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A small town’s morning of terror

Reporter Philippa Garson arrives in Ermelo on a routine assignment ... and drives into teargas and violence.

Was Boipatong an act of vengeance?

A white policeman was killed shortly before the Boipatong massacre - but police dismiss any link between the two events as "absolute silliness".

Day of the gallows

On Wednesday, Anton Koen and James Henry Cohen, both convicted of common law murder, were taken to the gallows.

ANC’S banana boy with a slippery mission

Jacob Zuma, the ANC's Natal/kwaZulu premier, is a man at ease in his own ability - which is just as well considering the task that lies ahead of him.

Confessions of a moffie kid

Zackie Achmat, aged 10 when he seduced his first grown-up, tells his life story in a new collection of gay essays.

Call for state health scheme

Masa has advocated a radical reshaping of the way health care is provided and paid for in South Africa.

A winning solution

The African National Congress has deftly turned certain defeat into a minor triumph with its right turn on a renewed sports boycott.

UK activists to revive sanctions

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston confirmed that most SA church leaders had agreed to lead a new campaign of civil defiance against the government.

Commonwealth chief jets in unexpectedly

Last night's urgent visit by the Commonwealth's secretary general underlines the organisation's role as primary peace-broker in the SA conflict.

Watch out FW, the crunch is coming

Last night the government was due to announce its response to the ANC's 14 conditions for the resumption of talks.

Where a massacre is a way of life

Boipatong was just the latest in a series of masscares on the Reef which average tow a month and claim on average 25 lives, reports Beathur Baker.

Stand by for Emergency IV

​In recent weeks, extra-parliamentary resistance groups have experienced a pleasant deja vu.

Chikane was poisoned, say doctors

Frank Chikane, general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, has narrowly escaped death after being mysteriously poisoned.

Walking through Alex with Moses Mayekiso

​The last time Moses Mayekiso walked up Alexandra's 7th Avenue, its squalid shacks were framed by dark, thick smoke from burning barricades.

Inside our chaotic schools

As described by a reporter who put on a gymslip and went off to school.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Festive Reading

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

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