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October 18, 2017

‘Focus on my credentials not my connections’: SABC board chair

New SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini wants people to focus on his credentials rather than “possible political connections” through his role as chairperson of the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation.
October 18, 2017

Lights, crackers, treats: See Diwali celebrations in pictures

The Diwali festival of lights symbolises the victory of good over evil, commemorating Lord Ram’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile.
October 17, 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Zuma 1 Critics 0

In the United States of America, talk is that when a US president’s popularity ratings start to wane, they would find a new war somewhere in a third world country they can win to distract attention from themselves and get the country to unite behind
October 17, 2017

Brickz sentenced to 15 years

South African kwaito star Sipho “Brickz” Ndlovu has been sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment. Sentencing was passed in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.
October 17, 2017

Bye bye Blade – Zuma snubs Nzimande in Cabinet reshuffle, brings in Mkhize

President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his Cabinet, leaving the South African Communist Party’s Blade Nzimande out in the cold.
October 17, 2017

Zuma announces new SABC board, communications minister

After a lengthy delay, President Jacob Zuma finally announced the new SABC board today with immediate effect, just in time before Media Monitoring was set to file an urgent interdict to force him to appoint the board.
October 16, 2017

More inquests on the cards: ‘People must be held responsible, even in death’

The judgment in the inquest of political activist Ahmed Timol has resuscitated hope for families of struggle heroes who died in police detention.
October 15, 2017

I’m not anybody’s plan B – Zweli Mkhize

ANC treasurer-general and presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize has hit out at those labelling him President Jacob Zuma’s “plan B” in the ANC succession race, saying that he has the experience and capability to lead the ANC in his own right.
October 15, 2017

Zuma will evade justice

With a possible four-year trial delay, and Zuma starting a fresh round of appeals, the case looks set to drag on indefinitely.
October 15, 2017

R200m down the drain

Thanks to a bungled tender process, water pipes for a desperately needed pipeline have been left to rot next to a road since 2010.
October 15, 2017

Guptas want back into Transnet pension

Regiments Capital is suing the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund to recover lost fees and to possibly get reinstated, after its three-year contract was cut short.
October 15, 2017

Baleka Mbete not a ‘Zuma person’

Presidential hopeful Baleka Mbete has rejected claims that she protects the president.
October 15, 2017

SABC acting group CEO now more powerful than Hlaudi

Amid threats of strike action by staff over delays in appointing an SABC board comes the allegation that acting group CEO Nomsa Philiso has been granted this authority.
October 15, 2017

‘SAA bailout is conditional’

The R5.2 billion in bailouts transferred to SAA so far this year comes with conditions, despite perceptions that the funds were handed to the bankrupt airline with no strings attached.
October 15, 2017

Thousands spent on bulletproof vests for Parliament ‘bouncers’

Parliament has spent almost R84 000 on purchasing bulletproof vests for its so-called bouncers, whose main role is to remove unruly MPs from the House.
October 15, 2017

Face-off looms over MK veterans

President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa will face off when the ANC top six sit down to consider an appeal to nullify the June conference of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA).
October 15, 2017

More psychiatric patients die

“Oh my goodness!” This was how former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke reacted to news that the number of former Life Esidimeni patients who had died by the end of last month had increased from 118 to 141.
October 15, 2017

Big Mpumalanga ANC numbers questioned

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s supporters in Mpumalanga are claiming that ANC membership numbers for the province have been inflated.
October 15, 2017

ANC’s factions laid bare in Parliament

MPs engage in factionalism at the expense of their oversight role.
October 15, 2017

'2019 elections results will be credible' – IEC

The IEC will have to allay the ANC’s fears of vote-rigging ahead of the next election, as the party’s support looks likely to decline.
October 14, 2017

Zuma supporters rally around Dlamini-Zuma

Staunch supporters of President Jacob Zuma threw their weight behind him despite the Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) throwing out his attempts to stop the National Prosecuting Authority instituting charges against him.
October 15, 2017

How to beat the bullies

To end a vicious spate of bullying on a WhatsApp group by Vosloorus pupils, 12 of them wereput through a leadership course. They helped change their school’s culture and end the abuse.
October 15, 2017

New dictionaries to help preserve SA’s language heritage

South African indigenous languages may be saved from the list of those identified by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as likely to disappear at the end of this century.
October 15, 2017

Mpumalanga rejects escalating library contract

An Mpumalanga head of department has quit his job after allowing a contract for the installation of anti-theft devices in provincial libraries to escalate by R30 million.
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