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September 23, 2018

NDZ has Cyril's back

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is emerging as one of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s key ministers after she helped engender a breakthrough meeting between the presidency and 60 chief executives of some of South Africa’s major corporations at the Union Buildings
September 23, 2018

EFF set to take 10% from the ANC

Disenchantment over Life Esidimeni and the recent firefighter deaths may work in the opposition’s favour.
September 23, 2018

Radio station’s DJs warned not to talk about VBS

A concerned Phalaphala FM radio DJ says things are tense at the station after staff were allegedly barred from speaking about VBS Mutual Bank, Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana and the Vhembe District Municipality in Limpopo.
September 23, 2018

‘It’s not about me’, says new Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi

Undaunted by ‘potholes’ in her way, Cosatu’s first female president puts a painful history to good use.
September 23, 2018

Parliament must carry the can for suicide

Former and current employees of Parliament are calling on the House to be held accountable for a tragic “protest” suicide, instead of shifting the blame on to the police.
September 23, 2018

Moerane report into political killings lambasted

Civil society groups slam inquiry into KZN political killings for its failure to focus on crime intelligence or dodgy security companies.
September 23, 2018

And then I got high: Tokers celebrate ConCourt’s dagga ruling

South Africans share their stories of the first time they toked, while the medical profession warns of the effects of cannabis on teenage users.
September 22, 2018

Party atmosphere as DA launches election campaign

The DA’s blaring music was audible from the double-decker section of the M1 highway that links the country’s economic hub in Johannesburg to the seat of government in Tshwane.
September 23, 2018

Spiked night of hell

‘I remember waking up in an apartment with one big mattress, barred doors and two Nigerian men trying to force themselves on me’.
September 23, 2018

‘Sorry, I couldn’t save them’ – distraught teen whose siblings died in fire

Distraught 14-year-old says he heard the young children’s dying screams and then an explosion... he tried to get help, but it was too late.
September 23, 2018

Zimbabwe merely ‘postpones’ cholera outbreak

Despite a declaration by the government that the current cholera outbreak has been tamed, public health professionals in Zimbabwe say the outbreak has merely been “postponed” as the measures put in place are “stop-gap” solutions.
September 23, 2018

Andile Lungisa: ‘I got the idea of toppling the DA in jail’

ANC Eastern Cape provincial executive committee member Andile Lungisa has boasted that the toppling of Athol Trollip and the DA from the Nelson Mandela Bay metro was conceived during the 16 days he spent in prison earlier this year.
September 23, 2018

ANC’s Free State PEC faces legal battle yet again

Factions and infighting are still pulling apart the ANC in the Free State, where members loyal to secretary-general Ace Magashule are being accused of being exclusionary and pushing through their own agenda again.
September 23, 2018

DRC vote could be a threat to Africa's stability

Exiled opposition leader warns of civil strife across the continent in the absence of a free and fair election.
September 23, 2018

ANC’s mighty Ngwenya strikes again, faces charges for allegedly threatening officials

Mpumalanga ANC bigwig Ngrayi Ngwenya, who is allegedly notorious for his violent streak, is facing charges of allegedly threatening and intimidating health officials who were inspecting fake foods in foreign-owned shops.
September 21, 2018

How Zwane duped banks to a ‘fake’ committee meeting

Former mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane may have manufactured an inter-ministerial committee (IMC) and used it as a platform to summon banks in his bid to save Gupta-controlled companies.
September 21, 2018

Ramaphosa reallocates R50bn of budget to revive economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of policy reform plans on Friday, including re-prioritising R50 billion of public spending to boost economic growth and create jobs.
September 21, 2018

South Africans start to celebrate Heritage Day in style

It’s nearly time to celebrate Heritage Day and South Africans have already taken to social media to proudly showcase their heritage and vibrant cultures as the day, also known as National Braai Day, approaches.
September 21, 2018

He turned farm into a success but Mpumalanga department wants it back

Mfana Sithole (61) was just the right man to turn around the fortunes of a rundown farm in Mpumalanga.
September 20, 2018

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the houses of song and pain

Plans are afoot to turn two significant family homes in eThekwini into museums – one, the scene of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s isicathamya music-making; and the other, the site of the Mxenge family’s happy and tragic times. Matthew Hattingh hits the road
September 20, 2018

Trollip’s bid to regain mayoral position dismissed

The Eastern Cape High Court has dismissed the Democratic Alliance and its coalition partners’ application challenging the legality of the council meeting that ousted Athol Trollip as executive mayor of Port Elizabeth.
September 20, 2018

Ex-Bafana Bafana star battles to survive

Former soccer ace claims Bobroffs absconded with his R1.4m RAF payout.
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September 23 2018