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No electricity hikes for now… but that means more load shedding

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announced today that it had rejected Eskom’s application for a 9.58% increase in electricity prices from...

Marikana report: Ramaphosa and Mthethwa dodge the bullets

The Marikana report, finally released on Thursday night by President Jacob Zuma, squarely pointed the finger of blame at the South African Police Service,...

MPs’ Nkandla inspection: have they packed their swimsuits?

MPs are scheduled to visit President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home next month for an inspection, as part of processing police minister Nathi Nhleko’s report,...

Dylann Roof’s motivation: it’s all there in his racist manifesto

Since Dylann Roof killed nine congregants at a church in South Carolina last week, millions of words have been typed about his possible motives. The usual...

Hijinks anticipated in Parliament’s Al-Bashir debate

Parliament is this afternoon set to debate the alleged government-hastened exit of Sudanese autocrat Omar al-Bashir from the country last week and, given the...

Another episode of #PayBackTheMoney breaks parliament

EWN reports that President Jacob Zuma’s question and answer session in the National Assembly on Thursday was  abandoned without him uttering a single word.Speaker Baleka Mbete...

Who’s got that ICC fugitive kinda swag?

On Monday, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hopped onto a plane and quietly left South Africa to return to Sudan's capital, Khartoum, defying a court...

Youth Day: Equal education for all

It's been almost 40 years since students marched through Soweto in 1976 in protest at Bantu Education and the use of Afrikaans as the...

How long before the law catches up with JZ?

Earlier this week, the Democratic Alliance announced that President Jacob Zuma had asked for an extension to file court papers opposing a DA application to...

AU summit: meeting in a time of xenophobia

This week’s African Union (AU) summit in South Africa, will address conflicts in Burundi, South Sudan and Libya, among others, as well as the...

Oscar’s get-out-of-jail-free card expires in November

In September last year Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on culpable homicide charges after killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.At the...

Zuma’s salary increase: at least he’s got a good story to...

Last week President Jacob Zuma’s salary increase was approved in Parliament, despite strong opposition from the Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and Freedom Front...

Sepp, With love from South Africa

According to unofficial calculations, the 133 votes secretly cast for Sepp Blatter at last week’s Fifa Congress, 53 came from Africa. There seems to...

Fifa corruption: is Blatter’s resignation too late to make a difference?

Self-formerised Fifa president Sepp Blatter clearly enjoyed the power that came with his position – why else would he have stuck it out to...

Fifa bribery scandal: South Africa’s own goal

Since the latest – and biggest – Fifa bribery scandal broke last week, the South African Football Association (Safa) has consistently denied that it...

EFF takes on Zuma’s Nkandla attack dogs

The fallout over police minister Nathi Nhleko’s Nkandla report, released on Thursday, continues.Nhleko’s report predictably found – contrary to public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report...

Fifa corruption scandal: the dark underbelly of the 2010 soccer World...

       Think back to June 2010. Even the most cynical South Africans were swept up by the infectious atmosphere of hosting a soccer World Cup....

Gauteng’s lack of schools and the parallel medium dilemma

The power of school governing bodies to decide which students to accept based on school admission policies is in the spotlight again, after the Federation...

Trevor Noah’s “family curse” no laughing matter

The Sunday Times this week carried a front page story about the brutal murder of comedian Trevor Noah’s 24-year-old cousin in KwaZulu-Natal and quoted his...

Government resolve on e-tolls crumbles

After years spent struggling to convince motorists of the need to pay e-tolls in order to fund Gauteng’s sparkly new freeways, the government has...
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