Unembargoed: September 21 to 27

This week's M&G is now free to read.

This week's M&G is now free to read.

Cyril accused of double standards

Ramaphosa hits out at Magashule as critics decry his handling of bribery in his camp

Ajay denies he met Jonas

The Gupta brother’s affidavit also states he offered his cellphone records to the former public protector Thuli Madonsela, a claim she rubbishes

‘Jobs premier’ Winde wins DA race for top post in Western Cape record

Western Cape MEC for economic opportunities Alan Winde outlasted his opponents in the battle for Democratic Alliance premier candidate.

Slice of life: Lux stood for 1994. That’s when it fell

‘What the Lux stood for was 1994 — to bring everyone together. And that was actually when the Luxurama fell, because no one looked after it.’

Losi’s on a mission to rebuild Cosatu

The first woman president plans to stamp out sexism and recruit members, including former ally Numsa

‘Whistle-blower’ takes UJ to court

A former professor alleges improper hiring practices and bullying by the dean of humanities

Blade wants his man in N West job

The finance minister has cautioned the transport minister about replacing a seasoned incumbent

Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis

Trees in our cities are under serious threat from an invasive species of borer shooting across the country

Stoners guide to #dagga judgement: It ain’t safe to smoke

Parliament must define what is a ‘private place’ and approve a test for private use or for selling

Gareth Prince is still burning to be a lawyer

Gareth Prince’s legal fight against the criminalisation of dagga started in 1998, when he was refused admission as an attorney by the Cape Law Society because of his criminal record for possession of cannabis.

Moerane commission report a dud

It failed to recommend that people implicated in the KwaZulu-Natal killings face prosecution

Top cop lied to commission, says witness

Ipid has been asked to investigate perjury charges against a KwaZulu-Natal police general

The blueprint for happiness

The Earth can restore its health but only if we decide to use smarter, more efficient systems

They will never call me ‘she’ at work

A 2014 study of queer discrimination in the workplace found 53% of queer workers hide who they are at work.

Six SOEs paid R3bn to consultants

Unnecessary outsourcing and the inflation of fees have contributed to the giant bill the state paid

Tribunal implicates apartheid arms embargo violators

Apartheid crimes committed by the state and civilians must be investigated by the United Nations, says the final report by the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crimes, which was released on Thursday.

HEALTH:

The gospel of shame and misinformation

Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?

AFRICA:

Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt

Expanding cities will fundamentally change politics on the continent

Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero

Bobi Wine’s heroes share a single trait: “They are people who stood for what was right, regardless of what kind of terror they were faced with,” he says in a telephone interview.

Food insecurity rising in Africa

The continent’s farmers have to become more resilient to survive changing climate patterns and extreme weather events

BUSINESS:

‘Baker’ Brian’s Eskom runs short of coal

More than half of Eskom’s power stations are facing coal supply shortages, leaving the utility with little room for error as it struggles to replenish its coal stocks as fast as it burns them.

State has a mountain to climb

One estimate suggests about R60-billion is needed to kickstart the economy, but the fiscus is already overstretched

MultiChoice now flying solo

Naspers is no longer reliant on its entertainment business cash flow to support new ventures

SA watches as brokers fight it out

Global trends towards lower fees are filtering into the local market, meaning that it’s never been this cheap to buy into the JSE

China’s R370bn ‘gift’ demands scrutiny

Africa is happy to replace its former Western colonisers with China’s investment and loans — but the ‘win-win’ mantra doesn’t always stand up to examination

SA cities need to unclog their bureaucracy drains to let business flow

While South Africans continue to battle with rising unemployment, poverty and inequality, a World Bank report on doing business in South Africa says there is room for its cities to improve business conditions for small and medium enterprises.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS:

A rogue Zuma could be catastrophic

Cyril Ramaphosa’s future depends on getting a result above 60% in the upcoming elections

Editorial: Let’s go down memory lane

‘Two years later, it is still quite a marvel to understand how deep the Guptas’ network ran’

Editorial: Can cannabis save SA’s economy?

‘Fully legalising cannabis will create a new, lucrative industry —one with potential to create jobs’

Letters to the Editor: September 21 to 27

Our readers write in about: violence, foreign business and Syria

Superheroes held in high esteem

The robed justice crusader and the truth warrior press ombud get joint recognition

How our heritage is reduced to ash

Whiteness once again robs black and brown South Africans of their legacy by reducing it to ‘Braai Day’

Herstory needs to be rewritten and read

As Women’s Month in August turns to Heritage Month in September, the “sheroes of herstory” that briefly take centre stage fade into the background. Male narratives once more dominate.

Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past

The pace of renaming places to rid them of their colonial and apartheid past is too slow

Land reform needs laws and imagination

Redistribution must favour the poor and include the ability to make the land productive

Anger at blessees is misplaced

Poverty is a ‘sin’, yet we deride women who use their bodies to improve their situations

FIFTH COLUMN: The art of the flea market deal

Milnerton flea market in Cape Town is a veritable training ground for the upstart dealmaker with asking prices rarely breaking the R100 mark.

Sasco must introspect to succeed

The student organisation must be involved in the transformation of education and the country

Better trained teachers will lead to economic transformation

If radical economic transformation is to be realised, the education system will have to be transformed.

Activist for a new African narrative

As a child, books were her escape but later they became the pathway to her profession. Now this geologist and social entrepreneur has taken up the battle to make reading and education sexy

FRIDAY:

What should journalists be writing?

As journalists, what is our intention in these positions to shape how people think and respond to reality?

On our Lists this week: Noname, Mongane Wally Serote, and Sawubona Music Jam

Room 25 by Noname Gypsy, Sawubona Music Jam, Green Man Flashing by Mike van Graan, Revelations by Mongane Wally Serote and July’s People by Nadine Gordimer

The Weekend Guide

Rituals, In Context / this past was waiting for me, 9 More Weeks, DStv Delicious Festival.

Who’s who at 99 Juta Street

Design company Dokter and Misses, which makes items such as cabinets and tables decorated with Kassena motifs, has moved three blocks in Braamfontein to 99 Juta Street.

BKhz studio beckons to passers-by

Artist Banele Khoza’s open-door policy could be an alternative model for artists and audiences

Petite Noir breaks borders

The artist’s new EP and visual album is a pilgrimage of his life as a citizen of everywhere

Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails

Happy Dhlame’s gritty exhibition weighs up the human cost of gentrification in the city

Coolie Woman and me

In the book, Gaiutra Bahadur traces her great-grandmother’s journey as a 27-year-old woman from Calcutta to Guyana in the British coolie trade.

Austere beauty of Chatsworth

The short stories, in precise detail, down to Durban Indian English, capture the township

The complex histories we’re connected to

In The White Room, which is based on Higginson’s play Girl in the Yellow Dress, the two principal characters try to love each other but it seems too much stands between them.

Qubeka sews it up in Toronto

His latest film is a South African Western based on John Kepe, ‘the Samson of Boschberg’

SPORT:

‘Fluke’ winner may miss next Comrades

After disproving her own doubts – and the doubts of others – Ann Ashworth’s triumph may not be enough to keep her in the race

Liverpool, England’s shambolic best hope

No one remembers how Liverpool got to the 2005 Champions League final.

New lease of life for Bibo

With determination and a little bit of help from his friends the player could make a comeback

Komphela has found his home

The PSL coach of the month won’t settle for complacency from his young squad, and it shows

Manyama relishes being back in SA

Lebogang Manyama is happy to trade the prestige of playing overseas for a regular challenge on the football pitch.

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