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04 Mar 2019 00:00
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For 20 years he transported passengers without a licence, until a mid-air ‘incident’
Would-be teachers require police clearance certificates but these are not being produced
The Eastern Cape department of education has agreed to provide transport to pupils who are walking 10km or more to school
“On the second day, someone showed me where the shelters are and how to hustle for food. I wasn’t scared.
I just didn’t want the sun to set each day because I’d have to find somewhere new to sleep.”
With less than 11 weeks to go in the job, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is a difficult person to get hold of.
The party leader jumps in to add some pace to the party’s underwhelming manifesto launch
He has promised the ANC will put the people first and that gang-related crime will be tackled
The utility has released toxic pollutants up to five times a day, a study has found, for which it could be fined R46-billion
The Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat’s first recorded encounter with humans was violent. Sailors on the HMS Bramble, on discovering the volcanic outcrop between Australia and Papua New Guinea where the rodent lived, took to shooting at it.
Drag is about much more than just the fanfare and costumes —it is also about self-realisation and affirmation
Residents on Ingonyama Trust land want the board’s leases to be scrapped and money returned
Family and supporters of former correctional services national commissioner Vernie Petersen, who is said to have resisted Bosasa corruption, have backed a call to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture to investigate his death
The ex-NPA chief says the police unit’s forensic firm withheld the report over a fees squabble
“Eskom allegedly gave Tegeta preferential treatment even though the coal it supplied from its Brakfontein mine did not pass quality checks.”
Two statements to the Mokgoro inquiry give insight into Jiba’s discussions, usually confidential, with her lawyers
Those who wish to f leece the public will be held to account, say church leaders
Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars but, instead of colliding, they’re following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon.
Handset-makers are racing to launch their first smartphones with folding screens but analysts warn the technology is still too rudimentary — and expensive — to woo consumers in large numbers.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing consequences of months-long shortages
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriages and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly
Governance is a family business but a new generation of protesters is trying to disrupt the old order
The UN court’s ruling isn’t binding and islanders worry that resettlement means being a colony of Mauritius
The international media and world leaders are blind to Omar al-Bashir’s brutal rule
The hike in the price of the sister metal has helped to turn around the fortunes of several local companies
No one can shed light on who is behind damning emails and their far-reaching consequences
To protect the public, people should disclose when they are paid to promote products
Tymebank, the new kid on the banking block, is pitching its fees so low that one wonders how it will make money.
It will be years before the fuel produced there can be used — and it will come at a massive environmental cost
Eskom put its future into just two megaplants, a handful of contractors and a single energy coal which some of our banks will no longer finance.
If no one flies the old South African flag anyway, as the organisation states, banning it wouldn’t matter
‘In a country with a population of 191-million people and 84-million registered voters, Buhari can hardly claim that this result represents a ringing endorsement. In fact, the opposite is true.’
‘From the Boy Scouts to the Catholic Church and just about every organisation in between, the abuse of children has continued largely unfettered, with countless lives directly and indirectly wrecked.’
Banyana Banyana has instilled a national pride that often seems absent as our confidence in institutions has been eroded.
“Importing very expensive Inga 3 energy won’t solve our energy crisis, nor will it do anything to fix our economy.”
Engineers should be consulted on solutions for the country’s embattled power giant
I owe my life to my dad. Given my inability to follow the herd, I wouldn’t have survived if I’d stayed in Belfast
Too few South Africans are able to participate in systems that allow their voices to be heard
Cyril Ramaphosa can learn how electoral success can be achieved in the 2019 elections, when it comes to Donald Trump’s personality politics
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Margaret Thatcher but he is having to determine the same issue: Who runs the country?
Billions of rands are lost because workers are just not getting enough shut eye
“It’s probably the least of his problems right now, but Pope Francis has caused something of a storm by advocating a change to the Lord’s Prayer”
The scripts of grade 7 to 9 educators will be assessed to identify where they need support
The method is a viable alternative for parents who struggle to get children placed in schools, where high demand has led to limited spaces.
From preschool to university, practitioners, researchers and opinionistas are talking about the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). It makes sense that the place to start preparing for a life with artificial intelligence is the school.
For good vibes and an arts fix, don’t miss this.
“This image is important to me because it represents the day I made a conscious decision to open myself up to learning about and respecting amadlozi.”
This series by writer, director and producer Ryan Murphy takes New York’s queer history forward.
Don’t let a small budget hold you back, advises Jan Harlan, producer of many Kubrick masterpieces.
Debbie Berman set her sights high on Hollywood and her tenacity has paid off with ‘Black Panther’.
Berene Sauls now wants to add chardonnay to her Tesselaarsdal label — and grow the grapes.
The golden-voiced singer, activist and author of such iconic songs as ‘Pata Pata’ and ‘Khawuleza’ spoke to Sihle Mthembu a few months ago.
Judging by the plaudits Phiwe Nomlomo is receiving, he may enter Super Rugby next
A series of whacks and punches leaves us searching for answers to woes on the pitch
French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet on Wednesday waded into a row over the marketing of a sports version of the Muslim hijab headscarf
When City scored a cracker two minutes from the final whistle, Sundowns fans were stunned
The blossoming midfielder, who never envisioned a career in sport, finds herself in the big leagues
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