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‘Prisoner 913’: The long, zigzagging path to Mandela’s release

A new book draws on the secret archive of NP justice minister Kobie Coetsee to paint a detailed picture of the lead-up to Nelson Mandela’s release. Shaun de Waal spoke to co-author Riaan de Villiers

Paul David stared down political Goliaths

The lawyer, whose sense of justice stayed with him till his death, was an unassuming but essential part of South Africa’s ongoing struggle for equality – and he never forgot his roots.

ANC vet: Cabal report is a ‘distortion of reality’

Mac Maharaj says the report is a "distortion of reality"

Editorial: Some freedom fighters are no longer honourable

The sacrifice in the fight for freedom and Zuma, the freedom fighter, should be honoured, but his presidency will be counted among history’s follies.

Unearthing a buried trail of lies of Mac Maharaj’s relationship with Shaik

​Documents seen by the M&G have reopened questions on a Scorpion investigation regarding a series of payments to the presidential spokesperson.

SCA dismisses Mac Maharaj gagging appeal, endorses transparency

Criminal charges were laid against three M&G staffers by presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj in November 2011.

Madonsela to investigate Mac Maharaj’s stay at ministerial estate

The former presidential spokesperson's stay at a luxury housing estate in Pretoria "could amount to flagrant abuse of public resources".

No sound or fury as Mac Maharaj bows out

President Jacob Zuma's number one is retiring, still vague and prickly but undeniably a shrewd strategist.

Mac Maharaj: In his own words

As presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj signs off, we take a look at some of the spin doctor's most memorable quotes.

Struggle stalwart Mac Maharaj decides to call it a day

The presidential spokesperson, who is close to 80 years old, says it is time to "slow down".

Zuma not sidestepping duty to answer questions – presidency

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj says President Jacob Zuma is only required to answer questions by invitation, once per quarter.

Maharaj dismisses alleged involvement in spy tape collusion

Presidency Spokesperson Mac Maharaj rebuffs Mzi Khumalo's claims on the spy tapes as 'wild speculation'.

Mac Maharaj: Zuma has responded to all Nkandla reports

President Jacob Zuma included recommendations that Cabinet review its policy on presidential security and clearly define parameters for spending.

President Zuma hospitalised

Doctors have advised President Jacob Zuma to rest after he was admitted for tests on Saturday.

​Propaganda ministry is a go – without Mac

What used to be communications becomes good old post and telecommunications again – while what should be "new communications" is simply propaganda.

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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

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

​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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