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December 8, 2016

Shortage is ‘critical’ as nurses emigrate for better pay, conditions and jobs

For every 402 people in South Africa, there is only one registered nurse to see to them – and things are getting worse as nurses leave for other countries that pay higher salaries and have better working conditions.
December 8, 2016

Inside Labour: The right to free speech is a double-edged sword

This week ended with the 20th anniversary of the adoption of our Bill of Rights and justly lauded Constitution.
December 8, 2016

‘Bullied’ SABC boss Maguvhe still defiant

SABC board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe’s defiance continued in Parliament when he walked out of the parliamentary inquiry probing the public broadcaster.
December 7, 2016

8000 pupils school-less as Gauteng’s numbers swell by nearly 5%

About 8 000 pupils in Gauteng have yet to find a school for next year amid allegations that nearly 10 000 applicants have clogged the online registration system.
December 7, 2016

NYDA board selection process drags on (and on) to March

The board of the National Youth Development Agency will only be appointed in March.
December 7, 2016

Last words from Ramaphosa as parly shuts for 2016

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has the final word in the National Assembly this afternoon before members of Parliament deliver their farewell speeches to mark the closure of the rambunctious house till next year.
December 6, 2016

Zuma approves no increase for MPs

Members of Parliament hoping for an increase in their salaries had some very bad news today – President Jacob Zuma has approved a zero percent increase for most public office bearers.
December 6, 2016

Motlanthe: Apartheid-era laws have no place in new SA

There is no place in democratic South Africa for obsolete apartheid laws – especially the Riotous Assemblies Act under which the Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema, was charged.
December 6, 2016

State pays for Des van Rooyen's interdict against Thuli

Public funds have been used to pay the bill for Des van Rooyen’s futile attempt to keep Thuli Madonsela’s revelations regarding his regular visits to the Guptas’ house in Saxonwold out of the public eye.
December 5, 2016

Zuma ‘knows nothing’ as calls mount for release of Phiyega report

The presidency has declined to comment on the position of suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega following a City Press report that the Claassen Inquiry found she was unfit to hold office.
December 5, 2016

Opposition wants Mbete apology over ‘JZ 783’

Opposition MPs want National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to apologise to a DA MP she ejected from a joint sitting two weeks ago.
December 5, 2016

Maguvhe to submit to SABC inquiry

Lone member of the SABC board, Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe, will abide by the Western Cape High Court ruling and submit to the parliamentary inquiry looking into the fitness of the board he chairs.
December 4, 2016

Newsmaker: The snake that eats other snakes

Aspirant inspector general of intelligence Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe impresses MPs with his slew of academic achievements
December 4, 2016

State capture: 4 days in December

The State of Capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela investigated how deeply South Africa is ensnared. Yet, President Jacob Zuma ended the year emboldened, despite a political crisis. Did 2016 mark the end of capture or its start? Ferial Haffajee offers an analysis
December 4, 2016

100 days of four city metros

City Press looks at what has changed in the first 100 days of four of the country’s top metros
December 5, 2016

Illegally appointed municipal chief nets R80 000 salary

An unqualified municipal manager in North West’s Ramotshere Moiloa municipality (Zeerust) has been raking in about R80 000 every month for more than half a year
December 4, 2016

‘State doesn’t care about the safety of initiates’

The head of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders has slammed national government for doing too little to prevent the deaths of initiates.
December 4, 2016

Riah Phiyega ‘unfit for office’

Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit to hold office and should be dismissed, the board of inquiry into her fitness to hold office has found.
December 4, 2016

Zuma: Thuli can’t dictate my job

President Jacob Zuma has claimed that Thuli ­Madonsela is trying to dictate his job to him by calling for a commission of inquiry that is ­unlawful. He says allowing the inquiry would be “rubber-stamping her desires”.
December 4, 2016

Number one: It’s comrade versus comrade

Defiant Zuma raises questions about ANC integrity commission’s bias as things heat up between NEC members calling to remove him
December 4, 2016

Malema’s neighbours occupy land

Neighbours of EFF leader Julius Malema have responded to his contentious public utterances encouraging land grabs by occupying open land in Seshego outside Polokwane in Limpopo.
December 4, 2016

Initiation season claims its first life

This year traditional leaders form an integral part of the bulwark against illegal circumcision
December 4, 2016

‘I’m making history’ - First HIV vaccine volunteers

A group of South Africans are embarking on a journey that might help to end the HIV/Aids endemic. But they still have a long way, say researchers
December 4, 2016

Child rapist convicted 18 years later

After 18 years, six months and four days, a young woman’s wait for justice came to an end this week when her rapist was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting her when she was a little girl.
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December 4 2016