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Riah Phiyega: Failure and dashed hopes

South Africans had high hopes when Riah Phiyega stepped into office as national police commissioner last year. Those hopes, it seems, were misplaced.

Mid-term budget speech 2013: Gordhan cuts the fat

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced sweeping cuts to the pricey perks enjoyed by civil servants.

Mexico is no mentor for SA press, Mr President

President Jacob Zuma held up Mexico as an example of the reporting South African news organisations should strive for. But what does that mean?

Tony Yengeni: Struggle veteran to flawed politician

Despite his flagging influence, Tony Yengeni remains a public persona that people love to hate.

Ramaphosa-Mugabe tension ‘won’t hamper co-operation’

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe once called Cyril Ramaphosa 'a white man in a black man's skin'

Melinda Gates on family planning

The M&G caught up with Melinda Gates while she visited Lilongwe, Malawi to see how a family planning campaign in the country was going.

Maternal health gets a boost in Malawi

The country is focusing on giving women access to family planning services. Faranaaz Parker reports.

Patronage just part of South African politics

Politics is so riddled with patronage that the latest revelations about payments made to President Jacob Zuma have been dismissed, say analysts.

DA calls for Zuma to stand aside

The DA has called on President Jacob Zuma to "do the honourable thing" and take leave from his office until all allegations have been dealt with.

SABC’s decision on Mangaung talk show is ‘leadership at its best’

The SABC says its decision to prevent journalists from participating in a debate on Metro FM was made in the interest of the public.

Talk show gag: SABC has some explaining to do

Media experts say the latest "banning" incident at the SABC has made a mockery of freedom of expression, and the public broadcaster must explain.

ConCourt action will be secrecy Bill activists’ last resort

Experts agree that if the secrecy Bill is enacted into law, either opposition parties or the public will contest the law at the Constitutional Court.

Moderate Malema visits Lenasia demolition sites

If expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is anything to go by, moderate is the new radical.

Nomura calls Mangaung for Zuma

A new report from financial services group Nomura says Jacob Zuma is in no danger of being unseated by the ANC, despite his growing unpopularity.

ANC agrees to no confidence debate – next year

The ANC will ask that the motion of no confidence against Jacob Zuma, requested by a coalition of opposition parties, be scheduled for next year.

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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

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

​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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