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Law & Constitution

Hawks’ independence gets boost from highest court

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says anticorruption agency is not required to be absolutely independent. It, however, has to be adequately independent

Politics

EFF rushes to court to stop suspension

Julius Malema. Picture: Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

National Assembly adopts the powers and privileges committee report finding Julius Malema and 19 other EFF MPs are guilty of misconduct and bringing Parliament into disrepute

Labour

New way to assess jobs plan

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The public works programme aims to create jobs for the poor and unskilled, with an emphasis on women, youth and people with disabilities

Politics

Zuma, ministers and business to visit China

President Zuma addresses the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) business council at the first meeting of the Brics business council in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
6 hour(s) ago

Nkoana-Mashabane says aim of visit was to review and strengthen SA’s bilateral relations with China, focusing ’on the priority issues of development in SA and Africa’

Energy

Brown calls for patience over Eskom problems

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance MP Natasha Michael says the country is in the middle of a real energy crisis that is happening on minister’s watch

Energy

PetroSA boss fired

Tshepo Kgadima. Picture: THULANI MBELE
8 hour(s) ago

Controversy forces hand of Central Energy Fund on Kgadima, accused of swindling more than 250 investors who put money into his company LontohCoal for projects that did not exist

National

Steve Hofmeyr 0, Chester Missing 1

Chester Missing with Conrad Koch. Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL
19 hour(s) ago

Court sets aside interim protection order obtained by Afrikaans singer against ventriloquist and his puppet

Opinion

EFF MPs embody local-level ANC culture

Tactical chaos by the opposition in Parliament is a thrashing for the great liberation movement

Opinion

ANC opted for suppression in dealing with MPs’ dissent

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Anyone who dares to think and act differently from the governing party is demonised and called names

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Minimum wage hearings held off to January

Views of mine workers have been canvassed and the submissions received include one that calls for a national minimum wage of between R8,500 and R9,500 a month

Politics

Parliament paralysed in final sitting

Baleka Mbete. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

The fractious debate follows the revelation that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete had written to all MPs saying no disruptions to the final sitting would be tolerated

National

Mbete issues warning after EFF threats of ‘blood on the floor’

Speaker Baleka Mbete looks on as events unfold in a chaotic session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
23 hour(s) ago

Speaker urges chief whips ahead of afternoon session to inform MPs of chair’s right to call police if lives are in danger

Politics

ANC ‘in trouble’ and ‘shaken’, says Zuma

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Party’s moral authority also undermined by scandals like the spending of up to R246m on security upgrades at Nkandla

National

Israel needs to accept two states, says Zuma

Mahmoud Abbas. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Israel defies the world by 'undermining' prospects for a two-state solution through its settlements policy, says President Jacob Zuma as he welcomes Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

National

Western Cape and Gauteng the best-performing provinces

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1 day(s) ago

A total of 469 entities were audited, with 119, or 25%, getting the top rating

Economy

Public servants’ pay ‘ate borrowings’

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

SA has 'little to show' for its high debt levels because more of the money the government has borrowed has been spent on paying public servants than on programmes to induce growth

Education

SA universities offer online courses to students worldwide

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

Wits partnering with nonprofit ‘massive online open courses’ provider EdX, which was founded by Harvard University and MIT

National

Shanduka sale does not go quite to plan

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in bumpy exit from business

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

NEWS ANALYSIS: Backroom deals and task teams offer little hope to an ailing SA

It is exceedingly worrying that there is still space for politicians and their cronies to wreak further havoc in state institutions without consequence, writes Songezo Zibi

Law & Constitution

Foreign investors’ fears eased with draft bill

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Expropriation provisions have been removed to make way for the generally applicable draft Expropriation Bill

Education

Unisa vice-chancellor escapes censure for no-show at gender commission

Professor Mandla Makhanya.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Censure for failing to appear before the Commission for Gender Equality could have earned Professor Mandla Makhanya up to six months in prison or a fine

Opinion

Is the EFF the best thing ever to happen to Parliament?

If only because one needs a full diagnosis of any sickness before the cure can be found

Opinion

Promoting equality in SA’s ivory towers

Department of Higher Education and Training director-general Gwebinkundla Qonde.   Picture: SOWETAN

Officials defend ‘low number’ of female staff at senior and top management level

Opinion

Lawyers and officials at arms deal inquiry ‘have earned millions’

Michael Masutha. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

The commission, led by Judge Willie Seriti, has so far cost the taxpayer more than R83m

Opinion

Opportunity knocks with crumbling of reactionary Cosatu

With the crumbling of Cosatu, the way is open for the ANC to press ahead with comprehensive liberalisation of the country’s industrial relations system

Politics

Mabe to miss out on polls

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

ANC’s top six downgrade elective conference to consultative conference

National

National Assembly recall likely

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs gesture during a tumultuous session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

With regular disruptions in the National Assembly, the atmosphere of hatred in Parliament is palpable, writes Wyndham Hartley

Health

Doctors ‘failing to diagnose rheumatic heart disease’

vaccine health XXX Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Study finds lives of many pregnant women, their unborn babies are at risk because complication from rheumatic fever is not being managed properly

Labour

State work programme provides ‘real work, creates real value,’ says Cronin

Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin briefs Parliament’s public works committee on the draft version of the highly controversial Expropriation Bill on Tuesday in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Deputy minister of public works defends government’s Expanded Public Works Programme, saying it is ‘global leader’ among other state work programmes

Politics

ANC thanks Mooi Mpofana voters

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23 hour(s) ago

ANC in KwaZulu-Natal thanks residents of Mooi Mpofana municipality for helping it secure all four wards in by-elections there this week

National

City of Cape Town ‘deals with corruption’ by dismissing 484 employees

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Employees were dismissed over last three years for range of transgressions including corruption, unethical and dishonest conduct and theft, says mayor

Labour

Seven of Cosatu’s affiliates threaten to leave federation over Numsa expulsion

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 hour(s) ago

Seven unions say they will join attempts to save divided Congress of South African Trade Unions only if expulsion of National Union of Metalworkers of SA is reversed

Politics

Zuma will answer, says EFF

Floyd Shivambu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

MPs seek to prevent filibuster but Parliament could be disrupted again

Politics

Mabe supporters propose to raise ANC Youth League age limit to 40 years

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Tension between ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and youth league presidential contender linked to integrity committee work

Education

Department concerned about varsity drop-outs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Department of Higher Education and Training tells Commission for Gender Equality that more men than women fail to complete tertiary education courses

National

SA going bust gradually, Rupert warns

Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Remgro executive chairman Johann Rupert launches a downbeat diatribe against the government at the company’s annual general meeting on Tuesday

Opinion

SABC hiring practices need to change

Ellen Tshabalala.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

We are faced with yet another executive appointment — the eighth CEO appointment since 2008 — and undoubtedly a crisis is in the offing

Opinion

Consensus must be hallmark of parliamentary discipline

Democratic Alliance MP Mike Waters, third right, points at speaker Baleka Mbete during a heated session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

It is necessary to highlight the concern, outrage and condemnation of the recent developments in Parliament, and call for accountability

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