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Congo’s newspapers closed down

Nana Rosine Ngangoue in BrazzavillePrivate newspapers and magazines have disappeared from newsstands and bookstores in Congo following a decree banning their publication. The...

The great rouble gamble

Russia may be one of the world's fastest-growing capital markets, but it's also the riskiest, writes Patrick DonovanFinancier George Soros overstretched his talents...

Stirring up a muddy brew

After spending a Sunday with the Mud Ensemble, CHARL BLIGNAUT finds that Johannesburg's musical underground is alive and rockingTWO weeks ago I spun...

Search for a fake Camel man

Angella JohnsonInterpol has joined in the hunt for a British man who drove off with two customised Land-Rovers stored at a BMW showroom...

A fast trip to Madras

Jon SwiftEVEN now, the name Dennis Lillee strikes a chord as being one of the world's great quick bowlers. Perhaps the great West...

What a difference a medal makes

Nicola ByrneTHE first time Olympic gold medalist Josia Thugwane received any support from South African sporting authorities was when he arrived at Johannesburg...

Anti-trust battle rages

After two years of political bickering over competition legislation, a quick settlement from Nedlac appears unlikely, reports Mungo SoggotA clash between old- and...

The class of `48

FW de Klerk's testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission this week was widely billed as an "apology for apartheid". In reality it...

More reconciliation than truth

Eddie Koch and Marion EdmundsA SINGLE incident is missing from the ANC's submission to the truth commission and it speaks volumes about why...

Put your Trust in Bruce

Jon SwiftIT is of more than passing interest that Bruce Fordyce, the man head-hunted to become the first paid executive director of the...

Call-up beckons Beckham

Martin Thorpe PELE missed and Alex Ferguson reckons Nayim's was a miskick. It took one of Manchester United's young pretenders to show the...

Why Max Coleman left the HRC

The Human Rights Commission has been hampered by red tape, finances and now the resignation of Max Coleman, writes Gaye DavisHUMAN Rights commissioner...

Peter Makoba, Deputy Minister of Environment

Affairs and Tourism inThe Mark Gevisser ProfileOf politics and hairdressingOn the passage wall of Peter Mokaba's Italianate Sandton villa is a painting of...

Vialli keeps both feet firmly on the ground

Martin ThorpeMARTIN THORPE of the Guardian," you say, offering your hand. "Gianluca Vialli," comes the reply. Perhaps he thinks people in England do...

Labour blocks multinational contracts

Marion EdmundsThe dispute over privatisation has shifted to the Department of Constitutional Development, with labour determined to block the contracting-out of basic municipal...

Manuel takes his time

Ministers still refuse to set a timetable for privatisation and the lifting of exchange controls, writes Lynda LoxtonThe government dug in its heels...

Gold Fields reconsiders men’s only hostels

Joshua AmupadhiMining giant Gold Fields has finally admitted its men's only hostel system may be at the root of violence which left 28...

Everest — the ultimate pique

The latest team to tackle Mount Everest has faced a sponsorship storm, reports Tara TurkingtonAfter months of struggling to obtain sponsorship, five mountaineers...

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