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February 19, 2018

North West parks 40 new ambulances, blows millions on private ones

Almost 40 brand-new state ambulances have been parked in the sun for more than three months while the North West health department spends millions on private ambulances every month.
February 19, 2018

20kl a month: The water the Guptas’ Cape home consumes

Now that members of the Gupta family are on the run from the Hawks, their Constantia mansion appears to be abandoned.
February 19, 2018

Turkey condemns six journos

A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in jail for alleged links to the July 2016 coup plotters.
February 19, 2018

State of the nation debate: MPs are ‘ready to deal with delinquents’

Land restitution without compensation, corruption and the youth unemployment. These were some of the major topics which were debated in Parliament on Monday morning, as political parties were given the opportunity to respond to President Cyril Ramaph
February 19, 2018

Big boom for local nip and tuck industry

It used to be that Botox and chemical peels were procedures done by elderly women who wanted to slow down the aging process.
February 19, 2018

Registered with department but course not accredited

After satisfying herself that Sandton Technical College was properly registered with the higher education and training department, Siphesihle Ndlovu enrolled for the national certificate in policing law.
February 18, 2018

Tshepo Motsepe – A First Lady with style and intelligence

It was the pure wool, abstract python-print jacket by local designer Thula Sindi that set tongues wagging on Thursday.
February 18, 2018

Beware of bogus courses: Education dept warns students about fake qualifications

The higher education department warns prospective students from spending hard-earned money on fake qualifications.
February 18, 2018

Cyril sparks Cabinet panic

President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to show his mettle in the face of a tug-of-war over who will get the call-up and who will be benched as he compiles his first Cabinet.
February 18, 2018

Sex-for-marks scandal mars Cape school

‘My friends told me about being approached by a teacher for sex. When pupils refused, he would threaten to fail them’.
February 18, 2018

Duduzane Zuma to be charged

NPA wants to prosecute him for culpable homicide, after his Porsche collided with a minibus taxi in the rain on the M1 in 2014, killing a woman.
February 18, 2018

Cyril’s path to power

Ramaphosa wants to restore people’s trust in and love for the ANC, but made sure not to bow to pressure and give Zuma a humiliating exit.
February 18, 2018

Zuma fought until the last minute

JZ became increasingly isolated after the ANC decided it could not let an angry man remain in such a powerful position for one more day.
February 18, 2018

Guptas suck Hendrina dry

Residents of Hendrina in Mpumalanga are keenly feeling the Guptas’ financial woes because the water they receive from the family’s Optimum coal mine frequently dries up.
February 18, 2018

The battle for R1bn Mala Mala

Beneficiaries of the R1 billion Mala Mala Game Reserve land claim have accused their leaders of mismanagement and hoarding profits.
February 18, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: Hamba kabi, Nxamalala

Heh, heh, heh’s gone. Most South Africans are pleased to see the back of him, his corrupt and vicious ways, and the pain he caused so many, writes Mondli Makhanya.
February 18, 2018

Public Protector Must Fall

A scathing high court judgment in the Bankorp-CIEX case has resurrected calls for the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (pictured) from office on the basis that “she misconstrued her powers and is grossly incompetent”.
February 18, 2018

No carte blanche for Ramaphosa

“Zuma is gone. I am coming for them now, they should know I will never retreat.”.
February 18, 2018

‘A fine gentleman who loved books’ - Ramaphosa's sister Ivy

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s father, Samuel, lived with very little hope that one day South Africa would have a black president.
February 18, 2018

Africa's epic DNA story

While Africa holds the most diverse gene pool in the world, scientists have not figured out the order of the DNA sequence of African populations.
February 18, 2018

Calls for Zuma to fall in Imo State in Nigeria

Jacob Zuma may have fallen out of favour in South Africa, but the country’s former president is still standing in one of Nigeria’s 36 states.
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