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Sticks and stones: Qwelane and the violence of words

Constitutional Court justice says homophobic article did not ignite fire of hate against the LGBTI community but added fuel to it

SA must fix its ‘dop system’

The Covid-19 lockdown has exposed the effects of South Africa’s weak alcohol regulations. Government and health campaigners want tougher policies, but the liquor giants are pushing back

The Qwelane case: When human rights meet human rights

The Jon Qwelane case brings into focus the tension between hate speech and freedom of expression

Corruption allegations resurface at state biology lab

The entire finance department senior management at Onderstepoort Biological Products, including an alleged whistleblower, have been suspended amid corruption probes

Hlophe says ‘assassination plot’ is a bid to sully his name

Allegations that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe planned to assassinate his deputy, Patricia Goliath, are leading to further instability on the Cape bench

Controversial oil reserves sale ‘corrupt’ and ‘dishonest’ court hears

The sale of South Africa’s crude oil reserves is now facing a criminal investigation by the Hawks

The tender that keeps on giving

A battle between three North West departments has exposed how a firm was paid half a billion rand (and counting) for a R122-million contract

SANDF mum on serial rapist claim

An internal report on sexual offences at a military academy says the defence force failed a deceased rape victim and has called for an internal investigation

SA’s level best: Welcome to the new normal

It’s a lifestyle that South Africans will have to maintain as the country navigates an almost post-lockdown situation in which the coronavirus remains very alive and active

Refugees the scapegoat of SA’s ills

A girl’s experience tells the story of xenophobia and how it robbed her of a sense of belonging

Farmers and politician at odds over proposed R7.8-bn city

A Mpumalanga MEC and his close business associate have pushed for the development of a new city, but a local farmers’ association is fighting back

Level one loading: Almost back to normal

President Cyril Ramaphosa announces South Africa will move to level one of lockdown on September 20 after nearly six months of restrictions on movement, trade, learning and socialising

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation

The president announced that South Africa will move to alert level 1 of lockdown from Monday

Illegal land sales head to court

Two state departments have done nothing about the sale of people’s land in Umnini by an inkosi –and R2.5-million has still not been accounted for

George’s holiday in Greece with Madiba

In his book 65 Years of Friendship: A memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela, George Bizos tells of their only holiday together

Foster care grants at risk – again

Delays in amending legislation have left foster parents at the mercy of an overburdened system

‘Judge’ Ngwenya defies Mogoeng

The chief justice has told the Ingonyama Trust chairperson he has no right to use the honorific

Legal giant, legend, friend, family man: A tribute to George Bizos

He didn’t own a cellphone and spent 30 minutes a day in his vegetable garden. For 60 years he fought any system that sought to oppress and also changed countless lives

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