The minister wanted to make the move in the wake of independent reports flagging poor financial controls, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, and mismanagement
Among the numerous allegations are that millions were used to refurbish the vice-chancellor’s official residence, which she is yet to move into
VAT should not be hiked, but a once-off levy on mineral resources or a solidarity tax seems likely
A South African hero has died. But because of Covid-19 we can’t hold a memorial for her, just yet
The former ANC MP says he wants to spend his time working on his political organisation ahead of the 2019 elections
Unisa lecturers have been taking free learning to the townships since 2009, helping to boost small businesses in impoverished communities.
Unisa is yet to decide on how to implement the new Labour Relations Act, but this is affecting university staff whose jobs are hanging in the balance.
The University of South Africa has launched its new R1-billion science campus in Johannesburg to encourage students to take up science and technology.
Students groups have threatened to make Unisa ”ungovernable” on Thursday to demand the dismissal of vice-chancellor Barney Pityana.
The University of South Africa’s Durban campus is to remain closed until further notice following a student protest, the university said on Monday.
Although a pathology of racism still exists, it is not the predominant form of racism in South Africa, says Unisa vice-chancellor Barney Pityana.
A planned lodge development at the settlement of Molapo in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve has become a source of controversy. Tourists who frequent the 40-room lodge’s luxury accommodation will enjoy the sights of the Kalahari. The outlook for indigenous Bushmen from the reserve is less positive, however.
Outgoing African National Congress Youth League president Fikile Mbalula on Thursday criticised University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana for making ”a clown of himself” regarding his comments about ANC president Jacob Zuma. Mbalula said the league condemned the continued slander by self-imposed political commentators on the integrity of Zuma.
The University of South Africa (Unisa) is to adopt an anti-racism policy, it said on Tuesday. ”The renewal of Unisa must and will be built on a fully representative body of staff, academic and non-academic, at all levels,” said vice-chancellor Barney Pityana.
African National Congress president Jacob Zuma’s allies have rallied to his defence in the wake of University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana’s indictment of his character on Monday. The Young Communist League said it had noted the ”disrespectful and dastardly remarks made by the deplorable” rector.
The African National Congress (ANC) has come out in defence of its president, Jacob Zuma, after scathing criticism of him by University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana on Monday. ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe described Pityana’s statements as ”spurious” and a reflection of ”intellectual bankruptcy”.
African National Congress president Jacob Zuma has failed to inspire confidence during his first few months at the party’s helm, says University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana. ”We now enter a new era. It is a time shrouded in anxiety and uncertainty with the looming presidency of Jacob Zuma and a new assertive leadership of the ANC,” he said on Monday.
South African government plans to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014 appeared increasingly at risk on Tuesday as official statistics confirmed fears of a downturn in economic growth. Figures released by Statistics South Africa showed a drop in gross domestic product growth to 5,1% last year from 5,4% in 2006.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may have dealt a fatal blow to Pretoria’s "quiet diplomacy" by calling an election in the middle of mediation efforts by his South African counterpart, say analysts. President Mbeki was handed the poisoned chalice of mediating between Mugabe and the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change last April.
High-profile criminal cases involving senior South African officials have renewed fears among opposition parties and the legal community that judicial independence may be at risk. President Thabo Mbeki’s government has had a testy relationship with the judiciary.
A KwaZulu-Natal pilot project — proven to reduce court backlogs and overcrowding in prisons drastically — may be rolled out countrywide, if the government comes to the table with funding, the Justice and Constitutional Development Department said on Tuesday.
Kagiso Trust announced on Thursday the death of its chairperson, Yunus Mahomed. He was 57. He died on Sunday. Kgotso Schoeman, chief executive of Kagiso Trust, said: "Yunus, or YM as he was affectionately known, was a passionate and consistent leader."
Designing a code of conduct for a liberation struggle in exile was the most significant work of his career, Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs said on Thursday. ”To my mind that was the beginning of the constitutionality at the heart, at the core of the freedom struggle,” Sachs said in delivering the second annual Abdullah Omar Memorial Lecture.
Police torture and brutality are rife and High Court orders are openly disregarded in Zimbabwe, pointing to a ”grave constitutional crisis”, according to a report released on Wednesday. The most worrying aspect is open attacks on members of the legal profession, said advocate Andrea Gabriel.