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Police can smoke out dagga farmers

​Agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana has told Eastern Cape cannabis farmers not to expect protection from his department

More irrigation, less migration

The effect of climate change in Africa’s semi-arid countries is driving young people out of rural areas into cities

Police commissioner tells cops to let the stoners blaze

In a directive seen by the M&G, police are advised to immediately cease the arrest of people found in possession of cannabis

Gareth Prince is still burning to be a lawyer

During his first court appearance Prince learnt that 'the disrespect and disgust for our indigenous people and our practices were quite apparent'

EFF spurns DA, woos ANC

The ruling party and Economic Freedom Fighters may cosy up after metro battles leave the Democratic Alliance bloodied

Initiation Bill trips over Contralesa

Amakhosi say they have not been consulted and have been insulted because women are involved

We’ll pay Eskom, not municipality

Businesses are hard hit by blackouts because local government owes the power utility billions of rand

Cosatu’s boss loses favour to his deputy

The NUM and Nehawu are leading Zingiswa Losi’s campaign to replace S’dumo Dlamini

Anxiety grows over party funding Bill

​Civil society groups fear President Cyril Ramaphosa is being lobbied about not signing the Political Party Funding Bill until after the 2019 election

Threats of war conclude WC land hearings

Panel at Western Cape land hearings receive conflicting ownership accounts and threats to defend land violently

Rich land, poor villagers

Coffee Bay’s pristine seaside land is home to some of SA’s most popular holiday resorts and remains in the hands of the Bomvana and Pondo tribes

AbaThembu king wants his own Ingonyama Trust

The first day of the land hearings in the Eastern Cape opened with a submission calling to replicate KwaZulu-Natal’s traditional land trust

Life goes on in bloody gangland

The drugs, the bodies, the violence – it’s hard to comprehend how people live in Ocean View

Evictees’ lives turned inside out

Winter arrived with force in Cape Town this week, and for some the driving rain adds to the suffering that comes with being evicted

Angry NUM members vow to boo Cyril over Eskom woes

NUM members also intended to voice their anger at Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, who was meant to address the conference but instead travelled overseas

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