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Lester Kiewit

Lester Kiewit

    Time running out for Parliament to deal with abuses at spy agency
    Time running out for Parliament to deal with abuses at spy agency
    With mere days left on the parliamentary calendar, Parliament’s joint standing committee on intelligence has kicked the high-level panel report...
    Dagga Party waiting to exhale on whether it will be on ballot
    Dagga Party waiting to exhale on whether it will be on ballot
    The Dagga Party of South Africa’s high hopes to contest the 2019 elections could go up in smoke.
    Dagga Party credits grassroots support to get on ballot
    Dagga Party credits grassroots support to get on ballot
    The Dagga Party of South Africa is on a high after it says it has raised the R200 000 deposit needed to contest the national elections in May.
    District still at sixes and sevens
    District still at sixes and sevens
    Victims of forced removals from Cape Town’s inner city during the 1970s and 1980s have been waiting for more than two decades to return to the...
    Ramaphosa to MPs: We will nationalise the Reserve Bank
    Ramaphosa to MPs: We will nationalise the Reserve Bank
    President Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC’s Nasrec conference resolution to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) must be implemented....
    Ramaphosa charms the Western Cape
    Ramaphosa charms the Western Cape
    The ANC in the Western Cape has launched its not-so-secret weapon in the form of President Cyril Ramaphosa to try to regain the province.
    Prison head who resisted Bosasa died ‘mysterious death’
    Prison head who resisted Bosasa died ‘mysterious death’
    Family and supporters of former correctional services national commissioner Vernie Petersen, who is said to have resisted Bosasa corruption, have...
    Speedy Gonzille is racing against time
    Speedy Gonzille is racing against time
    With less than 11 weeks to go in the job, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is a difficult person to get hold of. She’s rushing to and from...
    Gang-affected Cape Flats residents shoot down Armed Forces Day
    Gang-affected Cape Flats residents shoot down Armed Forces Day
    Thousands of people crowded Muizenberg’s Sunrise beach this week to see the South African National Defence Force showcase its firepower. While...
    Budget notes from the bathroom
    Budget notes from the bathroom
    My household is run like a country — a country in which I have very little political control.
    Mboweni’s ‘lipstick’ budget deceives voters — opposition
    Mboweni’s ‘lipstick’ budget deceives voters — opposition
    Opposition parties in Parliament have described Finance Minister’s Tito Mboweni’s budget on Wednesday as an election speech meant to prop up...
    A ruskansie by any other name
    A ruskansie by any other name
    Countries that hug the Mediterranean, such as Spain, Italy and Greece, or those in Latin America like Brazil or Colombia, are well-known for their...