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South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Sanral rejects Cape Town’s call on tolls

4 hour(s) ago

Sanral believes its jurisdiction ‘trumps’ Cape Town city council’s wish that Winelands toll road project be halted

National

Principals tell of ghost teachers, appointed with falsified details

Stone Sizani.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Wife of ANC chief whip pleads not guilty to 31 counts of fraud and money-laundering more than R1.2m

Politics

ANC’s resolution ‘will constrain probe of Zuma’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

DA argues that the mandate of the ad hoc committee is limited to the president’s Nkandla report and will be a constraint on the work of the committee

Health

Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Study shows 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million

Media

Committee to give clarity on inquiry into Tshabalala’s qualifications

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

Communications committee says it will give feedback on whether inquiry will be started to look into claims SABC board chairwoman misled National Assembly about qualifications

Mining

Green Scorpions to go on sand mining blitz

Picture: ARDBEL
19 hour(s) ago

Environmental management inspectors from national, provincial departments will take part in initiative to address environmental, water damage

Opinion

SA needs meaningful economic journalism

Economic and business reporting in SA has been hollowed out into a recitation of indicators and personalities

Opinion

THE INSIDER: Wits: home of lobbyists and business leaders

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES

University of the Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Adam Habib is an expert at ‘flipping the script’ in his favour

The Big Picture

UP IN ARMS: Amcu members listen to leader Joseph Mathunjwa at Wonderkop Stadium in Marikana, near Rustenburg earlier this month. Workers’ show of force signalled their intention to continue striking. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
Our history of labour strife in mining and other sectors is partly driven by a lack of a sense of ownership by workers of the companies that employ ...   Read More

Management

Consumers ‘demand more’ of public services

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane addresses a media briefing on the presidential review committee on state-owned enterprises on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Public servants must improve service and efficiency to meet the demands of a more sophisticated South African consumer, says Collins Chabane

Politics

MPs look at overlapping Chapter Nine mandates with an eye on costs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Parliamentary committees take first steps to address areas where the mandates of Chapter Nine institutions overlap, and how resources can be saved

National

Top court hears Hawks still not independent enough

Hugh Glenister. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Despite an overhaul by Parliament of the legislation establishing the Hawks, the priority crime unit is still not independent enough, hears the Constitutional Court

Labour

Numsa suspends Lear strike to deal with interdict

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Seats supplier to Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Daimler says it will interdict union against ‘unprotected’ strike

Media & Advertising

DA ‘shaming Motsoeneng and SABC’

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Advocate representing Motsoeneng insists his client had not lied about his qualifications and the SABC was aware he did not have matric in 1995 when he was first ’head hunted’

African News

Ebola must not halt airlines, Iata urges

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

WHO says aviation constitutes low risk for Ebola transmission, and Ebola-hit regions need guaranteed connectivity to fight disease

Politics

‘Black Jesus’ stirs up the whirlwind

Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ SIMON MATHEBULA
1 day(s) ago

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s legacy project, Setsokotsane (whirlwind), is a special project to tackle service delivery, writes Setumo Stone

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI

Human rights are important in health crises

Individual human rights protections are necessities to advancing public health during emergencies such as the Ebola epidemic, writes Annabel Raw

Mining

Amcu members want to be mine owners

Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
2 day(s) ago

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says its members are interested in buying assets being sold off by Anglo American Platinum

Health

SA man tests negative for Ebola — health ministry

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
1 day(s) ago

The 37-year-old man recently returned to South Africa from Liberia, where he worked as a health and safety officer on a mine

National

‘Surrendering miners shot’, says miner

Judge Ian Farlam. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Police shot dead unarmed miners surrendering on August 16 2012, miner tells Farlam commission of inquiry

Opinion

UNEMBARGOED: Zuma’s term may be lesson in how not to be a citizen

If politicians are bad and there is no consequence for their evil, it is because the people like it to be so

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Rather than dividing land, let’s share risk

The solution to the land issue lies not in sharing property but, just possibly, in sharing risk

National

Presidency and Nxasana work on settling dispute out of court

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

But Prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana has not withdrawn his court case to compel the president to give him more information about the grounds for his suspension

National

Gauteng tenders to be open to public scrutiny

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says ‘a fresh approach’ is needed to combat corruption

National

Zuma has responded to all Nkandla reports, says presidency

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

President submitted a response on the upgrades to his private home to Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, on Thursday

National

Automated accident-response system set for introduction to SA

1 day(s) ago

Technology based on software used to simulate motor vehicle crash tests in the US, adapted to local conditions

National

Court rules murder accused Dewani fit to stand trial

Shrien Dewani  leaves the High Court in Cape Town under police escort in June.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

British millionaire businessman suspected of 2010 honeymoon murder of wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court rules

National

De Kock is challenging parole decision in court

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Political reasons at play as prisoners serving life sentences for similar crimes have been granted parole, says apartheid-era hit squad leader

National

DA questions pursuit of poachers into Mozambique

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 day(s) ago

DA seeks clarity on agreement between Mozambique and SA over SAPS’s cross-border operations to catch rhino poachers

Health

South African working in Liberia admitted to hospital for assessment

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
1 day(s) ago

Health Department says all protocols have been followed since man returned to South Africa, he had no contact with any patients while in Liberia

Politics

Northern Cape’s Kuruman forum eyes 2016 elections

A donkey cart travels on a gravel road in the town of Kuruman in the Northern Cape. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Kuruman Community Development Forum expects to take at least three municipalities in the next local election

Politics

ANC, DA the big winners in round of by-elections

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Three of six marginal wards changed hands, but most votes were in safe incumbencies, writes Paul Berkowitz

National

New military aircraft ‘in demand’

Ivor Ichikowitz. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Paramount is looking to start producing its multipurpose reconnaissance military aircraft within 14 months in order to meet demand

Labour

Cosatu still hamstrung by internal battles

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

ANC asks for more time to conclude its work and present a report to the federation.

Education

Indebted teachers resign to raid pensions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

In terms of Department of Basic Education regulations, teachers who have taken early retirement are precluded from being rehired

Politics

D-Account was never probed

Thandi Modise. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Modise’s successor says provincial government has not investigated ’D-Account’, into which royalties from mining companies were paid

National

Letter landed chief whip’s wife in court

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

An anonymous letter to the Eastern Cape education department led to the wife of the ANC chief whip being caught out for allegedly creating ghost teachers and then pocketing their salaries

National

Maintenance court officials criticised for docking pay without notice

Kempton Park acting chief magistrate Daniel Thulare. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE, SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Officers, magistrate slammed after maintenance docked from father’s salary without notice

Politics

DA blames ANC instigators for protests in Riverlea Extension

Helen Zille. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Residents are demanding better services and the resignation of their Democratic Alliance ward councillor, Lynette Pretorius

National

ANC to thwart bid to call Zuma over Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

ANC in Parliament gives clear indication it will use majority to thwart any attempt to call President Jacob Zuma to testify to a committee

African News

New university to be Africa’s ‘rival to Harvard’

university lecture hall education XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

SA-based academy's techonology-focused university to be a new model for ‘democratising learning’

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Zuma to face questions on Nkandla, prosecutions head

President Jacob Zuma pauses while delivering his state of the nation address at Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

New NPA head, Nkandla, SABC, pardon applications and NDP will be few topics President Jacob Zuma will face questions on in Parliament

National

Denel looks to foster economic growth

Riaz Saloojee, group CEO of Denel. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Parastatal to diversify operations in line with government thinking on role of state-owned enterprises in promoting growth and employment

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: Five-year battle over 'spy tapes' dies in half an hour

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

Fight over tapes likely a preliminary skirmish in a bigger case by the DA, writes Franny Rabkin

National

Remember those killed in Marikana, says ANC

Striking miners at Marikana, near Rustenburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO
3 day(s) ago

The anniversary of the Marikana shooting should be a day to remember those who were killed, the ruling party says

National

Zuma approves extension for Ramaphosa

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

President Jacob Zuma agrees to extend the period for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to dispose of his business interests

Politics

Cancer claims IFP MP

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini in the study of his Hout Bay, Cape Town, home.  Oriani-Ambrosini has died after a long battle with cancer. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Mario Oriani-Ambrosini dies at the age of 53 after battling a rare form of inoperable lung cancer

National

Mboweni calls on state to restore Joburg’s prestige

Tito Mboweni.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

Former Reserve Bank governor says Braamfontein, Newtown and city centre should be upgrade to attract businesses

National

Zuma takes exception to ‘conflation’ of security upgrades at Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

After months of delay, President Zuma finally submits report to Parliament of an investigation into upgrades at his personal R246m Nkandla residence

Law & Constitution

Judge Ngoepe calls for ‘genuine’ postgraduate LLB degree to make comeback

Bernard Ngoepe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
4 day(s) ago

Retired Gauteng Judge President Bernard Ngoepe says lawyers need to be trained properly, and is advocating for return of ‘genuine’ postgraduate degree

National

Zuma leaves Nkandla call in Nhleko’s hands

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

President Jacob Zuma says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko must decide whether he should repay some of the R246m spent on upgrades to his Nkandla residence

Economy

Government’s R9bn jobs fund has new management

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Management of jobs fund will now be transferred to newly established Government Technical Advisory Centre from Development Bank of Southern Africa

National

Freedom Charter values are being ‘undermined by policies such as NDP’

Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

During Ruth First Memorial Lecture Numsa secretary-general Irvin Jim says South Africa has veered well off course from values advocated in charter

National

Denel returns to sustainable profitability

Group CEO Riaz Saloojee, right, announces Denel's annual results on Friday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

Arms manufacturer says it has established itself as global player in defence, aerospace environments, has capacity to expand its role in broader manufacturing sectors

Opinion

Past injustices and present failures a toxic blend

Quality public conversation needs those who are driven by the desire not to be right but to add to the dimensions of a matter

Opinion

Democracy in SA will not be shaped by a fork in road

Faced with two different scenarios, which path will SA follow?

 
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