Oscar Mabuyane and Babalo Madikizela paid for a Bentley and renovations with suspect funds
Based on projections, if the ANC continues on its 2016 trajectory, the party could have to go into coalitions in Johannesburg and in Tshwane
A credible Cabinet needs to fight for the economy and prevent losses in the 2021 local elections
Former president Jacob Zuma is seeking a permanent stay of prosecution in the corruption case against him that has dragged on for 15 years
‘The love was what I needed’
New data reveals a radical increase in the number of mines flouting water regulations
Residents say the world’s largest open-cast platinum mine on their doorstep is killing them; mine management disagrees
A book accuses universities of crushing the ambitions of black lecturers and researchers
Compromise means the majority of provincial executives and all speakers of legislatures need to be women
Four waste removal contractors were allegedly awarded a R5-million tender despite inexperience
The Human Library lends people with titles like Ex-Drug Addict and Gay Christian to deal with your problems or challenge your prejudices. Carl Collison spoke to two human books
Residents in Zola have punished the government for all their service delivery woes
Pomfret is a town like no other in South Africa.
A substantial number of Portuguese speakers live there, descendants of soldiers who fought in the South African Defence Force’s 32 Battalion during the Border War in Angola.
The breakdown of a treatment plant has cost businesses millions of rand in lost income, delayed ship maintenance and hammered sea life
Everyone’s a loser as an ambitious plan to resuscitate Durban’s old airport falls apart
Why Discovery Health didn’t pay up
Discovery Health Medical Scheme and all other open medical schemes apply waiting periods if a member has had a break in membership of more than 90 days before joining/re-joining a scheme.
Are the medical aids really fleecing you?
Medical aids may be increasingly willing to fork over the cash to cover your hospital visits, but there’s a good reason to propose new protections for consumers, a Competition Commission investigation finds.
When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition to exclude cover, pregnant women lose
A damning internal inquiry has implicated senior officials in sexual harassment, nepotism and fraud,but there have been no repercussions for any of the accused
Ahead of polls, all major political parties in Malawi have said they will entrench the queerphobic landscape
For years I have felt great apprehension and uneasiness whenever I visited Sudan, my home country.
Not this time.
There is lots of money to be made from exploiting the personal data of Kenyans, and no shortage of dodgy politicians willing to do the exploiting
Pioneering food firms are winning over fast food fans with meat alternatives – and even the beefy SA market is starting to bite
Those for the law say it will level the playing field whereas those against say it is anticompetitive
Efforts are underway to make it easier for firms, farms and households to sell electricity to the grid
Investors have eagerly been waiting for Uber to make its stock market debut
Standard Bank’s decision to close branches and push its app excludes low-income households and the informal sector
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1994 set us on the path to freedom, but much must still be fixed and new problems await us
‘In last week’s vote, the ANC was offered a lifeline by a public anxious to see its choice validated by action’
‘The EFF is free to answer, or not answer, the M&G’s questions’
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The Durban mayor charged with corruption may, for once, not be at Jacob Zuma’s next court appearance
Ramaphosa has to demonstrate that achieving gender equality in SA is an important goal
Without a renewed social compact and the sacrifice of economic power, our country
will never experience its ‘new dawn
Stereotypes and idealised images of what constitutes the perfect woman are being challenged
‘Perhaps the best thing about joining the library is the deadline for finishing a book’
To win back support, the DA should conduct a brutally honest assessment of its governance failures in the metros it still controls.
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“For me the image captures a normal moment in an abnormal situation”
The artistic expression of identity has made its way to the most mainstream spotlight — the Met Gala
John Vlismas is exploring ways of fucking with his formula
The acclaimed author’s newspaper articles should have been given critical attention too
Do all creatives need to migrate to bigger cities in order to enjoy successful careers?
The musician may not have known who to vote for, but he is in tune with our political past and present
Sun-Xa songs often come across as extended jams centring performance and sound production.
Barcelona have the opportunity to achieve something unprecedented this season.
Still reeling from their most recent loss, the team has very little time to prepare for better opponents
The gritty underdogs have bludgeoned their way to the finals, but can they beat football’s best?
The very different dispositions of Chiefs and TS Galaxy will determine who wins