Michael Hamlyn

Michael Hamlyn works from Cape Town. Late middle age journalist

DA lays charges against Yengeni over directorships

The DA said on Monday that it has laid charges for breach of the Companies Act against the former chief whip of the ANC, Tony Yengeni.

Zille blames ‘cadre deployment’ for arms cover-up

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has pointed out that there comes a time when a country starts to suffer from scandal fatigue.

DA accuses ANC of ‘nationalisation by stealth’

There is little doubt, according to the opposition Democratic Alliance, that the ANC is trying to advance its agenda of nationalisation by stealth.

DA complains about delays in hearing Zuma case

The DA says its application overturn the decision to drop a corruption case against President Jacob Zuma has been unnecessarily delayed.

Cope tussle: Combat by press release

Both sides in the war dividing the Congress of the People (Cope) say they will obey the courts.

Cabinet sets up team to foil xenophobic attacks

Cabinet spent time this week worrying about the damage done if service delivery protests or xenophobic attacks take place during the Soccer World Cup.

Zuma admits short-term planning has hampered SA

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday admitted that the government has often taken a sectoral and short-term view that has hampered development.

DA urges Zuma to apologise over late declaration

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on President Jacob Zuma to apologise for his transgression in failing to declare his interests on time.

Service delivery: ‘It can’t be business as usual’

President Jacob Zuma on Friday told civil servants that they must start doing things differently in order to deal with the challenges that face SA.

Zille: Zuma caught in a ‘corruption gridlock’

According to DA leader Helen Zille, President Jacob Zuma cannot act against corruption in government because he is held in a 'corruption gridlock'.

Patel’s pension-funds plan shot down by Gordhan

A suggestion made by Minister Ebrahim Patel that private pension funds be used to promote development appears to have been slapped down.

Tax take is R8,1bn better than forecast

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Thursday that by midnight on Wednesday Sars had collected R598,5-billion in tax for the financial year.

Press Releases

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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