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Experts say the harsh reaction is a symptom of a bankrupt and desperate government
Bosasa’s former chief operating officer implicates politicians, government officials in his testimony
Investigators have been scathing about how Housing Development Agency executives allegedly abused their power
Homeless people and addicts have moved to the city centre because it’s safer and they are not harassed as much
Being an addict on the street is hard, the two men say. But trying to break the habit is the hardest.
A former senior official is being investigated by the Hawks for a suspect R64-million tender.
New research from the UK’s Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, warns that 60% of the world’s 124 coffee species are threatened with extinction.
What was meant to be a sure-fire way to prevent criminals from sneaking into the force has been thwarted
Young people see technical colleges as dumping sites instead of places to acquire sought-after skills
“For white people there was lots of fear when Mbeki came in, this Africanist who was different to Mandela”
Despite an assurance last year that the case was proceeding, the son of one of the four men who were assassinated believes the ANC is blocking it
Blair Atholl has not only violated its water-use licence, but has also been pumping its untreated waste downstream
Tasers, rubber bullets, pangas, dogs and snakes are used to rid a Jo’burg suburb of its ‘immoral’ sex workers
“In my days, other sex workers believed you must go to “varsity” — they called Jo’burg “varsity” at the time. You had to go and do sex work there and come back.”
Iraq grapples with how to handle an unprecedented number of minors, many of whom were beaten into confession.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore.
It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage one of the biggest concerns for patients across the world: pain.
Martin Fayulu is the winner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) December presidential election, according to an investigation by the Financial Times.
Fearing for her life, outspoken tweeter Thandekile Moyo fled Zimbabwe this week with little more than the change in her pocket
Kenya said it invaded Somalia to protect its citizens, but the attack in Nairobi this week shows this has failed
Meant to tackle international crimes, the court has only convicted three individuals in 20 years.
The suggestion in the ANC’s election manifesto on prescribed assets has drawn fire.
An independent central bank was one of the underpinnings of the Constitution, Kganyago said, and to change its mandate would require a change to the Constitution.
The exemption process threatens to undermine the new minimum income criteria
The South African gin industry has taken off and consumers are now spoilt for choice
At a meeting on Wednesday with the South African delegation going to the World Economic Forum, he reminded participants of the work the government has done to stabilise government institutions and to get to the bottom of state capture.
Several new entrants will spark a war of attrition rather than a full frontal assault and customers will be the winners
COMMENT & ANALYSIS:
As South Africa prepares to go to the polls later this year, the political temperature is set to rise.
‘When people are corrupt, other people die. This is not how politicians and companies like to talk’
Our readers write in about how unions must fight the Companies Bill, saying farewell to former Weekly mail receptionist Seipati, and hope
Ramaphosa and his eggshell dance vies with Msholozi’s shuffle on the KZN political stage
The DA has written a petition to the president asking that he consider remitting the Bill back to Parliament based on procedural irregularities.
Government needs to respect the court ruling and the Xolobeni residents’ resistance to mining.
Send the pic, but take measures to prevent more exposure than you wanted.
‘In fact, combs are among the most frequently discovered relic of Viking society, indicating that they paid a lot of attention to their hair’
Sustainable urban development requires the collaboration of municipalities and the universities to advance social integration.
A pilot project is being run at several primary schools to establish the curriculum challenges.
After I got the shot, all the others wanted to be photographed. I took them to the beach and took a few frames of all of them together there.
Artists’ stated motives do not always tie neatly in with the perceptions and feelings of those being portrayed.
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
New in-house show re-engages gallery’s diverse collection
With a libidinous hip swivel Zuma relents and breaks into his signature song, Mshini Wami. Teenage girls shriek and swoon. Gogos cheer. Men and boys sing along.
The singer has brought Xitsonga pop to the fore, but she draws from a long line of celebrated artists.
The area was a mecca for talented artists, but the collapse of Bophuthatswana and the chaos of the transition to to democracy in 1994 left a generation starved for platforms of expression.
There is much more to the way Jody Paulsen uses his palette in ‘Water Me’
This coffee-table book exposes the ugly face of so-called socially responsible corporates
Uncompromising Brazilians stick to their football guns as they prepare for awkward summit on continent
All power and honour and noble fury, he carried his team deep into enemy territory. He was a snorting, galloping thoroughbred of a centre-forward.
Even in the cheap seats Pakistan couldn’t have looked more helpless— and the fans loved it.
Some players are owed about R75 000 and repeated promises to start a women’s football league are yet to be fulfilled.