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Supreme Court of Appeals overturns ruling allowing "assisted dying"
Supreme Court of Appeals overturns ruling allowing "assisted dying"
The Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) on Tuesday overturned a ruling by a lower court granting a terminally ill patient the right to die, the Justice...
ANC's Yunus Carrim: We're not going to buckle on FIC Bill over Zuma
ANC's Yunus Carrim: We're not going to buckle on FIC Bill over Zuma
Yunus Carrim, ANC MP and chairperson of the standing committee on finance, took a tough stance against the fact that the Financial Intelligence...
FirstRand closed Gupta accounts due to money-laundering fears
FirstRand closed Gupta accounts due to money-laundering fears
South African lender FirstRand said on Monday suspicions of money-laundering lay behind its decision to cut ties with a business family linked to...
Eskom threatens fastest renewable expansion
Eskom threatens fastest renewable expansion
Opposition from Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and government infighting threatens to sabotage the world’s fastest-growing green energy program.
Wits University announces 8% fee increase for 2017
Wits University announces 8% fee increase for 2017
The University of the Witwatersrand announced on Monday that there would be an 8% increase next year for tuition and residence fees for local...
Hout Bay: Hartley’s racism and the way it speaks about land
Hout Bay: Hartley’s racism and the way it speaks about land
Amidst the furore surrounding the racist nature of Vanessa Hartley’s Facebook post about black people in Hout Bay, we are once more reminded that...
Riah Phiyega can’t be Marikana scapegoat - Cope
Riah Phiyega can’t be Marikana scapegoat - Cope
Suspended national police national commissioner Riah Phiyega cannot be made to shoulder all the blame for the Marikana massacre, Cope said on...
South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture
A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite. The...
SAHRC in hot water again over report tampering allegations
SAHRC in hot water again over report tampering allegations
The South African Human Rights Commission is once again embroiled in controversy, with its former chairperson, Lawrence Mushwana, facing fresh...
As pressure mounts, President Zuma blames an old enemy: Western intelligence agencies
As pressure mounts, President Zuma blames an old enemy: Western intelligence agencies
South African President Jacob Zuma has had his back to the wall. The National Executive of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) met at a...
Reprieve for South Africa as S&P leaves credit rating unchanged
Reprieve for South Africa as S&P leaves credit rating unchanged
South Africa received a reprieve as S&P left its assessment of the nation’s foreign-currency debt unchanged at one level above junk, while...
Zuma down but still not out
Zuma down but still not out
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​Sharemax chronicles continue: ‘Old people die, the fat cats laugh’
​Sharemax chronicles continue: ‘Old people die, the fat cats laugh’
Every few months 70-year-old Glynnis Morris receives a letter from Frontier Asset Management. In broad strokes the letter tells her how well...
Silent Cyril up against the ropes
Silent Cyril up against the ropes
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa looks set to have his presidential ambitions shot down by President Jacob Zuma’s backers in government and the ANC...

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