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Luthuli House stands aside as racist Free State mayor carries on in role

Welkom mayor Nkosinjani Speelman has allegedly been continuing to perform his duties, despite his ‘suspension’

A greybeard lost in his family’s land

His father was robbed of freedom and of his land, now he hopes justice will be won for those to come

Welkom land hearings: ‘The land belongs to the people’

'The land belongs to the people. Not any individual owns the land. People own property, not land'

Health MEC’s deadly PR parade

As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.

SA yellow maize drops on forecast of rain

An expectation of rain in maize-producing areas has seen the price of the yellow variety fall to a three-week low.

The killing that shook Welkom

The brutal slaying of a young man whose body was found cut up has unsettled the once quiet town. <b>Eamon Allan</b> goes home to see what happened.

Ex-miners who yearn to breathe easier

In a bumpy backstreet in Mthatha stands the offices of the ex-mineworkers' union, founded in 1987.There are seven stacks of dusty files in one...

Dying for gold

The recent tragedy in Welkom has not deterred illegal miners from going back underground. Monako Dibetle finds out what drives them.

Mining for gold, dicing with death

At the time of writing on Thursday, the bodies of 76 illegal miners had been brought to the surface at Harmony Gold's Eland shaft in Welkom.

Motlanthe hits the campaign trail in Welkom

President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Saturday that burglary and housebreaking should be taken more seriously by the police and courts.

Gold Fields says strike ends, all workers safe

Gold Fields, the world's fourth-largest gold producer, on Friday confirmed that the illegal strike at its Beatrix mine near Welkom in the Free State had been called off.

Miners trapped due to illegal strike

Trade union Solidarity on Friday said 100 of its members were trapped 900m underground at Gold Fields' Beatrix mine outside of Welkom in the Free State

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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