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Van Rooyen lost no time in the treasury

In just one day, a Cabinet document was leaked. The question is, what other damage was done?

Dot by dot, state capture emerges

A group of academics have assiduously assembled the evidence to lay bare the workings of a parallel state, writes Shaun de Waal

Van Rooyen slams WC provincial government for slow spending on drought relief

Minister Des Van Rooyen has criticised the province and will meet today with a task team to decide if the Western Cape drought is a national disaster

Editorial: 9/12 – The day Zuma betrayed a nation

Even the most explosive allegations of state capture find Zuma behind the scenes, often as puppet master.

DA to report Des van Rooyen to Public Protector for misleading parliament

Van Rooyen was misleading in his reply and in so doing has contravened the executive ethics code, says the DA.

Tokyo Sexwale to probe shock Trillian Gupta, Nenegate allegations

Sexwale is planning an investigation into allegations that Trillian staff had pre-knowledge that President Zuma was going to replace Nhlanhla Nene.

Mantashe: The Hawks investigation into Gordhan is humiliating, but he must co-operate

The investigative unit should refrain from making 'a public exercise' out of probes into ministers, says ANC secretary general.

Finance minister debacle cost PIC more than R99bn

The corporation’s head says Zuma was ‘dead wrong’ when he described reaction to Nhlanhla Nene’s firing as ‘exaggerated’.

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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

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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