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Winnie’s grace gave me strength

'Mama Winnie’s mere presence was enough to tell me that I am more than fine, and that I am capable,' says the writer

Amcu strike playing into ANC’s hands, says Wasp

The Workers and Socialist Party says Joseph Mathunjwa's planned protest action will give the ANC exactly what it wants - another violent strike.

Mangaung: The ANC’s newly elected top six

The ANC's elected top six leaders has yielded no surprises, with party president Jacob Zuma retaining his position at the helm.

Dear suburbia: Diwali happens every year – deal with it

Diwali happens every year and people intolerant of fireworks need to deal with this, writes Deshnee Subramany.

eNews suspends sports anchor for Linkin Park tweet

eNews has suspended one of its presenters, Lance Witten, over tweets he sent after news of a fan's death at the Linkin Park concert in Cape Town.

Seven news events that made us smile in 2012

The news is filled with terrible things but now and then we get the opportunity to smile. Here are seven things that gave us sunshine in 2012.

‘No legal basis to fund Marikana commission attendance’

The justice department says it's under no legal obligation to fund the families of the victims of the Marikana killings attending commission hearings.

Justice department could withdraw support for Marikana families

The justice department is yet to confirm reports it will no longer support the families of the victims of the Marikana killings.

Basic education department ordered to fill vacant Eastern Cape teaching posts

The Grahamstown High Court has ordered the department of basic education to fill vacant posts in Eastern Cape public schools by November.

Top Comrades runner tests positive for banned substance

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport has named Lesotho's Lephetesang Adoro as the second Comrades athlete to test positive for a banned substance.

London’s Boris Johnson gets stuck on zip line

London's mayor Boris Johnson had an unfortunate end to his latest publicity stunt, getting stuck halfway on a zip wire at an Olympic Games events.

Malema picks Motlanthe over Msholozi

Julius Malema has told Sky News he thinks Kgalema Motlanthe is a better candidate for president of South Africa than Jacob Zuma.

A digital first for M&G Online

The M&G Online's Verashni Pillay, Craig McKune and Demelza Bush have won the CNN Multichoice Africa Journalism Award for digital journalism.

Oh my! Fifty Shades of Grey leaves readers wanting more

British author EL James's raunchy 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy is turning into a publisher's wet dream.

Dancing heads, jumping hands

After a booming pilot project in 2011, Red Bull's Beat Battle began a new search for Mzansi's best crews to take on last year's tournament champions.

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Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

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

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

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

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!