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Nation of curtain twitchers

Now that we are in the second week of lockdown, South Africans seem to be taking their unwritten civic duty of snitching very seriously

Government blamed for decline in mining sector

Anglo American Platinum's plan to shed 14 000 jobs is a clear indication of the state's inability to support economic growth, experts have warned.

Presidency: Leave Madiba in peace

The presidency has renewed its plea for the media and public to respect Nelson Mandela's privacy, hours after he was discharged from hospital.

Tokyo Sexwale: I have nowhere else to go

Tokyo Sexwale on Sunday became the first of Mangaung's walking wounded to pledge his future to the ANC, refusing to give up his government position.

Businesses vie for ANC attention

The Progressive Business Forum marquee at the Mangaung elective conference revealed a mixed bag of companies hoping to cosy up to the ruling party.

ANC pushes for compulsory teaching of indigenous languages

The ANC has said at its Mangaung conference it will push for the teaching of indigenous languages in public schools to become compulsory from 2014.

ANC: No truth to Motlanthe’s resignation rumour

The ANC is attempting to quash rumours that Kgalema Motlanthe will resign as South Africa's deputy president, saying that nothing has been discussed.

ANC and Cosatu square off at Mangaung

The ANC and Cosatu are embroiled in a bitter public spat at the Mangaung electoral conference in spite of an impassioned call for unity by Jacob Zuma.

Phosa encourages members to donate salaries to ANC

The ANC wants members deployed in government to help raise more funds and donate part of their salary, according to the financial report.

Zuma hints at school inspectors in Mangaung opening address

In an attempt to redeem his government from a slew of mishaps by the education department, Jacob Zuma has hinted at the return of school inspectors.

Trade and industry: No changes to policy

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has dismissed suggestions of a change to South Africa's industrial and labour policy to spur economic growth.

Motlanthe accepts nomination for ANC president

Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has accepted his nomination for ANC president and will square up against incumbent Jacob Zuma in Mangaung.

Mangaung: The battle for second place

With Jacob Zuma almost assured of a second term as ANC leader, attention has turned to arguably a more important battle for the deputy presidency.

Spend it like Zuma: Life and debt in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma's inability to control his spending is not a new South African story; most citizens seem to be spending beyond their means.

Mixed reactions to business sector letter to state

The call by leading business figures to work together in solving SA's problems has been met with calls for more investment from the business sector.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

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

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries