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Valencia Talane

ANC gears up for national general council

The ANC is well prepared for its third national general council, which takes place in Durban next week, its spokesperson said on Wednesday.

‘No to apartheid bank’

The National Taxi Alliance has marched against the industry's funding institution, SATaxi Finance -- which it accuses of robbing its livelihood.

Strike a rock, don’t objectify it

A great aunt of mine used to say there are two kinds of women: those who do things because men like them done that way, and those who do things right.

Where dreams are made…and lost

<b>Valencia Talane</b> reminisces about an important moment in the late Scara Ngobese's life that may have gone unnoticed by the football star.

Decorum deferred

A mugging, two emergency services personnel and a near-beating have had me unpacking the dos and don'ts of professionals in uniform.

Blame it on the Mini?

Could the Mini Cooper's reputation for being one of the most exciting cars in its class have contributed to the illegal Soweto drag race?

Winnie 2.0

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of those people who knows an opportunity for publicity when she sees one.

Mr Zuma, my drunken uncle

The news that President Jacob Zuma has fathered another child, out of wedlock, made me sick, to say the least.

Waxing lyrical

How would South Africans like it if there was a second Julius Malema, Caster Semenya and Winnie Mandela?

Parly’s night shift

2010 is proving to be a year of firsts and fun surprises indeed.

The first day of school: A closed book to endless possibilities

If I had a little one starting "big school" on Wednesday, I'd be worried. No, more like afraid, very afraid.

The ties that bind us

"Oh, I don't have a problem with them, as long as they stay out of my face," said a male friend of mine in reply to a discussion on same-sex marriage.

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