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Faith Muthambi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Muthambi defends government’s advertising spend

12 hour(s) ago

DA MP Gavin Davis earlier this week said communications minister must explain how more than R10m was spent on advertising in The New Age newspaper in the last financial year

National

Nxasana inquiry a ‘witch-hunt’

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Presidency says President Jacob Zuma is going ahead with probe regarding National Prosecuting Authority head Mxolisi Nxasana’s fitness to hold office

National

SA to host next AU summit

Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

South Africa will host the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg in mid-2015, the presidency says

Business Times

Curro share shrugs off racism furore

Jannie Mouton. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
14 hour(s) ago

Claims of racial segregation at a Curro school in Pretoria are a ‘storm in a teacup’ and the work of parents trying to ‘score political points’

Business

Post Office staff feel the pinch

Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Hundreds of Post Office courier freight division workers have been left stranded as the company struggles to pay their salaries on time

National

Jackie Selebi remembered by his wife

Jackie Selebi.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi’s wife, Anne, says she never lost hope that he would bounce back from his illness

Opinion

RANTS AND SENSE: Minister is right, and wrong, on foreigners

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN

Influx of foreigners into townships revamps retail sectors big and small

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS

Township wars — the myth and mayhem

South Africans believe that foreigners are being given hand-outs of ‘subsidies’, which allow them to build their businesses at the expense of locals

National

Violence escalates in Malamulele

Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Havoc breaks loose in Malamulele between protesters and police during ongoing demonstrations in the Limpopo town

National

Vital to keep Dramat at ‘the helm of the Hawks’

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

High Court hears that it is crucial to operations of Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, how public views it for Lt-Gen Anwa Dramat to return to work

National

De Kock gets parole but Derby-Lewis’s medical parole bid fails

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock will be released on parole, however, recommendation that Clive Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole is not approved

National

Western Cape ‘to assist Uber in complying with the law’

Picture: GETTY IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Earlier this month, Cape Town traffic police impounded a number of cars affiliated with Uber over incorrect permits

Health

Influenza drug now hailed as effective

A new blood thinner is looking much safer than conventional drugs to protect patients from heart attack and stroke. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

SA is among countries that have spent money stockpiling the drug

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ANC plans to cap land ownership

Party proposes that land ownership be limited to a maximum 12,000ha (and) two farms, and barring foreign owners

Education

Private school denies segregation charges

Curro CEO Chris van der Merwe. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
2 day(s) ago

Curro Foundation School says it sometimes separates children based on culture after parents sign petition against what they say is racial segregation

National

Searching for roots of xenophobic attacks

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
2 day(s) ago

Right2Know blames a ‘sustained failure of SA’s intelligence services over a long period of time’ for the looting of spaza shops

Opinion

Purpose of co-operative government is wellbeing of people of SA

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Once dispute is resolved, everyone involved can take pride in having followed the lodestar of constitution, which is human dignity

National

Hawks interim head Ntlemeza claims he has taken no major decisions

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

There has been intense speculation about the motive for the suspension of Hawks head Anwa Dramat

Energy

Water usage identified as important way to ease electricity crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Report comes as SA searches for quick fixes to address a crisis arising from breakdowns in Eskom’s ageing and poorly maintained fleet

Labour

Minister challenges unions on minimum wage issue

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
3 day(s) ago

Union federations are discussing policy issues for the forthcoming year

National

De Kock’s parole hearing polarises nation

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Some view Eugene de Kock as repentant prisoner serving time as scapegoat for countless perpetrators, others believe his crimes are too heinous for forgiveness

National

SAPS hits out at report of rising criminality within police

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

SAIRR lead researcher says the police have 1,500 convicted criminals in their ranks

Politics

ANC MPs dismiss EFF secret ballot proposal

(Left to right) Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses a press briefing on Thursday, flanked by Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Changes to the rules of Parliament have been in the making for at least four years

Media

SABC managers underpaid for ‘turnaround’, says Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

Chief operating officer complains despite his ‘irregular’ salary increases, which push his annual pay from R1.5m to R2.4m in one year

Media

Government’s advertising spend ‘reveals trend of backing state-friendly media’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The New Age newspaper, owned by the politically connected Gupta family, receives a greater advertising budget than its readership size warrants

National

Bill to give president more say over SIU

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
2 day(s) ago

New provision requires the SIU head to report to the president and justice minister on a quarterly basis

Education

Court orders Cida creditors to decide on purchase offer

Students at the Cida City Campus  in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Master of the High Court to preside over a meeting of the creditors and the court will then decide whether the liquidation the free university should be made final

National

Constitutional Court ‘immunised against suggestions of bias’

Kate O’Regan.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Collegial atmosphere makes SA’s top court more robust and less prone to interference than similar institutions elsewhere, says former Judge Kate O’Regan

National

ANC threatens to go to court after council row

Congress of South African Trade Unions Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Councillors were locked out of a Cape Town council meeting on Wednesday after they disrupted proceedings over the renaming of Table Bay Boulevard after former president FW de Klerk

Education

Court orders Cida creditors to decide on purchase offer

Students at the Cida City Campus  in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Master of the High Court to preside over a meeting of the creditors and the court will then decide whether the liquidation the free university should be made final

Politics

United Front plans series of campaigns

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Political alliance has not finalised its funding mechanism, but agrees there should not be external funding

Business

SARS says Pillay probe at ‘advanced stage’

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Deputy commissioner Pillay’s second suspension — the first was deemed unlawful by the Labour Court — remains in force

National

No confidence motion on Zuma set for next month

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Programming committee agrees to schedule motion proposed by Agang SA in November, while Democratic Alliance pushes for dates for presidential questions

Opinion

State’s transformation policies fail to rid SA of systemic racism

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Reforms are superficial and keep wealth and power in white hands, writes Brian Mahlangu

Opinion

EDITORIAL: It’s time the ANC reinvented itself

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Perception that the governing party is corrupt is not assisted by the undermining of law-enforcement institutions

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