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Illicit tobacco trade ‘likely to fuel consumption of cigarettes in SA’

8 hour(s) ago

Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa says government’s efforts to reduce number of smokers in country ‘will not yield any results as long as illicit trade is left to flourish’

Energy

Power system constrained, says Eskom

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6 hour(s) ago

Power system expected to be very tight over the evening peaks of the next few days but risk of load-shedding for Monday and Tuesday is medium to low, power utility warns

National

Ramaphosa, opposition leaders in new truce talks

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Wednesday. Picture: THE TIMES/ESA ALEXANDER
11 hour(s) ago

Party leaders meet with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg after a truce between political parties in Parliament fell apart last week

Energy

Minister pushed for Kgadima at PetroSA

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
20 hour(s) ago

Documents contradict Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson denials that she recommended Tshepo Kgadima to serve as PetroSA chair

National

Parliamentary committees to conduct oversight visits across SA

Unemployed youth hiking on the Soweto Highway as they have no money due to unemployment. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Six committees will conduct visits around country this week, with economic development committee assessing progress in government-funded job creation projects

Opinion

EFF MPs embody local-level ANC culture

Tactical chaos by the opposition in Parliament is a thrashing for the great liberation movement

Opinion

ANC opted for suppression in dealing with MPs’ dissent

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Anyone who dares to think and act differently from the governing party is demonised and called names

Steve Hofmeyr. Picture: THE TIMES

Hofmeyr takes puppet master to court over ‘Twitter harassment’

Not only is it the first time in the history of SA that a puppet has been cited in court papers, but it is also the first time a celebrity twar has found its way into court

Health

Dwindling donations threaten hospices

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20 hour(s) ago

Funding has dried up from sources such as the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and corporate SA

National

Parliamentary committees to conduct oversight visits across SA

Unemployed youth hiking on the Soweto Highway as they have no money due to unemployment. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Six committees will conduct visits around country this week, with economic development committee assessing progress in government-funded job creation projects

National

Video shows police forcefully removing municipality’s councillors

19 hour(s) ago

The recorded incidents are corroborated in a police affidavit

Transport & Tourism

More local airports seek to host flights to Sadc

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19 hour(s) ago

Grand Central Airport, Rand Airport, Wonderboom Airport and Richards Bay Airport all want the changes

Energy

Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
20 hour(s) ago

Eskom declares power emergency for industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce usage

Healthcare

Neil Diamond tickets among Bestmed ‘costs’

Medical aid fraud drives up the cost of your contributions by an estimated R2,500 a year. Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Bestmed accused the council of acting improperly to remove the trustees

Pansy Tlakula and her legal team at the Electoral Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Tlakula’s shadow hangs over IEC interviews

Candidates proffer possible solutions towards avoiding a repeat of the tender scandal that saw the chairwoman leave unceremoniously

National

National Assembly recall likely

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs gesture during a tumultuous session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

With regular disruptions in the National Assembly, the atmosphere of hatred in Parliament is palpable, writes Wyndham Hartley

National

Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the National Assembly on 'Guptagate' on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Cabinet approves implementation of programme to ensure compliance by government departments with policy on procuring goods, services from local suppliers

Politics

ANC triggers another crisis in Parliament

Democratic Alliance. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ MIKE COHEN
3 day(s) ago

Angry protests from opposition parties again paralyse house proceedings

Opinion

Is the EFF the best thing ever to happen to Parliament?

If only because one needs a full diagnosis of any sickness before the cure can be found

Opinion

Opportunity knocks with crumbling of reactionary Cosatu

With the crumbling of Cosatu, the way is open for the ANC to press ahead with comprehensive liberalisation of the country’s industrial relations system

Opinion

Mbete’s inaction on new rules led to chaos

Baleka Mbete. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

National Assembly Speaker fails to act on recommendations presented to her by Parliament’s administration

National

Panel grills 14 IEC candidates

Commission for Gender Equality chairman Mfanozelwe Shozi, left, deputy public protector Kevin Malunga, Chief Justice Moegoeng Moegoeng Mogeong Mogeong Mogoeng Mogoeng and South African Human Rights Commission chairman Lawrence Mushwana, right, interview IEC  board candidates in Boksburg on Thursday. Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Political allegiance of the candidates they recommend to the National Assembly looms as a possible issue

National

De Kock to know by end of January about his parole

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

After 18 years in jail, the National Council for Correctional Services has recommended De Kock receive parole

Law & Constitution

Ruling paves way for conduct tribunal to investigate 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
3 day(s) ago

The justices had accused Judge Hlophe of trying to influence the outcome of cases involving President Jacob Zuma

Politics

Economic policy ‘key to coalition’, says DA Gauteng leader

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
19 hour(s) ago

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey says compatability at policy level is a key factor that will determine whether the DA will enter into coalitions to govern municipalities next year

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: NEC to reveal its take on chaos and alliance

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
20 hour(s) ago

The house has some unfinished business to deal with this week

Energy

Brace for power emergency, Eskom warns businesses

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1 day(s) ago

Power utility declares power emergency, calls on large industrial customers to urgently reduce usage

Politics

No ‘panga’ politics in DA, says Zille at Gauteng congress

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille addresses delegates at the party's Gauteng provincial conference in Boksburg on Saturday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

DA leader tells delegates in Gauteng that the party should learn from the ‘disintegration’ of the ANC and EFF

Labour

Cosatu must ‘find its way back to unity’, says Vavi

Cosatu. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Cosatu affiliates who have suspended their participation within the labour federation meet to chart way forward

Politics

‘Tried and trusted’ Moodey to stay as DA Gauteng leader

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, left, and parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane at the party's Gauteng provincial congress on Friday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Incumbent John Moodey retains his position as provincial leader at the DA’s congress in Boksburg, trumping sole challenger Refiloe Nt’seke

Labour

ANC again steps in to reunite Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi and Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Cosatu has made the concession to call a special national congress where fresh elections may be held

National

Why we threw out PetroSA chairman from Business Day

Tshepo Kgadima. Picture: THULANI MBELE
3 day(s) ago

Tshepo Kgadima still has not answered questions on his mining investment ‘scam’

Energy

Union finds another Eskom silo crack

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
3 day(s) ago

Solidarity claims to have warned Majuba management about ‘increasing vibrations’

Opinion

SABC hiring practices need to change

Ellen Tshabalala.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

We are faced with yet another executive appointment — the eighth CEO appointment since 2008 — and undoubtedly a crisis is in the offing

Opinion

Consensus must be hallmark of parliamentary discipline

Democratic Alliance MP Mike Waters, third right, points at speaker Baleka Mbete during a heated session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

It is necessary to highlight the concern, outrage and condemnation of the recent developments in Parliament, and call for accountability

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