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Locked up or lazy? Local and provincial representatives are nowhere to be seen

Oversight is crucial, and more so during a state of disaster, yet the Parliament seems to prefer deferring this function until the Covid-19 crisis is over

EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR

When journalists send questions to government spokespersons, they do not do so because they are bored and have nothing to do

David Makhura is Gauteng’s new premier

ANC provincial secretary David Makhura will take over as the premier of Gauteng rather than Ntombi Mekgwe - as was widely expected.

Province takes on minister

Alleged political instability may require intervention at a higher level. Mmanaledi Mataboge reports .

Aftershock terrifies China quake survivors

Thousands of terrified survivors of China's earthquake huddled in the open with their meagre belongings on Tuesday as an aftershock struck and the government warned of more powerful ones to come. The panic, which reportedly gripped a vast area, came as China entered its second day of official mourning over the quake.

Imran Khan released from Pakistan jail

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday freed hunger-striking cricket legend Imran Khan from prison, where he has been detained for the last week under anti-terrorism laws, jail officials said. "We have released Imran Khan on the instructions of the provincial government," Sheikh Inamur Rehman, superintendent of Dera Ghazi Khan prison in central Punjab province, said.

Driver in court following fatal bus crash

The 45-year-old driver accused of causing a bus accident on Friday appeared briefly in the Piketberg Magistrate's Court on Monday, Western Cape police said. Ten farm workers died when their bus went over a cliff near Piketberg in the Boland, and seven remain in a critical condition in hospital.

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