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June 18, 2018

‘Anyone who tries to take this land will face fierce resistance’ – traditional leaders

Eastern Cape traditional leaders have warned that they will die fighting to protect their communal land.
June 18, 2018

Former Sadtu man in ‘jobs for pals’ probe

A former deputy provincial chairperson of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union is being investigated by the Public Protector regarding an alleged jobs for pals scandal.
June 17, 2018

Xolani Luvuno: From nyaope boy to national hero

It wasn’t that long ago that Xolani Luvuno used to get high on nyaope. Today, he’s high on life.
June 17, 2018

Mashaba critic faces DA axe

The DA’s federal legal commission has recommended that former member of the mayoral committee of finance in Johannesburg Rabelani Dagada’s (pictured) membership be terminated after he failed to toe the party line at a council meeting last month.
June 18, 2018

Foreign love is pricey in eSwatini

Residents of the kingdom of Swaziland, now called eSwatini, will have to pay dearly if they want to marry a foreign national – if the Finance Bill of 2018 is signed into law.
June 17, 2018

Audio exposes Transnet boss in Gupta tender

An audio recording of a Transnet tender subcommittee meeting reveals how a director of the state company showed apparent bias towards Gupta-linked German company T-Systems.
June 17, 2018

When there are no fathers

Many boys live in a vacuum in which they don’t know what they can do better and they need help to learn about their role in society.
June 17, 2018

Who owns Miriam Makeba?

An ugly copyright battle between Miriam Makeba’s grandchildren and her trust is being fuelled by the state and is littered with what appear to be false claims and personal vendettas, reports Charl Blignaut.
June 17, 2018

Transnet must ‘lay criminal charges against Molefe’, other Gupta generals – damning report

Four key Gupta acolytes are directly implicated in the controversial Transnet locomotive tender that escalated from R38.6bn to R54bn.
June 17, 2018

Denel chief falls over bursary for Supra's son

He was given a choice: be suspended or go on leave pending a disciplinary case.
June 17, 2018

Protect the IEC from politicians

Vice-chairperson says he was confrontedby ANC officials and labelled an enemy of the party.
June 17, 2018

Frail ties threaten to hobble the ANC

With next year’s elections drawing closer, the party must hasten to mend its image, strengthen its alliance ties and stop infighting.
June 17, 2018

Lesufi wants an end to ANC devouring itself

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is not known for being media shy, but for the past few weeks he has kept relatively silent on his campaign to be elected the ANC’s deputy Gauteng chairperson.
June 17, 2018

Contestations aplenty ahead of ANC Limpopo's conference

After intense lobbying, ANC Limpopo chairperson Stan Mathabatha looks set to retain his position, despite indications earlier on that he could be challenged.
June 17, 2018

ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni warns ANC on land

ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni has warned that if government is not careful in how it resolves the land redistribution issue, things can get out of hand.
June 18, 2018

Durban arts face bleak future amid funding crisis

Twelve Durban arts and culture organisations are facing a rocky future as a funding crisis hangs over them. Many are laying the blame at the door of feuding city politicians and officials, who deny the accusations.
June 17, 2018

Ramaphosa commemorates Youth Day in Soweto

President Cyril Ramaphosa braved the cold weather and led the country’s Youth Day celebrations in Soweto on Saturday.
June 18, 2018

Government goes high-tech to bust illegal initiation schools

As the law cracks down on unlawful schools, local governments get ready to deploy drones to search forests and mountains.
June 18, 2018

Dying to breathe

They ran out of oxygen and died while trying to reach other areas with the hope of finding air.
June 15, 2018

SA’s old parliamentarians: Only 6% of MPs are under 35

Of the 378 Parliamentarians in South Africa, only 23 fall within the youth category of 35 years and younger.
June 15, 2018

Ramaphosa appoints high-level panel to investigate State Security Agency

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday announced the appointment of former safety and security minister Dr Sydney Mufamadi to chair a high-level review panel to assess the operations of the State Security Agency.
June 14, 2018

Eskom strike ‘just the beginning’ – Numsa president

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the National Union of Mineworkers assembled in their numbers outside Megawatt Park in Johannesburg in protest against 0% salary increases.
June 14, 2018

Still no answers as Sibanye retrieves fifth body from Ikamva

Sibanye-Stillwater has recovered the body of the fifth and final missing mine worker after a three-day search at its Kloof Ikamva gold mine, the company said on Thursday.
June 14, 2018

Infographic: World Blood Donor Day

June 14 is observed as World Blood Donor Day. Each year, the day is used to highlight the need to maintain a stable supply of healthy, safe blood and blood products - and encourage people to become regular donors.
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June 17 2018