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December 10, 2017

‘Recognise us’ – Khoisan Chief vows to camp at Union Buildings until Zuma agrees to meet

With the nine-metre high Nelson Mandela bronze statue towering over them, four men clad only in animal skin covering mainly their private parts, sit on the Union Buildings lawn around a long eland horn from which herbal essence is burning.
December 10, 2017

First initiation deaths since July

The Eastern Cape OR Tambo district has recorded the first deaths of initiates this season after two youngsters lost their lives in their bid for admission to adulthood in their communities.
December 10, 2017

Cyril rejects Zuma's deal

ANC presidential candidate Ramaphosa insists that the president’s suggestion that the losing contender deputise has ‘never gained traction’.
December 10, 2017

Laloo Chiba wished for new ANC leadership to rescue SA

On the eve of his death, anti-apartheid activist and ANC stalwart Laloo ‘Isu’ Chiba told the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation that he wished for a new ANC leadership to emerge at the party’s upcoming conference that would rescue the country from state captu
December 10, 2017

Battle over Shaun Abrahams’ exit

While the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) insists that its national director Shaun Abrahams remains in his job, civil society bodies who beat him in court this week are taking their fight to the next level.
December 10, 2017

Will it be CR or NDZ?

ANC leaders have come out swinging for their preferred presidential candidates. City Press speaks to minister Nomvula Mokonyane and deputy minister Bheki Cele.
December 10, 2017

'My rapist is now a deputy minister'

Popular author Jackie Phamotse dropped a bombshell during the launch of her second novel in Johannesburg yesterday.
December 10, 2017

Another spy boss with no security clearance

Major General Feroz Khan runs a car spare parts business on the side and was recently ‘irregularly’ promoted.
December 10, 2017

Markus Jooste: High life, big fall

How the man behind SA’s largest corporate scandal is less than beloved by his neighbours after refusing to let them pass by his seaside plot.
December 10, 2017

How they robbed Mandela

There is little hope the school from hell will receive a much-needed upgrade, after the Eastern Cape government blew millions in social infrastructure grant money on Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
December 10, 2017

Mantashe: I have no regrets about firing Malema

Mantashe on firing Malema, staff hugs and Zuma’s bulldozing.
December 10, 2017

Zuma, Mkhize meet ahead of conference

President Jacob Zuma, presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee have met on the eve of the ANC’s elective conference to discuss what could be a realignment of slates.
December 10, 2017

Why our kids can’t understand what they read

Lunga Siquku* finds it difficult to answer questions written in his home language, isiXhosa. He is among 78% of South Africa’s Grade 4 pupils who cannot understand what they read.
December 10, 2017

Relaxed Ramaphosa heads for final stretch

Deputy president tells Setumo Stone he cannot be blamed for not acting sooner against the spread of state capture.
December 10, 2017

Zanu-PF to craft post-Mugabe survival strategy

All eyes will be on this week’s congress, which will decide the party’s future.
December 10, 2017

Gaza under siege after Trump’s Jerusalem move

An Israeli air raid on Friday night on the besieged Gaza Strip led to 25 Palestinians being wounded, including six children, in clashes ignited by US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision on Wednesday to declare ­Jerusalem the capital of Israel
December 10, 2017

Freedom for all: coming out in Africa

From Botswana to the Seychelles, coming out as LGBTI brings the chance of freedom – but for many it also brings the pain of having nowhere to go.
December 10, 2017

National medical care in a crisis

A shortage of key medical and administrative staff has put Mpumalanga’s 13 district hospitals in dire straits, according to a report from the provincial legislature’s health portfolio committee.
December 10, 2017

Kids versus teachers

Some see a recent court ruling against corporal punishment as a setback for teachers who suffer abuse at the hands of pupils.
December 10, 2017

Living our rights

Losing her school blazer would change 15-year-old Nomsa Mboneli’s life forever. At Constitution Hill last weekend, Vukile Dlwati met her and other young debating stars to get a sense of what the Constitution means in young South Africans’ lives.
December 10, 2017

Advertorial: Do you qualify for UIF benefits?

Have you been retrenched or has your employment contract expired? Are you not receiving a full income because you are ill and cannot work? Are you not receiving full maternity benefits or are you on maternity leave?
December 10, 2017

Advertorial: Investing responsibly, creating jobs, developing the economy

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is, by law, mandated to provide unemployment, illness, maternity and other benefits to its millions of contributors when they are out of work. But the UIF is also using its R139 billion accumulated assets to invest in various sectors of the economy
December 8, 2017

Abrahams stepping down? Zuma doesn’t think so ... vows to appeal ruling

President Jacob Zuma will appeal the ruling that Advocate Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions, must vacate his seat.
December 8, 2017

Struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba dies after a heart attack

Struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba has died at the age of 87.
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December 10 2017