Emma Balfour

Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black

The politics of the Zuma-Zondo showdown

Any move made by the Zondo commission head or by former president Jacob Zuma must be calculated, because one mistake from either side could lead to a political fallout

Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

Zondo commission’s own goal buys key Eskom witness more time

A string of errors saw Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo chastise the commission’s team as he was forced to allow a vital Eskom witness more time, when the commission has very little left

Zondo commission testimony: Billions wasted at Eskom

As the testimony about how Eskom was captured is heard, former high ranking officials feign shock and can’t explain how multimillion-rand contracts were paid before a single deliverable was met

Don’t get confused, you are obliged to appear, Zondo tells Zuma

After the former president stalked out of a sitting, it asked the ConCourt to force him to appear before the inquiry. A ruling has not been made but the summons remains valid

Secured: 1.5mn doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Just days after Minister Zweli Mkhize came under fire for the government’s apparent slow take on securing the vaccine, he announced to Parliament that the first batch of dosages would be arriving this month

Batsa fires back in response to Dlamini-Zuma’s appeal

The tobacco company has counter-filed for leave to appeal December’s tobacco ruling, should the government’s application for leave to appeal be successful

Government appeals Covid-19 lockdown tobacco ban ruling

A fresh legal wrangle and jostling at the courts over the ban could run for much of the life span of the pandemic itself

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

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