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September 29, 2016

What will it take to get rid of Hlaudi?

There seems to be no end to the reign of Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who refuses to relinquish his power at the SABC.
September 28, 2016

Zwane stands by his controversial statement on banks

Mosebenzi Zwane, South Africa’s controversial minister of mineral resources, still insists that the statement about a possible investigation against banks that broke ties with the Guptas was not sent out by him alone.
September 29, 2016

Wits goes to the polls over #FeesMustFall

The University of the Witwatersrand will be conducting a poll today regarding the resumption of the university's academic programme.
September 28, 2016

Hlaudi appointment an ‘embarrassment’ for the country: ANC

The SABC board must immediately recall the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the group executive of corporate affairs at the broadcaster.
September 28, 2016

ANC: ‘Caught in the crosshairs of their own decay and disappointment’

The ANC needs to move beyond denial and take responsibility for its decline, or it risks losing its majority in the 2019 general elections, author and political analyst Richard Calland has warned.
September 28, 2016

New look, new job, same old Hlaudi

Hlaudi Motsoeneng sported a new look at the press conference where he was unveiled as the new group executive of corporate affairs at the SABC.
September 27, 2016

‘New look, new position’ for SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been appointed as the general executive for corporate affairs at the SABC – and plans on reapplying for his old job of chief operations officer.
September 27, 2016

Mabuza ‘won’t be pushed’ to fire health MEC accused of endangering lives

The Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga has marched in a bid to force health MEC, Gillion Mashego, to resign for “bringing basic healthcare into its knees”.
September 27, 2016

A year on, and still no justice

After Nelson Mandela died, his widow, Graça Machel, had hoped for a time of peace and healing, but last year another tragedy struck. On her 70th birthday Machel received news from her home country, Mozambique, that her daughter Josina had been attacked.
September 26, 2016

Artworks seized during UCT protests

South Africa’s most prestigious art school is in danger of becoming a war zone. A collective of art and drama students at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh campus have barricaded themselves inside a studio after being issued with a police interd
September 26, 2016

SA’s most endangered cultural heritage sites

Our heritage sites are under threat. This year, two organisations called on the public to tell them which are in the most trouble. Grethe Kemp rounds them up
September 25, 2016

#FeesMustFall: Who gets 0% in 2017?

The government’s promise to fund the university fee increases of the poor and “missing middle” this year will probably cover at least 80% of the national student population, says Ahmed Bawa, CEO of Universities SA (USAf).
September 25, 2016

Students take fees fight to ‘centre of power’

Students will continue their mass protests and will this week take their protest to “a centre of power”, most likely the Union Buildings in Pretoria or Luthuli House in Johannesburg.
September 25, 2016

NGO manager disappears, moves patients during night

NGO manager disappears after care facility closes and moves patients during the night to undisclosed destination
September 25, 2016

Medical aid costs spike

Experts say doctors with stakes in private hospitals stand to gain while struggling patients grovel.
September 25, 2016

ANC at war with IEC

Electoral body’s deputy chair alleges he was followed, photographed and labelled an "enemy" by ANC stalwarts.
September 25, 2016

Hlaudi’s R11.4m bonus

Highly placed sources have told City Press that R11.4 million has been paid to Hlaudi Motsoeneng to reward good work at the SABC. And that he has received notice that he will be appointed as an executive and acting chief operations officer.
September 25, 2016

Lawyer ‘hijacks’ directorship

Land reform beneficiaries in Limpopo are on the brink of losing their multimillion-rand farming enterprise. They are accusing their lawyer of hijacking their project.
September 25, 2016

The seven sins the ANC must fix to survive

ANC veteran Nceba Faku has proposed far-reaching changes to ANC operations in a bid to overhaul the organisation and make it attractive to all age groups.
September 25, 2016

Land reform model fizzles

A macadamia farming project by young farmers, which has been hailed by government as a model for land reform projects, is on the verge of collapse.
September 25, 2016

Danny Jordaan missing in action

The Bay’s opposition head cites ‘sick leave’ as the reason for his absence in the DA-led council while continuing to represent Safa
September 24, 2016

Hawks hit back: ‘Our mandate is serious crime. We are not interested in politics’

The Hawks are wise to a “crusade” to associate the elite crime fighting unit with politics by those who “peddle lies to satisfy their own selfish needs”, spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says.
September 24, 2016

Baleka Mbete ties the knot

It was a double celebration for ANC national chairperson and parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete and her partner, Moses Mokgatle Khomo, who tied the knot on Mbete’s 67th birthday.
September 25, 2016

Goal-oriented gogos on the ball

It is not every day that a soccer team takes on their opponents with pink headscarves, black tights and ululation – ailments and aching joints be damned.
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September 25 2016