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Two friends meet on the road well travelled
Two friends meet on the road well travelled
Siphiwe Mpye: So you only drink water now?
Mining industry on alert over violence on the platinum belt
Mining industry on alert over violence on the platinum belt
The recent spate of killings on North West province’s platinum belt mirrors the murders that happened before the Marikana massacre in August...
SCA ruling means Zuma has little wiggle room left
SCA ruling means Zuma has little wiggle room left
In 2005 Jacob Zuma, then the deputy president, was charged following the conviction of his erstwhile business associate, Schabir Shaik, on grounds...
When I cry, you cry. We cry together
When I cry, you cry. We cry together
All my best friendships I can recall have always been marked by tears. And that is not a bad thing.
The price of the Warrior Woman’s freedom
The price of the Warrior Woman’s freedom
But the decision has puzzled some legal experts — many other women have killed in self-defence, yet they were prosecuted, convicted and have...
Challenge to NEC decision on KZN
Challenge to NEC decision on KZN
A top ANC leader has challenged the party’s national officials, including President Jacob Zuma, about their backing of a high court appeal by its...
Election fracas tests a tense Kenya
Election fracas tests a tense Kenya
This has been a tumultuous week — yes, another one — in Kenyan politics. Just as the country was getting used to the idea of a fresh...
New kids disrupt SA banking
New kids disrupt SA banking
Capitec boasted the ultimate David and Goliath moment this year when it officially overtook Nedbank as the country’s fourth-largest bank by...
We need our own Nobel and an academy
We need our own Nobel and an academy
It is almost six years since I moved to Kenya. And every September for a few days before the announcement of the literature laureate there is an...
Editorial: Lest we forget the heroes of a war for justice
Editorial: Lest we forget the heroes of a war for justice
For the children who never were, But may have been And for the parents who were, But were made to feel too much —
ANC’s inner war gives minnows a shot at power
ANC’s inner war gives minnows a shot at power
Bantu Holomisa is a patient man. He has had to be. It is 20 years since the ANC spat the former Transkei leader out, and he has seen his political...
Varsity’s ex-VC cries foul over ousting
Varsity’s ex-VC cries foul over ousting
The former vice-chancellor of the troubled Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Dr Prins Nevhutalu, says he was targeted by the...
No escape for Dlamini this time round
No escape for Dlamini this time round
On January 22 next year, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will have to take an oath and then answer the questions of two civil society...
Editorial: Halt DG merry-go-round
Editorial: Halt DG merry-go-round
South Africans who deal with bureaucracy often blame its apparent paralysis, or at least lethargy, on corruption, incompetence or laziness, but...

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