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In most circumstances we find racial profiling -- making a decision about an individual based on statistical assumptions relating to his or her race -- despicable. But is it any better when class becomes a determinant in situations where our very humanity is at stake? When one person is comforted and another lies shivering on the pavement?
President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead appears to have been declared a national key point and consequently subject to blanket secrecy.
In a study of five transitional democracies, South Africa has fared worst in providing citizens with access to information. And the Presidency was among a handful of institutions that failed to provide any information in response to requests filed under the country's much-vaunted Promotion of Access to Information Act.
The Mail & Guardian can reveal the first evidence suggestive of bribery in the R26-billion Gautrain contract.
Exposed: An auditors' report lays bare how a range of benefactors funded a reckless president's lifestyle by more than R7-million.
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj's sister-in-law has spoken to the M&G about her knowledge of a secret Swiss account.
Jacob Zuma did have a bond on his Nkandla home - and may still be paying it off - but the details of the loan raise more questions than answers.
Here are the people the auditors' report identifies as having paid more than R7-million to benefit Jacob Zuma between 1995 and 2006.