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Coalition negotiations: A sidelined ANC, a surprised DA and a demanding EFF

If South Africa is moving from being a dominant-party system to a more vibrant, multiparty democracy, as these elections indicate, then coalitions are going to have to become the norm

Cape Town police confiscate illegal drugs in pre-holiday crackdown

Drug abuse trends upward during the festive season

Mangosuthu Buthelezi contracts Covid-19 for second time

IFP president emeritus is isolating at home

Former struggle veteran Ebrahim Ebrahim dies

The ANC has hailed the former struggle veteran and party stalwart as a committed patriot

Batohi says Cronje’s departure does not mean NPA is in crisis

Prosecutions boss acknowledges public frustration at the failure of its investigative directorate unit to secure convictions but says corruption accused are deploying Stalingrad tactics to have charges thrown out

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept?

It is both misleading and patronising to suggest that democracy has somehow been imposed by the international community against the wishes of ordinary people. Instead, it has been demanded and fought for from below

Medical association considers legal action over government’s failure to place junior doctors

More than 2 400 interns and over 2 200 community service doctors are still awaiting placements, which are necessary to complete the statutory requirements so they can practice

MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired

MTN has joined the list of companies that have made vaccines mandatory

China’s off-roader seeks a niche in SA with its BAIC B40 Plus

Beijing is hoping that its BAIC B40 Plus will replicate legendary off-roading on a budget

Unvaccinated South Africans to pay more for insurance premiums

Insurance companies have adjusted their premiums and people who are not vaccinated will pay more for cover

Disposable masks are the latest pollution problem

Waste management institute says we should wear reusable masks and learn how to responsibly dispose of old masks

How to track your R350 Covid-19 relief grant

All beneficiaries who applied for the R350 relief grant before July 2021, must reapply. Here is how to track your application status

Kenya to make Covid vaccination mandatory

The unvaccinated will be denied use of public services on 21 December, but only 5% of the population has been vaccinated

Lethal remedy: Concern over African trade in traditional Chinese medicine that contains threatened species

The Environmental Investigation Agency, an international NGO, says growing demand is a prescription for disaster for some endangered animals such as leopards, pangolins and rhinos

Motsepe’s mine in reparation row

For 13 years, the former residents have battled with Nkomati mine over the relocation of graves and the destruction of cattle kraals and homesteads

BMW X3 review: An SA favourite returns with a makeover

The German carmaker gives you a good reason to choose the X3 over its many competitors

Decline in demand for office space continues

Many companies are revising their requirements as the pandemic continues to upset business plans

Zandile Gumede makes a comeback in eThekwini as ANC conference season kicks off

The regional conferences in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal will test the muscle of Cyril Ramaphosa and his faction in the build-up to 2022 congress
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