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OPINION: More JZ lies as the UK and FBI probe the Guptas

President Jacob Zuma is fond of conspiracies. He also likes painting himself as a victim.

Gupta loan from IDC 'was suspect'

POWERFUL: Ajay and Atul Gupta, seated, and, standing,  Duduzane Zuma and Jagdish Parekh have proved to be influential enough to write to the president to make  the
government, intervene on their behalf while they have the Banking Ombudsman to sort out their problems, says the writer. Photo: Muntu Vilakazi/Gallo Images Alarms should have sounded when the Guptas approached the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for a R250-million loan to buy their nonprofitable Shiva Uranium mine, experts say.

Ramaphosa urges action against state capture as FBI shows up SA agencies

Caption:  ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa  delivering a message from the ANC  during the 14th Congress of the SACP held at Birchwood Hotel. /a Masi Losi Presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africa's law enforcement authorities to fast-track investigations into claims of state capture.

SGBs to lose power

The Basic Education Department is set to squash the powers of the country's school governing bodies if it can push through proposed amendments to the South African Schools Act.

Timol inquest opens new door to justice against apartheid atrocities

Ahmed Timol’s Brother, Mohammed holds out a book written by Imtiaz Cajee, Timols Nephew ahead of the judgment into his death at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Timol died after falling from the 10th floor of John Foster Square in 1971 while being detained. / Alaister Russell A powerful legal precedent that promises to see the reopening of other apartheid era crimes has been set in motion thanks to anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s family. They pushed for a new inquiry into Timol’s death, in 1971, while in police custody. An inquest held a year later found that he committed suicide while in detention. Now a judge has found that Timol was pushed to his death. The outcome refocuses the spotlight on how societies deal with authoritarian pasts.

Violent movies can turn kids into killers - study

Exposing kids to movies featuring gun violence can have dangerous consequences‚ a new study warns.

OPINION: Crime - and policing - in numbers

Ahead of Tuesday's release South Africa’s annual crime statistics by the SA Police Service on Tuesday‚ Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) say the high crime rate is being fuelled by political interference‚ which undermines professional police leadership and public safety. The two organisations have issued a breakdown in numbers that they say highlight the challenges:

Alex pupil wants to build a robot that can cook and clean

22 October 2017. The all girl robotics team from Alexandra High School (From Left:) Matebogo Thobejane, Agreeneth Kgasago, Kopano Kgatla and  Tshegofatso Mampuru pose for a picture with the racing robots they built before competing in the second annual  AfrikaBOT robotics competition at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. The event aims at getting young minds involved in the engineering and coding fields by building and programming a robot that can autonomously race through a maze and collect a item with a robotic arm along the way. The challenge illustrates the challenges faced when creating driverless cars. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Times Alexandra township might in the near future produce a robot with cooking skills.

KZN traditional leaders guard school and keep kids in class

Teacher's desk. Picture Credit: Pixabay Elders‚ chiefs and indunas are taking to KwaZulu-Natal’s taverns – but not for the reasons you may think.

Data leak: Legal delays create a 'free for all'

If the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) had been fully enacted‚ those responsible for leaking the data of millions of South Africans could have been fined up to R10 million or imprisoned for up to 10 years.

Actor Khulu Skenjana: The dopest thing is being a dad and husband

Thapelo Mokoena ropes in a-list stars to empower aspiring actors

Migos gig a total mess

Boity Thulo joined Nasty C to perform her song at the Mabala Noise Migos concert at TicketPro Dome. Picture: Tladi Kotelo

I am not a sangoma or a prophet‚ says PRO

Veteran Shai is a greedy 'Vandal'

Actor Patrick Shai with Talk show host and actress Khanyi Mbau playing mind games at the Stonehenge Africa in Parys. The day will be filled with some pampering and adrenaline adventure in celebration of Father's Day.
Pic: Bafana Mahlangu. © Sowetan

2018 Mzansi's Sexiest top 12 revealed

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Malusi Gigaba on Thursday announced changes to the SAA board.A statement reveals that Dudu Myeni is no longer chairperson. What are your thoughts on this?

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