Ben Maclennan

Cosatu marchers ‘defend policies of the ANC’

About 2 000 Cosatu members and supporters chanted ''Viva ANC'' outside Parliament on Tuesday as they delivered a demand on government to halt privatisation and job losses.

Harksen ‘promised Cape convention centre contract’

Jurgen Harksen promised an associate a contract to work on Cape Town's convention centre in return for a donation to the Democratic Alliance, the Desai Commission heard on Wednesday.

Counting sheep as the big chill hits the Cape

Heavy snow such as the recent falls in the North-Eastern Cape makes life unpleasant for sheep, but being trapped in the open doesn't necessarily mean frozen mutton.

State agrees to Harksen payout

The state has agreed to a R2,25-million payout to the trustees of fraud suspect Jurgen Harksen's insolvent estate in compensation for cash allegedly stolen by crooked cops.

Humans have run up a hefty overdraft, says WWF

The human race has run up a massive overdraft in its use of natural resources, according to a report released by the World Wildlife Fund.

Shades of Watergate in Cape government

Western Cape gangs held more sophisticated ''bosberade'' than the provincial government itself did, the Desai Commission heard on Thursday.

DA to shed light on Morkel and Harksen links

The Democratic Alliance in the Cape says it has ''taken a decision'' on the findings of a party probe into provincial leader Gerald Morkel's links with fugitive German businessman Jurgen Harksen.

Cape cleric calls for Manto’s head

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Njongonkulu Ndungane says it is perhaps time Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang quits and looks for another job.

Biko: ‘a prophet impatient for change and freedom’

One of Africa's literary giants on Thursday paid tribute to struggle martyr Steve Biko on the 25th anniversary of his death at the hands of security police.

Stubborn Cape dragged back to court

Lawyers for thousands of South Africans suffering from asbestos-related diseases are to return to the English High Court on Tuesday in a renewed bid for compensation.

Probe into MP’s link to Cape prison jobs

The Department of Correctional Services is probing why six successful job applicants all gave the Cape Town residence of an African National Congress MP as their home address.

Saga of suspicion in Cape bugging fracas

A saga of suspicion and distrust, spiced by high-level computer hacking, emerged in evidence to the Desai Commission.

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