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September 24, 2016

'Unrepentant, reckless Zwane should be fired'

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane remains “unrepentant” and intent on ensuring he gets the green light for a judicial inquiry to investigate the termination of banking relationships with Gupta companies, claims Democratic Alliance shadow min
September 23, 2016

Cosatu, SACP pledge support to #FeesMustFall

Students want free and decolonised education now - not in their lifetime.
September 23, 2016

The battles the youth are fighting are our battles – Nene on #FeesMustFall

The battles that are being fought by students in the #FeesMustFall protest, are actually their parents battles, and the youth shouldn’t be left to try to find a solution to this problem on their own.
September 23, 2016

Gordhan, Yacoob and that legal advice

One of the most bizarre tales in South African football is the story of the life and death of Dieter Bock. But, like Bock, Mondli Makhanya also nearly choked when he read the comments of retired Constitutional Court judge Zac Yacoob.
September 23, 2016

What is VBS Mutual Bank? Everything you need to know

VBS Mutual Bank shot into national prominence following a City Press report that the bank granted President Jacob Zuma a loan to finance the R7.8 million he owed relating to the upgrades of his private residence in Nkandla. Other than this, very litt
September 23, 2016

The tears, the violence, the anger – see all the action of #FeesMustFall

The scenes unfolding during student protests this week were described by City Press journalist Poloko Tau as a “warzone”. Rubber bullets and tear gas were fired. Students were injured and arrested. Nobody has come up with a solution to end the chaos.
September 22, 2016

The ANC, what is left of the ANC, needs serious introspection – Winnie

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has called for the ANC to undergo serious introspection championed by “fresh leadership combined with the elders”, in a bid to figure out where it has gone wrong.
September 22, 2016

Rubber bullets, teargas, arrests, arson: UKZN fees protest gets nasty

Police have shot rubber bullets and fired teargas as a #FeesMustFall protest at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus turned nasty today.
September 22, 2016

Corruption is ‘a successfully coordinated project’ – Nhlanhla Nene on trust

An active citizenry is indispensible in holding government to account and for building trust, former Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene said: “A society of sheep begets a government of wolves,
September 21, 2016

Drilling boreholes, building houses: Premier Mabuza fights for farm workers

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza will establish a unit to deal with problems arising from the relations between farmers and their labourers in the province.
September 21, 2016

Mandoza was a brave lion who looked death in the eye – Nathi Mthethwa

From the minute Nkalakatha played before the start of the official programme, it was clear Mandoza’s memorial service would be anything but a sad occasion.
September 21, 2016

Students injured as police fire stun grenades, rubber bullets at Wits protest

Another day of violence and chaos swept through Wits University and the surrounding streets, as students and the police battled once more on the third day of #FeesMustFall protests.
September 21, 2016

‘No free education, no education’ could destroy a generation – Adam Habib

Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib said the fees protest slogan “no free education, no education” could destroy a generation the same way the “no education before liberation” one did in the 1980s.
September 21, 2016

Police minister under fire over latest ‘blunder’

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is becoming a regular offender of his own department’s laws, opposition parties warned. Almost a year after Major-General Berning Ntlemeza was appointed head of the Hawks, Nhleko finally formally informed Parliament in writing this week.
September 20, 2016

#FeesMustFall: Wits resembles a warzone as students, security clash

Chaotic scenes close to a warzone unfolded at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg today. Stones flew from both sides and insults hurled on the stairs at the entry to the Great Hall in clashes between protesting students and private se
September 20, 2016

I didn’t appoint myself SAA chair: Dudu Myeni

Dudu Myeni "did not appoint herself" as chairperson of South African Airways’ new board.
September 20, 2016

Pityana is outspoken, but his views need to be debated – Tau

Long-serving ANC member Sipho Pityana’s views about the party should be debated, regional chairperson in Johannesburg, Parks Tau has said.
September 19, 2016

#FeesMustFall: Here’s how students around the country reacted

South Africa’s universities are on tenterhooks following this morning’s announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande that each university should decide its own fee increase for 2017.
September 19, 2016

Pityana: Zuma is a disgrace

ANC veteran and businessman Sipho Pityana says if the president doesn’t go now, he never will.
September 19, 2016

What you need to know about 2017 university fees

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande briefed the media today on his recommendations on the 2017 fees adjustments for universities and technical and vocational education and training colleges.
September 18, 2016

Transnet’s shady loan deal

Parastatal paid Gupta associate’s firm millions for a service it could have provided itself for a fraction of the price, write Craig McKune, Stefaans Brümmer and Sam Sole
September 18, 2016

Cosatu could back Ramaphosa to unify ANC

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says leadership chosen will unite the tripartite alliance.
September 18, 2016

Fifth time’s the charm for Jozini as spoilt vote breaks deadlock

A spoilt vote by an ANC councillor broke the month old impasse at Jozini, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday.
September 18, 2016

Rooting out double parking

This is the term applied to the provinces of Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, which have been found to be wasting taxpayers’ money as two people are being paid for the same position. Certain sidelined candidates have taken their case for arbitration and won.
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