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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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Sounding the alarm on shack fire losses

A tech solution to fires in informal settlements comes with insurance that pays out the victims of these blazes

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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