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Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

More blood set to flow at SAA as chair acts

8 hour(s) ago

Two board meetings called as well as a meeting with the SAA executive committee, from which, insiders say, CEO Monwabisi Kalawe was excluded

National

Public protector ‘rescues’ democracy — Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

The role of the public protector ‘like having a spare wheel, in the boot, which was there in the event of punctures’

National

More load shedding ‘if usage is not reduced’

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8 hour(s) ago

It has emerged that it could take even longer before Eskom’s new coal-fired power stations start supplying electricity to the grid

National

Eskom and Salga pact over debt

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8 hour(s) ago

Municipalities owe the cash-strapped power utility billions of rands

Politics

EFF wants right to work enshrined in constitution

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Party wants salaries for municipal employees reviewed and standardised because ‘some municipal managers earn more than ministers’

Labour

‘Leadership battles’ could unravel Cosatu

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

Beyond the long-term consequences of divided organised labour, there were already signs that business is taking advantage of a failure of Cosatu to protect its affiliates

National

Madonsela’s role is not to deliver democracy, says Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
22 hour(s) ago

Rothschild deputy chairman Trevor Manuel says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must come to rescue of system when other parts fail

Opinion

Union investment firms straying from their mandate

Union investment companies have become hot property in factional fights and are at the centre of competing commercial interests, writes Natasha Marrian

Opinion

NEWS ANALYSIS: HCI spat opens e.tv can of worms

Marcel Golding.  Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Firm allegedly tried to sway set-top box policy

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa president Cedric Gina. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

New union aims to take on Numsa

Metal and Allied Workers Union of SA is set to receive its registration and operating papers from the Department of Labour, setting the stage for fresh union battles

National

Police ‘have to probe torture in Zimbabwe’

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8 hour(s) ago

The dossier names six cabinet ministers and directors-general as perpetrators, and says many of them had since travelled to SA

Health

New habits needed to make new sanitation technology available

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

The flushing toilet is on the way out and South Africans need to adapt to the new reality, writes Dominic Skelton

Health

Medical council urged to speed up registration of generic drug for TB

A new blood thinner is looking much safer than conventional drugs to protect patients from heart attack and stroke. Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Pfizer’s Zyvoxid costs R700 per pill and is unaffordable, according to Doctors Without Borders, writes Dominic Skelton

National

Police support ANC calls for stricter gun controls

Department of Labour director-general Nkosinathi Nhleko. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Department of Police will look into calls by ANC that SA’s gun-control legislation be strengthened, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says

Columnists

Union investment firms straying from their mandate

8 hour(s) ago

Union investment companies have become hot property in factional fights and are at the centre of competing commercial interests, writes Natasha Marrian

Education

Wits to use R100m windfall towards its ‘long-term future’

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

The money is earmarked for ‘strategic investments’ with long-term benefits which would contribute to filling SA’s research gaps

National

More listening to the music of traffic in the city

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Residents in the Cape Town central business district want more restaurants, retail stores that stay open for longer and more delicatessen-type food stores

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON

Cosatu risks becoming irrelevant to workers, warns Vavi

Cosatu has never been as divided or weak as it is now, and risks becoming irrelevant as workers start to leave unions that are unable to score victories, general secretary warns

National

ANC calls for review of Firearms Control Act

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23 hour(s) ago

ANC calls for review of gun control legislation, saying proliferation of illegal guns is fuelling crime, including murder and manslaughter

Media & Advertising

DA says background screening shows SABC’s Tshabalala ‘has no degree’

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
20 hour(s) ago

Pressure mounts on SABC board chairwoman after DA claims verification process it has commissioned has provided further evidence she does not have a degree

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

Opinion

The grand failure that is SA’s political youth

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

Health

New habits needed to make new sanitation technology available

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

The flushing toilet is on the way out and South Africans need to adapt to the new reality, writes Dominic Skelton

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: Numsa departure may transform Cosatu

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1 day(s) ago

Cosatu will be dominated by public-sector workers — largely white collar and middle management — if Numsa departs with its factory-floor members

Labour

Post Office dispute rages as union digs in

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
1 day(s) ago

The union calls for state bail-out and assurance of 50% of all products and services that it is capable of providing to the government

Law & Constitution

Delays in cases against magistrates bothers committee

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1 day(s) ago

Parliament’s justice committee expresses concern that cases involving suspension of magistrates for misconduct have taken years to resolve

Soccer

Meyiwa’s funeral moves to bigger venue

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

All the PSL fixtures scheduled for Saturday and Sunday would go ahead as planned, with each game having a moment of silence before kick-off

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
1 day(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

Education

Wits to use donation to boost research capacity

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

University of Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Prof Adam Habib says institution is grateful for R100m it received from anonymous benefactor

National

Top officials flout rules on disclosures

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1 day(s) ago

Submission of financial disclosure forms first to ministers and then to Public Service Commission is an important tool to combat corruption

National

Cases against security companies rise

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1 day(s) ago

Controversy also brewing over bill which provides for foreign-owned security companies to ensure that 51% of their shares are owned by South Africans

National

Axed Zuma visit to UK played down as officials get to work

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

After failing to get a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Zuma rejected an offer to meet with his deputy

Health

Proposed law on medical devices ‘could cost lives’

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

Medical device manufacturers expressed concern that, given the MCC’s registration backlog, the new entity would get similarly bogged down unless it approached the job differently

National

SACP wants exchange controls and state ownership of Sasol back

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Proposals contained in a discussion document, Going to the Root, on the second, ‘radical’ phase of the national democratic revolution

National

Gauteng fails to place reports on websites

Phumla Williams, acting CEO of the Government Communication and Information System. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Half of provincial government departments had failed to publish their annual reports on their websites for the 2012-2013 financial year

National

Protector relies on Constitutional Court

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

Madonsela maintains her findings are binding on state bodies

National

Government proposes ban on online gambling

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The department is also proposing that the number of electronic bingo terminals allowed nationally be restricted

Transport & Tourism

Emirates row moves into diplomatic channels

Emirates. Picture: REUTERS/CAREN FIROUZ
2 day(s) ago

Officials say the fourth flight was agreed to in the context of the 2010 Soccer World Cup

Science & Environment

Molewa lays down law for Sasol and Eskom

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Air quality control officer Thuli Mdluli says if Sasol’s High Court application succeeds to have air quality provisions declared unconstitutional it will set back environmental programmes 20 years

Energy

MPs accused of rewriting nuclear policy

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

Integrated Resource Plan 2013 specifically states nuclear programme be delayed until a proper financial framework and controls are put in place

Opinion

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Criminals win when crime intelligence is politics

Until people use their votes to demand political accountability, there will be little incentive for the police to get their act together, writes Dave Marrs

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

 
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