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Labour

ANC again steps in to reunite Cosatu

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

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

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
1 day(s) ago

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

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
1 day(s) ago

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

Politics

ANC triggers another crisis in Parliament

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

Angry protests from opposition parties again paralyse house proceedings

National

Tlakula’s shadow hangs over IEC interviews

Pansy Tlakula and her legal team at the Electoral Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

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

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

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

De Kock to know by end of January about his parole

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

Energy

Union finds another Eskom silo crack

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

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

National

‘Russians’ bring sense of security to Daveyton

2 day(s) ago

Leaders say the dog whisperers are more effective than the police and security firms

National

Inequalities still exist between SA’s teenagers, study shows

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Survey finds major differences in living conditions of black, white, coloured, Indian/Asian teenagers despite reforms

National

No drop in e-toll payments after ANC opposition, says Sanral

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Sanral had been expected to conclude its submission earlier this month

Labour

Vavi isolated as Cosatu leaders meet

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
2 day(s) ago

Unions not at meeting describe the majority of leaders who voted in favour of Numsa’s expulsion as ‘gangsters’

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the National Assembly on 'Guptagate' on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

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

Health

Global AIDS fight at pivotal point

HIV AIDS. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

World has ‘small window’ to break epidemic for good, but failure to accelerate current momentum could see it worsen, UNAIDS says

National

ANC calls off multiparty agreement, blaming DA’s ‘destructive attitude’

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, meets with opposition leaders on Tuesday to discuss recent disruptions in the National Assembly.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

ANC in Parliament formally calls off multiparty agreement to restore dignity to Parliament, lumping all blame on opposition Democratic Alliance

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

Politics

ANC uses muscle to silence motion

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

Democratic Alliance motion seeks censuring of President Jacob Zuma for not answering questions in the National Assembly

National

MP says McBride no-show ‘contemptuous’

Robert McBride. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Chief director for compliance tells police committee SAPS declines to initiate disciplinary action without proper reasons being provided

National

DA protests ‘lack of accountability by Zuma’s government’

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane lead a protest on the steps of the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

About 100 DA MPs gathered outside the parliamentary precinct, waving placards bearing questions that Cabinet ministers have not answered, writes Paul Vecchiatto

Economy

SA at fiscal crossroads, says Gauteng MEC

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Weakening current account deficit and rising public debt highlight need for fiscal consolidation, Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy says

Energy

PetroSA chair faces criminal charges

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Former cabinet minister Zola Skweyiya is considering laying criminal charges against new PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima after he failed to recover the R3m he gave to the latter

Health

Medical device samples ‘failing tests’

Precious Matsoso, director-general of health. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Parliament has just concluded public hearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill

Politics

Ramaphosa warns MPs’ behaviour ‘goes against’ recently brokered pact

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
3 day(s) ago

Deputy president complains about not being able to fully answer questions in National Assembly, soon after agreement is brokered to restore dignity of Parliament

National

World Bank economist calls for more affordable housing near CBDs

Picture: ARC ECO HOMES
3 day(s) ago

World Bank Africa region chief economist Francisco Ferreira says allowing people to live closer to their jobs is likely to reduce unemployment

National

Palestinian solidarity group takes to shareholder activism

A Woolworths Food store with restaurant
3 day(s) ago

Plan to push Woolworths to discuss its trade relations with Israel

Education

Summit tackles viability of colleges

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

SA’s vocational college system has seen widespread criticism over graduate quality

Science & Environment

University launches fuel-cell generator

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Government wants to lower the trade deficit by reducing its reliance on imported technology

Law & Constitution

High-profile prosecutors in line of fire

Nomgcobo Jiba, acting national director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Nomgcobo Jiba, Lawrence Mrwebi and North Gauteng director of public prosecutions Sibongile Mzinyathi were the subject of scathing criticism in four court judgments

Politics

‘None has guts’ to contest Zille

Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille
3 day(s) ago

The DA’s leaders and members are reluctant to speak about the elections on the record unless given a mandate to do so

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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