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Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Public protector must not be second guessed, Zuma’s lawyer says

Jeremy Gauntlett SC represented President Jacob Zuma in the Constitutional Court over a public protector order to pay back cash spent on Nkandla


EFF says it will continue bid to have Zuma impeached

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema (centre) looks through barbed wire at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN WESSELS

EFF leader vows to continue bid to have the South African president impeached for allegedly being in breach of the Constitution


EFF says it will not let Zuma address SA until he says why he fired Nene

Scale of  EFF march February 9 2016. Picture: Shenaaz Jamal

Economic Freedom Fighters deputy president Floyd Shivambu said President Jacob Zuma’s firing of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene weakened the rand


No special security for Parliament but threats are taken seriously

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Speaker Baleka Mbete says this year there are rules about disruptions to Parliament, which will be applied during the state of the nation address where necessary


Zuma violated constitution by defying public protector on Nkandla, court hears

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

EFF counsel Wim Trengove tells the Constitutional Court that as president, Jacob Zuma has a ‘singular, heightened duty’ to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution


Uncritical business acts as a Band-Aid on ailing policies

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Lack of coherent business strategy or effective organisation to make strong case for how to achieve high and inclusive growth deprives South Africa


Industry can help Zuma to fashion address

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Big business should not squander opportunity to influence content of possibly most important state of the nation address since Jacob Zuma took office


ANC is the biggest reason for the faltering economy

The government’s claim it is not the cause of country’s economic problems is the most successful pieces of propaganda post democratic South Africa has seen


Malema reasserts intention to evict Guptas from SA

EFF leader Julius Malema addressing his supporters on February 9 2016. Picture: Shenaaz Jamal

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told a crowd at Mary Fitzgerald Square on Tuesday that courts must not suppress the EFF’s right to freedom of speech


Call for public role in choosing protector

Thuli Madonsela, left, has turned the public protector’s office into a body of  stature during her tenure, and the public will expect a replacement of substance. Her deputy, Kevin Malunga,  could be in line. Picture:PUXLEY MAKGATHOuxley Makgatho

Corruption Watch wants public to play key role in nominating next suitable candidate to replace Public Protector Thuli Madonsela


‘Ineffectual Cosatu’ in spotlight over broking

A contract worker at Tshwane University of Technology protests against outsourcing. Picture: SOWETAN

Success by students and workers in protests shows up union federation, writes Karl Gernetzky


Four apartheid cops charged with murder of operative


National Prosecuting Authority charges four members of apartheid-era Soweto Special Branch for murder of MK operative Nokuthula Simelane


New drill for assistants an ache for dental industry


New law requires dental assistants not registered with Health Professions Council of SA resign or face criminal sanction


EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society


Government will heed pleas for regulatory certainty, Zwane tells Mining Indaba

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane delivers the opening address at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says his department will finalise amendments to the law ‘as a matter of urgency’


Signs of life heard from three trapped Lily Mine employees

Security marshalls open the gates for an ambulance to leave the Goldfields Lilly Mine in Barberton in the South African Mpumalanga province after a gold mine collapsed on February 5, 2016. Picture: AFP/ STRINGER

The rescue team heard knocking on Monday morning and were working to get to the lamp room within a container, which is trapped in a sink hole


Gupta-owned firm asks court to prevent EFF from acts of violence on staff

EFF leader Julius Malema and deputy president Floyd Shivambu. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Last week Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said journalists from the Gupta-owned The New Age and ANN7 were not welcome at EFF events


Activists restive as UCT struggles to house students

Francis Petersen. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG

University of Cape Town is faced with a fresh crisis as it battles to accommodate thousands of students arriving for the start of the new academic year


South Africans must choose public protector, Corruption Watch says

David Lewis.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Thuli Madonsela’s term ends in October, and Corruption Watch’s David Lewis says people do not know they have a say in appointing the public protector


COPE mulls laying charge of incitement against ANC Youth League

New ANC Youth League president Collen Maine is expected to discuss his resignation as North West health MEC at Luthuli House on Monday. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Congress of the People is ‘seriously alarmed at war talk’ from ANC Youth League president, after he threatens ‘civil war’ if EFF disrupts state of the nation address


Political parties condemn ANC Youth League’s ‘war talk’

ANCYL president Collen Maine. Picture: VELO NHLAPO/SOWETAN

Democratic Alliance considers laying criminal charges against ANC Youth League after it says those who disrupt President Jacob Zuma must prepare for ‘civil war’


Zuma’s Marabastad walkabout not entirely well-received

President Jacob Zuma conducting a walkabout at Marabastad taxi rank ahead of the Stata of the Nation Address. Picture: GCIS/KOPANO TLAPE

One hawker says when he sees President Jacob Zuma’s face he is reminded of the bodies of 34 Marikana miners, unemployment and the crumbling economy


Mbeki says he suspended Pikoli because he risked national security

Under former president Thabo Mbeki, the government and the ruling party supported the Rome Statute.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

In his fifth in a series of recently released letters, former president Thabo Mbeki says claims he blocked a probe of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi were false


NFP leadership vacuum turns members to IFP

Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, leader of the National Freedom Party. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL

Internal fighting, court cases and absent leadership drive National Freedom Party members to former rival IFP


Maybe we expected too much from the ANC, says former UK cabinet minister Hain

Britain’s Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says relations between SA and the UK have cooled. File picture: REUTERS

In a speech at Swansea University on Thursday, cabinet minister Peter Hain said the ANC had to tackle cronyism and corruption to prosper, writes Marvin Meintjies


Court case ‘spoiling my retirement’, says Lamoer

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others face 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering


Presidency in race to placate Cosatu on tax

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS

Possible delay of March 1 launch date would require law amendment be rushed through Parliament and signed off by President Jacob Zuma


Corruption Watch a friend of the court in Nkandla case

The issue of whether President Jacob Zuma would pay back the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla home has harmed both the African National Congress and Parliament. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

Organisation joins Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance to get legal recognition of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s powers and to have findings of her 2014 report on Nkandla enforced

Land & Agriculture

SA will not declare national disaster over drought


Government will not declare national disaster in response to worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve situation, says deputy minister of agriculture Bheki Cele


EFF stands by Malema’s anti-Gupta comments

EFF leader Julius Malema and deputy president Floyd Shivambu. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

The Economic Freedom Fighters refuses to tone down its criticism of The New Age newspaper and ANN7 news network as well as the family who owns them


‘I had to step down,’ says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Nhlanhla Nene resigned as an MP after his axing in December and was said to be earmarked for nomination for a post at the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank


Malema the Trump of local politics, says New Age editor

EFF leader Julius Malema and deputy president Floyd Shivambu. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Editor-in-chief Moegsien Williams calls for ‘freedom-loving democrats’ to condemn anti-Gupta comments


Move on Phiyega ‘no surprise’

Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Farlam commission’s recommendations include that police commissioner Riah Phiyega face charges for Marikana massacre


Guptas are just tip of iceberg of political patronage

Devil in a business suit usually colludes with Faustian elements in ANC, private sector and hidden policy communities


Elites abuse traditions to entrench their power

'Maiden bursary' should be challenged in court as the neotraditionalist hijacking it is

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