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Southwestern hospitality

A backpackers in Soweto is brimming with tourists here for football and a taste of authentic South African culture.

Mpshe’s new job under fire

The appointment of former acting prosecutions head Mokotedi Mpshe as an acting judge on the North West bench may be unconstitutional.

Radebe job-hunts for Mpshe

Justice minister in 'highly unusual' campaign to find post on Bench for former acting NPA chief.

Police ‘snub’ offer of sniffer dogs for Cup

The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> has been reliably told that South Africa has a serious shortage of trained dogs and handlers.

KZN police station cooked crime stats

In a breakthrough investigation, the ICD has found that crime statistics at Mountain Rise police station in Pietermaritzburg were manipulated.

SAPS recruitment drive may misfire

Researchers and the police trade union have warned that the South African Police Service's drive to lure back 50 000 retired officers could founder.

From SOS to VIP

Ermelo has come up with an innovative solution to ease the trauma of crime-hit tourists

Daimler’s economic threat

Daimler asks government to clarify the "confusion and uncertainty" about its position on the reparation suit by apartheid victims.

Meyer Joffe tipped for top job at judicial institution

The Jackie Selebi trial judge, Meyer Joffe, is the only contender for the South African Judicial Institute's top job.

A stone’s throw from home

Sello Alcock visits Kliptown's Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square to see if he can have a meaningful tourist experience in his own backyard.

Racial slurs on Motata tapes

A re-examination of an audio recording made at the scene of Judge Nkola Motata's drunken crash says it loud and clear -- Motata made racist remarks.

Ponzi-scheme suspect Tannenbaum faces arrest

Arrest warrants for the masterminds of a Ponzi scheme that led to wealthy South Africans being swindled have been issued, it was announced on Tuesday.

Portrait of a warrior-scholar

Sello Alcock reviews <em>Hani: A life Too Short</em> by Janet Smith and Beauregard Tromp.

Constitutional Court hearings: Now it’s up to Zuma

The JSC may have dealt Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe a slap in the face this week, but the Africanist perspective still triumphed.

Battles of Bench and Bar

How race -- and Judge John Hlophe -- turned the judiciary upside down. Sello S Alcock reports.

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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

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

Press Releases

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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