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The biographies of Robert McBride and Dimitri Tsafendas share a curious resonance

Although the two men were from different generations, their lives both lay bare the atrocities of the apartheid state

​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar

'Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues' is published by Tafelberg. This is an excerpt from the book

South Africa: Land of apocriphiars

The uniform of Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring became greener as the victorious allies approached Berlin, according to Hitler's architect Albert Speer, until it began to look like that of a United States five-star general. In South Africa we've become so used to chameleon conduct that we don't seem to notice it any more.

Return to District Six

The once-powerful PW Botha wasn't in Cape Town on Wednesday when former president Nelson Mandela handed over new house keys to octogenarian former residents of District Six. It was 38 years to the day since Botha, then minister of coloured affairs and community development, declared the neighbourhood a white area.

Beware such care

Does AmeriCare? I ask, because President George W Bush was meant to visit four African countries this past week, including South Africa, but suddenly his diary became chocked-up with far more pressing matters than our distant, poor continent.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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