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National

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

The late Nelson Mandela and his great-grandson Ziyanda Manaway, reading the official children's version of his best-selling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Picture: DEBBIE YAZBEK/NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION
8 hour(s) ago

The Presidential Years, which Nelson Mandela began writing in 1998, will be based on his five years in office

Politics

Malema raises stakes against black elite

Julius Malema. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
15 hour(s) ago

In his closing speech at the University of the Free State Julius Malema says it is 'time for action' as the issue of land has troubled SA for too long

Politics

EFF leaders wield heavy hand in internal election

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
15 hour(s) ago

Party elects its command team with a show of hands amid dissension and disarray

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Bittersweet HIV milestone

Picture: THINKSTOCK

State plays a vital role in monitoring supply and distribution of antiretrovirals, is a reason why threatened closure of TAC is so alarming

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Linking president to SARS upheaval is ‘mischief’, says Maharaj

President Jacob Zuma’s spokesman, Mac Maharaj, criticises Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille’s claim that Zuma is trying to ‘capture’ the SA Revenue Service

Business

Revelations about SARS pose more questions than answers

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Truth is yet to emerge about the activities of an alleged covert unit as motives behind purge of officials is still unclear

National

Border control may have sparked turmoil at SARS

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
15 hour(s) ago

Lack of adequate border controls encourages many economic crimes, including trade in illicit cigarettes, drugs, rhino horn and ivory smuggling

Labour

State wage talks resume in new year

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his medium-term budget statement.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Government optimistic despite rejection of offer that would have seen salaries increase strictly in line with inflation over a three-year period

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Eskom sweats to keep lights on

Two of four generators that stopped working on Tuesday back online, says utility, but risk of rolling blackouts is high if remaining faults are not fixed

Politics

United Front delegates ratify interim leadership body

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at a media briefing about the ‘Vote No’ campaign at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Amid disagreements on issues such as the use of the term ‘socialist’, delegates form a 21-person interim leadership body

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: EFF milestone, but some unhappy

EFF leader Julius Malema and EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu in the National Assembly on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

But disgruntled members of the EFF in Gauteng have reportedly threatened to disrupt the conference

Opinion

Revelations about SARS pose more questions than answers

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Truth is yet to emerge about the activities of an alleged covert unit as motives behind purge of officials is still unclear

Politics

EFF’s first leadership election passes with little contest

Picture: Setumo Stone
2 day(s) ago

Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu emerge as Economic Freedom Fighters’ president and deputy at an election where the single potential challenge was short-lived

Politics

Numsa loses Constitutional Court appeal

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Constitutional Court dismisses National Union of Metalworkers of SA appeal of Labour Appeal Court order in unfair dismissal case

National

Court clears ANC’s Mabe of fraud

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Supporters complain of moves to prevent him from winning power

National

Hlongwane denies knowledge of payments in arms deal

Fana Hlongwane. Picture: THE TIMES/MOELETSI MABE
5 day(s) ago

Former adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise at centre of allegations emerging from multibillion-rand acquisition of Gripen fighter jets from BAE Systems and Saab

Politics

More hurdles for Ramaphosa to jump

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in the National Assembly.  Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

If successful, his latest brief gives him an opportunity to move out of the murkier shadows of Marikana, says analyst

Politics

Numsa to challenge expulsion in court, says Jim

Irvin Jim.
6 day(s) ago

Union says legal papers have been signed, but not yet filed, this process not mutually exclusive to formal appeal to federation for reinstatement

Politics

UF to shake up political landscape, says Kasrils

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says United Front represents ‘best principles and values of liberation struggle which ANC has forgotten about’

National

Crying foul over Judge Hlophe

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, centre, at a Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into his alleged misconduct in Boksburg on Tuesday.  Picture:PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

EFF argues that exclusive jurisdiction applies because only the Constitutional Court can ‘decide that Parliament or the president has failed to fulfil a constitutional duty’

Opinion & Analysis

Hubs aim to bring growth to rural enterprise

UNHEARD OF: Bulungula Lodge on the Wild Coast, where the environment and the local community are a central part of the business model. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Eastern Cape still deals with underdevelopment, poverty and low rural economic activity, writes Mlibo Qoboshiyane

Politics

Malema slams Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in the National Assembly.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

EFF leader says deputy president will shift ruling party to ‘extreme right’

Politics

EFF warns of ‘dictatorship’ after losing out on academic venue

Floyd Shivambu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

EFF MP Floyd Shivambu claims Vaal University of Technology reneged on hosting event after minister’s red light

National

Deal with military veterans prompts questions over finance law

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula briefs Parliament's defence committee on Thursday on issues relating to the deployment of soldiers to the Central African Republic. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Auditor-general has reported that in the 2013-14 financial year there was R24m in irregular expenditures and underspending of R185m

Politics

Numsa request not with public protector

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Numsa wants Thuli Madonsela’s office to probe appointment of a Cosatu office bearer to SAPS division

Media

Zuma to consider Tshabalala’s suspension

Ellen Tshabalala. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma will consider a request by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete that SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala be suspended, the presidency says

Business Times

’Twas the nightmare before Christmas

Charly's Bakery in Cape Town. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
3 day(s) ago

With shopping disrupted by severe power cuts it may be a dismal festive season for retailers, who rely on Christmas spending sprees to fill the coffers

Politics

NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma regards state firms as his personal playground

Collin Matjila. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Reappointed Collin Matjila is a close business associate of the Gupta family, which enjoys a special relationship with Mr Zuma

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Numsa’s UF still has long way to go

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Cosatu black sheep Zwelinzima Vavi was conspicuous by his absence and delegates could not even agree whether the United Front should define itself as socialist

Opinion

White myopia fuels silent black anger

Continuing anger in the black community is one of the reasons people are not paying their rates and rents and support radical doctrines, writes Thami Mazwai

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