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Shoot the boer: ‘That’s how a genocide can start’

A South African court on Monday ruled that ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was guilty of hate speech for singing an apartheid-era song.

BlackBerry maker RIM to launch seven new smartphones

RIM once dominated the corporate smartphone market but has been struggling to come up with a device to compete with Apple's iPhone.

Google seeks integration with Twitter and Facebook

Google may cooperate more closely with Facebook and Twitter and believes there is room for multiple social networks.

Zuma replaces seven ministers in reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma announced a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, replacing ministers including those responsible for communications and labour.

Nuke talks ‘above Pik Botha’s pay-grade’

A US academic told the <em>M&G</em> on Tuesday that Pik Botha would not have known about discussions with the Israel regarding nuclear weapons.

Killer confessed to Gauteng crime head

Gauteng head of crime intelligence, Joey Mabasa, told the <i>M&G</i> that George Smith called him to allegedly admit to the killing of Lolly Jackson.

Lolly’s killer ‘wanted to hand himself over’

The man who killed Teazers boss Lolly Jackson wanted to hand himself over to the police, but then disappeared, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Lolly: ‘My girls were not here to f***’

Lolly Jackson: If it wasn't a story about the glamour of naked women or Russian dancers, it was about assault or tax evasion.

Sex workers set sights on 2010

Rustenburg sex worker Tshepiso Khoza is hoping to get off the street with the money she makes from the Soccer World Cup later this year.

New union threat before huge strike

Public-sector unions threatened on Wednesday to increase their pay demand to 12% if the government withdraws its R28-billion package. "The minister wants to open Pandora's box. Labour can also play this game," the Congress of South African Trade Unions said. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-Business&ao=122224">Unions expect 800 000 to march</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-Business&ao=122182">Cosatu throws weight behind strike</a>

Mboweni to decide on rand’s strength

The interests of the country will be central to any decision on the strength of the rand, South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday. He was addressing mine and textile workers protesting in Pretoria against job losses resulting from the currency's strength. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=120185">Union asks for urgent rand summit</a>

ANC heads for 70%

<img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/41909/10-X-Logo.gif" align=left>With just over 88,2% of votes captured by early Friday morning, the African National Congress has nearly garnered 70% of the votes. With the preliminary count updated at 3am, the ruling party was heading the national race with 9,39-million of the votes counted, which translates into 69,67% -- continuing to make gains on its apparent two-thirds majority.

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story