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ANC gears up for national general council

The ANC is well prepared for its third national general council, which takes place in Durban next week, its spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Strike a rock, don’t objectify it

A great aunt of mine used to say there are two kinds of women: those who do things because men like them done that way, and those who do things right.

Where dreams are made…and lost

<b>Valencia Talane</b> reminisces about an important moment in the late Scara Ngobese's life that may have gone unnoticed by the football star.

Decorum deferred

A mugging, two emergency services personnel and a near-beating have had me unpacking the dos and don'ts of professionals in uniform.

Blame it on the Mini?

Could the Mini Cooper's reputation for being one of the most exciting cars in its class have contributed to the illegal Soweto drag race?

Winnie 2.0

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of those people who knows an opportunity for publicity when she sees one.

Mr Zuma, my drunken uncle

The news that President Jacob Zuma has fathered another child, out of wedlock, made me sick, to say the least.

Waxing lyrical

How would South Africans like it if there was a second Julius Malema, Caster Semenya and Winnie Mandela?

Parly’s night shift

2010 is proving to be a year of firsts and fun surprises indeed.

The first day of school: A closed book to endless possibilities

If I had a little one starting "big school" on Wednesday, I'd be worried. No, more like afraid, very afraid.

The ties that bind us

"Oh, I don't have a problem with them, as long as they stay out of my face," said a male friend of mine in reply to a discussion on same-sex marriage.

Going under the knife

More black South African women are opting for plastic surgery to fix "imbalances" in their bodies.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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