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ANN7 sacrificed to save MultiChoice ‘mistake-men’

MultiChoice was equally clear about the consequences of its 'mistake' — when ANN7’s contract ends in August, it will be dropped from DStv

Combative, evasive Dlamini steers herself towards disaster

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini this week sought a definition of “meeting” before she could confirm that she had one

Dlamini’s direct inquisition ends, but more in store

During questioning, Bathabile Dlamini contradicted herself, refused to admit simple facts, and failed to answer many crucial questions

Dairy farm puts Guptas directly in firing line

The stench of rotting cow carcasses will pale in comparison to the stink the Estina probe will cause

In danger or not, all mayors may have bodyguards

Previously councils had to ask the South African Police Service for a threat and risk analysis before they were allowed to pay for mayoral bodyguards.

Mkhwebane: Final Absa report isn’t final, so can’t be challenged

In June this year, Mkhwebane put her signature to a report that seemed to suggest that the government must recover R1.125-billion from Absa.

Judges make short shrift of Molefe’s did, didn’t, did …

Brian Molefe now contends he never left Eskom and so, legally, he should be allowed to return to the office and position that is rightfully his

Brian Molefe: I resigned and retired at the same time

Army officer and former MP Brian Molefe on Wednesday argued that he remains the CEO of Eskom because he resigned and retired at the same time.

Social grants crisis looms in 2018, experts warn ConCourt

There is a danger that Sassa, under pressure from political principals, will make hasty decisions, with consequences that could be expensive.

Ombud okays media naming high-profile, probable gender-harm perpetrators

Publications can now identify a person alleged to have done such harm, but defamation rules still apply

Reserve Bank guns for Mkhwebane and her CIEX delay attempt

​Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces a bruising day in court on Friday, if papers from the Reserve Bank are anything to go by.

Three Gauteng departments in hot water as Life Esidimeni web gets ever more tangled

A high court ruling finds links between a missing R5m for drug rehab and the neglected welfare of the province’s most vulnerable people

Zuma abandons state capture plan in last-minute court chaos

The president had originally suggested the matter be sent back to Thuli Madonsela’s successor for further investigation.

Opposition parties detail tough state capture court order for Zuma

Opposition political parties on Wednesday morning asked the high court in Pretoria to give the president two weeks to set up a commission of inquiry.

Nkandla: Did Zuma flout the Constitution or make a mistake?

Jacob Zuma suddenly seemed to abandon the last shreds of his defence during Constitutional Court proceedings this week.

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