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Unembargoed: December 14 to 20
Unembargoed: December 14 to 20
Executives suspended, reinstated, suspended; the board’s chair removed; corruption; sex-for-jobs claims – and there’s that R11-million...
Mi casa es su casa with festival
Mi casa es su casa with festival
‘Maaaaakhiiii!" The women would sing this on their side of the stop-nonsense to get the attention of their makhelwane.
Ramaphosa camp cleans up on initial lists
Ramaphosa camp cleans up on initial lists
KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala has ridden out a backlash against him from supporters of former president Jacob Zuma and is likely to...
Déjà blues in New Orleans
Déjà blues in New Orleans
Roughly three years ago, I joined a group of friends for a road trip to the Western Cape town of McGregor. Friends and acquaintances who did not...
Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate
Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate
The end-of-year season is associated with holidays, socialising with friends and entertaining family. It is also the month when the most pourable...
Madala and Mabi: It’s a thing that spans half a century
Madala and Mabi: It’s a thing that spans half a century
In 1965, Malombo were the toast of the black world and they knew it. A teenage guitarist, with hardly a guitar to his name at that stage, knew it...
Achmat demands TAC apology
Achmat demands TAC apology
Prominent activist Zackie Achmat has demanded the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) retract a statement it released in the wake of allegations that...
Proclamation 73: Forgotten people returned to history
Proclamation 73: Forgotten people returned to history
Imagine being in your local museum, but the people represented on the walls don’t look like you.
Take a long, hard look in the mirror
Take a long, hard look in the mirror
It is easier to judge others than it is to judge ourselves. Which is why many people were ready to celebrate when actor and comedian Kevin Hart...
The stories of the season … so far
The stories of the season … so far
If football is a soapie with an ever more inventive cast of characters, this football season is no different. The players and characters on and off...
Mine leaves farmers in the dust
Mine leaves farmers in the dust
Every morning Siphamandla Nkosi is greeted by the grim sight of grey mine dumps that tower into the sky about 500m from his peach-painted homestead...
ANC fudges over fired VBS mayors
ANC fudges over fired VBS mayors
The seven Limpopo mayors fired by the ANC for their dealings with VBS Mutual Bank could still be deployed in public service after undergoing...
SA ducks colonial vibe: Turkey’s goose is cooked
SA ducks colonial vibe: Turkey’s goose is cooked
South Africans may have inherited many festive season traditions from the colonising north, including Santa, pine trees with tinsel, crackers and...

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