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The Cabinet minister is accused of surrounding herself with supporters to help get her to the top
Cops take their leaders to task
Cops take their leaders to task
Popcru used its ninth congress to tackle the issue of police and justice officials staying on in their portfolios despite failing to serve...
Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town
Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town
Faith leaders including Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and South African Human Rights Commissioner (SAHRC) Reverend Chris Nissen have allegedly...
R600-million looted from spy agency
R600-million looted from spy agency
Allegations of fraudulent invoices being paid by the State Security Agency (SSA) have allegedly led to state coffers being looted of more than...
Slice of Life: ​Koko’s words kept me going
Slice of Life: ​Koko’s words kept me going
I have a recurring memory around this time of year. I’m not sure why. It could be because the academic year is coming to an end or because it’s...
Domestic workers are one step closer to workplace rights
Domestic workers are one step closer to workplace rights
‘Anything can happen,” says domestic worker Florence Sosiba. “I am sitting here in the house. A criminal can come. I am the victim. My boss...
Deputy PP hopefuls quizzed by MPs
Deputy PP hopefuls quizzed by MPs
Interviews for the position of deputy public protector largely revolved around candidates’ perceptions of public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane,...
Tender irregularity symptoms missed
Tender irregularity symptoms missed
After being found to have interfered in a tender process of more than R120-million, the former chief financial officer, third in command of the...
Opel Corsa GSi: sounds to delight and annoy you
Opel Corsa GSi: sounds to delight and annoy you
In my youth, an Opel Corsa was a “starter-pack” car — a first car; the kind of car one names. My starter pack was an apple green Golf...
Polo rides the Beats smoothly
Polo rides the Beats smoothly
Trying to get over 100km/h on the N12 East on a Friday afternoon can be frustrating. Everybody is in a rush to kick-start their weekend, but nobody...
Truth, lies and vengeance in the Public Protector’s office
Truth, lies and vengeance in the Public Protector’s office
On Thursday afternoon, the Mail & Guardian asked the public protector’s office to respond to grave allegations by its former chief of...
Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal
Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal
The smell is nauseating. The grass has been turned into a faecal marshland yet the cattle drink and trot towards the Vaal River. The Lekwa...
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The state defence company is fired up about the large contract but is keeping mum on the details
Steinhoff relies on legal ‘fig leaf’
Steinhoff relies on legal ‘fig leaf’
‘South Africa’s Enron” is how the Steinhoff corporate scandal was described by its new board chair Heather Sonn. It’s an apt description in...

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