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M&G Cabinet Report Card 2017: Nathi Nhleko

The M&G Cabinet Report Card has become a respected barometer of government performance. Here are the scores for 2017.

Charges against crime intelligence boss Mdluli dropped

Charges against suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, who was to appear in court on fraud and corruption charges today, have been dropped.

Still guilty: Selebi loses appeal against 15-year jail term

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed former top cop Jackie Selebi's bid to have his corruption conviction and 15-year jail sentence overturned.

Secrecy Bill: Black Tuesday ‘not the end of the road’

The secrecy Bill will be challenged in the Constitutional Court if the National Council of Provinces and President Zuma fail to fix the legislation.

Shiceka: I fought against corruption

Claiming he is anti-corruption, Sicelo Shiceka refuses to speculate on his future, while mounting a shaky defence against corruption claims.

Malema’s supporters run riot

There were violent clashes between ANC Youth League supporters and police officers in Johannesburg's city centre on Tuesday morning.

Mandela set to return home after hospital stay

Politicians and family members close to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela have moved to quash rumours about his health.

SABC inquiry into Zikalala, Perlman ‘has no basis’

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief executive Dali Mpofu's inquiry into two of his top staff has no basis in the ''blacklisting'' report, said the Democratic Alliance on Sunday in reaction to Mpofu's media announcement of disciplinary proceedings against news chief Snuki Zikalala and SAfm presenter John Perlman.

Online media welcome further film Bill consultation

The Online Publishers Association (OPA) on Thursday cautiously welcomed the announcement of further consultation on South Africa's controversial Film and Publications Amendment Bill. The OPA has raised strong concerns over the impractical nature of implementing the legislation for online media.

SABC handled blacklist saga ‘poorly’

The South African Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday its group chief executive, Dali Mpofu, was reconsidering his options after the M&G Online published a report on the blacklisting of certain analysts and commentators by the broadcaster over the weekend.

M&G’s CEO barred from leaving Zim

Trevor Ncube, the owner and publisher of the Mail & Guardian and Zimbabwe's Standard and Independent had his passport impounded as he landed in Bulawayo on Wednesday. The confiscation of Ncube's passport is based on a recent set of laws which limits citizenship of those who the Zimbabwe government alleges to be harming the interests of the country.

Online publishers slam ‘bully’ Telkom

The Online Publishers' Association has lashed out at Telkom for holding the country to ransom over a decision made by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) this week that the operator may not charge added monthly fees to ADSL subscribers.

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