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Roshan Morar’s fingers in every pie, including KZN education and SAA

The controversial auditor’s firm seconded staff to run the education department’s finance offices for more than 15 years. What’s more, former KZN education director general Cassius Lubisi is the audit firm’s new chair


Q&A Sessions: From sangomas to the world’s biggest stages, John Kani has seen it all

His father took him to isangoma when he wanted to be an actor. Today Dr John Kani is revered the world over. He tells Athandiwe Saba about his passions

‘People feel they have a stake in SAA’ — Gidon Novick

Interest in the beleaguered national carrier, which has received billions of rands in public funding, means criticism is inevitable

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Internet shutdowns in Africa threaten democracy

Governments’ interruption of social media is censorship is a way to control the flow of information online and amounts to censorship

Kanalelo Boloetsi: Taking on Lesotho’s cellphone giants, and winning

A man who took on cellphone data regulators over out-of-bundle rates is featured in this edition of a series on human rights defenders in the SADC region

New report sheds light on the conflict in Mozambique

A new report by the International Crisis Group examines the ongoing insurgency in northern Mozambique and looks at what needs to be done to stop it. The group’s Horn of Africa researcher, Meron Elias, answers key questions about the conflict

Never-before-seen IRS files reveal how the wealthiest avoid tax

ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing

Economy’s signs of life mean little for the poor

GDP growth may be encouraging but it doesn’t mean much for SA’s millions of unemployed

SAA gets a second wind with new majority shareholder

Takatso consortium will now own 51% of the airline and the state 49%

ANC committed to paying staff salaries, but employees are not convinced

ANC staffers picketed outside Luthuli House on Tuesday after months of problems with salary payments

Magashule says ANC & co only responded to his arguments in part

The suspended secretary general insists that his deputy lacked the designation to serve notice on him

MKMVA accuse top six of being factional in collapsed meeting

A defiant MKMVA has vowed it is business as usual, after a meeting with the top six ended with the military veterans being kicked out of the virtual platform

June 16: Redemption through negation

When we rebel and part ways with the barbarism of the apartheid and the democratic state, we will keep the memory of this historic event alive for current and future generations

Soweto teacher dismissed for the alleged repeated rape of a learner

The learner was 13 when the alleged rapes started, and they continued for two years until she asked to be moved to another school

School bullies: ‘Hurt people hurt people’

Schools cannot resolve a child’s abusive behaviour alone — parents and society teach them to bully

To succeed, learners need help in making the right subject choices

Every year an average of 300 000 learners leave school before reaching matric. Rather than waiting for young people to become disengaged, there are easy ways we can set them up for success

Osaka crisis throws light on stars’ mental health and media ‘voyeurism’

The 23-year-old world number two, and four-time major winner, said she will now take a break from tennis, putting her participation at Wimbledon and even her home Olympics at risk

BAL gears up to crown champions as semifinals begin

The semifinals tip off on Saturday, with a champion to be crowned on Sunday

Positional play 101: Why City vs Chelsea is the perfect tactical storm

The Champions League final hosts two sides that have perfected the art of controlling space

Pope Francis updates canon law to address paedophilia by priests

Since becoming pope in 2013, the Argentine pontiff has striven to tackle the decades-long sexual abuse scandals involving Catholic priests around the globe.

Peker videos: Crime boss’s claims rattle Turkish government

The accusations thrown by Sedat Peker at close Erdogan allies — including a former prime minister, top officials and their relatives — range from corruption and drug trafficking to rape and multiple murders.

Palestine could be taking a South African direction

The signs are there that the Israeli state may have ‘won’ the most recent battle against Palestinians but could be losing the protracted war, especially in the court of public opinion


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