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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.
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 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
‘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.
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
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’
‘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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