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DA praises prosecutions head Nxasana for conduct during Jiba debacle

Prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana should be commended for taking a stand against his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the DA said on Friday.

Zuma appoints Reserve Bank deputy governor

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Kuben Naidoo as deputy SA Reserve Bank governor, the presidency said on Friday.

'Why I suspended McBride'

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says his decision to suspend Robert McBride, head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, is not political but aimed at getting at the truth behind renditions.

No violent removal of Rhodes: Mthethwa

The department of arts and culture does not support any violent removal of Cecil Rhodes' statue from the UCT campus, Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Wednesday.

Ex-Agang MP loses bid against party

Expelled Agang MP Michael Tshishonga's urgent court application against the party's president Andries Tlouamma was dismissed by the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the party said.

Hot topics

Teachers must take pupils' tests

The basic education minister wants the country's teachers to write the same annual national assessments as their pupils.

Mthethwa appointed acting Public Service Minister

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has been appointed as the acting minister of public service and administration, the Presidency said.

DA to challenge use of police in parliament

The DA was expected to appear in the Cape Town High Court to challenge the legislation which allows for the arrest and removal of people who create a disturbance in the National Assembly.

UDM welcomes DA defectors

The United Democratic Movement in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, yesterday said it welcomed 115 defectors from the DA.

Road re-opened after Chabane's fatal crash

Traffic began flowing normally in the late afternoon on Sunday along the N1 between Mokopane and Polokwane at the scene where Public Service Minister Collins Chabane was killed,

Zuma barbs at reception for heroes

President Jacob Zuma yesterday exchanged banter with Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi after accusing some unions in the tripartite alliance of behaving like political parties.

Chabane was known for his humility: Mogoeng

The late Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane was known for his genuine humility, exemplary work ethic and dedication to the country, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Sunday.

Government workers must honour Chabane through their work: Mahumapelo

North West premier Supra Mahumapelo on Sunday called for provincial government employees to honour the late Public Service Minister Collins Chabane through their work.
Monitoring and Evaluation, Minister Colins  Chabane  at a press pre briefing on the president's presenting to Parliament The Presidency budget vote. Pic: . Moeketsi Moticoe12/05/2010. © The Times.

Truck driver might have been drunk: Police

Limpopo police could not yet say whether the truck driver involved in the crash on Sunday which killed Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane, his driver and a bodyguard, was under the influence of alcohol.

Local government

Ekurhuleni to invest R200 million to build water reservoirs

The Ekurhuleni Municipal says it will invest R200 million into building water reservoirs to alleviate water shortage similar to those experienced last year.

Alex to get a R22.2 million new clinic

In a bid to shed the pressure off the existing clinics in the Alexandra area east of Johannesburg the City of Joburg is planning to build a new clinic in the area.

Barn owls to take front line in war on Johannesburg's baby-eating rats

The City of Johannesburg has included barn owls in a R2.5 million plan to fight a rat infestation, the municipality said on Tuesday.

Water restored in joburg, except Hursthill

Water has been restored in all areas of Johannesburg, except those supplied by the Hurst hill reservoir, Johannesburg Water said on Wednesday.