Ben Maclennan

Zuma looks ahead to rebound in the economy

African governments should be planning for the recovery that would follow the current global economic slump, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.

Court rejects urgent bid by MP Booi

A court judge on Tuesday night rejected an urgent bid by senior ANC MP Nyami Booi to delay the start of his Travelgate trial.

Xenophobic refugees ‘cheated UN’, court hears

Some xenophobia refugees in Cape Town cheated the United Nations of relief funds last year, according to an affidavit filed in court.

Tokoloshe wired into our brains?

Hold the bricks: the concept of the tokoloshe may have its roots in the primordial neurology of the human brain, experts have suggested.

ANC slams ‘pale male’ Cape executive

The male-dominated executive council announced by Western Cape premier Helen Zille was a ''disgrace'', tripartite alliance partners said on Friday.

Millions of South Africans to head for the polls

Millions of South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday in the most hotly contested general election since the advent of black majority rule in 1994.

Najwa sentencing gets under way

Najwa Petersen was among the top 3% of earners in South Africa when she killed her husband, Taliep, the Cape High Court heard on Wednesday.

Half of Eastern Cape matrics fail

Eastern Cape premier Mbulelo Sogoni was ''not happy'' on Tuesday with the results that have put his province at the bottom of the 2008 matric class.

Court queries Najwa’s evidence

On Monday, a judge repeatedly cast doubt on Najwa Petersen's version of the events surrounding the murder of her husband, Taliep.

FXI offers to help Turton

The FXI has offered to assist suspended water researcher Dr Anthony Turton should he be summoned to a disciplinary hearing.

‘Humble scientist’ Turton extends olive branch

Suspended CSIR scientist Anthony Turton said on Wednesday he had extended an ''olive branch'' to the organisation. ''I have no anger in my heart,'' he sai

Court hears of alleged request for Yengeni cover-up

A senior police officer claimed Commissioner Mzwandile Petros ordered a cover-up in Tony Yengeni's drunken-driving arrest, a court was told on Friday.

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