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August 23, 2017

Film and Publication Board tackles gender-based violence

As they begin the process of reviewing their classification guidelines, the Film and Publication Board is considering adding a new element of gender based violence in their guidelines.
August 23, 2017

‘We need to act urgently’: MPs panic as Guptas offload their assets

MPs tasked with investigating the so-called “capture of the state” are worried that the controversial Gupta family may be planning to leave the country before they answer to the allegations of state capture.
August 23, 2017

First ever legal auction of rhino horns takes place online

After a 40-year ban, the legal sale of rhino horns officially began today – as an online auction.
August 23, 2017

‘Wonderful work’ earns interim SABC board a spot on interview shortlist

The wonderful work of the five interim SABC board members has earned them a spot in the final 36 who will be interviewed by Parliament next week.
August 23, 2017

BREAKING: Guptas sell Tegeta to Swiss owner

Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments has sold Tegeta Exploration and Resources to Swiss-based Charles King SA for R2.97bn, it has announced.
August 23, 2017

A hit and a miss for Campaign NDZ as miners chase her from Marikana

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma left Marikana in huff on Tuesday after she and her entourage were chased out by angry miners but the ANC Women’s League has played down the incident, saying they are prepared to engage.
August 22, 2017

Controversial Criselda should have no place on Aids council – DA

The Democratic Alliance has written to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to request that wellness activist Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe is not appointed to the Board of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac).
August 22, 2017

‘Nothing transformation’ about Manyi-Gupta media deal – EFF

The Economic Freedom Fighters have reiterated a call for South Africans to boycott the ANN7 news channel and The New Age newspaper following their sale to former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi.
August 22, 2017

Rural girls most vulnerable as poverty increases, latest stats show

Poverty has increased, unemployment is up and economic growth continues to be negative.
August 21, 2017

Will Nkoana-Mashabane be called over ‘agonising’ Grace Mugabe immunity?

There are no plans to call Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane before Parliament just yet.
August 21, 2017

That family, that ballot – the tough topics Ramaphosa must address

The secret ballot in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, the Guptas’ influence at Eskom, confidence in state-owned enterprises and unemployment are some of the topics Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to address when he face
August 23, 2017

When dreams call

Among the villagers of Gwenxintaba sangoma Ntombemhlophe, who has trained 29 initiates, is known for his love for the community and his spiritual gift. City Press’ Leon Sadiki, who took the pictures, writes about his time at the village.
August 20, 2017

Grace Mugabe to get immunity – official

The damage-control machine that gathered around Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe this week is desperate to poke holes in the story of the young model who accused Mugabe of assaulting her.
August 20, 2017

Gabriella Engels: ‘Grace Mugabe hit me for what seemed like forever’

Grace Mugabe stormed into the room, already armed with an extension cord, according to her alleged assault victim.
August 20, 2017

Controversial ANC leader goes to Parliament

A controversial former mayor of Rustenburg who was once convicted of killing a political opponent is the latest MP that the North West ANC is sending to Parliament, sparking uproar.
August 20, 2017

How Makhosi Khoza was axed

ANC parliamentarians said she had ‘defined herself outside the ANC’ in a dramatic week in which she was fired as portfolio committee chair.
August 20, 2017

Boesak: The ANC sold out

Former liberation movement’s leaders and the white elites negotiated a secret pact that entrenched inequality.
August 20, 2017

Fred Khumalo: The problem with Lady Grace

What’s the difference between Marie Antoinette and Grace Mugabe? Nothing but a few hundred years, writes Fred Khumalo.
August 20, 2017

Mchunu billed to return to KZN leadership

The return of ousted premier and former ANC provincial chairperson Senzo Mchunu as convener of a provincial task team is the next ace to be played by the Ramaphosa camp ahead of the party’s December conference, say Mchunu’s supporters.
August 20, 2017

Attempt to kill DA leader was ‘politically motivated’

The DA is expected to dig deep into its pockets to ensure the safety of Kingsol Chabalala as friends, family and colleagues worry that the people who shot him will return to finish him off.
August 20, 2017

Vote deepens ANC divisions

The decision to discipline ANC MPs who voted with the opposition has divided the party even further.
August 20, 2017

Mbombela cuts free meals for managers

Management at the City of Mbombela will have to be content with just water, tea and coffee at meetings, after the municipality’s new manager, Neil Diamond, put a stop to meals being served at the gatherings as part of drastic cost-cutting measures.
August 20, 2017

Manana stays on as an MP

Despite quitting as deputy minister of higher education and apologising for his “ utterly shameful” actions, Mduduzi Manana will remain an MP.
August 20, 2017

Zuma’s wife: ‘Men must bring solutions to gender violence’

President Jacob Zuma’s third wife, Bongi Ngema-Zuma, has urged gender-violence victims not to sit back and accept their situation.
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