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Lekota denies row with SANDF chief

Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota has denied that a blazing row over the restructuring of the Department of Defence has erupted between South African National Defence Force chief General Siphiwe Nyanda, on the one side, and Lekota and his director general January Masilela, on the other.

‘Top secret’ order limits politics on SABC radio

A ''top-secret, high-level'' order has barred presenters at all public-service radio stations of the SABC from discussing politics beyond news and current affairs programmes. But the SABC says the order ensures free and fair reporting.

Mail & Guardian scoops two awards

The Mail & Guardian walked away with two industry awards this week, proving once more that it's Africa's best read.

ANC, Tutu respond to Boesak statement

The African National Congress and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have responded to claims made by cleric Allan Boesak on Wednesday at a media conference at which he gave his reasons for not participating in this week's 20th anniversary celebrations of the United Democratic Front.

Bonnie and Clyde caught in Cape Town

Two American fugitives, on the FBI's most wanted list for a spate of bank robberies across the American West in the Nineties, were arrested in Cape Town on Tuesday after years on the run. They had been living and working in the Mother City for at least two years.

UN Baghdad headquarters blasted

A huge explosion rocked the headquarters of the United Nations in Baghdad on Tuesday, leaving several people injured -- including Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN special representative in Iraq -- and at least three dead.
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  • Melodrama, metal and mayhem

    CDs of the week: Philip Glass: The Hours; Various: The Matrix Reloaded.Reviewed by Matthew Krouse and Riaan Wolmarans.

    Yfm DJ reveals HIV status

    Popular Yfm and club DJ Fana ''Khabzela'' Khaba announced on the Gauteng station's breakfast show on Friday morning that he is HIV-positive.

    The evolution of rock

    <b>CD Reviews</b>: Linkin Park; The Awakening

    The plug won’t be pulled on SA’s internet

    Mike Lawrie, the administrator of the ZA domain on the internet, on Friday denied that he would shut it down should the government take over its administration.

    Birthday boys

    Some of the world's top young DJs are in town for Yfm and 5fm birthday bashs, writes Riaan Wolmarans.

    For dignity and diversity

    Once a year hundreds of gay people dress up in gaudy frocks and impossibly high heels and join large crowds of ordinary-looking gay men and women to walk through central Johannesburg, writes Riaan Wolmarans.

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