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January 24, 2017

Credibility, inspiration: Here’s why this group is lobbying for Ramaphosa

A group made up of individual members of youth structures such as the ANC Youth League and the Young Communist League is actively drumming up support for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to become the next ANC president.
January 24, 2017

New Public Protector, the champion of the people, under scrutiny

Just three months into the job; and yet to deliver her first complete report, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is under increasing scrutiny.
January 23, 2017

Limpopo’s infamous fake cop gets nine years for fraud and his great escape

A man who went undetected for two years while posing as a policeman at various stations in Limpopo has been sentenced to nine years for impersonating a police officer and escaping from custody.
January 23, 2017

Adrian Lackay set to argue constructive dismissal against Sars

A constructive dismissal case brought by spokesperson Adrian Lackay against his former employer, Sars, is due to proceed today.
January 22, 2017

SA on high alert for typhoid

South Africa remains on high alert following the recent outbreak of highly infectious typhoid in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
January 22, 2017

Lynne Brown calls for inquiry into Guptas and Eskom

Lynne Brown becomes first minister to call for official inquiry into infamous family’s involvement with energy utility.
January 22, 2017

Numsa not going back to ANC

The National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) has shot down speculation that the union could bury the hatchet with the ANC and return to the alliance if a “unifying leader” were elected to succeed President Jacob Zuma.
January 22, 2017

Steve Hofmeyr would have loved to play for Trump

Though he never cracked the presidential nod, musician and white supremacist Steve Hofmeyr says he 'would’ve rocked' at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday.
January 22, 2017

77 Mbombela officials face suspension for corruption

The City of Mbombela is gearing up for a massive clean-up of corrupt officials who were involved in fruitless and irregular expenditure of R755 million over the past two financial years.
January 22, 2017

Donald Trump: The world weeps

The US is divided over its new president. While Trump’s supporters are hopeful, others are still reeling with disbelief.
January 22, 2017

Dudu Myeni's cash binge

Dudu has been hosting meetings at five-star hotels and splurging money meant for charities on the Zulu king’s wedding.
January 22, 2017

How Nhleko gave Ntlemeza his job

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko allegedly ignored a short list of five highly qualified police officers when he went ahead and appointed Major-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza as head of priority crimes investigation unit the Hawks.
January 22, 2017

Absa saga: Political clique trying to shift gaze

As the Absa payback debacle heats up, the defenders of state capture are set to take full advantage of the situation and manipulate it for their own ends.
January 22, 2017

Who will lead the ANC?

The ANC national working committee has issued an injunction to members to refrain from voicing their opinions about who should lead the ANC. But the instruction is at odds with the reality of a very active campaign that is under way.
January 22, 2017

Art, death threats and hate

The SA National Gallery’s Art of Disruption exhibition was vandalised by a disgruntled political party that issued threats against genderqueer performance artist and photographer Dean Hutton’s work F*ck White People.
January 22, 2017

Bathabile Dlamini faces R248m claim and an interdict

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is facing a legal suit of up to R248 million if a 15-year-old dispute over South Africa’s social grant system is not resolved.
January 22, 2017

NDZ’s campaign begins to crack

Are Dlamini-Zuma’s supporters on track to give SA its first female president? Don’t be so sure . . .
January 22, 2017

ANC leadership race: The 7 dark horses

There have been murmurs about Motlanthe coming back into the picture, including in KwaZulu-Natal. Despite being on record for a need for a younger leadership, he is considered as not only a compromise candidate but someone who can bring hope for many in the ANC and the country.
January 22, 2017

Newsmaker: Numbers game for Pali Lehohla

Pali Lehohla was in his element this week at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, at home among the data nerds at the first-ever United Nations Data Forum.
January 22, 2017

Trump faces the wrath of women

Despite living in the lively San Francisco Bay area at the height of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, Pam Behbehani never joined the fray. She was too busy having babies and focusing on the Middle East, and only later realised she had missed out.
January 22, 2017

Gambia skirts the brink

Gambia’s embattled ousted leader, Yahya Jammeh, said yesterday that he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from west African armies that entered his country to remove him after he refused to concede an election defe
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January 22 2017