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May 26, 2019

What’s in your City Press: Who’s in? Who’s out? Ramaphosa’s options. And Mabuza always said he’d be back…

Is David Mabuza back as deputy president? As Cyril Ramaphosa finalises his team, a lean Parliament is anticipated, along with DD’s return to his post following his hearing by the integrity commission.
May 26, 2019

Persecution vs prosecution: Zuma’s frantic attempt to avoid a trial

Fifteen years since his onetime financial adviser Schabir Shaik first faced prosecution on charges former president Jacob Zuma himself launched his last ditch attempt to avoid what he has always asked for: his day in court.
May 25, 2019

Full Speech: Ramaphosa's first speech after inauguration

Ramaphosa then addressed the nation and the world in his first official address as the elected head of state.
May 25, 2019

Limpopo out in full force at presidential inauguration

As Pretoria’s Loftus Stadium was filling up for Saturday’s inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa, among the first to take their seats were people from his home province.
May 24, 2019

Gordhan will challenge Public Protector’s findings against him

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will institute review proceedings against the Public Protector’s report and findings, including the proposed remedial action, that she announced to the media today.
May 25, 2019

Mama Winnie gets resurrected, redeemed in new book

There were not enough seats at Love Books in Melville on Friday night to accommodate an audience who braved the cold to listen to the ideas, emotions and process that went into the writing of the book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.
May 24, 2019

Money given to Zuma by Shaik was ‘an exchange between friends’: Lawyer

Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyer has diminished the charges of fraud, money laundering, corruption and racketeering being faced by his client to “a simple exchange of money” between Zuma and “his friend”, onetime financial adviser Schabir Shaik.
May 24, 2019

‘I’m disappointed’: DA’s head of elections Moakes quits ‘toxic’ party

The DA’s head of elections Jonathan Moakes has formally announced his resignation from the party.
May 23, 2019

Zuma legal team claims to be in possession of letter proving Mbeki ‘interference’

Day three of former president Jacob Zuma’s and co-accused French arms company, Thales’ court proceedings ended with drama at the Pietermaritzburg division of the the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Thursday afternoon.
May 23, 2019

No elephant culling, says Botswana, but hunting and fences are on the cards

Elephants won’t be slaughtered and their meat won’t be canned as pet food in Botswana but doors are open to trophy hunters now that the country has officially lifted its five-year hunting ban.
May 23, 2019

African history for (woke) kids

A professor has filled a huge gap in the market by creating a decolonised history of the continent for children. Charl Blignaut chats with Nomalanga Mkhize.
May 23, 2019

Trengove: Zuma flourished during time of delayed prosecution

Let us not forget that former president Jacob Zuma’s career actually flourished while he lived under the cloud of this pending prosecution.
May 23, 2019

Zuma’s legal team’s ‘clutching at straws and making up conspiracy theories’

Both the National Prosecuting Authority and Zuma’s legal team should shoulder the blame for the almost 14-year-long delays in prosecutions and the criminal proceedings should commence as scheduled for October 15.
May 22, 2019

GALLERY: MPs sworn in at Parliament’s first convening since elections

The 400 members from the 14 political parties that received enough votes in the May general election took their oaths to serve in the sixth democratic Parliament on Wednesday.
May 23, 2019

Gallery: Riding the giant snake

Train to Tembisa is a project that talks about my daily journey from home in Tembisa to school in Johannesburg – my experiences in this giant snake that carries thousands of people from different places.
May 22, 2019

Local entrepreneur Murendeni Mafumo creates water purification system to help needy

This social entrepreneur has created a water purification system to serve needy communities.
May 22, 2019

Agent and wife in war over legend Santu Mofokeng’s legacy

As the sun begins to set on the life of internationally celebrated South African photographer Santu Mofokeng, his legacy and intellectual property have become the subject of a nasty fallout.
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May 26 2019