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Chair collapse turns Nene into web celebrity

A sudden chair collapse, broadcast live on television, has turned parliamentary finance committee chairperson Nhlanhla Nene into an instant web hit.

‘ANC is not split down the middle’

The ANC not divided right down the middle, said party leader Jacob Zuma in a television interview on Wednesday evening.

Heard about John McCain’s special ability?

United States Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday fell victim to cheeky editing of his profile on Wikipedia.

How park staff saved animals from blaze

As fires swept across six provinces on the weekend, staff at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Gauteng battled to save animals from the flames.

The great keyring paranoia prank

Jozi is a dangerous city indeed, where cunning criminals now plant tracking devices in their victims' cars -- or do they?

Stop behaving badly, Zuma tells youth league

ANC leader Jacob Zuma on Sunday laid down the law for the ANC Youth League at the organisation's national congress in Johannesburg.

Xenophobic violence grips Johannesburg

Hundreds of frightened foreigners fled to the sanctity of the Jeppe police station in central Johannesburg on Sunday morning following a night of deadly xenophobic violence that claimed at least five lives and left about 50 people injured. The atmosphere at the police station was tense, with helicopters circling overhead.

Zimbabwe election crisis: Where to from here?

A crisis in Zimbabwe? What crisis? This question was debated by three high-ranking Zimbabwean opposition politicians at the <i>Mail & Guardian</i>'s Critical Thinking Forum in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. "We expect too much of South Africa," said one panellist. "There is a limit to what South Africa can do."

Free State Four: We didn’t urinate on meat

Two University of the Free State students apologised on Thursday for their involvement in a racist video which has sparked a national outcry. RC Malherbe and Schalk van der Merwe said they acted without malicious intent, and expressed sorrow for the embarrassment they might have caused any individual or group.

Free State Four: Who’s to blame?

A video made by white students that shows them humiliating black university employees on Thursday continued to draw angry protests as well as criticism that racism remains entrenched in South Africa 14 years after the end of apartheid, with the Democratic Alliance questioning the role of the Freedom Front Plus in the matter.

Shake-up in ANC national executive

<a href="http://www.mg.co.za/specialreport.aspx?area=ancconference_home"><img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/327874/livefrompolo.gif" align=left border=0></a>The African National Congress's (ANC) new, 80-member national executive committee was announced at the end of the party's 52nd national conference in Polokwane at midnight on Thursday evening. Topping the list with 2 845 votes (out of 3 605 votes cast) was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Zuma on Zim, Mbeki and corruption

''Imminent'' corruption charges against newly elected African National Congress (ANC) leader Jacob Zuma, Zimbabwe and the death penalty were all issues that featured prominently in a press briefing on Thursday following Zuma's closing address to the party's 52nd national conference in Polokwane.

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