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One man's meat, another man's poison

Staff Reporter

Readers of the Mail & Guardian Online can see a brand new episode of ZA News -- the satirical puppet show -- from Tuesday to Friday.

Finally, the show the SABC wouldn’t let you see is here. Readers of the Mail & Guardian Online can see a brand new episode of ZA News—the satirical puppet show—from Tuesday to Friday, with a weekly wrap-up on Saturday.

With the exception of the excellent
It was supposed to be a flagship housing project. Eleven years later, Thubelisha Homes is the albatross around the neck of Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale

2. The AWB rides again
Eugene Terre’Blanche is back in the saddle. In an exclusive interview at his home in Ventersdorp he told the Mail & Guardian: ‘The final chapter of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) has not been written.”

3. Agliotti: ‘I paid Selebi R1-million’
“I paid the accused an estimated R1-million, made up of rands and US dollars.” This was the response of convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti to state prosecutor Gerrie Nel’s question as to how much money Agliotti had paid to former police boss Jackie Selebi.

4. Surprises in store at Selebi trial
Get set for surprises as the Selebi trial gets under way on Monday in the South Gauteng High Court.

5. ZA News: A Molotov cocktail in the making
It’s no secret that Julius Malema is unwilling to hand over his throne as the country’s grandest comedian—but it seems that his spoof will outshine his classiest deliveries.

6. A deadly war of languages
For the past 10 years a vital battle for the future of Afrikaans as a university language has been waged. One of the participants has been the government, which demands access through the medium of English for blacks at all universities.

7. Doing business with the devil
A row over Nestlé‘s business dealings with Grace Mugabe is likely to spook many other foreign companies in Zimbabwe, where business dealings with members of Robert Mugabe’s circle are a daily reality.

8. Agliotti, Selebi and the president’s shoes
“I bought shoes for the ex-president, Thabo Mbeki,” drug lord Glenn Agliotti told the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday afternoon during former police chief Jackie Selebi’s corruption trial.

9. Agliotti paid to ‘sort out’ Rautenbach’s problems
Former Hyundai boss Billy Rautenbach allegedly paid $100 000 for his “problems” in South Africa to disappear.

10. Malema backs under-fire Chuene
African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema came out in support of Athletics South Africa (ASA) president Leonard Chuene on Thursday, calling upon sponsors such as Nedbank to remain loyal to the organisation.

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