Obed Bapela

Linda Twala — the father of the nation of Alex

​Linda Twala was born to one of the original residents of Alexandra. He is now known as the father of Alex, a title he takes very seriously

New and lesser-known faces in Ramaphosa’s Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet has brought some lesser known politicians to the fore

No resolution on Mahumapelo’s future as Ramaphosa urges calm

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Mahikeng to intervene after days of unrest which has led to one death, scores of arrests and violent protest action

ANC will ‘tread carefully’ to quell unrest in North West

The ANC is facing mounting pressure to recall Premier Supra Mahupamelo

‘ANC cowards’ are hiding behind the EFF – Mahumapelo

Several members of the legislature have been calling for national leaders to intervene in what they now describe as a "totally dysfunctional" province

ANC pushes ahead with plan to reduce number of provinces

The ANC policy conference called for a presidential commission to be set up, and for its work to be completed before December

Editorial: Close dual citizenship loophole

Tinkering with immigration policy is no solution for the perceived problem.

SA predicts a peaceful Zim election

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Obed Bapela speaks to Charles Molele about Zimbabwe's polls and about relations between Pretoria and Harare.

Zuma’s allies take key NEC posts

Shifts on the ANC's national executive committee reflect the president's gratitude, writes Charles Molele and Mmanaledi Mataboge.

Bapela: Erring officials must step down, teachers must step up

Public officials who know they have erred should admit their mistakes and vacate their positions, says Deputy Minister in the Presidency Obed Bapela.

Jo’burg scrambles to clear billing crisis backlog

Jo'burg has promised to resolve about 66 000 outstanding billing queries by June and unveiled a new plan to tackle the billing crisis.


Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.