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January 24, 2019

Zollars, The Crocodile and the cash crunch behind Zim’s protests

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised action in response to a crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters following a hike in the price of fuel.
January 24, 2019

Party funding bill signed too late: ‘We will still be in the dark at poll time’

Civil society organisations are lamenting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 11th-hour signing into law of the Political Party Funding Bill, saying the delay will ensure South Africans will yet again go to the polls in the dark over who is funding parties.
January 23, 2019

IEC to monitor party funding as Ramaphosa signs bill into law

The IEC will be monitoring party funding disclosures after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Political Party Funding Bill into law on Tuesday.
January 24, 2019

This is how (in)secure South Africa’s border with Botswana is

Gaping holes in fences separating SA from Botswana and inadequate patrols are facilitating stock theft, drug smuggling and other misdeeds.
January 23, 2019

10 years on, NPA has ‘done nothing’ about Bosasa’s unlawful prisons deals

It has been nearly a decade since the release of the 2009 report by the special investigating unit into the role played by key senior officials at the department of correctional services in the awarding of irregular lucrative contracts to facilities
January 23, 2019

Ramaphosa must come clean on Bosasa or EFF will give him Zuma treatment – Malema

The EFF is turning the heat on President Cyril Ramaphosa: Come clean on the alleged ties with corruption accused firm, Bosasa or face the party’s wrath.
January 23, 2019

‘Tertiary education is worth it, but SA must entice students to enrol’

Reforming tertiary education in South Africa could reduce the inequality of opportunities, alleviate poverty and boost growth in the country, say World Bank officials.
January 23, 2019

Education department provides toilets, but the wrong ones

The Eastern Cape education department has provided 11 temporary toilets to a school where a five-year-old girl almost drowned in human waste in a dilapidated pit latrine. But they’re the wrong toilets.
January 23, 2019

Most universities still outsourcing services despite protests

Most South African universities are still outsourcing their cleaning, gardening, security and catering services despite calls and protests by students since 2015 to end the exploitative practice.
January 23, 2019

Can't sleep? Get off the phone

They are up and active online at ungodly hours, lamenting their struggles to fellow sufferers. Some will their condition away, hoping that watching yet another episode of a TV series will do the trick.
January 23, 2019

ANC battle: How do you determine who has integrity?

The ANC Women’s League secretary-general, Meokgo Matuba, has warned that the party’s upcoming vetting process must not be used by factions to settle scores.
January 23, 2019

We are fighting for our children’s futures

‘When they come to us, they act like old apartheid policemen,” says Abram Kgari (46), referring to inspectors from the social development department.
January 22, 2019

After ‘cat and mouse’, EFF Student Command wins court battle against UJ

Almost three months and a court battle later, the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command will take the reins of the student representative council at the University of Johannesburg.
January 22, 2019

Bribes, front companies, inside info: Agrizzi reveals how Bosasa got billions in tenders from correctional services

Officials in the department of correctional services flouted numerous tender processes and ensured that facilities management company Bosasa was awarded tenders to the tune of billion of rands in exchange for kickbacks.
January 22, 2019

The curious case of David Mabuza’s fake niece

Further startling details are emerging about the woman who caused a storm after she implicated Deputy President David Mabuza in an assassination plot.
January 22, 2019

Solly Msimanga jumped before he was pushed

A looming motion of no confidence and questions about service delivery, as well as voters’ unhappiness about a R12 billion contract, are some of the reasons Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga quit.
January 22, 2019

Guptas’ old TV building stripped of valuable contents

The sale of the former Gupta building that once housed the defunct ANN7 news channel and The New Age newspaper in Midrand is hanging in the balance, amid claims that the building is being stripped of valuable contents.
January 22, 2019

Mbalula: I had nothing to do with plan to syphon millions from SAPS

Fikile Mbalula has distanced himself from any activity that involved his former adviser, Bongani Mbindwane, who has been implicated in a plan to syphon millions of rands from the crime intelligence division of the SA Police Service.
January 22, 2019

ANC ‘won’t give running commentary’ on state capture revelations

The ANC on Tuesday rallied behind its members who are implicated in allegations of corruption, saying they have not been found guilty by a court of law.
January 22, 2019

Steinhoff owes us R4.6bn, says firm linked to former partner

South African retailer Steinhoff International said on Tuesday a former partner firm of its European operations claims it is owed about R4.6 billion by the company.
January 21, 2019

Reserve Bank reignites ANC divisions

Barely a week after displaying unity at the ANC’s 107th birthday celebrations and manifesto launch in Durban, the ANC is being torn apart over disagreements about the future of the SA Reserve Bank.
January 21, 2019

Cyril Ramaphosa’s bodyguards in shootout at Durban beach

A dramatic late-night shootout between three military members of the presidential protection unit and revellers at a Durban beachfront birthday party is now under investigation
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January 20 2019