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ANC unifier's bold Western Cape vision


New provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs says the ruling party must get rid of boardroom politics and in touch with voters again to fight the DA.

Marikana: History proves that restraint can work


Analysts and academics have said most of the Farlam commission's recommendations are simple, obvious and commonsense, but likely to run into trouble.

Shebeens' dreams go up in smoke


Furious tavern owners have complained that the proposed anti-smoking laws will not only destroy township businesses, but also kasi culture.

Lesotho gives SA the cold shoulder


The country claims it has everything under control but opposition leaders fear for their lives after the death of General Maaparankoe Mahao.

Nutty Nhleko and the Qunu firepool


The police minister called it a firepool, but Nelson Mandela's granddaughter said his swimming pool was not built with taxpayers' money.

Mbalula gagged 2010 World Cup LOC


The sport and recreation minister hosted an extraordinary meeting and wrote a letter telling World Cup local organising committee members to keep mum.

Black man, white man: you are both on your own


Veteran Black Consciousness activist Malose Rampou and Orania's James Kemp unpack what they can learn from each other's ideologies.

Judge Seriti has left the building

Thursday at 15:42, SAST

As the commission of inquiry into the arms deal wrapped up this week, the M&G's Sarah Evans looks back at the controversy.

SAPS rot runs deep in Marikana cover-up

Thursday at 12:23, SAST

The Marikana report revealed more than just operational unaccountability, it revealed a web of lies designed to keep the commission in the dark.

SA to assist in investigation into death of Mahao – Ramaphosa

Thursday at 08:07, SAST

SA will send pathologists and Zimbabwe and Namibia will send investigators to probe the killing of Lesotho’s Maaparankoe Mahao last Thursday.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Polls close in Greek bailout vote

Today at 17:49, SAST

Polls close in the Greek referendum on the terms of an international bailout, a vote that may decide the country's future in Europe.

Blatter blames politics for Qatar vote

Today at 13:27, SAST

French and German presidents applied pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

Source: BBC News


South Africa: How History Textbooks Can Be Used to Build Childrens' Empathy

Today at 09:00, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] In the 21 years since apartheid was scrapped in South Africa there has been a great deal of discussion about how the country can heal and progress. This is an often fraught conversation that is happening in many spaces - ...

Africa: How Africa Can Overcome Being Marginalised in the Global Economy

Yesterday at 18:03, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] One of the challenges facing African countries is that the global environment is rather unfriendly. This hampers their efforts to gainfully tap into global markets.

Source: All Africa


I know who to report to - SABC chief

Yesterday at 08:02, SAST

New South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Group CEO Frans Matlala says he is not worried about claims of political interference in his new job and that he will report to the board of the corporation.

Oil prices drop amid high US output

Friday at 14:35, SAST

Oil prices fell on Friday with the focus on high US output as traders looked ahead to Greece's weekend referendum that could determine whether it remains in the eurozone.