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Come what may, the UIF will pay

The fund – the main safety net for unemployed workers – will run at an almost R20-billion deficit

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

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The many faces of Idi Amin

Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.

Exposing a Congolese bank’s dirty secrets

Meet Gardi Koko and Navy Malela, the two whistleblowers who risked everything to raise the alarm

Why a trickle-down approach to vaccine access is not a viable strategy

The world cannot afford ‘safe havens’ in which the virus can thrive and evolve and threaten us all

Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on seats’

Many workers, including managers, like working remotely, but research shows it can be tough on most other employees.

Corporate tax cut will be revenue neutral — Momoniat

The surprise 1% reduction will result in a wider, more compliant corporate tax base, according to Ismail Momoniat

Tito’s budget tries to boost economic growth and arrest debt

Government spending has reached a record 41.7% of GDP, and the budget deficit has widened from 5.7% in 2019 to an estimated 14%

Zuma has agreed to meet ANC top six over ConCourt impasse — Ramaphosa

The president says the message to Jacob Zuma will be a simple one: respect the rule of law

Hlophe throws out Bongo corruption case

Former state security minister walks free after judge finds there is not sufficient evidence of attempted bribery to scupper Eskom probe

Zuma tells ANC top six not to hold their breath

Former president Jacob Zuma will only meet ANC leaders if deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo recuses himself from the state capture commission

Celebrate the matric class of 2020 for their resilience and perseverance

This is not the time for faint praise. This year’s class achieved their results amid a pandemic

Get to grips with the brains of youth

Shaping the frontal cortex as a critical youth development strategy

Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents

Simeone is Atlético’s secret weapon

El Cholo remains true to himself — consistent, totally committed and prepared to graft — and these values are retained by the team

Test series starts luring fans back to international sport

The freshly renamed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has sold 55 000 of its 110 000 seats for the cricket Test

Semenya confirms she’s taking testosterone battle to European Court of Human Rights

Caster Semenya’s latest legal challenge follows a series of setbacks that seemed to have ended her chances of competing in her preferred events

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Pfizer is accused of bullying Latin American governments by demanding they grant indemnity against potential civil claims relating to the vaccine

Governments around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar's democracy on Monday after the military staged a coup, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians

Trump slinks off world stage, leaving others to put out the fires he started

What his supporters and assorted right-wingers will do now in a climate that is less friendly to them is anyone’s guess

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