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1985: The year it all started

In the coming weeks we will take you back, year by year, through our history and the history of this country and continent. So much has changed since 1985. So much more needs to change.

Quiet contemplation this Easter

From church services over WhatsApp to eating with family and listening to chilled music over Instagram, South Africa is going to have a very different long weekend, grounded in sharing and caring

Opposition claims clear lead in Zim vote

Zimbabwe's opposition claimed a clear lead over President Robert Mugabe and his party as pressure mounted on Monday evening for the swift announcement of full results from presidential and parliamentary polls. Earlier on Monday, the United Kingdom-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting said that Mugabe was to announce victory.

Chaos hits new British airport terminal

The opening day of Heathrow airport's new Terminal Five descended into chaos on Thursday, with flights cancelled, baggage delayed and long queues, while protesters rallied against further expansion. British Airways, the only airline using Terminal Five, was forced to cancel 34 flights and apologise for "teething problems".

Cape Town recovers from massive power cut

The lights were on again in Cape Town by Saturday morning after most of the Mother City was plunged into darkness on Friday night. "Most parts of the city were without power from 9pm on Friday after a technical fault at a local substation feeding into the service," Eskom said.

Mbeki approves terms for Pikoli inquiry

Whether suspended National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli had taken "national security interests" into consideration in decisions he made will be one of the main issues in a hearing to determine his fitness to hold office. President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday approved the terms of reference for the inquiry.

ANC fumes at Manto ‘character attack’

The African National Congress's national working committee has expressed "deep concern and outrage" at the latest reports in the <i>Sunday Times</i> newspaper on Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, calling them "nothing more than character assassination".

Government makes final wage move

The government formally tabled a final public-service wage proposal, including a 7,5% increase, at wage talks on Friday -- but unions said they were not yet ready to sign the offer. Unions have 21 days to accept or reject the offer. Until then, the wage talks are suspended.

Two years off for pregnant schoolgirls?

Schoolgirls who fall pregnant could face having to spend two years out of the classroom before being allowed back if a proposal in circulation within the Department of Education is approved, the <i>Sunday Times</i> reported.

SA pregnant women aim for world record

The queues for pickles and ice cream are set to be endless when more than 2&nbsp;000 pregnant women gather in Johannesburg for an attempt at the world record for the largest gathering of pregnant women. The record attempt, if successful, will be recognised by the <i>Guinness World Records</i> book.

Man to appear in court over pirated CDs, DVDs

A 40-year-old man who was arrested after pirate CDs and DVDs worth millions of rands were found at his Cyrildene house will appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court on Thursday, police said. Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht said "boxes full" of pirated goods were found on the property

Zuma: I didn’t meet Sexwale

African National Congress deputy president Jacob Zuma on Saturday denied meeting businessman Tokyo Sexwale to discuss the latter's bid for leading the ruling party, as reported by the <i>Mail & Guardian</i>. Zuma said caution should be applied to "the use of faceless sources that have questionable motives".

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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