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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.

Mandela slams US again

Former president Nelson Mandela on Thursday again condemned the United States' belligerent stand on Iraq, saying there was ''no doubt'' that the US stance was a threat to world peace.

I’ll be back, promises Kilgore

Former Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) member James Kilgore on Friday formally consented to his extradition to face criminal charges in the United States.

Mr Condom lets fly at Thabo Mbeki

One of the reasons Aids was such a low priority at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was possibly that it had to do with sex, and a lot of political leaders did not understand sex, said UNAids ambassador Mechai Viravaidya.

Harksen’s estate wants ‘DA cash’ back

The trustees of Jurgen Harksen's insolvent estate have set the wheels in motion to reclaim a sum of DM99 000 which they believe the German donated to the Democratic Alliance.

Morkel gets a grilling at Desai Commission

Embattled Cape Town mayor Gerald Morkel was grilled to a turn as he struggled to explain to the Desai Commission whether he would have accepted a donation from fraud suspect Jurgen Harksen.

Boesak free on Sunday, says judge was prejudiced

At midnight on Sunday, convicted cleric Allan Boesak will be a free man again.

Changing the way the world uses water

Global food supply will be at risk if the world does not change the way it uses water, according to a report by two international research bodies released on Wednesday.

Blair calls for open markets

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has urged rich nations to open up their markets to the developing world -- especially for agricultural products.

Harksen’s brownie points and the DA

A former associate of German fraud suspect Jurgen Harksen has told the Desai commission that he wrote out a half-a-million rand cheque as a donation for the Democratic Alliance on Harksen's instructions.

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