete in controversial Invictus Gold-Gold Fields BEE deal

National

Cases of murder and robbery on the increase

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4 day(s) ago

Double-digit growth in crime directly affecting personal, business security, but Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says crime in general is decreasing

National

Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses further attempt to keep poll report secret

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4 day(s) ago

Court says way presidency has conducted litigation over report on controversial 2002 Zimbabwean election is abuse of process

National

Suspended Hawks head cleared of charge

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4 day(s) ago

South African Police Service unsure when Maj-Gen Johan Booysen will report for duty, national commissioner accused of stalling with paperwork to reinstate him

Property

Global home buyers flock into Cape Town

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

International celebrities, captains of industry and other well-heeled globetrotters are increasingly keen to own a piece of Cape Town real estate

National

Mbete appeals for national unity at joint parliamentary sitting

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
5 day(s) ago

Speaker’s appearance in the debate unusual as the established practice has been that the speaker only makes a speech when presenting Parliament’s budget

Law & Constitution

Judge slams illegal deportation of murder accused

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Officials who wrongfully deported a murder accused to Botswana, where he could face the death penalty, should be charged with attempted murder, court hears

National

Families of SA pilgrims killed in Nigeria need support, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma says government in various sectors, including municipalities, will be affected by Nigerian tragedy and need to be ready and responsive

Politics

Wrangling stymies Nkandla committee

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Special parliamentary ad hoc committee to look into the R246m spending on President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla has still not begun its work as MPs argue over constitutionality and operational details

Politics

NEWS ANALYSIS: Partisanship and one-upmanship made for a noisy no confidence debate

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

DA increasingly suspicious that ANC is using majority to protect its interests, writes Paul Vecchiatto

Health

DA will ‘oppose medical bill’s plans to commercialise cannabis’

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5 day(s) ago

Democratic Alliance will not support proposals to legalise dagga for medical, commercial and industrial purposes

Business

Guarantees to state enterprises reach limit

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Sharp rise in guarantees and their draw-down rate will be closely watched by credit rating agencies, concerned about the deterioration in the current account deficit

Politics

Baleka Mbete, EFF rift deepens

EFF leader Julius Malema and chief whip Floyd Shivambu leave the house as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

EFF walks out of National Assembly again after Mbete ordered Julius Malema to withdraw remark directed at Cyril Ramaphosa

National

SA sends team to Nigeria to assist TB Joshua guest house accident victims

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
5 day(s) ago

Experts dispatched to evaluate needs of South African citizens who may have been involved in collapse of the Synagogue Church of Nations building

Labour

Mashaba believes minimum wage concept is a mistake

OUTSPOKEN: Herman Mashaba, chairman of the Free Market Foundation, says it is time for business leaders to speak truth to power.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
6 day(s) ago

Black business icon joins minimum wage debate as he believes it is set to hurt small business and is doomed for failure

Opinion & Analysis

Masipa’s decision to acquit Oscar of murder justified

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

But it is unfortunate that judge did not spell out her findings on absence of knowledge or foresight of unlawfulness of killing more fully, writes Jonathan Burchell

National

Lonmin ‘pleaded poverty but paid dividends’

Judge Ian Farlam addresses a witness during the Marikana commission of inquiry. Picture: DANIEL BORN
6 day(s) ago

Mining company continued paying out dividends to shareholders — despite pleading that it had no money to fulfil its legal obligation to build houses for employees

Opinion

Buffoonery of MPs won’t be amusing for long

What is worse — a comedy of errors or a tragedy of good manners? It is quite possible that what is happening in Parliament is simply a clash between the two comedies

Opinion

RANTS AND SENSE: You can make it in life without a formal degree

KEY MAN: Businessman Herman Mashaba says he wants to show black voters they have an alternative to the ANC in the DA. Picture: SOWETAN

Many business leaders are university dropouts. We do not need Statistics South Africa to tell us that young people in our country have a serious skills deficit

 
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