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10 Dec 2018 00:00
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Are certain board members being pushed out to ensure government control?
And a planned PetroSA plant shutdown meant Eskom could not replenish diesel supplies
A delay in Eskom’s battle to claw back the millions of rands it lost to Gupta-linked Trillian could further hurt the ailing power utility, the high court in Pretoria heard this week.
‘I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to see Beyoncé and Jay Z in South Africa’
Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis. But it could be mitigated if people cut their water use by half
Six major elements of the world economy are responsible for a third of all carbon emissions.
The Mangosuthu University of Technology has been unstable for about 10 years, according to an independent assessor’s report looking into the problems faced by the institution and the state of its governance.
A former colleague has been charged with the murder of the dean after threatening him
To find peace, the mother and sister of Nokuthula Simelane are asking for her to be presumed dead
South Africa has descended into a hell and we are pinning our hopes on Shamila Batohi to rescue us.
The Aurora gold mines looted by former president Jacob Zuma’s nephew Khulubuse Zuma and his partners are heading for liquidation again after a falling-out between the South African and Chinese partners in the consortium that bought Aurora in 2012.
Lauren Foster and Monique Walker found themselves in a conservative but developing industry
Former apartheid cop Joao Rodrigues could be setting an unwelcome precedent for victims of apartheid if a judge agrees to halt his trial for the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol permanently, the National Prosecuting Authority said in court papers.
G4S has belatedly sought to prevent the release of medical records of inmates who say they were tortured
More than six months after the City of eThekwini closed its only needle exchange programme, negotiations between the city and the project’s staff continue.
But each day the project remains shuttered, workers say, is another day that puts people who use drugs — and the public — at risk.
In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year – and then they disappear.
Kgalema Motlanthe investigated post-election violence but there are concerns President Mnangagwa will not release his findings
Maybe regional leaders should follow the West African playbook
People call John Magufuli ‘The Bulldozer’. But in his haste to get things done, he might be wrecking the very foundations of his country’s democracy
But critics say shifting liability to the state could have unintended consequences for the economy
There was good news this week when gross domestic product (GDP) figures released by Statistics South Africa for the third quarter showed positive growth, lifting the economy out of a technical recession.
A R1-billion impairment caused by the media group investment has again raised questions
Various agencies are at last going after those accused of looting the state coffers and the amounts are huge
Stability demands that those who are brutally excluded must be given a meaningful voice
The task of securing South Africa for future generations is immense
Change is happening at such a rate that animals, plants and ecosystems cannot evolve fast enough to survive.
The commodification of basic services is to blame for the current appalling situation
The man with a penchant for purple and paraffin has started a political party
There are three possible scenarios that might explain the party’s recent attacks and alignments
The definition includes adoptive parents and commissioning parents in surrogacy cases
“Sometimes I think South African retail websites don’t actually want to sell anything.”
Yes, schooling has a long way to go to contribute to economic growth, but good progress has been made
It’s not been an easy year for the Women’s Proteas. The grind was there, but, bereft of quality, it was not enough to force the results to flow.
The Springbok women don’t actually have much work to mark. But just because little Johnny doesn’t show up to class doesn’t mean that he gets a passing grade.
Bar the Sri Lanka Test series, the team brought back a sense of indomitability to their game
Oh Bafana, what more is there really to say? For years now you have insisted on the same stubborn pattern: stumbling at imaginary hurdles, belying our passion for football before creaking the door ajar just enough for us to think hope could creep in.
What a year for Banyana Banyana. During the past 12 months they have driven our expectations higher and higher, and then proceeded to smash even those.
“Done well, abusers’ confessions can educate other abusers and potential abusers”
The originators insist that the cultural phenomenon has not died, it took new forms
For good vibes and an arts fix, don’t miss this
In between working on Friday copy, this is what the team reads, listens to and watches
“I was just trying to create something that sounded like hip-hop, but on a house tempo” is how DJ Lag tried to articulate his sound on our first meeting at his mother’s house in Clermont four years ago.
Not even the promise of uninterrupted electricity could guarantee crime-free partying for the more than 60 000 Beyoncé fans who braved hours to see her and a legion of foreign and local artists perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Soweto last Sunday.
Last week Mr Fill-up held a listening session for his latest album, Short and Sweet. To make his signing to the record label official, the gathering took place at the Universal Music recording studios in Rosebank, two days before it dropped internationally.
You might put it down to end-of-year fatigue. But, in this volatile time of the year, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group experiences an influx of calls for crisis intervention for depression and suicide during December.
What is exceptional about the Afro-modern is its radical unsettling of being a theory or a movement. It is that bold generation, as Daoud puts it “We are open space: Africa’s newest genre.”
Growing up in Sophiatown and later in Western Native Township in the 1940s and 1950s, artist Monty Mahobe was kind of cajoled into drawing by his schoolmates as a boy.
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