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Lies undone: Timol inquest challenges the apartheid spin machine

The apartheid police force did everything in their power to ensure they could not be held liable for the unlawful killings of anti-apartheid activists

As the ANC implodes, Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite his own history

Given Mbeki’s record in national office, his lofty reputation is not entirely deserved.

What was Thabo Mbeki and Essop Pahad’s role in the rise of the Guptas?

The former minister in the presidency says he was formally introduced to a young Atul Gupta during a visit to India with the former president in 1996.

Essop Pahad on Kebby Maphatsoe: Who is he anyway?

Maphatsoe called ANC veterans 'empty tins with no credibility', comments from which the party has distanced itself.

Mbeki denies links to the Guptas

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation issued a statement on Monday denying any connections with the Gupta family as had been reported in the media on Sunday.

Thabo or Taboo? Mbeki’s inner circle on his future role

Three years after the "palace coup" that saw him leave office, opinions are divided on whether Thabo Mbeki should return to active domestic politics.

Thabo’s boys vs Vula’s boys — the sequel

The rows over Mac Maharaj and Willem Heath are a new phase in an old war between the acolytes of Thabo Mbeki and the minds behind Operation Vula.

Pahad resigns from Gupta business

Former minister in the presidency Essop Pahad has broken business ties with the Gupta family by resigning as director of TNA Media, media reports say.

New Age to launch in December

The long-awaited print launch of <em>New Age </em>will take place on December 6, the newspaper's editor Henry Jeffreys confirmed on Tuesday.

Behind the New Age meltdown

A showdown over the launch date and a lack of resources appear to have been what prompted the five most senior ­editors at the New Age to resign.

Welcome to the Gupta club

The Zuma-aligned Gupta family launched their own "good news" newspaper at a glitzy party. <b>Mandy Rossouw</b> reports.

Pahad lanches new daily newspaper

Former Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad on Thursday launched a new national daily newspaper, the <em>New Age</em>, in Johannesburg.

Gupta Group confirms launch of new daily

The Gupta Group on Tuesday confirmed it will launch a new national daily newspaper in September.

TV channel gets R50m from Gauteng

Questions have emerged about the role of Paul Mashatile in payments of R50-million made by the Gauteng Film Commission to an American news channel.

Play the ball rather than the man

"The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> has attacked myself and my colleagues personally, basing its entire story on an anonymous 'source' clearly informed by his or her own agendas, without any substantiation." Tim Modise, World Cup LOC communications chief, says the <i>M&G </i>is focusing on personalities rather than the bigger picture.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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