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Lester Kiewit

Lester Kiewit

    Down and out in the Mother City
    Down and out in the Mother City
    In the early morning, huddled bodies wrapped in plastic and blankets rest against the white painted walls of the outer perimeter of the parliamentary precinct in Cape Town. Later in the day, needles and syringes lie scattered there....
    Safe spaces increase the chances of recovery
    Safe spaces increase the chances of recovery
    Joshua Kangsley and Adeeb Williams are part of a small group of heroin users trying to get “clean”. They attend an opioid substitution...
    No rush to fast-track expropriation Bill
    No rush to fast-track expropriation Bill
    Parliament says there’ll be no rush to finalise an amendment to section 25 of the Constitution — to allow for the expropriation of land...
    Contentious traditional leadership Bill passed
    Contentious traditional leadership Bill passed
    The controversial Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill has been passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and now awaits the signature...
    Political parties parlay people’s expectations to get to Parliament ... pfft
    Political parties parlay people’s expectations to get to Parliament ... pfft
    When Zimbabwean writer Noviolet Bulawayo penned her 2013 novel We Need New Names, she could have been referring to South African political...
    ANC is playing it safe in the Western Cape
    ANC is playing it safe in the Western Cape
    The ANC in the Western Cape will choose President Cyril Ramaphosa to be the face of its campaign to wrest control from the Democratic Alliance in...
    Clifton beach security company 'eff'd' up again' — City
    Clifton beach security company 'eff'd' up again' — City
    The City of Cape Town says the private security company Professional Protection Alternatives (PPA) usurped the role of the police when its guards...
    ANC schism plays out in Eskom probe
    ANC schism plays out in Eskom probe
    NEWS ANALYSIS
    Don’t give me another 2016, please
    Don’t give me another 2016, please
    Congratulations. If you’re reading this you survived 2016. The Chinese Year of the Monkey, which, like a mischievous primate, exhausted, bemused...
    Don’t give me another 2016, please
    Don’t give me another 2016, please
    Congratulations. If you’re reading this you survived 2016. The Chinese Year of the Monkey, which, like a mischievous primate, exhausted, bemused...