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June 28, 2017

If radical economic transformation is to be realised cadre deployment must fall

For the past 23 years, the governing party and its alliance partners have been shouting all relevant slogans and catch phrases, but failed to fundamentally transform the economy of this country.
June 28, 2017

A comotose Essop had no idea that Ahmed Timol had died – Bizos

As day three of the inquest into the death of apartheid activist Ahmed Timol continued this morning, famed human rights lawyer George Bizos took to the stand, and gave his first-hand testimony into the case.
June 28, 2017

Environmentalists win bid to stop mining in protected area for now

The Centre for Environmental Rights has won a court bid to immediately stop an Indian-owned company from mining in an environmentally protected area in Mpumalanga.
June 28, 2017

Sparks fly as SAA fails to account

It was always going to be a heated meeting – the leadership of the embattled South African Airways was appearing before Parliament’s finance committee to account for the airline’s performance in the last quarter of the 2016/17 financial year which en
June 28, 2017

I would never commit suicide, you’d have to kill me — Essop at Timol inquest

Day two of the inquest into the death of freedom fighter and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol continued today at the South Gauteng High Court, where Dr Saleem Essop resumed his testimony.
June 27, 2017

Reserve Bank’s urgent court application against Public Protector

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has filed an urgent application to the North Gauteng High Court to set aside the remedial action proposed by the Public Protector on the Bankorp bailout.
June 27, 2017

Halve the NEC, do lifestyle audits ... the Western Cape ANC’s dramatic proposals

Lifestyle audits for NEC members, a much smaller NEC and the curbing of the president’s powers in appointing members of his executive – are some of the proposals that the Western Cape ANC is taking to the party’s policy conference
June 25, 2017

Groped, doped on the train

Manners are castigated and female travellers victimised as dagga smoking, gambling, drinking, groping and ejaculating go on, unchecked, in overfull carriages.
June 25, 2017

Take flu more seriously

If you haven’t had a bout of flu yet, consider yourself one of the lucky few. South Africa is slap bang in the middle of flu season, which starts in May and ends in August.
June 25, 2017

Drinking while HIV+

Alcohol not only increases the likelihood of risky sexual behaviour, it also affects HIV treatment adherence.
June 25, 2017

Chosen by destiny to challenge and save a city. How not to forget

Renaming De Waal Drive after the man who led the 1960 protest march from Langa to the city centre is a fitting tribute, writes Tony Heard.
June 26, 2017

Here’s why the inquest into Ahmed Timol’s death is so important

This morning saw the opening stages of a momentous case that is being heard before the South Gauteng High Court – the reopening of the inquest into the death of freedom fighter Ahmed Timol.
June 24, 2017

Rapist sentenced to life imprisonment for raping two-year-old

A 35-year-old Congolese man and father of four was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Friday morning for the rape of a two-year-old girl in 2016.
June 26, 2017

Coffin case transferred to high court

The case against two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him, was transferred to the High Court in Delmas.
June 25, 2017

EFF on Zuma statue: Even if they name a toilet after him, we will destroy it

A monument in honour of President Jacob Zuma was nearing completion in the North West in what was expected to lead to another uproar amid escalating criticism from the public.
June 25, 2017

Zuma, ministers visit Lusikisiki after rise in crime

President Jacob Zuma visited Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape yesterday after a recent spate of violence crime, especially against women and children.
June 25, 2017

Drama expected at Kabila’s state visit today

DRC President Joseph Kabila is set to pay a state visit to President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria today amid questions over the timing of the meeting and suspicions that private interests could feature.
June 25, 2017

Crime intel boss has a dodgy past

New acting crime intelligence head Major General Pat Mokushane has a criminal record, allegedly ran his private companies from his office and had an affair with a subordinate officer’s wife.
June 25, 2017

ANC scrambles for unity

In a bid to avoid a major loss in 2019, provincial bargaining is taking place to ensure all candidates are represented.
June 25, 2017

PetroSA on the brink after R14.5bn loss

Financiers seek assurances in the wake of the gross mismanagement and incompetence that led to Project Ikhwezi’s collapse.
June 25, 2017

Sicelo Shiceka’s mum evicted

Nomampondo Shiceka has lashed out at her former daughter-in-law for selling her late son’s house.
June 24, 2017

These stories are changing the world with innovative solutions to shared problems

From R1 a litre for clean water to providing a sustainable solution to food wastage to a solution to global homelessness. These are just some of the stories we feature on Impact Journalism Day, innovative solutions that will change the world.
June 25, 2017

Godongwana: ‘Mining Charter can’t stem the tide’

ANC economic heavyweight Enoch Godongwana warns that the new Mining Charter could add to the increasing tally of job losses in the sector.
June 25, 2017

ANC factions could abuse policy conference

ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Lindiwe Sisulu (pictured) has warned that the ANC policy conference could be rendered useless by factions in the ANC, who have prioritised the bidding of their preferred candidates over policies.
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June 25 2017