Drew Forrest

Anglo deal paves way for Aids drugs

Anglogold and five mining unions have clinched a unique deal that paves the way for company-funded anti-retroviral treatment for HIV-infected miners for the first time. Unofficial estimates put levels of HIV infection in the mining industry at between 25% and 30%.

What Cronin really said

Senior communist Jeremy Cronin -- accused this week of lying about the African National Congress in a controversial interview -- was in fact defending the ruling alliance and disputing the far-left view that South Africa is inexorably sliding towards tragedy.

DA set to bleed in municipalities

South Africa's splintered opposition is set for further fragmentation, with the Democratic Alliance facing wholesale bloodletting at municipal level. At the same time the African National Congress is largely insulated from the impact of defections because of the size of its municipal majorities.

The DA’s Harksen morass

With each passing day that Jurgen Harksen gives evidence in a packed chamber of the Western Cape provincial administration building it becomes clearer that the Democratic Alliance is in dreadful trouble. The weight of evidence is overwhelming.

Cheque weakens case against Morkel

Cape Town mayor produces hard evidence that controversial German billionaire did not pay his rent.

M&G circulation up

This is the fourth consecutive period in which the M&G has shown a year-on-year percentage increase in excess of 10%.

ANC closes ranks

Minister of Health Manto Tshabalala-Msimang had the approval of the ANC's top leadership in repudiating Gauteng's announcement of a rollout of drugs.

Markets ‘forced’ mine indaba

Shaken by the "savagery" of market reaction to a leaked black empowerment charter, the government has elevated the issue of empowerment in mining beyond the exclusive remit of Minister of Minerals and Energy Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

DA inquiry clears Morkel

A FOUR-PERSON commission of the Democratic Alliance has found no evidence of improper conduct by Cape Town mayor and DA Western Cape leader Gerald Morkel in his dealings with fugitive German billionaire Jurgen Harksen

Unworldly Womad

Womad SA doesn't yet pull the crowds, but the organisers shouldn't compromise on its ethos, writes Drew Forrest.

M&G circulation soars

The<em>M&G</em> has seen its circulation figures steadily climb over the past 18 months to reach record highs in the publication's 16-year history.

Cullinan produces a real gem

A classic, record-breaking innings from Daryll Cullinan has proved he has the temperament to go with his talent.

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