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Shanduka shade over Free State education

Audit firm PwC said R500-million irregular expenditure incurred by the Free State education department is related to an unsolicited bid by the Kagiso Shanduka Trust to improve schools

Modack’s defence tells state to get its act together

The state’s case against Nafiz Modack and co-accused has been transferred to the Blue Downs regional court over security concerns

Q&A Sessions: For Mosadi Mahoko, plastic surgery isn’t glamorous, but it saves lives

Plastic surgeon Dr Mosadi Mahoko reflects on the less glamorous aspects of her job, winning the prestigious Jack Penn award and why she loves the sea

Zuma has ‘lost trust’ in his lawyers in bitter 11th-hour split that will delay trial

The former president is looking for new pro bono legal counsel to defend him on arms deal charges, on the brink of the matter going to trial after 17 years

‘Don’t panic’ about India Covid variant

Scientists in South Africa say there’s no evidence that the B.1.617 is worse than our local variant

Ipid report clears cops of misconduct for use of water cannon on Sassa crowd

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate found no misconduct was committed by police who used a water cannon on a crowd outside the Sassa office in Bellville, Cape Town

Cape winter storm causes two deaths, 57 families evacuated

The winter storm that made landfall on Wednesday morning and caused widespread damage is not yet over

Case of municipal manager who got luxury gifts for depositing public funds in VBS will go to trial

Tsakane Ngobeni received holidays, expensive watches and beauty treatments from another VBS Mutual Bank accused

Zondo commission gets R75-million, but still needs more funding

The money was found within the existing budget of the justice department after the treasury said it was not prepared to make a further allocation

Cele is accused of meddling in police operations after sending a scathing letter

Sources have claimed that the minister is still yearning to be police commissioner and is usurping Khehla Sitole’s powers

Hlophe’s attorney found in contempt of court

The high court said Barnabas Xulu acted with impunity and contempt in the saga of getting him to repay millions in state funds

Modack murder charge withdrawn, other charges added

The Hawks backtrack after saying four suspects arrested last week would be charged with murder; one of their own also arrested on charges of corruption

Silicosis: ‘Can they just pay me before I die?’

Despite winning a R5 billion settlement in 2018, miners who contracted TB and silicosis at work and the family members of those who died are still waiting for that payment

SIU moves on eThekwini housing scam

The developer allegedly secured illegal funding from the housing regulatory authority

Gama “had no idea” Essa had a finger in most parts of the irregular locomotive deal

The former Transnet boss was confronted at the Zondo commission with evidence pointing to Salim Essa’s common denominator in the web of loans and facilitation agreements linked to the flawed R54-billion deal

D-Day has arrived but refugees still remain in Cape Town’s temporary shelters

The home affairs department’s end game might just be the beginning. A hardcore few are still in one camp and about 600 remain in the second shelter

No silver lining for Silvertown

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality does little to improve the living conditions in shack settlements in Gqeberha, residents say

Q&A Sessions: Establishing Gift of the Givers ‘was a spiritual calling’

A peek into the life of Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, 59: his name is synonymous with his humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, which started operating from a spare room in his Pietermaritzburg home in 1992

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