TimesLive - Politics Reserve Bank to close offices in East London‚ PE‚ Bloem 2017-04-24T13:00:35.000000Z The Reserve Bank has decided to close its offices in East London‚ Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein in line with a new strategy to reduce inefficiencies. Deputy Police Minister blames DA for wanting to turn a police station into a 'palace hotel' 2017-04-24T12:26:12.000000Z Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi has accused the DA of commissioning the R100-million upgrade of a police station in a suburb where crime levels are relatively low. Nkandla accused ordered to face charges‚ despite depression 2017-04-24T11:59:02.000000Z Sibusiso Chonco will have to leave his sick bed and present himself before a disciplinary hearing‚ where he is accused of wrongdoing in the awarding of the R246-million contract for upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead. IDC backs black industrialists to the tune of R2.3bn 2017-04-24T11:48:34.000000Z The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has granted a total of R2.3bn in the form of loans and R562m as equity financing to black industrialists‚ Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said Monday. EFF's bank account frozen after researcher's dismissal 2017-04-24T10:53:23.000000Z The Labour Court in Johannesburg has ordered the freezing of Julius Malema's EFF party's bank account. Ntlemeza back at work 2017-04-24T10:47:08.000000Z Major General Berning Ntlemeza reported for duty as Hawks head on Monday and was busy with his tasks‚ his lawyer Comfort Ngidi said. Early drama at Nkandla disciplinary hearings 2017-04-24T10:41:15.000000Z In a dramatic twist‚ the lawyer representing a department of public works employee accused of wrongdoing over the controversial Nkandla homestead upgrade‚ was ordered to phone his client and tell him to appear before the disciplinary hearing. Tributes pour in for slain Umzimkhulu speaker 2017-04-24T08:37:29.000000Z Tributes have poured in for Khaya Thobela‚ the slain Umzimkhulu Municipality council speaker and ANC deputy secretary in the Harry Gwala region who was shot on Thursday and died on Sunday morning. 'We have been in junk status all our lives‚' say shack dwellers 2017-04-24T08:04:14.000000Z The ANC only talks about land because their primary objective is to harvest more votes‚ says a prominent shack dwellers’ group. 'Fall guys' to face Nkandla music 2017-04-24T06:13:50.000000Z The saga of the refurbishing of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home with taxpayers' money enters a new chapter today as disciplinary hearings against 10 Department of Public Works officials begin in Durban.