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EFF’s Sona stunt may have saved Mbete

Those who live in dictatorships watched in awe as Julius Malema led a campaign to test the ANC's commitment to the rule of law, writes Bheki Makhubu.

Sona debate: No laughing matter this time around

Insults and an EFF walkout aside, it was strictly business for President Jacob Zuma and Co during the Sona debate.

Zuma: Preventing downgrade a top priority

Government will work to avert a downgrade and focus on fixing domestic issues that have thwarted confidence in SA's economy, the president said.

Top quotes from the Sona debate

Insults, nursery rhymes and fairytales: Here are the best quotes from the first two days of the State of the Nation address debate.

Letters to the editor: February 19 to 25 2016

Readers write in about the State of the Nation Address, racism, and the value of history.

Zuma trips lightly over scandals in Sona debate

The president chose to focus on rebooting the economy and unification, ignoring contentious issues such as Nkandla, nuclear and student protests.

Clowns, Star Wars and nursery rhymes dominate Sona debate

Both ANC and opposition MPs happily drew on fantasy and storytelling to insult one another in the first day of the State of the Nation debate.

Not in praise of Zuma’s presidency

Was there perhaps widely felt criticism hidden in the praise singer’s exaltation of President Jacob Zuma at the 2016 State of the Nation Address?

Gordhan must table a radical budget

To satisfy taxpayers and ratings agencies, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will have to announce serious and immediate cuts in the 2016 budget speech.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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