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President Jacob Zuma addresses the formal reception service of the mortal remains of struggle stalwarts, Moses Kotane and John Beaver Marks held at Waterkloof Airfoce Base, Pretoria on Sunday. Picture: GCIS

Zuma praises SACP veterans as their remains arrive in SA

9 hour(s) ago

Remains of SACP stalwarts Moses Kotane and John Beaver Marks arrive from Russia for state funeral in North West

Business

Inaction over R2m alleged Nedlac corruption

Democratic Alliance MP Ian Ollis. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
12 hour(s) ago

DA demands answers over apparent inaction of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant following forensic audit report detailing alleged corruption by two former Nedlac executives

Politics

Cosatu affiliates threaten to ‘intensify campaign’ to restore Numsa

Cosatu. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Dissident unions stage protest outside labour federation’s headquarters, presenting memorandum of demands that comes with threats to escalate campaign to restore Numsa

Politics

NFP gears up for birthday bash despite threats to disrupt event

Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, leader of the National Freedom Party. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL
2 day(s) ago

National Freedom Party is on Saturday due to hold fourth anniversary celebrations rally in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, amid fears warring factions may turn on each other

National

Planned SA attack was stopped, says leaked report

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
2 day(s) ago

Documents posted on Al Jazeera website say local authorities foiled planned terrorist attack involving five suicide bombers

National

Probe into violence against foreign-owned businesses

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says a team will be set up to examine causes and make recommendations

Opinion

One step forwards, one back for democracy

Journalists elsewhere in Africa are jailed or killed, but in SA the problem is that authority or power seldom take responsibility

Threats to his control over land through the Ingonyama Trust are at the core of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s wrath over African culture. He has called on young initiates to defend it against criticism and work for Nguni unity against unspecified threats. File pictures: SUNDAY TIMES/TEBOGO LETSIE

King’s culture call is all about land

Traditional leaders are the products of social distortions due to colonialism, writes Nomboniso Gasa

Land & Agriculture

Drought puts maize harvest in peril

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Small crop likely to push food prices higher because maize prices underpin food prices locally

Politics

Zuma ‘plays hide and seek’ as opposition awaits answers

John Steenhuisen addresses the rules committee in Cape Town on February 4. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

No ’common date’ yet for Zuma to answer questions over the R246m taxpayer-funded Nkandla upgrade

National

Greenpeace head wants answers on spy claims

International director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo attends the opening session of the 51st Munich Security Conference in Munich on February 7. Picture:  REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER
2 day(s) ago

Nuclear critic Kumi Naidoo wants answers on SA government’s request for information on his movements ahead of the G-20 summit in Toronto

National

Joburg residents can profit from solving city’s problems

FALLING BEHIND: Cars move over a highway with Johannesburg’s skyline in the background.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

Challenge is offering R5m in prize money for digital solutions

Telecoms & Technology

Security minister to address cybercrime conference

State Security Minister David Mahlobo responding to questions during a media briefing by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster of ministers on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

As intelligence community reels from damage caused by so-called ‘spy cables’ leaks, David Mhlobo is due to speak on problems of cybercrime and hacking

Picture: THINKSTOCK

UCT programme to address skills shortage in public sector

University of Cape Town college of accounting launches postgraduate diploma in public sector accounting, course to cover financial management, governance, reporting

National

Smokers and drinkers will pay more for their vices

3 day(s) ago

But there is hope for those who prefer brandy and sparkling wine

National

Anti-corruption institutions: public protector to receive R60m boost

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

Government set to strengthen institutions that fight corruption, with Office of Public Protector and Financial Intelligence Centre receiving R60m respectively

Opinion

EDITORIAL: SSA needs to be more open

State security department and SSA give us the impression that they are exempt from accounting to the public even when it is necessary

Opinion

THE INSIDER: Pretzel logic in parole bid Shaik didn’t make

Chippy Shaik.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

So the man who is said to be severely ill would like to have his medical parole converted to normal parole

Opinion

The belief that Pretoria will provide is passé

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Communities need to take their future in their own hands, not to look solely to government, corporations for progress, growth

Education

Budget: Education given heftiest slice of the pie

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announces that education will continue to receive the lion’s share of the national budget

National

Roads: New monthly ceilings could end e-tolls impasse

Highway protest against e-tolls. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 day(s) ago

Government will provide assistance to people who find it hard to pay

National

Budget: rural councils still to benefit from funding allocations

Johannesburg's skyline. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY
3 day(s) ago

Budget tabled will support close links between the state and SA’s largest cities

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom told to consult union

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Telkom says the law differentiates between recognised and registered unions

Health

Hopes dashed as HIV measure found to be useless

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

FACTS consortium scientists announce microbicide that showed promise did not protect women from HIV

Land & Agriculture

Foreign agricultural land ownership clarified

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Long-term leaseholds which will be available to foreigners for agricultural land will be for a minimum of 30 years

National

Markets reluctant to lend to SA Post Office, says administrator

Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Funding gap to put company on road to recovery is about R1.8bn

National

Secrecy bill champion leads race to oversee intelligence

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Cecil Burgess has emerged as the frontrunner to be appointed the next inspector-general of intelligence

National

Zille vows to fight Telkom’s broadband contract

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Telkom did not win the lucrative contract through an open tender as required by the Constitution, says DA leader

Health

MEC promises Diepsloot community complaints will be addressed

Jacob Mamabolo. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

Speaking to community at Imbizo in area, MEC reassures members complaints will be dealt with, saying hospital will be built to address healthcare backlog

Business

Polluters given a five-year reprieve

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa addresses a post cabinet briefing on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Apart from Eskom, companies that received relief were Anglo American Platinum, PPC, and a number of oil refinery companies including Sasol

National

Special visas for Brics business people to foster investment

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Tourist arrivals from Brics countries are dramatically down since the introduction of the new regulations, which require travellers to apply in person for their visas

Politics

Personal income tax irks opposition MPs

3 day(s) ago

Majority of opposition MPs disappointed by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s announcement that personal income tax will be increased

Education

Maths project counts its successes

Pupils who obtained top marks in maths in their matric results celebrate with Tumelo Mabitsela, the founder of the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology.  File picture: THULI BUTHELEZI
3 day(s) ago

Kutlwanong offers its Promaths programme to 5,000 pupils, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

National

Gauteng waiting list for housing to be digitised

David Makhura.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

New listing system will incorporate biometrics to reduce graft

Politics

Mixed reaction from MPs and analysts on budget speech

3 day(s) ago

Majority of opposition MPs disappointed by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s announcement that personal income tax will be increased

National

Opposition parties take Makhura to task for not scrapping Gauteng e-tolls

David Makhura.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

During debate on premier’s state of province speech, MPs say he missed ‘golden opportunity’ by not announcing e-tolls will be scrapped

National

Judge to lead review into SARS governance

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Minister moves to limit damage done by revelations of ‘covert unit’ at the tax office by setting up an advisory panel

National

Spy agency too ‘embarrassed’ to air its view

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, left,  and State Security Minister David Mahlobo at the justice, crime prevention and security cluster briefing last week. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

State Security Minister David Mahlobo says it is illegal to disclose confidential state information ‘outside classification protocols’

National

State salaries: Public service wage bill is ‘concerning’

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, right, has a word with his deputy Mcebisi Jonas at a media briefing ahead of the 2015 budget speech on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

South Africa saddled with a problematically high wage bill for public servants

Other Sport

Durban bid book for Commonwealth Games sent to London

South Africa’s flag is carried by Cecil Sebastian Afrika as the team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG
3 day(s) ago

The projected cost of the 2022 Commonwealth Games remains undisclosed — but is said to be considerably cheaper than the reported R10bn price tag

Property

Student accommodation lures investors keen for stable income

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

There are about 200,000 university students and a further 400,000 students at Further Education and Training College who are without adequate housing

Health

Health: New funding model to benefit laboratories

Graduate student Giulia Agliardi, from Milan, Italy, studies cancer cells in the University College London’s nanomedicine laboratory. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Move sees reduction in fees and direct transfer for research costs

National

Land redistribution: Freedom Front Plus bewildered by R4.7bn allocated to land reform

Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Land reform a contentious issue following President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address

National

Security spend: High crime levels spark funding hikes for security services

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Tuesday addresses a press briefing regarding last week's disruption in Parliament.  Picture:  TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Departments making up the public order, security and defence cluster will receive significant increases in budget allocations over next three years

Labour

Outsourcing, casual labour trends endanger job creation, Seifsa told

Unemployed youth hiking on the Soweto Highway as they have no money due to unemployment. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Futurist Clem Sunter says effect of growing economic inequality and casualisation of workforce also supports emergence of radical political movements

National

Cape Town to install polymer manhole covers to ward off metal thieves

An exposed manhole. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH/MARK ANDREWS
4 day(s) ago

Cast-iron manhole covers the most sought-after item for metal thieves in Cape Town, with 3,606 of these covers stolen across the city in 2014

Opinion

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: SA’s nuclear Zumacrats ignore energy advances

Every revolution has its reactionaries. In the US, these include the billionaire Koch brothers, who have been bankrolling the Tea Party wing and the climate-change deniers of the Republican Party, writes Simon Barber

Opinion

Leading Japanese firms become sugar daddies for SA rugby stars

They not only pay huge salaries but they also provide a much more holistic, family-friendly playing environment

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