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After the massacre: Zuma’s enemies fill the breach

The Marikana massacre has exposed an increasingly tense relationship between the ANC leadership and its fractious members in North West.

Vavi: Foes on high, friends on ground

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been dealt a double blow, losing two allies weeks before the labour federation's national conference.

I support Zuma 100%, says Ace Magashule

Free State Premier and chair Ace Magashule has hailed Jacob Zuma as an intellectual as he explains why he supports the president's re-election bid.

Zuma’s choice: Politics vs pupils

Presidential task team members believe Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga should be fired but President Jacob Zuma needs her women's league.

North West town boss under fire over contract

Sandile Tyatya has raised the ire of officials in the council after he entered into a R4.5-million contract with Altech Netstar.

Supra Mahumapelo got travel agency cash

Mahumapelo has pocketed at least R200000 through his travel agency's business dealings with an ailing municipality in the province.

ANC leadership fails North West

The ANC is under intense pressure to release reports about the problems that plague the province.

Vavi shocked by ‘unprecedented’ Sadtu attack

Sadtu members in Limpopo released a scathing statement this week signed by its secretary, Matome Raphasha, and his deputy, Sowell Tjebane.

Youth league’s Moonsamy takes on ‘irresponsible remarks’

ANCYL member Magdalene Moonsamy has taken on Deputy Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni over her remarks about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Divisions multiply as Zuma’s unity talk rings hollow

Efforts to emulate Mandela haven't worked out well for President Zuma, who has done more to divide the ANC than unite it, writes Michelle Pietersen.

Brutal ‘ANC vets’ in the firing line

The ANC's ex-soldiers are accused of intimidating Jacob Zuma's opponents at the Mandela lecture this week, writes Michelle Pietersen.

Winnie slams ANC for not caring in scathing letter

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has accused the ANC, under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, of disrespecting the Mandela family.

Little clarity on Zuma’s jobs grant

Derisive senior ANC members and others have pointed out that there are no jobs for the seekers to seek, writes Michelle Pietersen.

Juju tells us what he really thinks of Zuma

Jacob Zuma's legacy will be defined by promiscuity, corruption and a suppression of debate - he must be removed at Mangaung, says Julius Malema.

Zuma’s second transition rejected by ANC commissions

Insiders say the second transition document championed by President Jacob Zuma was rejected, dealing a blow to his re-election campaign.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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