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The inquiry into Bongani Mayosi’s death must ‘water the tree of transformation’ at UCT

BCM women led from the front

The goal of black consciousness was social and psychological liberation for both sexes

VCs: Set a trend for moderate pay

By accepting more modest remuneration packages, varsity vice-chancellors can send a powerful message to bosses in the corporate and parastatal sectors

Mamphela Ramphele’s critique of the state of South Africa

Mamphela Ramphele has emerged from “political wilderness”, to offer a critique of “the nightmare” that is South Africa’s current state of affairs.

Six things you need to know if you still care about Agang

Its founder has done a runner, but the cash-strapped party still wants to stay in the game – assuming it isn't sunk for good by its factional battles.

‘Mission accomplished’: Ramphele quits politics

The Agang SA leader says she has decided to leave party politics and return to civil society "to pursue the idealism that has driven" her.

Agang’s Ramphele struggles on in the world of politics

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele struggled to draw the crowds or inspire much confidence in the younger residents of Khayelitsha on Youth Day.

Ramphele opens case over Agang’s no-name account

Mamphela Ramphele has opened a case with the police to investigate who opened an account that would receive an IEC refund on behalf of the party.

Elections 2014: Party leaders cause a stir at the polls

From Jacob Zuma attracting large crowds in Nkandla to Helen Zille ditching the DA's colours, here's what happened when party presidents voted.

‘Stop this culture of impunity’ – Ramphele on Zuma, Tlakula

As part of a group of parties calling on Pansy Tlakula to resign, Agang SA's leader has criticised the IEC chairperson as well as Jacob Zuma.

TIA chair seeks Hawks probe into Ramphele’s trust

A trust founded by Agang SA head Mamphela Ramphele is at the centre of an investigation into corruption at the Technology Innovation Agency.

Agang SA releases elections candidate list

Agang SA has made public its list of party candidates for upcoming polls, with leader Mamphele Ramphele listed as the party's presidential candidate.

Ramphele and Agang SA: I don’t believe this is about friendships

In the first in a series of profiles, Mamphela Ramphele explains Agang SA is ready for the upcoming elections - despite the problems it faces.

Letter to editor: Party politics is not for Ramphele

From the SABC chairperson's response to the public protector's findings to herbal sex drugs raising the bar, here are this week's letters.

Letters to the editor: February 14 to 20 2014

Helen Zille questions Richard Calland's change of tune regarding Mamphela Ramphele and the DA's aim to broaden its black leadership.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

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Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

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Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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