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#ANC54 to turn up the heat up on radical economic change plans
#ANC54 to turn up the heat up on radical economic change plans
The ANC national conference is over the hurdle of vetting credentials, and will also soon have appointed new party leadership. But still ahead is a...
Phantsi, party poopers, phantsi
Phantsi, party poopers, phantsi
The velvet rope can shred you like barbed wire. Not physically, as when the elders were scrambling around Angolan battlefields, but emotionally....
In the shadow of #ANC54
In the shadow of #ANC54
David Philip Majatladi, 57, wishes the ANC’s 54th national conference could come up with a plan to tackle the high unemployment rate plaguing the...
Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle
Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle
I sell ox livers and hearts at home in Dobsonville. 
Unembargoed: Mail & Guardian December 16 - 20
Unembargoed: Mail & Guardian December 16 - 20
Zuma: From unifer to divider
Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize’s shock withdrawal from the party’s leadership race on Sunday is seen to be a calculated move to boost the...
Sorting the saviours from the sheep
Sorting the saviours from the sheep
"Only the lonely,” Roy Orbison warbled, “Know the heartaches I’ve been through/Only the lonely/ Know I cry and cry for you.”
Media turnout at conference is biggest the party has ever seen
Media turnout at conference is biggest the party has ever seen
The first media briefing of the ANC’s 54th national conference saw secretary general Gwede Mantashe swallowed in a sea of cameras and reporters...
‘False affidavit’ spiked Phosa’s case
‘False affidavit’ spiked Phosa’s case
Mathews Phosa withdrew his court bid to nullify Mpumalanga branch general meetings (BGMs) that nominated “unity” because his campaign manager...
Slice of Life: Last time I was in Soweto I was shot
Slice of Life: Last time I was in Soweto I was shot
They took my car by the church in Rockville in 1995. In the morning, I was doing a feeding scheme for the poor and, when I finished, I went to the...
Zuma ignored treasury, NEC on higher education
Zuma ignored treasury, NEC on higher education
President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on fee-free education appears to have come against the advice of the treasury and without consulting the...
JZ’s swan song: You’re all to blame
JZ’s swan song: You’re all to blame
President Jacob Zuma’s final address as ANC president was more an exercise in deflection of blame than an honest assessment of the party’s...
’Tis time for Steinhoff cutbacks
’Tis time for Steinhoff cutbacks
THE FIFTH COLUMN
Season’s top three signings so far
Season’s top three signings so far
We’re at that sweet spot now — where ambition has been tempered by reality but intrigue still blooms bright.

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