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Montana backs Prasa-fraud accused Mthimkhulu as court hears how he bagged the top job

Montana testified that ‘unqualified’ Mthimkhulu was the right engineer for the state rail agency, despite his acquisition of allegedly faulty locomotives

The rogue daughter, mounting bills, mum trustees: How Mandela’s artefacts were almost auctioned

The Mandela family saga has not abated: Makaziwe faces criminal charges; trustees, including Moseneke, are silent; and Madiba’s possessions were saved from auction only at the last minute

The Blue Train’s great Gupta voyage – and the whistleblower who paid for it

In 2016, Prinsloo sounded the alarm about the hazardous condition of the Blue Train and free trips being offered to friends of Transnet executives, including the Gupta family and Duduzane Zuma.

It’s a Khaltsha thing: Khayelitsha’s growing middle class

In a few years the township will ‘disappear’, and Khayelitsha will become a city, believes one local entrepreneur

Fraudster gets 15-year sentence for R18m theft from her employer

Amanda Samuelson ran a five-year fraud scheme, diverting payments to herself.

Zondo says in Dutton’s death, South Africa lost one of its best detectives

The senior state capture investigator and member of the Investigating Directorate died a fortnight after Zondo released the first part of his state capture report

Mogoeng Mogoeng apology ruling upheld

The former chief justice must apologise over his controversial criticims of South African foreign policy on Israel within 10 days

SANDF’s condemned-building mess

A 40-year-old army accommodation block housing 500 soldiers was ‘upgraded’ using residents’ recreational fund contributions. But it is dangerous: other high-risk residential flats in the area have been evacuated because of dolomite corrosion.

Nine dead: Police descend on lawless ‘Lapland’ at Goudkoppies landfill

The police operation coincided with the discovery of another four bodies near the site on Johannesburg’s Golden Highway on Wednesday morning

ConCourt clarifies act for asylum seekers

The apex court has reversed amendments to the act that made it difficult for refugees to apply for asylum while making it easy for Home Affairs officials to unjustly detain and deport them.

Judge Hlophe rules parliament fire accused’s psychiatric observation unlawful

Zandile Mafe's referral for psychiatric observation has been set aside and Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has ordered that he be released immediately to a correctional facility.

Five-year drama over Sassa cleaning deal

Welfare agency allegedly bent procurement process to suit a contractor previously found guilty of collusion, and preferred bidder Corporate Cleaning wants damages paid

Sars whistleblower Van Loggerenberg suffers ‘suspicious’ home invasion

The break-in comes a week after that at the home of fellow whistleblower and Zondo commission witness Themba Maseko

Transport ministry to appeal Aarto Act driver demerit system ruling

Minister Fikile Mbalula says motorists’ behaviour will change with disincentives for ‘unbecoming conduct’, but Outa and AA say the legislation was carelessly drafted

Cape Town routes being monitored after taxi boss shot dead

Fears of renewed taxi violence are sparked after the body of a leader of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association was found on sand dunes near Khayelitsha

Constitutional democratic order under attack: Ramaphosa

The president said slurs against the judiciary, sabotage against institutions and the findings of the Zondo commission showed the need to protect democracy

Sassa security tender headed to court

Lawyers have questioned why there was no objection period for the R181-million contract to guard four facilities.

SA whistleblowers call for reform of Protected Disclosures Act

Whistleblowers also want the introduction of compensation to a whistleblower for loss of livelihoods, income, life savings, pensions and reputations
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