‘Shock-and-awe’ campaign planned in Joburg inner city

Authorities plan to clear the city centre’s buildings of unauthorised occupants in a military-style campaign being considered by mayor Herman Mashaba

3 hours ago
Gumtree prohibits the sale of donkeys on its site after Carte Blanche exposé

Animal rights groups have exposed how donkeys are sometimes skinned alive with their hides being used to produce an ineffective Chinese ‘medicine’

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Sassa’s last-ditch bid to get grants paid could land it in court, experts warn

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza’s letter to Sapo CEO Mark Barnes has caused a furore, but Magwaza insists it is a perfectly above-board approach

3 hours ago
Despite the rain, water restrictions remain in Joburg

Johannesburg Water says dams are filling up well, but the Department of Water and Sanitation will review restrictions only in May

4 hours ago
Herman Mashaba gives a cash injection to corruption-busting

Joburg mayor says the money will go towards setting up the Anti-Corruption Unit led by Gen Shadrack Sibiya

5 hours ago
‘March against foreigners should not have been given the go-ahead’

Coalition of Civics Against Xenophobia says protesters may have agreed to be peaceful but the demonstration can poison relations between people

5 hours ago
Brian Molefe sworn in under a cloud

Opposition parties fear the tainted former Eskom head will be deployed to a finance-related position

8 hours ago
Health emergencies bill fast-tracked after patients' deaths

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi criticised for the slow pace of setting up the National Public Health Institute of SA

8 hours ago
Whistle-blower bill held up after DA walkout

The DA and other opposition parties fear a clause in the Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill

8 hours ago
Budget shows land reform has stalled, says agricultural chamber head

There’s fear people could soon resort to ‘Zimbabwe-style land grabs’ if the government fails to honour its land-reform programme

8 hours ago
SABC’s dodgy deals — demand for more scrutiny

Committee’s final report due on Friday with calls for controversial agreements with Multichoice, ANN7 and Vision View to be probed further or invalidated

17 hours ago
Joburg mayor accuses ANC of violence at the city council on Thursday

The Joburg Social Movement says Herman Mashaba is on a witch hunt; the mayor is laying criminal charges as protesters break laptops and light fires

19 hours ago
Tomato paste tastes real good but SA cannot process enough of it

The increased demand for tomato paste makes SA a net importer of the product, although processors are making strides to address the shortage

19 hours ago
Five Cape Town candidates jostle for interim provincial leader post

Acting DA leader in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela, says all those running in Friday’s election are putting their own interests ahead of the party’s

19 hours ago
How much will Jacob Zuma’s successor earn?

The Presidency’s spending on legal services is expected to increase from almost R3.8m this year to R5.5m in 2019-20

19 hours ago
Families deny working with AfriForum in legal case for mental patient deaths

While relatives of the patients who died at unlicensed NGO facilities will pursue legal action through Section 27, they need to grieve properly first

19 hours ago