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July 17, 2019

The Mandela we forgot – 50 years since Madiba Thembekile’s death

As she commemorated the 50th anniversary of her father’s death, Ndileka Mandela says it is her responsibility to keep his memory alive – along with that of the three other victims of the Touwsrivier crash.
July 17, 2019

CCMA faces R80m claim over bungled tender

A 2014 decision not to move into a leased Cape Town building citing tender irregularities could cost the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) about R80 million if the property owner gets his way.
July 17, 2019

Government to defend lawsuit from family of toilet-drowning victim

The Eastern Cape education department will defend a lawsuit brought against it by the parents of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa, who drowned in a pit latrine at Luna Junior Secondary School in Mbizana last year.
July 16, 2019

Parliament faces funding shortfall of R394 million

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, has told members of parliament during her budget speech that Parliament will have to contend with a funding shortfall of R394 million.
July 16, 2019

Mkhwebane vs Gordhan – the battle continues

The battle between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan seems to be heating up, with former SA Revenue Services (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and President Cyril Ramaphosa also filing court papers.
July 16, 2019

Zuma has no ‘leprosy’ — ANC leaders can come and support him

Former president Jacob Zuma does not have “leprosy” so more ANC leaders can come and support him says the ANC's Ace Magashule
July 16, 2019

ANC members want ‘own commission’ after Zuma’s allegations

Tuesday marked only the second day of former president Jacob Zuma’s testimony before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in to State Capture and already some within the governing ANC are scrambling
July 16, 2019

Zuma: Ministers could have used my name to lie

During the second day of his testimony before the Zondo Commission, former president Jacob Zuma has argued that - similar to former state protocol chief Bruce Koloane name-dropping him
July 16, 2019

Zuma: My life, my children and my lawyers have been threatened, again

Death threats were directed towards former president Jacob Zuma, his children and his legal team on Monday subsequent to his testimony before the Zondo Commission.
July 16, 2019

Conspiracy theories, assassination plots and unfair treatment – day 1 of Zuma’s testimony

Day one of former president Jacob Zuma’s testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture was characterised by conspiracy theories, outright denials of allegations by witnesses and impassioned pleas to South Africans
July 15, 2019

Familar faces in Zuma’s corner to defend ‘champion’ of radical economic transformation

Black First Land First threatened to disrupt proceedings at the state capture commission of inquiry on Monday.
July 15, 2019

Zuma: Mandela, Mbeki also enjoyed relationship with Guptas but there was no outcry

Former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki as well as other prominent ANC politicians have enjoyed close relationships with the Gupta family and yet they have not faced the same public scrutiny as Jacob Zuma.
July 15, 2019

Dad in dock for incest: Daughter reveals how he groomed her for sex, asked her to marry him

Graphic affidavit details how teen and her father had sex, exchanged nudes and had a marriage proposal.
July 15, 2019

Zuma takes aim at Redi Tlhabi, says she wants to label him a rapist

Giving his much awaited testimony before the Zondo commission on Monday, former president Jacob Zuma claimed there has been a “coordinated attempt to assassinate” his character, including branding him as a rapist.
July 15, 2019

Some witnesses are treated like sweethearts while others are vilified – Zuma lawyer

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has revealed that more prominent leaders are set to appear before the state capture commission of inquiry.
July 15, 2019

Zuma: ‘Suicide bombers were brought into the country to assassinate me’

There was drama at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture as former president Jacob Zuma claimed that there were numerous plots to kill him.
July 16, 2019

Sars’ spy gear is in the basement

High-end spying equipment – which includes audio and video recorders and tracking devices – was heavily guarded and kept under lock and key in the basement of one of the offices of Sars in Tshwane.
July 11, 2019

Photo Essay: Ubumnyama bam - Shades of Black

Turning the camera on herself, photographer Lulu Mhlana explores her nude black body and confronts her dislike for its shape, colour and size.
July 16, 2019

More homicides committed on hotter days in SA

Climate crisis researchers are increasingly looking at how heat may be triggering the rates of violence in South Africa.
July 16, 2019

Whistle-blowers claim Setas were captured too

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture could soon be hearing testimony about how the government’s sector education and training authorities (Setas) were allegedly captured by high-profile people.
July 16, 2019

Military chiefs cry foul over dodgy lease and raise concerns about national security

National security is under threat after the department of public works signed a questionable R115 million contract to relocate a sensitive military unit from its Thaba Tshwane headquarters in Pretoria to an office park in Centurion.
July 14, 2019

Initiation: Women want to get involved because men are failing to protect boys

After 17 boys died during the winter initiation season that ended this week, women in the Eastern Cape want to become more involved in the custom because men are failing to protect the boys.
July 14, 2019

James Small’s dodgy death

James Small, the legendary former Springbok who passed away this week, was found naked and unconscious in a strip club hours before his death.
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