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National election ballot paper to have 29 parties on it

16 hour(s) ago

There is a record high number of parties participating in the national poll including the ANC, the DA and Agang SA

Land & Agriculture

DA rejects ANC claims of farm workers’ subjugation

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

DA Western Cape leader Ivan Meyer dismisses ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman’s allegation of apartheid still reigning in the province and says party has done more for farm workers than the ANC

Media

EFF lodges complaint with Icasa over banned advert

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
16 hour(s) ago

Leader Julius Malema says the SABC’s decision to ban advert calling for the removal of e-tolls was ‘a clear violation of freedom of expression’

Labour

Wage talks to resume as Amcu mulls new offer

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara and Impala CEO Terence Goodlace brief media on the stalled platinum sector wage talks on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Negotiations between platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union expected to resume on Tuesday following new wage offer tabled for striking mineworkers

National

General is first in line as Nkandla fallout begins

Vejay Ramlakan. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

South African National Defence Force sets up board of inquiry to probe spending on project

National

Hawks take over probe into Pilgrim's Rest fraud, graft charges

Pilgrim’s rest. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Public protector has already ruled that Pilgrim's Rest tender was fraught with unlawful conduct and gross irregularities

Labour

Amplats, Impala up their offers to striking miners

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Platinum miners increase pay offer to striking workers in bid to end a strike now in record-breaking 13th week

Opinion

Mmusi Maimane: the Hollow Man

There are only so many losses an individual political brand can withstand before losing becomes an idea permanently associated with the protagonist

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How inequality and not poverty seems to threaten our social fabric

Poverty is easier to fix than inequality because while poverty alleviation has been quite successful, inequality has risen

Muizenberg beach in Cape Town.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

THE INSIDER: SA could prove a once in a lifetime destination

The Insider hopes the unfortunate three-quarter tourist who might have been slain in December made it safely back home in one piece

National

Constitutional Court orders new grant tender process

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5 day(s) ago

Constitutional Court orders South African Social Security Agency to initiate new tender process for payment of welfare grants

National

Apartheid lawsuit case not going away, says Ntsebeza

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4 day(s) ago

New York district court rules that US corporates Ford and IBM could be held liable for collaborating with SA’s former apartheid regime

National

No legal challenge to Nkandla report, says Mbete

Baleka Mbete. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 day(s) ago

However, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings amount to ‘interference in a man’s kraal according to African tradition’, ANC national chairwoman says

Education

Wits scraps four-year law degree to give ethical grounding

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Decision aimed at producing graduates to fill the general leadership gap in SA, where ‘both mettle and imagination is missing’

Politics

Vavi must campaign for ANC, says Cosatu

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Contradictions in ANC-brokered peace process to resolve factional battle within its alliance partner are showing

Politics

High-profile awards ‘part of ANC campaign’

WORRIED:  James Selfe says holding the event close to the election, certainly politicised it. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

Release of an unusually long list of people due to get National Orders prompts accusations that the Presidency is using the annual awards ceremony as an electioneering event

Politics

UDM’s Holomisa makes most of Amcu’s rise

6 day(s) ago

Party confident it will play prominent role in North West government after election, writes Setumo Stone

Communications Minister Yunis Carrim. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Set-top box debate full of absurdity

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has done the right thing when it comes to South Africa’s new broadcasting policy, writes Siya Qosa

National

DA workers set to face the faeces in the Cape

7 day(s) ago

So-called poo-protesters vow to do ‘everything in their power’ to stop the Democratic Alliance from campaigning in Cape Town’s townships

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
7 day(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Social grants system in for shake-up

Surprising judgment has potentially changed the game for the distribution of social grants in South Africa

Opinion

Domingo needs to admit mistakes and find new way

Proteas coach Russell Domingo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Like all ambitious and committed coaches, Russell Domingo rarely misses an opportunity to learn something new

Politics

FF+ plans ‘to keep ANC out of the Western Cape’

7 day(s) ago

Freedom Front Plus to canvass in Western Cape on platform of greater autonomy for province and for greater distance between provinces and national government

Media

Icasa to hold public hearings on SABC blocking of DA ads

Western Cape Premier and DA leader Helen Zille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Communications authority decides to push hearings forward after DA announces plans to approach high court over the matter

Politics

South Africans urged to ‘vote in defence’ of democracy

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
7 day(s) ago

Group that includes academics and former government ministers calls on citizens to spoil their ballot or vote ‘tactically’ for a minority party

Politics

ANC stalls committee probing Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SOWETAN
8 day(s) ago

Clearest indication yet that the ANC in Parliament will close ranks in the committee to protect Zuma

Politics

ANC, DA campaigning to enter overdrive as parties battle for Western Cape

MANIFESTO: Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille speaks at the party’s election manifesto launch in Polokwane on Sunday. Picture: THE TIMES
11 day(s) ago

With less than a month to go before elections, campaigning looks set to enter overdrive mode this weekend, with parties slugging it out on campaign trail

National

How important is politics at the PIC?

10 day(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation under scrutiny over whether it makes investment decisions based on commercial principles or politics

Politics

DA hits back after ANC’s Western Cape job claims

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 day(s) ago

Western Cape government leads SA in job creation, says MEC, after ANC says it created more jobs than the DA

Politics

EFF poised for victory in Cape, says aspirant leader

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

Western Cape Economic Freedom Fighters sets ambitious target of winning 51% of provincial vote and says it is preparing to govern the province

Politics

Youth league hits back as Kasrils lays into ANC

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

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils to launch campaign asking South Africans to protest by spoiling ballots or ‘voting tactically’

Labour

Numsa delegates boo Dlamini despite truce

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 day(s) ago

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini heckled by a section of delegates at the federation’s KwaZulu-Natal shop stewards council meeting

Energy

Municipal reliance on electricity tariffs ‘impedes growth of small-scale generation’

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

Municipalities’ reliance on tariffs for revenue is holding back expansion of small-scale energy production, Western Cape climate change director says

National

Ministers admit state needs to speed up housing delivery

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli. Picture: THE HERALD
8 day(s) ago

Issue is one of the catalysts for service delivery protests in townships and poor areas

Labour

Platinum producers revise wage offer in bid to end strike

Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Lonmin, Amplats and Implats revise wage offer to end debilitating strike that has crippled the platinum sector

National

ANC ‘may rethink government departments’

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

The existence of some departments may be in the balance as the ruling party considers doing away with some and introducing at least one to deal with small business

Land & Agriculture

Farm equity proposal is ‘smoke and mirrors’

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6 day(s) ago

Professor says proposal will not become policy and that government is only talking to farm workers now, a month before elections

National

Hawkers vow to fight new eThekwini by-laws

8 day(s) ago

Municipality accused of not giving informal traders an opportunity to make input

Politics

Smaller parties gun for IEC’s Tlakula

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES
9 day(s) ago

Eight opposition political parties are set to approach the courts should Electoral Commission of SA chairwoman Pansy Tlakula not heed their call to step down

Politics

ANC members at odds over Nkandla committee

Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
6 day(s) ago

National Assembly speaker Max Sisulu agrees that ad hoc committee should start work as soon as possible

National

SME department ‘very likely’, says Mbete

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete says department focused on small, medium-sized business will be able to address ‘specific challenges’

Media

DA’s ‘banned’ election ads to return to SABC

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6 day(s) ago

Democratic Alliance election campaign adverts pulled by SABC will be aired by state broadcaster over Easter long weekend

Politics

Old guard in anti-ANC spoilt ballot drive

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at the launch of the Sidikiwe Vukani ‘Vote No’ campaign. Picture: DANIEL BORN
7 day(s) ago

Campaign encourages South Africans to vote against the party that he called home for more than 40 years, or spoil their ballots

National

Political debate in SA ‘being harmed by misconceptions about economy’

Economist Mike Schussler speak at a breakfast briefing on political and economic post-election challenges in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Absence of credible information and data about state of economy and land ownership is exacerbating situation in lead-up to elections, says economist

Europe

Ex-DA man Ryan Coetzee in political firing line in the UK

Ryan Coetzee, former chief strategist for the Democratic Alliance. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Storm erupts around former Democratic Alliance strategist Ryan Coetzee, who faces allegations of abuse of public funds in the UK

National

Expert witness in Pistorius trial admits to ‘layman’ conclusions

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Oscar Pistorius’s defence in his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria has been dealt a potentially crippling blow

Land & Agriculture

IFP says state must redistribute own land to emerging farmers

Tractor farm food farming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Party says state must stop relying solely on private farms for its land redistribution programme

Politics

Google’s SA elections hub to have finger on the pulse

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6 day(s) ago

Google launches online portal ahead of May 7 general election in SA to help voters, journalists and campaigners track news and other data

National

High-profile murder trials ‘put international spotlight on SA’

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS
7 day(s) ago

SA has become a centre of crimes of passion with the trial of Oscar Pistorius and the soon-to-start trial of Shrien Dewani, says statistician-general Pali Lehohla

Politics

Parties head for court to demand Tlakula’s resignation

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Opposition parties seeking resignation of Electoral Commission of South Africa chairwoman Pansy Tlakula to approach Electoral Court

Law & Constitution

Judge sets deadline for ‘overcharging’ inquiry against lawyers

7 day(s) ago

Disciplinary inquiry into complaint of overcharging by lawyers Ronald Bobroff and Partners will convene within 60 days, High Court in Pretoria orders

Media

SABC pulled DA ads after public ‘backlash’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

State broadcaster only pulled the plug on the adverts after receiving a ‘backlash’ from viewers

National

Pistorius ‘armed himself with sole purpose of killing Reeva’

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel wraps up his five-day cross-examination of murder accused Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria

Labour

Amcu establishes strike fund for members

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

As strike in platinum sector persists, union seeks donations from community organisations, individuals and members of affiliates of National Council of Trade Unions

Opinion

THIS IS THE BUSINESS: Cuban medicine not a tonic for SA

Cuba, at first blush, would seem to be an unlikely venue to which one would voluntarily go to learn how to practise modern medicine

Opinion

THE LAST WORD: Farewell to crony capitalist Kerzner

Good riddance to a man who pioneered a particularly noxious brand of South African crony capitalism

 
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