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11 Mar 2019 00:00
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The party is employing ‘jump, don’t push’ tactics for removing compromised candidates
In the post-Zuma political landscape, it is possible for the EFF to throw its support behind the ANC in exchange for posts
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had been forced to give up his plan to import technical assistance for Eskom from Rome
A department head has been suspended for allegedly trying to cover up for the disgraced pilot
I remember that I was supposed to perform about two or three songs. But the DJ ended up adding another song because everybody was just having fun’
Nomgcobo Jiba said one thing to President Cyril Ramaphosa in August 2018 about the prosecution of former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen
It is uncanny how, long before Babes Wodumo’s assault at the hands of boyfriend Mampintsha became a national conversation, her 2016 hit Wololo provided clues about the milieu out of which she rose
President Ramaphosa was speaking during his final question and answer session for the fifth Parliamentary term before elections
Babes Wodumo’s beating is public knowledge but thousands more suffer the same fate.
Five women tell their stories
A large number of cases related to domestic violence are being withdrawn.
Sars executive brought in experts to sort out the shambles he found institute in
ANC provinces led by two sides of the factional divide face acute challenges to retain control in the 2019 general election
Claimants have drawn up their own plan after the land reform department has missed its deadline
The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government wants to overhaul the Ingonyama Trust Board, which includes members who have been in office for 15 years. The aim is to improve efficiency and better distribute the R90-million a year it earns in leases to traditional authorities.
Ecosystem destruction by human activities has reduced plant varieties and other life — and the ability to survive
For the second time in a week, the Tshwane university has suspended its activities
This year, with support from the Summit Education Trust, Dinonofo Pico was selected as the Eugene Saldanha fellow.
Families say the Western Cape education department doesn’t care about their children’s wellbeing
The bare truth about breastfeeding
Bhekisisa recently published about a story about breastfeeding babies born to HIV-positive mothers “Love and other drugs: Men could make all the difference in keeping your baby HIV-free.”
It’s life, death and birth on the water
When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you and the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that
At first glimpse, Rwanda’s capital is a model African city: clean, organised, beautiful. But behind the gleaming facade, not all is well
Algeria’s president is the latest in a long line of heads of state who are too ill to do their job properly
Edcon chief executive Grant Pattison and his team achieved what many critics doubted they could — secure an almost R3-billion lifeline for a retail company that is deep in the doldrums. But that, analysts argue, may have been the easy part.
The inquiry into the PIC has heard that the parastatal’s head contravened laws in
his bid to expose a whistle-blower
EOH was dogged by corruption allegations — and then Microsoft cut its contract
There appeared to be two major takeaways from the global grandee get-together at Davos last month — 1 500 of them arrived in private jets, and a Dutch historian called out the gathering for being focused on philanthropy when the real issue is “taxes, taxes, taxes”.
Huawei has built up a loyal following by both states and consumers who see through the US’s charges
Until a democratic order delivers some form of social justice, we will lurch from crisis to crisis
‘To suggest that Malema did not know exactly what he was doing is to do him a disservice: he is a smart political strategist’
‘That paragon of virtue and great socialist leadership, ANC secretary general and former Free State premier Ace Magashule, will lead a deputation of the tripartite alliance to Venezuela’
The ways in which we view, produce and use food, energy and waste have to change completely
A detour through John Matshikiza’s old M&G columns sparks memories of defiance
Cadre deployment has led to self-enrichment and the collapse of local government
He had moral authority and integrity, and believed that land was at the heart of his fight for liberation
Pope Francis blames the ‘plague of clericalism’ that enables abuse and protects the perpetrators
People gifted with good looks usually have had more partners – and are often more tolerant about sexual norms
In Leaving Neverland two men make allegations refuted by the family of a dead man unable to defend himself
What seems to be most important for child language development is the extent to which parents and children take turns when speaking to each other
The country is still locked into the past and the world is moving on, so we need to act quickly
It’s the third month of 2019, yet many students are still looking for accommodation.
For good vibes and an arts fix, don’t miss this
Why do African governments have ministries of arts if they don’t seem to put as much funding into the arts as the Goethe-Instituts of this world?
The Cameroonian discovered early that, when you move people, they then want to know why
Kathy Berman’s time as an arts journalist subconsciously pushed her to fill the gaps of her mother’s art history canon
Like a magnet, the town attracts a journalist to fulfil a mission born decades ago
Revisiting a book written in 1989 is an opportunity to review the country’s history
We recall some details so sharply and others hide away — like those of people we loved
If fans and players had conjoured up more enthusiasm, the game could have ended in a win
The ongoing administrative woes at Bloemfontein Celtic now threaten the team’s biggest strength — its loyal supporters.
At his current pace, the superstar may soon become the highest-scoring player in the NBA
A complacent side and reluctance to take risks and trial new players puts World Cup in jeopardy
Portugal’s bullfighting tradition is on its knees; attendance has fallen by nearly half in the past decade.
Banyana’s Rhoda Mulaudzi and Refiloe Jane are making it big in Australia — a women’s football utopia.
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