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It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Shabangu: No nationalisation in my lifetime

Susan Shabangu is still opposed to the nationalisation of mines even though the ANC is researching the issue.

Professor who helped mom die arrives back in SA

The academic arrested after helping his terminally ill mother to die in New Zealand has arrived back in South Africa.

Athlone centre in the air, but so is stink

The site of Cape Town's Athlone power station can be turned into a vibrant commercial and residential area, but the stink will have to go

‘Crisis of legitimacy’ behind govt’s media crackdown

Government's proposed media crackdown should be seen in the context of its own crisis of legitimacy, <em>M&G</em> editor Nic Dawes said on Tuesday.

Taxi driver appears in court following horror crash

The driver of the taxi involved in last week's horrific Cape Flats level-crossing accident appeared briefly in a magistrate's court on Tuesday.

Board moves to suspend SABC boss

The SABC board has moved to suspend CEO Solly Mokoetle, it emerged on Tuesday.

Court rules against closed SABC meeting

A court has ordered that Parliament's communications portfolio committee may not proceed with Tuesday's closed meeting on the SABC board.

Nationwide strike set to intensify

The public servants' strike will step up a gear on Thursday, despite government's protestations that it doesn't have the cash for an improved offer.

Still no xenophobia for Mthethwa

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa insisted on Friday that the recent violence in the Western Cape was "so-called" rather than actual xenophobia.

Fake email ‘bears marks of ANC dirty tricks’

An "email" allegedly recording racial slurs by a senior official of the Western Cape provincial government is a fake, say forensic investigators.

Transformation on the agenda at JSC sitting

Transformation of the judiciary was again high on the agenda of the Judicial Service Commission as it began a marathon sitting in Cape Town on Monday.

Maqubela widow out on R100 000 bail

Thandi Maqubela, charged with the murder of her husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, was released on R100 000 bail on Thursday.

ANC’s Mthembu pleads guilty to drunken driving

African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu has been convicted of drunken driving following a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Lawyer tells how he tried to cut Mandela speech

One of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia lawyers confessed on Friday how he tried -- and failed -- to stop the ANC leader using one of the most famous phrases.

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