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Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Numsa foes put its expulsion on hold

8 hour(s) ago

Axing would have split the 2.2-million member federation and left Zwelinzima Vavi isolated among Cosatu’s top brass

National

Ithuba favoured to run national lottery

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Mystery surrounds the successful applicant with no information provided by the Department of Trade and Industry and little available on the internet.

Financial Services

Language gives new life to accounting

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Colour Accounting offers an easy method of learning accountancy

Law & Constitution

Judge president accused of ‘insult’

7 hour(s) ago

Director of public prosecutions in Kwazulu-Natal decides to charge Judge Chiman Patel with crimen injuria

National

Committee deadline on Nkandla is extended

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

Almost all of the opposition parties walked out of the committee late last month when the ANC majority refused to allow Jacob Zuma to be called to testify

National

NGOs criticise ministerial committee probing foster care grants

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Experts say system is not fixable and call for laws to be amended

Labour

Cosatu meets to decide Numsa’s fate

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
20 hour(s) ago

SA’s biggest union faces expulsion as delegates from labour federation Cosatu cast ballots

National

Moeletsi Mbeki blames political leadership for SA’s ‘lacklustre growth’

Political economist Moeletsi Mbeki. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Political economist criticises leadership for ‘comprehensive failure’ in governance, which has led to lacklustre growth, unemployment and difficult business conditions

Opinion

Do not let fantasies detract from the depth of corruption

Terry Crawford-Browne at the arms deal commission in Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN

Fantastical claims pose the danger of leading the Seriti commission away from the relevant facts

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Punishment scares only when one enforces it

Promising dreadful consequences for those who break the rules is a convenient diversion

Zandile Tshabalala. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

SABC chair wins delay to MPs’ inquiry

The temporary interdict, granted a few hours before the second sitting … took most members of the portfolio committee by surprise

National

Zuma calls on business to bail out SA economy

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
8 hour(s) ago

He urges his critics and political opponents to set aside their reservations about his leadership to prioritise the beleaguered economy

Energy

Radebe hints at nuclear funding

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Energy Minister has signed two nuclear framework agreements in recent months

National

Arbitrator ‘failed to reveal links’

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Judge says arbitrator must consider at the outset if his/her interest in one of the litigants, however small or trivial, ought to be disclosed

National

Zuma appoints 19 new BEE advisors

Zingiswa Losi. Source: SAPA/WERNER BEUKES
7 hour(s) ago

Cloud hangs over appointee from strife-torn Cosatu after she resigned from her job in 2013

National

CSI conference shows urgency of technology needed in fight against crime

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Experts say advancing data management, communication platforms and public engagement is essential

National

Opposition demurs over mini-budget

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Main opposition parties either say mid-term budget policy lacked new ideas or that it is not radical enough

Business

Bridging trust gap with business

Black Business Council spokesman and businessman Sandile Zungu. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Zuma adviser Sandile Zungu says a model needs to be devised that welcomes business into the tripartite alliance and makes it an integral part of its discussions

Industrials

SA working towards making titanium products, MPs told

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

SA has the world’s second-largest reserves of titanium but currently exports the raw material for beneficiation elsewhere

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Nearly all shark nets restored after fierce rains on east coast

Boat-based teams have been working around the clock to restore the nets

National

Bill to cover hate crimes draws warnings

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Concern over ‘micromanaging culture’, which may lead to ‘overlegislation’, particularly in a vibrant constitutional democracy such as SA’s

Economy

Public services slashed, with some departments losing 4%

UPHILL BATTLE:  Members of liberation movement armies are going through a verification process before state benefits are granted. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

General public services include the Treasury, the Department of Home Affairs, the Presidency, Parliament and provincial legislatures

National

Media have exaggerated the scale of Nkandla, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Dominant narrative in the public domain is that ‘Zuma ate money’

Opinion

The grand failure that is SA’s political youth

Passion has been usurped by expediency, producing a young generation that has achieved nothing

Opinion

Spike in claims of police torture is worrying

Torture. Picture: THINKSTOCK

The crime of torture is particularly heinous and has special status in international law as a crime for which there is no defence

National

Tlokwe independent candidates case postponed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Controversial 2013 by-election court case is postponed until January next year

National

Kebble’s murder trial on the big screen

1 day(s) ago

Documentary takes a stab at simplifying the thicket of intrigue and characters in Brett Kebble’s ‘assisted suicide’

Economy

NHI still a priority despite finance plan delays

BASIC RIGHT: Minister says the National Health Insurance scheme will make health services accessible an affordable to all.  Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile declines to say why National Health Insurance target not met

National

Madonsela under attack in Parliament

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Mathole Motshekga makes a dramatic accusation against Ms Madonsela, saying her office is ‘overbloated’ and that she is failing to manage her budget

Politics

Vavi and Numsa back in the line of fire

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

The aim of the ANC’s intervention was to assist the federation in bringing about unity in its ranks

Health

Snoek and cycling do it for Cape Town

Cape Town cyclist. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
2 day(s) ago

Mother City’s middle classes are the happiest and most active inhabitants of SA’s six major cities

Trade & Industry

Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Knock-on effects include inability to repay loans and to obtain tax clearance certificates for tendering purposes

Media

Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC

Faith Muthambi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

The appointment of a permanent CEO will be crucial for the stabilisation of the public broadcaster

Health

Bedaquiline approved to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Experts say patients on bedaquiline recover faster and transmit TB for a shorter time than patients who are not, writes Tamar Kahn

National

Laboratory work to identify South Africans killed in Nigeria completed

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
18 hour(s) ago

Samples taken from the remains of all 116 fatalities from the September 12 collapse of "Prophet" TB Joshua’s church in Lagos were flown to SA earlier this month

National

New tack on funding state-owned enterprises

(Left to right) Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and finance DG Lungile Fuzile arrive for the medium term budget on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Inter-ministerial team will make its recommendations in January after deliberations

Labour

Task team report urges Cosatu affiliates to unite

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Cosatu is in the middle of a three-day special meeting of its top brass, who are seeking to resolve crippling differences

Economy

Nene administers tough love

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
1 day(s) ago

Tough measures include tax increases, job freezes and across-the-board budget cuts to deal with low economic growth, high debt levels and lower than expected tax income

Business

Cabinet cracks down on copper theft ring

Sheets of copper cathode are seen at a copper cathode plant inside the La Escondida copper mine near Antofagasta city, north of Santiago in this March 31 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Tougher penalties being considered for ‘economic saboteurs’, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe

National

Municipalities wrapping up demarcation processes

Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

Municipalities are finalising demarcation processes, which will result in significant changes to municipal government landscape after 2016 local government elections

National

Tlokwe independent candidates case postponed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Controversial 2013 by-election court case is postponed until January next year

Labour

Labour groups welcome austerity promises

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Call for fair settlement for SA’s 1.3-million public servants as Treasury warns that wage bill remains a primary threat to fiscal stability

National

Departments not abiding by recruitment policy, says report

1 day(s) ago

The report recommends, among other things, a uniform job profile and job description for chiefs of staff across provinces

Labour

Labour groups welcome austerity promises

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Call for fair settlement for SA’s 1.3-million public servants as Treasury warns that wage bill remains a primary threat to fiscal stability

National

Outspoken directors of SAA face Brown’s axe

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Chairman Dudu Myeni, who has a close personal relationship with President Jacob Zuma, is spared

National

Post Office top brass take 26% raise amid strike

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Total salary bill for the four executive directors, together with the 20 senior managers, jumped to R32.5m in the year ended March, annual report shows

National

No news on when SA bodies will be returned

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

There is still no news on when bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in building collapse in Nigeria will come home, government spokeswoman says

National

Stalemate over NPA head rages on

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

Mxolisi Nxasana denies demanding R7.5m to go

Opinion

How the ANC is killing our democratic language

Its rhetoric creates uncertainty and denudes words one assumes have a common understanding

Opinion

Conspiracy theories will not help end corruption

The bigger problem for the arms deal commission, however, is that dead men tell no lies either

 
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