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Clive Derby-Lewis listens to questions during the Truth Commission hearing at Pretoria City Hall in 2012. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

High Court grants Derby-Lewis medical parole

Judge Selby Baqwa makes ruling to grant medical parole to Clive Derby-Lewis, who was convicted for role in killing of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani

Transport & Tourism

Last-ditch appeal to halt new visa regulations

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Tourism industry launches last-ditch appeal to halt ’draconian’ new visa regulations from coming into effect on June 1, saying more consultation needed

Labour

Harmony Gold plans to slash over 3,000 jobs, says NUM

GOLD SMELTING: Job creation could best be achieved by industrial development. It was believed that manufacturing could employ a much higher proportion of workers than mining because of its greater need for skilled labour.  Picture: PIETER DE RAS

National Union of Mineworkers says Harmony Gold in talks with unions to cut more than 3,000 jobs at its Doornkop mine

Health

R1.5bn compensation fund planned for miners with lung diseases

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says R1.5bn compensation fund planned for miners suffering from lung diseases, which affects about 500,000 people

National

Nhleko’s Nkandla report to face legal scrutiny

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s findings on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla security upgrades widely rejected

Politics

Gwede Mantashe rejects sex smear as poll ploy

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe claims plot afoot to discredit him, as jockeying for 2017 elective conference gets under way

National

Parliament wins broadcast-feeds case

EFF members clash with  Parliament Protection  Services during  the state of the nation address on Thursday in Cape Town. Picture: THE TIMES/ESA ALEXANDER

High Court exonerates Parliament for the signal jamming incident during President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address

Law & Constitution

Bakgatla case with far-reaching implications before top court

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Tussle over administration of valuable piece of land in North West province has wide implications for future of communal land-tender policy

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: There’ll be no escaping the 2010 Fifa World Cup probe

A process of elimination should make it clear who may have paid the bribes that won SA the 2010 World Cup

Opinion

Tragicomedy of Nkandla laid bare in Parliament

Zuma had good reason to be cheerful this week — knowing that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko would let him off the Nkandla hook

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane speaks to residents in Jabavu, Soweto, on Monday as he campaigns for next year’s election. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

DA must mend economy and give content to nonracialism

With the economy teetering on the brink and racial nationalism on the rise, the stakes are high for Mmusi Maimane and the DA

Energy

No new mines but no coal cliff, says Eskom

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Analyst warns there is not much time to build new mines to come on stream by 2020 and banks are unwilling to lend money to the coal sector

Transport & Tourism

Violence delays Air China flights to SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Travel warning to citizens, new visa and biometrics regulations take drastic toll on tourism from Southeast Asian giant

National

Zuma doesn’t have to pay for Nkandla security features, says Nhleko

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko briefs the media on Nkandla on Thursday.  Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

Police minister says firepool‚ amphitheatre‚ kraal‚ chicken run and visitor’s centre at Nkandla are all security features and president is not liable for the costs

Politics

Cosatu wants ‘unity by all means, but not at all cost’

Cosatu deputy general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali. Picture: SOWETAN

Doubts that leaders of some unions who continued to contest the expulsion of Numsa had a clear mandate to boycott official federation events

Labour

Unions reject municipal wage offer as talks sour over protest

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN

Union rejects 5.9% wage offer and accuses Salga negotiators of being ‘on holiday in Cape Town’

Transport & Tourism

Calls for ‘illegitimate’ Prasa board to be dissolved

Lucky Montana. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Chairman Popo Molefe accused of instituting unjustifiable retrenchments and 'unfit for public office'

Labour

Jobs take the helm at gold talks

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Proposals will be considered with regard to their impact on the sustainability of the industry and employment security

National

Police minister defends Zuma’s fire pool at Nkandla

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko briefs the media on Nkandla. On the right is Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister defends fire pool at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, saying firefighting experts believe nothing better than pool or dam to fight fires

Picture: SOWETAN

Sanral plans information sessions

Certainty has been re-established on e-tolls, giving investors comfort, says Sanral

Labour

Solidarity to take Eskom to court

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Trade union says it will take utility to court to nullify its current affirmative action plan, which it describes as ‘unreasonable’

National

Financial misconduct on rise, Public Service Commission report shows

Michael Seloane. Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The number of cases of financial misconduct is low when compared to the high rate of unauthorised and fruitless expenditure, says Gauteng commissioner

National

Government denies SA paid bribes for right to host 2010 Fifa World Cup

Fifa  flags are pictured outside the Marritot hotel, where a meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was taking place, in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS

Sports Minister Fikile Mbabula dismisses allegations that SA paid bribes to win the right to host 2010 soccer World Cup as ’reckless as best’

Opinion

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Zuma and the facts

The president needs look no further than his own government, so mired in chaotic uncertainty, for a reality check

Opinion

Violence and its rehearsals are signs of new era

It may be that the epoch of transition is ending in ways nobody predicted

Energy

Fracking regulations imminent

Hydraulic fracturing drilling. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Specialists and scientists to conduct environmental assessment this month and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group, which opposes fracking, will serve on the investigation

Labour

Unions resume wage negotiations with local government

Unions march through the streets of Pretoria. Picture: Dominic Skelton

Unions expected to continue bargaining with local government amid tensions over plan to convert salary notches into performance incentive

National

Opposition MPs in denial over apartheid, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his budget in Parliament on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

President Jacob Zuma reiterates that apartheid to blame for crises in education and Eskom, and chastises MPs for talking down the country when it was ‘doing well’

National

Financial misconduct on rise, Public Service Commission report shows

Michael Seloane. Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The number of cases of financial misconduct is low when compared to the high rate of unauthorised and fruitless expenditure, says Gauteng commissioner

National

Use of force ‘unnecessary in combating xenophobia’

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: GCIS

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says ensuring that every person in country is documented is way to address xenophobia

Labour

Pro-Vavi unions snub Cosatu meeting

Fawu general secretary Katishi Masemola says some unions do not want to be part of processes in Cosatu that do not include Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Numsa wants its expulsion and that of Zwelinzima Vavi debated and hopes its members will reverse the decision

National

Derby-Lewis’ lawyer calls for compassion in parole plea

Clive Derby-Lewis listens to questions during the Truth Commission hearing at Pretoria City Hall in 2012. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Lawyer for convicted killer of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani calls on court to set example of compassion and ubuntu and grant him parole

Politics

Zuma takes the mickey out of Maimane

President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his budget in Parliament on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

President mocks opposition in Parliament, performing imitation of DA leader, and saying incessant references to Nkandla ‘emphasise poverty of politics in opposition parties’

Politics

‘Mayor Jordaan’ to be sworn in

Danny Jordaan.  Picture: SOWETAN

Opposition parties hope ANC caucus is so divided that some of its councillors will either not show up at Thursday’s meeting or will not vote for Danny Jordaan when the election takes place

Politics

Danny Jordaan sworn in as mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

RESOLUTE: Danny Jordaan says Safa will look everywhere for a suitable coach or coaching team able to reinvigorate the national soccer team. Picture: SOWETAN

New Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Danny Jordaan says city budget must be geared towards investment in infrastructure

National

Nhleko postpones Nkandla ruling by 24 hours

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Police minister to announce whether President Jacob Zuma should pay back public funds spent on upgrades of his private residence

Transport & Tourism

Striking taxi drivers and owners bring Durban CBD to a standstill

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Commuters left stranded in Durban city centre as striking taxi drivers and owners erect barricades, attack vehicles and destroy property

Energy

PetroSA does a Tsotsi on executives

Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Top three executives at the company, including CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo, to be put on forced leave by board ahead of probe

Media

Opposition calls for SABC to readvertise board posts amid dearth of candidates

Joyce Moloi-Moropa.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Parliament’s communications portfolio committee expected to meet next week to short-list candidates

Economy

Bank still in a tightening cycle, says deputy governor Groepe

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe. Picture: THE HERALD

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe says bank in a rate-tightening cycle — implying interest rates will rise again

Energy

Nuclear not the full solution, former watchdog boss tells SA

Mohamed Elbaradei Picture: JAN POTGIETER/UJ

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei says nuclear is a clean form of energy, but there are major risks

National

SA’s urban population ‘growing larger and younger’

A view of the Johannesburg skyline.  Picture: THE TIMES

Nearly 80% of the country’s total population will be living in urban areas by 2050, says government report

National

Former District Six residents incensed at ‘foreigners’ renting houses

District Six/Woodstock. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

Former District Six residents target beneficiaries of reparation homes on prime property who rent the units to foreigners

National

City of Johannesburg defends steep rates and services hikes

The Johannesburg CBD.  Picture: THE TIMES

Metro residents may face property rate rises of 6%, in line with the Reserve Bank’s inflation target range

Opinion

Confidence and action transcend challenges

National confidence is vital if we are to recover our sense of idealism and pursue a path of greatness

Opinion

Zuma’s strategy lacks dynamism

President Jacob Zuma and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during bilateral Talks in May 2013. Several rounds of discussions included the subject of nuclear energy. Picture: GCIS

State should not fund politically inspired projects, writes Shawn Hagedorn

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