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The watchdog over South Africa’s elite police unit is in serious need of teeth
The watchdog over South Africa’s elite police unit is in serious need of teeth
The main criticism leveled at the Hawks, is that it lacks the power to initiate investigations, making it ineffective.
Zuma has 45 days to pay up R7.8-million for Nkandla's non-security upgrades
Zuma has 45 days to pay up R7.8-million for Nkandla's non-security upgrades
The Treasury issued a report to the Constitutional Court on Monday, saying that the president must pay back R7.8-million.
Mbeki weighs in on Concourt's Nkandla judgment
Mbeki weighs in on Concourt's Nkandla judgment
The full text of former president Thabo Mbeki's response to the Constitutional Court judgment.
Zuma apologises to the nation for Nkandla
Zuma apologises to the nation for Nkandla
"It was never my intention not to comply with the remedial action taken against me by the public protector or to disrespect her office," he said.
Parliament adds Nkandla judgment to rules review list
Parliament adds Nkandla judgment to rules review list
Speaker Baleka Mbete has agreed to consider calls to establish a committee to determine whether the president has misled the chamber.
Zuma reprimands ministers, former minister over Nkandla - Presidency
Zuma reprimands ministers, former minister over Nkandla - Presidency
The letters were sent to Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, his predecessor Geoff Doidge, and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa.
DA calls on parliament to reject Zuma's 'Nkandla reprimand letters' to Cabinet ministers
DA calls on parliament to reject Zuma's 'Nkandla reprimand letters' to Cabinet ministers
Last week President Jacob Zuma said that letters of reprimand were sent to the ministers accused of misconduct with regards to Nkandla.
Treasury tells Concourt that Zuma must pay back R7.8-million for non-security upgrades to Nkandla homestead
Treasury tells Concourt that Zuma must pay back R7.8-million for non-security upgrades to Nkandla homestead
The finance ministry said a reasonable percentage of the estimated costs that Zuma would pay comes to nearly 88 percent.
DA demands Zuma pay back 100% of non-security Nkandla costs as Concourt deadline looms
DA demands Zuma pay back 100% of non-security Nkandla costs as Concourt deadline looms
The national treasury will tomorrow reveal the amount President Jacob Zuma must pay pack for the non-security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead.
Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
The Constitutional Court’s judgment on Jacob Zuma's Nkandla demonstrates the difficulties facing the continent, argues Bheki Makhubu.
Mbeki launches veiled attack on Zuma for disregarding the Constitution
Mbeki launches veiled attack on Zuma for disregarding the Constitution
Thabo Mbeki believes the responsibility for SA's failure to achieve its constitutional ideals lies firmly at the feet of its leaders.
SACP branch accepts Zuma's Nkandla apology
SACP branch accepts Zuma's Nkandla apology
KwaZulu-Natal SACP chairperson James Nxumalo has gone against the grain and accepted the president's apology for his role in the Nkandla debacle.
Gauteng ANC backtracks on Nkandla
Gauteng ANC backtracks on Nkandla
The Gauteng branch of the ANC has admitted that it 'jumped the gun' when it insisted that President Zuma's apology was not enough.
Zuma misleads Parliament on Nkandla, again
Zuma misleads Parliament on Nkandla, again
How President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament on a previous finding that he had misled Parliament.
[From our archives] Nkandla: Zuma does have a bond - for R900 000
[From our archives] Nkandla: Zuma does have a bond - for R900 000
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.
Analysts divided on Zuma's fate
Analysts divided on Zuma's fate
His fate lies between whether his ANC political opponents can oust him or if economic pressure and public opinion will push the ruling party to act.
Malema: Zuma will be forgiven for Nkandla if he sorts out land issue
Malema: Zuma will be forgiven for Nkandla if he sorts out land issue
President Jacob Zuma will only be 'forgiven' for using taxpayers' money on Nkandla renovations if he recovers 'stolen' land, says Julius Malema.
Editorial: Lessons from Zuma's senseless battle over Nkandla
Editorial: Lessons from Zuma's senseless battle over Nkandla
Once the case got to the Constitutional Court Zuma had to concede almost at once. This battle of Stalingrad was over.
The day we broke Nkandla
The day we broke Nkandla
In November 2009, Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma's Nkandla home. Chris looks back.
Key comments from the Concourt's Nkandla ruling
Key comments from the Concourt's Nkandla ruling
A list of key comments made by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in his reading of the Nkandla judgment in the Constitutional Court.
Madonsela the 'Biblical David' that slayed the Nkandla giant - Chief Justice
Madonsela the 'Biblical David' that slayed the Nkandla giant - Chief Justice
In a unanimous Constitutional Court judgment, the Chief Justice said: "The president failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution."
Six bizarre explanations for the Nkandla "fire pool"
Six bizarre explanations for the Nkandla "fire pool"
The Mail & Guardian has tracked down the bizarre comments made by the president's staunchest defenders to explain his Nkandla 'fire pool'.
Nkandla: Did Zuma flout the Constitution or make a mistake?
Nkandla: Did Zuma flout the Constitution or make a mistake?
Jacob Zuma suddenly seemed to abandon the last shreds of his defence during Constitutional Court proceedings this week.
Twitter reactions to the Nkandla ruling
Twitter reactions to the Nkandla ruling
South Africans made sure their views on the Constitutional Court judgment were heard. We round them up here.
The day the Economic Freedom Fighters seized Nkandla
The day the Economic Freedom Fighters seized Nkandla
The EFF claimed the fight, started by the Democratic Alliance, about the presidential scandal as its supporters filled the streets.
Zuma offers to #PayBackTheMoney for Nkandla
Zuma offers to #PayBackTheMoney for Nkandla
President Jacob Zuma has proposed a "solution" to the Nkandla scandal – a week before a court case brought against him is set to start.
Zuma's rights 'violated' over Nkandla scrutiny
Zuma's rights 'violated' over Nkandla scrutiny
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has absolved President Jacob Zuma for the misuse of state funds to upgrade his home in Nkandla.
Zuma’s Nkandla U-turn suggests SA faces another unhinged political year
Zuma’s Nkandla U-turn suggests SA faces another unhinged political year
The president has backtracked on two major decisions in two months – first after he fired his finance minister; now he says he’ll #PayBackTheMoney.
Opposition parties reject police minister’s report on Nkandla
Opposition parties reject police minister’s report on Nkandla
The five parties want the public protector’s report on upgrades to the president’s home to be included in the ad hoc committee’s programme.
DA on Nkandla: Zuma's forced hand not good enough
DA on Nkandla: Zuma's forced hand not good enough
The Democratic Alliance insists President Jacob Zuma was backed into a legal corner and had no choice but to offer to "pay back the money".
Zuma conjures up new Nkandla story
Zuma conjures up new Nkandla story
What was seen as Jacob Zuma's offer to repay the state is nothing of the sort as he and his team renege on acting against overseer Cabinet ministers.
Nkandla: Architect of Zuma's downfall?
Nkandla: Architect of Zuma's downfall?
By going after President Jacob Zuma's architect, the Special Investigating Unit could break the conspiracy of silence.
Nkandla: Zuma needn't pay back the money, says ANC
Nkandla: Zuma needn't pay back the money, says ANC
The ANC has said it would be out of order for Jacob Zuma to repay any money for non-security upgrades at Nkandla he did not request or consent to.
Two Nkandla tours, still no answers
Two Nkandla tours, still no answers
Both parliamentarians and selected media have now been inside Nkandla, but no group has emerged with answers to the most important questions.
Police minister's Nkandla report misses the key point
Police minister's Nkandla report misses the key point
The law clearly states that even essential security measures must be paid for by the owner of the property, even if he has not agreed to the upgrade.
ANC slams Madonsela for joining Nkandla ConCourt case
ANC slams Madonsela for joining Nkandla ConCourt case
The ANC said Thuli Madonsela lacked wisdom and was risking the impartiality of her office by filing papers with the Constitutional Court over Nkandla.
DA goes to court over Nkandla
DA goes to court over Nkandla
The DA hopes to get Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla set aside by the courts and for the public protector's findings to be enforced.
Nkandla committee adopts report
Nkandla committee adopts report
After hours of deliberations and disagreements over findings, the Nkandla ad hoc committee adopted its report on Thursday night.
Nkandla: Fact checking the spin
Nkandla: Fact checking the spin
Some believe there were only a few officials responsible for cost overruns at Nkandla. The public protector's report found differently.
Nkandla: Is Zuma finally off the hook?
Nkandla: Is Zuma finally off the hook?
While a new cast of characters have the painful task of figuring out how to further secure Zuma's rural home, the heat is off the president – for now.

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