Des Erasmus

Combing through the conspiracies of the Christian Fringe

Fundamentalist Christians are embracing fringe movements that marry biblical prophecy with mainstream conspiracy

SA approached to play ‘mediation’ role in Ukraine, says Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa did not say if he had accepted the mediation role, nor did he expand on what it would entail

Thembi Majola appointed DG for State Security

The presidency announced the ambassador's appointment - for a period of three years - late on Monday

Gupta associate Sharma denied bail in Free State fraud case

The magistrate ruled that bail was not an option because he was a flight risk even though he had travelled to the UAE after being implicated in the Zondo commission

MPs didn’t have time to deal with ‘noise’ of state capture claims, Mbete tells Zondo

The Zondo commission wanted the speaker to explain why there was no parliamentary inquiry into evidence of state capture

Do the ‘lies of the ANC drown out its honesty’? A Covid-19 case study

The governing party elite seems to have different rules for its members than the regulations imposed on citizens — and the trust deficit continues to grow

Xenophobia weaponised in ‘truck wars’

KZN’s premier has tried to intervene by offering South Africans preferential access to jobs, but foreign drivers say locals don’t want the work

Xenophobic tensions surge in KZN

Amid protests by the ANC’s MK Military Veterans, distressed foreign nationals have shut their stalls at a Durban flea market

eThekwini municipal manager out on bail, but signing off tenders

The NPA is investigating eThekwini municipal manager Sipho Nzuza to determine whether he broke his bail conditions while back at work.

With 79% of votes, Steenhuisen is elected DA leader

It was a landslide victory for John Steenhuisen, who thanked his family and opponent Mbali Ntuli before characteristically tearing into the ANC-led government for its anti-liberal policies, numerous failures, megalomania, and rampant corruption.

‘Battle-tested’ vs ‘kind and fair’ — DA candidates’ last push

John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli both acknowledged the problems faced by the party over the past year, with each of them offering their own leadership vision.

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

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