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Analysts and academics have said most of the Farlam commission's recommendations are simple, obvious and commonsense, but likely to run into trouble.
The police minister called it a firepool, but Nelson Mandela's granddaughter said his swimming pool was not built with taxpayers' money.
The government has decided to appeal the court order that demanded the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Cabinet ministers have made inconsistent statements about Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's departure, putting them at odds with the judiciary.
President Zuma's televised summary of the Marikana Commission's report absolved former police minister Nathi Mthethwa. The truth is more complex.
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday night read a summary of the report on the Marikana massacre by the Farlam Commission.
Laywers for Human Rights is challenging the way in which Operation Fiela is being conducted.
Only President Jacob Zuma and key ministers were aware of the plot to get the Sudanese president out of the country.
The SANDF did not deny the increase in Sudanese military activity as President Omar al-Bashir left SA, but explained it as preparation for Ramadan.
Under the Rome Statute, South Africa would still have to co-operate on unresolved matters such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's departure.