Unembargoed: October 5 to 11

The finance minister, his son and the Mozambican refinery

Siyabonga Nene asked the PIC to finance a huge investment in Mozambique. He didn’t get that for himself

Dark clouds gather over jobs summit

Ramaphosa has his work cut out to rally everyone behind his vision and some are already grumbling

Nene Jr did PIC without his dad

Siyabonga Nene and his partner approached the investment corporation while Nene Sr was chair

Bruises may solve 40-year mystery

A new inquest may prove a family’s belief that their brother was murdered by apartheid police

Rich Joburg shitshow

Irresponsible developers, thieves and homeowners have created a costly problem that is polluting the Jukskei River

The state of Joburg’s pipes

A kilometre of new piping costs R1-million. Johannesburg Water has 2 200km of ageing pipeline

ANC survey shows deep divisions

Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule are forced into a show of friendship as the NEC preaches unity

No jingle in musicians’ pockets

The marketing company says the advertising tunes they wrote are its intellectual property

Slice of Life: Red lipstick was the key

‘’On my way to that Pride — my first ever — I bought this gorgeous red lipstick’

Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings

Residents cite a litany of violent killings but anger over the apparent indifference of the police leaves them with few options but to protest

EFF gains a foothold in KwaZulu

Its focus in the province, and elsewhere, is on the youth vote and SRC polls are the starting point

Royal battle looms as Bapedi go to court again

The never-ending battle over the throne of the Bapedi Marota, which has been the subject of court litigation for almost three decades, may be nearing its end.

Space beanstalk set to doom Earth

A cheap elevator into orbit could be a stairway to heaven — but it’s probably a highway to hell

Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion

That’s not the research findings the proponents of small-scale, organic agriculture want to hear

The future of the middle class is bleak

Cost pressures, stagnant wages and a bleeding economy are pushing many people into poverty

Police can smoke out dagga farmers

Agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana has told Eastern Cape cannabis farmers not to expect protection from his department


Goats, cattle and babies: A herd of services at Kenyan clinics

Health workers have found a way to attract nomadic men to their mobile health clinics: provide a vet for their livestock.

Is this the Bill government doesn’t want you to see?

South Africa is one of the hardest-drinking countries in the world, so why has legislation to stop it been kept secret for more than five years?


South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’

Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians have fled the country ahead of the presidential vote


The Matabeleland massacre will continue to have a profound effect on the country — until it is confronted.

Border kids search for a better life

Unaccompanied Mozambican teenagers regularly attempt to cross into South Africa


State-fixed prices cause major pain

Complex factors influence the prices of electricity, petrol and water, but the state still has wiggle room

Investors eye the volatile pot bubble

Forget crypto, pot is the hot new thing. Call it dagga, ganja, zol, pot, weed, grass, cannabis or marijuana, these stocks are the new momentum stock.

Fuel pricing structure under review

Foregoing levies and duties will leave a big hole in the budget for treasury to fill

Wary consumers start saving

The number of new accounts has risen but tough times have forced others to borrow

JSE cleans up after scandal

New proposals will give the stock exchange greater oversight and introduce more transparency


Reject the grotesque logic of oppression

We need to place feminist commitments at the centre of any truly progressive political project

Editorial: Don’t bed down with the powerful

‘The lesson for every journalist is consistently to introspect on how we deal with sources and manage our own political leanings’

Editorial: How much will fans let slide?

Football is escapism and, in pursuit of that escape, fans are prepared to let much slide

Letters to the editor: October 5 to 11

Our readers write in about bribery allegations, insurance companies, and the passing of Chris Madibeng Mokoditoa

Go to the root to eradicate racism

Jail and laws against hate crimes and speech alone cannot rid South Africa of this prejudice

My role in sorry saga of Sars ‘rogue unit’

As the Nugent inquiry unveils the apparent breakdown of tax administration under commissioner Tom Moyane, the issue of Sars’ so-called ‘rogue unit’ has again taken centre stage.

Brazil flirts with a neo-fascist

The bitter reality is that there is a real chance of the country returning to a dictatorship and its darkest days

The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy

After a fourfold increase in the number of democracies between the end of World War II and 2000, we are now in a sustained period of political regression.

Beware the new migrant legislation

People who have been in South Africa for years are under threat, especially the working class, and permanent residence won’t lead to citizenship

No home for bisexual black men

When you love both sexes, rejection comes from both the straight and the LGBTI+ communities

FIFTH COLUMN: Save petrol tip spills over to crazy

‘What I don’t recommend doing to save on travelling costs is getting up in the middle of the night to fill up before the price goes up.’

A billion youths in Africa will be unemployable

Without investment in education the knowledge and entrepreneurial revolution won’t happen

Education reduces issues plaguing poor countries

Schooling and family planning can translate into a 120-gigaton reduction in CO2 emissions over the next three decades

Tech makes new demands on teachers

The world is changing fundamentally, which means education must evolve in turn in order to remain relevant


Learning to trust curiosity over fear

Two days later, when a white boy of about 10 sat next to me on the plane going back to Johannesburg, this familiar atmosphere became apparent — on my part at least.

The Weekend Guide

Snaps, You Fool How Can the Sky Fall, rAge Expo

On our Lists this week

Santu Mofokeng, Cape Nguni cosmology, and makeup tutorials; Snakes, Spells, Cadillacs and Kruger Millions; Chasing Shadows; Fenty Beauty by Rihanna on YouTube

Ishmael makes the pots happen

The musician picked up on a popular theme song and the response has been astonishing

The art and struggles of drag

Having been historically outlawed, drag culture redressed historical conditioning with contemporary trans activists

New show is Kewpie’s encore

District Six’s queer entertainer was known for their kindness but was deserted in their hour of need

An iconoclast gets kitted out for new terrain

In Intruders, a collection of short stories that follows author Mohale Mashigo’s bestselling novel The Yearning, she starts things off with an all-important preamble, titled Afrofuturism: Ayashis’ Amateki.

Rixon tackles waste culture, consumerism

Clocking in at four minutes, the song is an anti-consumerist number lamenting just how much we’ve fucked the planet over.

Things Fall Apart turns 60

The classic novel by Chinua Achebe, and how it came to be, are legendary African tales

Imagine life with no Likes

There’s money and perks to be enjoyed for those who have a reliable online following


SuperSport’s empire up for grabs

Lack of cup games clearly shows that the digital era is ready to dethrone the World of Champions

City get slack up front

The league favourites are not yet at a comfortable level to deliver consistent, convincing wins

Let’s be intelligent hooligans

The rape accusation levelled at Cristiano Ronaldo has his fervent supporters jumping to his defence, but fans need to take a seat

How to deal with a hangover: A guide by SuperSport and City

Few footballing fates sound worse than what SuperSport United players had to endure in the MTN8 final. 


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