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A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly in this file image. Picture: GCIS

ANC MPs fail to pass key piece of legislation

ANC fails to muster MPs to make a quorum to adopt Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill in the National Assembly


DA moves to impeach Zuma

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

DA says it has given notice in National Assembly of motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma following Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir debacle


Malema’s tender trial struck off roll

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema walks out of court after his trial on fraud charges is struck off roll


Tutu discharged from hospital after recurring infection

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: THE TIMES

Prominent anti-apartheid cleric and veteran leader Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is released from hospital after being re-admitted for recurring infection


Presidency warns of imposters

Jacob Zuma prepares for his state of the nation address on Thursday. Picture: GCIS

Presidency alerts company executives and public about two impostors who are abusing name of President Jacob Zuma and Presidency to ‘obtain jobs and favours’


Thuli Madonsela deplores attacks, defiance for eroding the value of her office

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela at a briefing on Monday during which she bemoaned attacks against her office and her report on Nkandla by members of the government. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela warns constitutional democracy is being eroded by attacks on her report into President Jacob Zuma’s private Nkandla residence


Ramatlhodi tells Glencore to shut coal mine over job cuts

Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramathlodi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister tells miner to shut mine because of way it plans to carry out job cuts, while Glencore says operations are unsustainable because Eskom does not pay fair prices


EDITORIAL: Defending the indefensible

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Defence of police commissioner Riah Phiyega adds to evidence President Jacob Zuma should not have appointed her in the first place


UNEMBARGOED: Consumers to pay for Zuma’s nuclear tsunami

The arrogant government faces no real consequences and will have SA’s consumers on the road to ruin

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announces South Africa's bio-economy strategy in Pretoria on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Hanekom acknowledges visa rules hurt

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom strikes conciliatory note and reassures hospitality sector solutions will be found to issues over new visa regulations


Four reasons why tablets are a good fit for the classroom

Pupils at Boitumelong Secondary School in Tembisa use their tablets for the first time, in January this year.  Picture: SOWETAN

Tablets are increasingly forming part of the educational landscape because they are cost-effective, offer decent battery life, and are functional and flexible

Financial Services

FNB wins Gauteng banking tender


First National Bank is named winner of centralised banking tender on condition it pledges to support township enterprises


No word on review from grieving Phiyega

President Jacob Zuma called for a national debate to make the country gun-free as he visited the family of a slain police officer on Monday. He was accompanied by premier David Makhura and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, among others. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega must convince President Jacob Zuma she is still fit for her post after Marikana commission report


South African to convince Brits to stay in EU


Former Democratic Alliance MP to be director of strategy for In Campaign to try to convince voters that Britain should stay in European Union


Durban best city for work

A container ship pulls into Durban Port.  Picture: THE TIMES

Jobs boom the result of a sector development programme facilitated by eThekwini municipality’s economic development and investment promotion unit, says mayor


Pension reforms aim to tackle SA’s failure to save


Decline in SA’s savings to 14.9% of gross domestic product prompts the state to institute pension reforms


Madonsela adamant Zuma must pay back some of the money

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Public Protector‚ Thuli Madonsela says she stands by her conclusion that President Jacob Zuma must pay back some of the money spent on upgrading his residence

Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Cosatu prods ANC on jobs summit

The country’s biggest trade union federations have warned against a looming jobs cull in major sectors, including the mining industry

Transport & Tourism

Dipuo Peters requests forensic probe into allegations of financial mismanagement at Prasa

Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Transport ministry commissions Auditor General’s office to look into alleged violations of Public Finance Management Act and other related statutes regarding contracts


Ithuba and FNB to resume ATM lottery service


Lottery operator Ithuba and First National Bank say their suspended ATM service for lottery tickets will resume ‘within the next few months’


‘Let me have my day in court,’ says Julius Malema

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EFF leader speaks out after National Prosecuting Authority asks for a postponement of his trial on fraud charges


ON THE WATER: Anti-hunting gang stands on a rotten carcass

Professional hunters are this week’s distraction because they exploit hunters’ bloodlust for mere money


Labour laws feed poverty while elite get fat on dogma

Mansa Musa. Picture: WIKIPEDIA

The rich elite have no sympathy for the unemployed and promote policies that will make their lot worse


Scrap equity for Indian, white women, says Manyi


Former labour director-general Jimmy Manyi calls for empowerment focus to shift to Africans and people with disabilities


Gordhan to call for probe into Ekurhuleni tenders

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Road and transport tenders worth more than R100m are said to have been awarded irregularly in the metro


Bump in road sets off a chain reaction of unrest

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers protest outside a mine in Steelpoort. Picture: SETUMO STONE

Mining town protests highlight new pattern of broad demands, writes Setumo Stone


Amcu rejects wage hike from gold producers

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march to Wonderkop Stadium to demand rival NUM vacate the office at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN

Members of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union rejects wage offer from gold producers of increases of up to 17%, says spokesman


Bleak outlook by auditor-general for new schools

Seven-year-old Barack Obama Okoth, named after the US president, sits in an empty classroom at the Senator Obama primary school in Nyangoma village in Kogelo, west of Nairobi, last month. Picture: REUTERS/THOMAS MUKOYA

The auditor-general paints grim picture of infrastructure development and procurement for schools around the country


Court postpones Malema’s corruption trial

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses supporters outside the Pretoria High Court on Monday. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/THE TIMES

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema demands his day in court after long-delayed trial for corruption is once again postponed


Term of Post Office administrator extended

Simo Lushaba.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele extends term of administrator appointed to deal with shambles at postal authority


Lottery operator Ithuba denies not meeting standard


National lottery operator is alleged to be about R150m behind schedule for R1.56bn it must pay this year


ANC MPs block bid for Madonsela appearance

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

ANC in fiery opposition to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela appearance before Nkandla ad hoc committee


Airport police ‘have to keep syndicates at bay’

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA

South African Police Service says multiskilled team is needed to repel syndicates, criminal suspects from passing through OR Tambo International Airport


Council for Medical Schemes speaks on prescribed minimum benefits


Changes define how much a scheme is expected to pay if a member voluntarily uses the services of a doctor or hospital outside its network


Steps to protect debtors from law abuse


Emoluments ruling raises the longer term consideration of whether law societies are best suited to protect the public from unethical behaviour within their ranks


THICK END OF THE WEDGE: This isn’t government. This is just drivel

The economy is truly doomed if Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi represents Cabinet’s consensus view on the roles of the state and the private sector

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