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Trace Zuma’s trajectory by muted reaction to ‘shock art’

Four years ago, a painting of Zuma got half the country up in arms. This year, another one is hardly commented on.

Zuma’s seven unpardonable sins

Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth - the feathers in our president's cap.

‘The Spear’ vandalism case postponed

The trial of Louis Mabokela, accused of vandalising the Jacob Zuma 'The Spear' painting, has been postponed in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

2012: The year of tawdry politics on a plate

The ANC has delivered an unpalatable 12 months that has left the nation hungry for leadership, writes Richard Calland.

Appeal tribunal shreds classification of ‘The Spear’

The Film and Publications Board cannot ban online images, an appeal tribunal told it this week.

Appeal tribunal declassifies ‘The Spear’

A ruling on the classification of "The Spear" artwork has been overturned by the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) Appeal Tribunal.

ConCourt upholds ruling on Film and Publications Act

The ConCourt has upheld a high court ruling, which found that certain provisions of the Films and Publications Act are unconstitutional and invalid.

Goodman Gallery appeals ‘Spear’ rating

The Goodman Gallery has lodged papers with the Film and Publications Board Appeal Tribunal in an attempt to overturn the 16N rating of "The Spear".

Pimples: Spear us your heritage

It's that time of year when we remember our heritage and celebrate our cultural diversity. For the Pimples, it's about letting it all hang out. Watch the video.

Hearing on ‘The Spear’ defacement postponed

The trial of two men accused of vandalising the painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been postponed to October.

Zuma artwork ‘exposes issues’

The artist of the latest explicit picture of the president, Ayanda Mabulu says his work is comment and no disrespect is intended.

McKaiser: Nudity has lost its political potency

The reaction to a new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been banal but in an interesting way, Eusebius McKaiser has said.

‘Abuse of the arts’: ANC bristles at new Zuma painting

The ANC has condemned a new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed, saying it hasn't ruled out mass action to protest against it.

New painting gives Zuma’s privates another airing

Another painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has gone on display, this time at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town.

Our speech could unite us

Universities must help to create social cohesion by promoting the teaching of African languages.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

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