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Why spies are flocking to Mangaung

The crime intelligence unit is deployed at the ANC’s conference, leaving the country wide open.

Water deal irks Lesotho’s new rulers

South Africa is accused of putting undue pressure on a weak government to extract an unfair deal.

Banks bent over backwards for Zuma

Three major banks willfully ignored (albeit with gritted teeth) Zuma's laissez-faire attitude to debt.

Of battleships and Nkandla

The financing of the Nkandla project makes it clear that Jacob Zuma’s home is built on shaky foundations of friends and would-be favours.

Did arms firm pay Mac’s bill?

Thales allegedly funded Maharaj’s bid to stop Scorpions from getting his wife’s bank records.

Guptas ‘bankroll’ Mrs Zuma’s bond

A few months after Zuma and Ngema wed, they went house-hunting.

Regiments deal costs taxpayers many millions

Fund management company goes into damage control this week.

Privacy Bill no threat to bloggers

It is a pity that the media has not given much attention to the positive aspects of the Protection of Personal Information Bill, writes John Jeffery.

Mac Maharaj: This is why M&G must be charged

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says the key part of his case against the Mail & Guardian is that the newspaper broke the law.

M&G journalists warned of criminal charges

M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes and investigative reporters Sam Sole and Stefaans Brummer have been told they are suspects in a criminal investigation.

M&G faces charges over Mac Maharaj

Editor and reporters have been warned that they are suspected of stealing confidential records in a case brought forward by Mac Maharaj.

SA’s war vultures

When the elephants fight, tusk to tusk, it is the grass -- the ordinary people -- that gets trampled. But where did the elephants get their tusks? In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the elephants now sup at the same table. Since July a government of national unity, agreed during talks at Sun City, reigns over an uneasy, fractional peace.

Holomisa’s shady partner

What is David Tokoph, a man the government suspects of gunrunning, doing in South Africa? And what is United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa doing at his side?

A new war for the allegiance of the poor

The success of the weekend mass march on Sandton "surprised" the anti-government activists who organised it -- and is a wake-up call to the ANC, whose own march was left in the shade. A mass of people marched 10km from Johannesburg's impoverished Alexandra to upmarket Sandton.

‘We’ll take Sandton’

The anti-globalisation lobby fired the first public salvo in its war on the World Summit at a series of demonstrations -- and warned it was mobilising for a frontal assault. Hundreds of activists converged on Jeppe Regional Court to support comrades charged with public violence.

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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

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

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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