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Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ANC lekgotla expecting action, says Mantashe

11 hour(s) ago

Outcomes of lekgotla would be taken to Cabinet meeting, held before State of the Nation address

National

Buti Manamela says Soweto looting cannot be justified

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
13 hour(s) ago

There is strong sense of entitlement and shifting blame instead of taking responsibility, says deputy minister in the presidency

National

Dramat can’t return to work, say Hawks

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
14 hour(s) ago

Anwa Dramat cannot return to work after Hawks file appeal against court’s decision to overturn his suspension

National

Selebi played crucial role during struggle, says SACP

Jackie Selebi.  Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
1 day(s) ago

SA Communist Party says it will remember former police commissioner for role he played in struggle and after 1994

Law & Constitution

High Court declares suspension of Hawks head Dramat unlawful

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Suspension of Hawks head Anwa Dramat is declared unlawful and set aside by High Court in Pretoria

National

Zuma instructs security cluster to restore order amid store looting

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

President directs cluster to restore normality in township areas, urging local government leaders in Gauteng and Limpopo to ‘work together to bring situation under control’

National

Tension in Soweto seems to dissipate

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Gauteng provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Lesetja Mothiba says police are responding promptly to ‘sporadic incidents’ of looting in Soweto

Opinion

Purpose of co-operative government is wellbeing of people of SA

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Once dispute is resolved, everyone involved can take pride in having followed the lodestar of constitution, which is human dignity

Jackie Selebi.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

ANC mourns Selebi’s passing, describing him as a ‘leader of our people’

Party expresses sadness at death of disgraced former police commissioner, Cosatu says ‘we must not allow his positive contributions to be forgotten’
An example of a human precision grip, grasping the first metacarpal bone of the thumb of an Australopithecus africanus, 3.2-million years old.  Picture: T KIVELL AND M SKINNER

The ability to use tools may long predate their arrival

Scientists largely assumed the first hominin toolmaker was the ‘handy man’, Homo habilis, who used stone tools about 2.6-million years ago

National

Minister withdraws court bid to keep national key points secret

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
2 day(s) ago

List of national key points may soon be made public after police minister abandoned his court bid to stop it

Transport & Tourism

Treasury sets stringent terms for new SAA guarantee

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
2 day(s) ago

Conditions include strengthening governance and internal controls, cutting costs, timelines for targeted savings and weekly reports to Treasury

Financial Services

SARS official Pillay suspended again

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Agency declines to give any details about the disciplinary procedures while they are under way

Africa

Single Sadc visa ‘will boost tourism’

The Beit Bridge border post between SA and Zimbabwe. Sadc has made little progress on a 1998 protocol providing for a univisa. Picture: ELIJAR MUSHIANA, SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Single visa for all Southern African Development Community countries would go a long way to promoting tourism in the region, says SAIIA

A taxi is loaded by foreigners fleeing their shop in Soweto, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: SOWETAN

Looting of foreign-owned shops has xenophobic undertones: SAHRC

Attacks an indicator that SA did not learn from its mistakes during the xenophobic attacks of 2008, says SA Human Rights Commission

Energy

Chemicals used in fracking ‘could cause cancer’

Fracking  protests. Picture:   THE TIMES/ SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
3 day(s) ago

Three companies have applied for exploration licences in the Karoo basin: Shell SA, Falcon Oil & Gas and Bundu Gas & Oil

Education

Wits rejects anti-poor claim

Adam Habib. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
3 day(s) ago

University vigorously defends its record in funding needy students as it responds to threats of campus violence

Opinion

State’s transformation policies fail to rid SA of systemic racism

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Reforms are superficial and keep wealth and power in white hands, writes Brian Mahlangu

Science & Environment

Less talk and more action to save rhino, says WWF

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Conservation nongovernmental organisation says only strategic action across entire network of illicit horn trafficking will resolve poaching crisis

Financial Services

Commission to hear labour dispute between SARS and Pillay

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

CCMA to hear dispute in Tshwane between tax office and suspended deputy commissioner

National

Top cop arrested for illegal possession of ammunition

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIE SON/WILLIAM McKINTOSH
4 day(s) ago

Police confirm that Col Chris Prinsloo was arrested after allegedly being found in possession of 750 rounds of ammunition, he has been released on bail

National

Minister wants oil and gas laws distinct from mining legislation

Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture:   THE SOWETAN / VELI NHLAPO
3 day(s) ago

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he sees as an opportunity to allow ‘real ownership by indigenous people’

National

Disclosure of party funders to come under scrutiny

Baleka Mbete. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and chairman of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise are opposing the application

Law & Constitution

Top judges seek to appeal

4 day(s) ago

Another delay in a judicial scandal unresolved for almost seven years

Labour

Wage talks resume between state and public sector unions

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Public sector unions in wage talks in Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council could revise their opening wage demand of 15% later this week

Energy

Business to help ease pain of outages

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

A priority of the working group will be to find ways to apply load shedding in a more nuanced, less harmful way

Energy

‘No risk of Eskom cash running out’

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Minister says comments misinterpreted, and cash squeeze relates only to purchases of diesel used to run Eskom’s open cycle gas turbines

National

Officials downplay xenophobia in Soweto looting and violence

People walk past a spaza shop in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Gauteng economic development MEC says this week’s looting and violence underscores slow pace of economic development in township areas

National

Warning systems ‘not working’ for xenophobia

A taxi is loaded by foreigners fleeing their shop in Soweto, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Law enforcement agencies report Soweto incidents as ‘acts of criminality’ and not ‘systematic and planned xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals’

National

Last-minute compliance stops court order against police minister, commissioner

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Contempt order follows failure to comply with a 2014 judgement which ordered that an application for firearm licences be approved without delay

National

Malema says spies working to undermine his party

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema speaks during an interview at his office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.  Picture: PETER MOGAKI
3 day(s) ago

State Security Agency dismisses ‘with contempt’ allegations by Julius Malema that he is being monitored by the National Intelligence Agency

Education

Hearings into matric cheating ‘going well’, with team set to finalise inquiry

EMBARRASSED: Matric pupils at the Gxaba Secondary School in Ngqeleni, in the Eastern Cape, hide their faces from the camera last week after their school was named as being one of those under investigation for allegedly being implicated in group cheating. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Investigating team will conclude work this week and start compiling reports, recommendations for department and Umalusi

National

Economic development MEC to visit Snake Park following looting

Lebogang Maile.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Lebogang Maile says looting and violence, while criminal, underscores slow pace of economic development in township areas throughout the province

Science & Environment

SA relocates 100 rhinos outside country to fight poaching

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says for security reasons, the countries where the rhinos have been moved to will not be made public

Transport & Tourism

African airline integration pact stalls

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Transport minister says tendency of African states to sign ‘blanket bilateral agreements’ with the Middle East and European countries has eroded the spirit of Yamoussoukro accord

National

DA wants to change process for appointing of NPA chief

Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

New means of appointing National Prosecuting Authority head ‘vital (for) its integrity and independence’

Opinion

EDITORIAL: It’s time the ANC reinvented itself

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Perception that the governing party is corrupt is not assisted by the undermining of law-enforcement institutions

Opinion

Robotic pragmatism replaces liberalism at heart of the DA

Like Colin Eglin, Frederik van Zyl Slabbert and Tony Leon, Helen Suzman has been willingly forgotten

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