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Water ‘wars’ wash over the world

Conflicts have doubled in the past decade, with 26% of these occurring on the African continent

‘We don’t want fanatics here’ — Malema

In his closing address at the EFF’s elective conference on Monday, the party’s leader took aim at delegates for ‘personalising’ their victories

Shoo-in Veronica Mente will be a ‘full-time’ EFF chair

The party’s new national chairperson takes over from Dali Mpofu, who had to recuse himself to allow him to juggle his schedule as an advocate

‘You can’t come into my house and question my security’ — Malema

After a scuffle between a member of the EFF’s security and delegates on Saturday, Malema warned members not to air security concerns in front of media

Malema asks delegates for forgiveness after pepper spray incident

A scuffle involving a member of the EFF’s security unit risked spoiling an otherwise smooth elective conference

EFF top six: ‘Amatorokisi’ victorious

Amid reports of factionalism, all six positions in the EFF’s leadership race were uncontested

EFF says ‘good riddance’ to eNCA

The broadcaster pulled its coverage to highlight the party’s barring of other media. The EFF claims there were other reasons behind the decision.

Thousands of insourced workers counted among EFFSC wins

The student wing rose to prominence during the Fees Must Fall movement, which was accompanied by the call to end outsourcing at universities

Emergency call centres can’t cope

The help-line workers and their union say there are not enough people to pick up calls — and sometimes people are shot dead while they are listening

Mandisa Mashego: The EFF ‘shit stirrer’

The party’s Gauteng chair and the only woman provincial leader reflects on her feminism and the possible establishment of a women’s command

Set a podcast to catch a rape suspect

In just four episodes, Deon Wiggett was able to talk about his rape, tackle the institutions that protect perpetrators and secure an arrest

Land reform captured by the elite

According to a new report, the poor remain on the sidelines of farm redistribution

‘Closed shop’ Nedlac grilled again

Critics are asking if the council, which debates social and economic policies, is fit for purpose

Jo’burg pool in the deep end

Residents complained about noise and bad behaviour so the gates were closed on weekends, a decision some see as racist

Hammanskraal crisis: Slow tender stops clean water flowing

Little has changed in Hammanskraal since the Mail & Guardian last visited the area in August, when residents said the tap water had made them sick.

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