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May 21, 2018

Computers in cells for SA inmates

A court application by Boeremag members could result in prisoners throughout the country being allowed to have a computer in their cells.
May 22, 2018

Pupils go cold as state programme fails to deliver

It is normal for Evaton West Primary School pupils to arrive at school wearing torn jackets and jerseys with holes in them.
May 22, 2018

Mandla Mandela and other chiefs not following orders, complains acting abaThembu king

Mandla Mandela is one of several chiefs who the abaThembu royal family wants Minister Zweli Mkhize to “intervene with” for not listening to acting king Azenathi Dalindyebo and for refusing to do as the king orders.
May 21, 2018

Busisiwe Mkhwebane ‘idiotic’, says Eastern Cape DG

Marion Mbina-Mthembu is taking Public Protector to court over her findings that she was responsible for misuse of state funds.
May 21, 2018

R300m vanished and still no report

An Mpumalanga municipality is on a knife edge as residents – who have demanded the release of a forensic audit report detailing how politicians and officials looted more than R300 million from the council’s coffers – have received death threats.
May 21, 2018

Local government in crisis: 7% of municipalities function well

New minister Zweli Mkhize, after assessing the state of local government, is determined to get municipalities up and running properly again.
May 21, 2018

Political killings a result of problems within ANC – Mchunu

ANC national executive committee member Senzo Mchunu says there is no longer any doubt that political killings in KwaZulu-Natal are as a result of ructions within the party.
May 21, 2018

Tender wars mirror Limpopo ANC battles

The run-up to the Limpopo ANC provincial elective conference has been complicated by battles over tenders, which resulted in running battles and injuries on the streets of Polokwane.
May 21, 2018

Tough questions for Cyril’s #ThumaMina convoy

The ANC is first off the starting block in the race to lure voters its way when South Africans head to the polls next year.
May 20, 2018

‘Film director raped me’

Women with #MeToo claims of predatory and abusive sexual behaviour by film maker continue to come forward. Charl Blignaut and Rhodé Marshall report on developments, including the first detailed allegation of rape.
May 20, 2018

Art museum’s #MeToo scandal

Mark Coetzee, boss of Cape Town’s prestigious Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa), arrived for work on Tuesday but his access card had been deactivated.
May 20, 2018

Supra death threat ‘fake’

Embattled North West premier’s assertion that a hitman was hired to kill him falls apart as his brother is revealed as yet another beneficiary of Denel’s largesse.
May 20, 2018

Gupta link in R647m train deal

Chinese supplier allegedly paid Salim Essa millions in kickbacks related to Transnet’s deal to buy locomotives.
May 20, 2018

Pravin Gordhan’s Transnet board battle

Former board member claims public enterprises minister is ‘racially biased’and ‘abusing his powers’.
May 20, 2018

SABC defends Masechaba Ndlovu over Babes Wodumo interview backlash

The SABC has defended Metro FM deejay Masechaba Ndlovu following a backlash on social media from listeners over her controversial interview with gqom queen Babes Wodumo.
May 20, 2018

Taxpayers fund Mswati- Lungu bromance

The growing bonds of friendship between Swaziland’s King Mswati III and Zambian leader Edgar Lungu have reached new, but worrying, levels for the two countries’ citizens.
May 20, 2018

The man they call ‘terrorist’

Most wanted man Fethullah Gülen says if an international inquiry finds evidence of his guilt he will buy his own ticket and stand trial in Turkey.
May 20, 2018

Metros failed to spend millions

Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni all have pressing housing crises yet they have failed to use the funds handed to them from Treasury.
May 20, 2018

Motlanthe: Choose people over chiefs

The ANC-led government must not be held to ransom by traditional leaders acting as “village tinpot dictators” and lay claim to land that doesn’t even belong to them.
May 20, 2018

What we do to our children

Decades-long study shows that 99% of children in SA have witnessed violence or have been a victim of it before they turn 18.
May 19, 2018

ANC spreads #ThumaMina gospel to try to regain lost ground

On Friday, in an effort to win back support ahead of next year’s crucial elections, the ANC unleashed its big guns, who went on a charm offensive in various townships under the #ThumaMina campaign
May 18, 2018

#ThumaMina campaign introduces ‘title deed Friday’

After an early morning walk, hospital and clinic visits, and housing promises, the ANC has resolved to a “title deed Friday”.
May 18, 2018

“Abathumeki,” DA says after Ramaphosa turns his back on Tembisa fire

The Democratic Alliance has called President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC leaders “dreadfully uncaring” after they left the scene of a burning shack in the Tswelopele informal settlement in Tembisa on Friday.
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May 20 2018