Unembargoed: January 25 to 31
As explosive evidence is given before Zondo, the Mokgoro inquiry sticks to the evidence before it
Zuma’s future Sars commissioner stalled when confronted about the SIU’s damning findings linking the company to corruption, which saw it pocketing billions in state tenders
‘There was this moment at the Wits Theatre where we performed, and it was such an incredible experience’
Trump backed the president’s challenger, but the army and Russia are firmly behind Maduro
Sanco deputy president wants Ipid to investigate an attempt to arrest him and the organisation’s president on the eve of its elective conference
The Rwandan’s family has long accused South Africa of stalling the investigation and now a magistrate wants to know why
Former chairperson Mavuso Msimang says Nomaindia Mfeketo was warned, but did nothing
But she has stepped back from making a direct challenge while her Good party weighs its chances
Frustrated residents in Cape Town’s gang-ridden suburbs say they are expecting a deluge of politicians to canvas for votes ahead of the elections, but they don’t expect them to do much about combating gangsterism.
World Economic Forum warns that little action is being taken on climate change as the world splinters
A new study suggests they build super-highways without having to communicate with each other
There are sexual identity issues in old-age homes and many residents have been ostracised by their families
Those who should have been paid by the department may apply for compensation
The burgeoning illicit cigarette industry is likely to claim new victims — 150 small-scale farmers in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West have received notice from cigarette giant British American Tobacco South Africa (Batsa) that it will no longer source raw tobacco from them.
The planting season started with predictions of a record crop but the weather had other plans
Across the continent, women are helping to re-imagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies
It’s the age of austerity and it’s bad news for healthcare workers and patients alike – unless the state can do more with less
Targeted abductions and detentions are dismantling opposition to Zimbabwe’s government — just when it needs civil society more than ever
With Zimbabwe asking for a bailout of $1.2-billion, Cyril Ramaphosa has a golden opportunity to press for key reforms
At times chaotic, at others comical, the race to lead Africa’s biggest economy is never boring
The GEPF’s poor performance and a huge rise in costs will have long-term negative effects
The task team appointed by President Ramaphosa has been sweating over solutions for the seemingly intractable problem that is Eskom, but the utility’s proposal that the government take R100-billion of the utility’s debt onto its own balance sheet has left some observers scratching their heads and others spitting mad.
The first week of PIC hearings was expected to be tame, but that was quickly overtaken by startling developments
Unemployment, state debt and public sector burden and structural rigidities will affect growth
The world of work is changing and with it inequalities will be exacerbated unless a social agenda is in place and education institutions gear up.
COMMENT & ANALYSIS:
If the Ramaphosa faction in the ANC wants to retain power, it has to level with voters
‘The decision by the US to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela can only be viewed with suspicion’
‘The PIC has a kitty of about R2-trillion in government workers’ pension money to invest. If it makes bad investments, the taxpayer suffers’
“My lifelong friend since I was 17, Hugh Lewin was a person of exceptional goodness.
He sought for no high office, and never trumpeted his name.
He always did what he thought was right, no matter what the cost.”
Surju was a complex and prickly human being, but his friends knew him as a generous and gentle soul, a trustworthy friend and comrade
It wasn’t me, says Mama of Zuma’s record deal. It was me and many others, says Bosasa operations boss
The so-called left in South Africa treats the media in much the same way as the US president, pointing to a troubling slide towards fascism
Tackling the problem requires leaders in all spheres to make mental health a global priority
‘There are 80-plus other parks across South Africa I can visit with my Wild Card, symbolically for free’
Knowledge gaps can be plugged without always changing compulsory subjects for matric pupils
Today, on leaving school, more than 50% of Germans enter dual vocational education and training (VET) programmes as they make their way into the job market.
Its use ensures timeous targeted interventions to assist decision-makers, teachers and pupils
‘Let history not judge us harshly as the friends who were silent while Zimbabwe burnt.’
The jazz musician has always been a visionary and a team player. He is now launching his solo debut
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix)
Aida Abridged, Pop-up night market, Lala la by Simphiwe Buthelezi.
An exhibition of essays explores the sexual politics that emerged from an oppressive era
A Swedish word, överallt, meaning ubiquitous or everywhere, could also accurately describe the current influence Africa seems to be having on the global cultural economy.
A historian is providing a new take on a battle that still rages on today over fact and fiction
Songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday, had a song for every occasion
‘People are generally so fucken switched off’ – how Lategan puts readers into his characters’ shoes
He’s with Witbank Spurs, but at least it’s a move back into pro coaching for mouthy Mashaba
Real Madrid have knocked Manchester United off the top of Deloitte’s Football Money League, but the Premier League has still flexed its financial muscle, with all of England’s “Big Six” featuring in the top 10 for the first time.
Baroka may have delivered Oscar-worthy acting, but Pirates failed to kill off the lesser team
Teams and coaches have been left in the dark about the planned women’s football league
A year on since moving from Arsenal to Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez has become little more than an afterthought in the Red Devils’ revival since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took caretaker charge.