Essop Pahad

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.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs