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August 13, 2017

‘Our heroes changed our lives’

While the quality of life of Marikana mine workers has improved, looming job cuts could leave many thousands destitute.
August 16, 2017

Pupils receive counselling following shooting of Bushbuckridge teacher

The Mpumalanga department of education says that teachers and pupils at Sedibasathuto Primary School in Bushbuckridge are receiving counselling following the shooting of teacher Kate Chiloane.
August 16, 2017

A blast from the past – Snuki Zikalala applies for SABC leadership

Actors, a vice-chancellor and a former head of SABC news are among those in line for a spot in the 12-member SABC board.
August 16, 2017

Grace Mugabe skips court, returns to Zimbabwe

While South Africans are still questioning Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe’s whereabouts, rumour has it that she is back in her homeland in Harare, Zimbabwe.
August 15, 2017

‘Slap a woman, go to jail’ – Mbalula at launch of app for victims of violence

Presidential hopeful and former chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says gender-based violence is a global problem, not just in South Africa.
August 15, 2017

‘Dagga leads to heroin’: Teachers raise concerns over legalisation

Teachers around the country have raised serious concerns regarding the possible legalisation of dagga in South Africa, arguing that it could prove detrimental to the youth because it was “unrealistic to believe that legalised dagga would be controlle
August 16, 2017

‘Grace Mugabe has history of violence’

Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena, the general-secretary of the Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP), says Grace Mugabe has always been a violent person.
August 14, 2017

Only witchcraft can save ANC from losing power, says Bheki Cele

ANC NEC member Bheki Cele says that only witchcraft can save the ANC from losing power in 2019 if it does not make drastic changes.
August 14, 2017

Ahmed Timol’s death ‘shattered the family, broke his father’

“My grandfather died a broken man after the loss of his eldest son,” Imtiaz Cajee told the North Gauteng High Court this morning on day 17 of the reopened Ahmed Timol inquest.
August 14, 2017

Cele defends ANC MPs who voted against Zuma

ANC NEC member Bheki Cele has defended ANC MPs who voted with opposition parties in last week’s motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.
August 14, 2017

If you see you’re doing more harm than good, leave – Bheki Cele on succession

National Executive Committee member Bheki Cele has nailed his colours to the mast in a veiled endorsement of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.
August 14, 2017

‘Don’t stop taking the ANC to court. Do it until we learn to lead’ – Bheki Cele

Bheki Cele is embarrassed by the ANC national executive committee’s failure to lead the organisation, resulting in members having to turn to the courts.
August 13, 2017

#GuptaLeaks: Why NPA won't act

Prosecutors cite illegal possession of the emails and possible tampering, despite implicated ANC insiders having attested to their authenticity.
August 13, 2017

‘It’s far from over, Mister President’

ANC members and alliance partners are set to take to the streets with civil organisations to call for Zuma to go.
August 13, 2017

I won’t be part of those who steal – Phosa

Mathews Phosa, who has his eye on the ANC presidency, has warned looters of state resources that he would throw them in jail should he be elected president of the party in December and the country in 2019.
August 13, 2017

Manana: No place to hide

Last Sunday evening an injured Mandisa Duma told City Press she had learnt that Mduduzi Manana was trying to reach her family to convince them to drop the charges she had laid against him.
August 13, 2017

Zuma – What will happen next?

The ANC will realise over the next few months why it should have grabbed the opportunity to reclaim power from the Guptas.
August 13, 2017

SA teachers skip classes

Pupils lose about 40% of learning time every year in South African schools because teachers habitually skip classes, according to a study by the Council for Development and Enterprise.
August 13, 2017

‘Killing season’ persists in KwaZulu-Natal

Slain ANC member Ntokozo “Lithi” Maphumulo shouted out that he was dying seconds after he was shot outside his mother’s home in eMahlongwa, Scottburgh, this week.
August 13, 2017

Presidential hopefuls hit the road

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday urged ANC branch members to reclaim the space now occupied by civil society and opposition parties and lead the struggle against corruption and state capture.
August 13, 2017

‘I just tried to stay positive’ — McGown

After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Mali six years ago, Sephen McGown finally returns home.
August 13, 2017

Justice for a ‘f***ing old queen’

A “martial arts master” who called a gay trustee of her apartment block a “f***ing old queen” during a fight over birds will have to cough up R25 000.
August 13, 2017

Women’s rally or political campaign?

An internal memo circulated in a North West government department last week that ended with a brief and unexplained request: ““You are also requested to wear black skirts or pants.”
August 16, 2017

ANC MPs boycott meeting chaired by Makhosi Khoza

“Ill-disciplined!” This is how ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu characterised the boycott of a parliamentary meeting by ANC MPs who objected to being led by the outspoken Makhosi Khoza.
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