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Real boys do ballet

It's Tuesday afternoon in Alexandra and Jonathan Rakgatlha (17) is on his way to class. DJ Cleo's latest anthem, Es'khaleni, blasts from a passing taxi and a group of kids respond with the latest kwaito dance moves.

Is Cope bashing BEE?

Although Cope is quick to say that BEE policy should be reviewed, party spokesperson Philip Dexter is less quick to say how exactly.

DNA proposal ‘will violate rights’

The SAHRC has balked at proposed legislation designed to equip police crime-fighters with a DNA database.

Golden Miles Bhudu granted bail

On Thursday night prisoners rights activist Golden Miles Bhudu (47) will bid his constituency farewell as he prepares to go home.

New scramble for Africa

As instability in the Middle East threatens energy security, the West is turning to Western and Central Africa, which is emerging as an increasingly important player in global oil markets. The region from the Gulf of Guinea to Sudan is becoming the subject of fierce competition by energy companies in a new scramble for Africa -- for its high-quality, easily refinable oil.

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