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Novelist Jackie Phamotse and her family were targeted this week after she spoke out about being gang-raped by a group of men led by a prominent politician. She told Charl Blignaut about the threats.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 7:09 am
As the song goes: 'Tis the season to be jolly,' often giving blanket approval to debauched eating, drinking and partying during the festive season, but experts have warned of a major consequence of binge-drinking.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 7:07 am
With these words, Jacob Zuma said farewell to Bheki Cele. Then he learnt of his suspension through the media, writes S’thembile Cele.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 7:02 am
At least four people have been arrested in the Eastern Cape following the deaths of 11 initiates barely three weeks into the initiation season.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:56 am
Bloemfontein’s chief magistrate has been accused of rape – but the video that can allegedly prove this has been deleted, and three key witnesses have died.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:53 am
The Steinhoff scandal has exposed the 'Stellenbosch Mafia' and the 'Broeder Bullies'. Here’s how to get ahead in their world.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:33 am
After delays caused by court rulings that cost one presidential hopeful about 100 delegates, the ANC elective conference is finally in full swing.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:39 am
The NPA has decided to wait until February to determine whether to prosecute President Jacob Zuma after claims that his counsel is unavailable until next year.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:38 am
A top private healthcare executive has been suspended after allegedly assaulting a close female relative and two friends in the early hours of last Sunday morning.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:09 am
Some of those attending the ANC’s conference partied up a storm at high-end spots in Fourways and Soweto.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:00 am
Political parties should be funded from the fiscus to avoid their being dictated to by “unscrupulous donors” and manipulated by domestic or foreign capital.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:00 am
Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle has been offered an olive branch by the ANC’s newly elected provincial leaders, who say it is up to him to decide whether to remain in his position.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:00 am
The health department had to resort to using the law to get information from Life Esidimeni.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:00 am
The country’s third communications minister in a year is not daunted by the heat of a contested portfolio. Charl Blignaut sat down with Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane to learn how her life experience will affect her policies.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:00 am
One thing that keeps Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa awake at night is finding the money for her department, which is immersed in debt.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:00 am
The ANC has suspended the adaptation of credentials at it's national elective conference, with outgoing chairperson Baleka Mbete saying they were still being "cleaned up" .
Posted: December 16, 2017, 10:28 pm
Outgoing ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete says she will officially back Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for the party's top job.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 10:19 pm
All eyes are on Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, as the ANC gathers for its national elective conference. Keep up to date with all the news and analysis here.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 9:23 pm
The ANC must exclude its outgoing president Jacob Zuma from debates around issues of corruption, the SACP says
Posted: December 16, 2017, 8:34 pm
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Posted: December 1, 2017, 12:57 pm