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Spin doctors of smear: PR firm conspired with Guptas to paint Mcebisi Jonas as corrupt

Gupta family associates plotted with UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger to launch a smear campaign against the Treasury by painting former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas as corrupt, leaked e-mails show.

Zuma's fate in balance

As President Jacob Zuma's fate hung in the balance after a heated meeting of the ANC's national executive committee at the weekend there was consensus in the committee that newly reappointed Eskom CEO Brian Molefe be jettisoned.

State capture bombshell: DA weighs up legal action

The DA has consulted its lawyers with the aim of taking legal action against Jacob Zuma‚ the Gupta family‚ implicated cabinet ministers‚ public officials‚ state owned enterprises executives and board members‚ as well as any others who have sought to undermine the state.

Gupta e-mail scandal: 'We've done no wrong'

The controversial Gupta family has again denied any wrongdoing in the wake of explosive revelations in e-mail correspondence documenting the extent of the influence the family has on state affairs through its links to President Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane.

State capture: 'day of reckoning required'

South Africans need a day of reckoning for the revelations of private control of state affairs‚ says public interest group Accountability Now.

ConCourt roped in to decide if minister is liable for shooting of girlfriend by on-duty cop

A police reservist in uniform shot his girlfriend at dinner. Should the minister of police be held liable?

Mother of SA hostage in Mali dies after agonised wait for his return

The stress and anxiety of having a son held hostage in Mali for more than five years was too heavy a burden for Beverly McGown.
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba speaks to journalists at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban

State capture report is 'inaccurate' and defamatory - Gigaba's spokesman

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied involvement in state capture.

Women die while waiting for government, pharmaceutical company to agree on price of cancer drug

Women continue to die of an aggressive form of breast cancer, while drugs company Roche Products and the government squabble over the price of a drug that has proved effective against it.

Political parties welcome suspension of SABC CFO Aguma

Political parties and parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) have welcomed the suspension of SABC’s acting chief financial officer James Aguma.

Easy like Sunday morning for Lions

At some stage during the Lions' 54-10 trashing of the Kings, the Ellis Park Stadium DJ got creative and blasted Lionel Ritchie's Easy Like Sunday Morning on the venue's speakers.

Monaco win ends Ferrari's dry spell

Sebastian Vettel stretched his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points yester day when he became the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win Formula One's showcase Monaco Grand Prix.

No1 Kerber blown out of French Open

World No1 Angelique Kerber's nightmare season hit a new low yesterday when she was dumped out of the French Open 6-2 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova.

Wits lose star players

New Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits will lose on-loan players Mogakolodi Ngele and Cuthbert Malajila, who are returning to Mamelodi Sundowns, coach Gavin Hunt has said.

Cup-less Komphela's frank assessment

Steve Komphela clearly feels he deserves a chance to prove himself in a third season at Kaizer Chiefs after two without a trophy, even if he has admitted "I would fire myself".

Let's hope e-mails will unite parliament to expunge Zuma

If there was any doubt about the scale of the Gupta family's capture of the South African state, the explosive e-mail leak published in Sunday papers yesterday and here today will put that to rest.

The Big Read: Ousting Zuma is just the start

WHILE many of his fellow political prisoners turned to the rigours and pleasures of study on Robben Island, the young Jacob Zuma, serving 10 years, opted to learn chess.

'Goodwill gestures' by retailers not common

If a retailer takes back something you have bought - because you discovered when you tried it on at home that it doesn't fit or you had buyer's remorse - that's doing you a favour or, as corporates prefer to term it, "a goodwill gesture" on their part.
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film The Beguiled in competition - Red Carpet

New phenomenon at Cannes

They dress like celebrities and can be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.
A salesman walks past the Chevrolet cars of General Motors, kept on display inside a showroom in Ahmedabad, India, April 30, 2015.

General Motors pull-out has workers worried sick

General Motors SA's suppliers, workers and the charities it sponsors are starting to wake up to the effects of the automotive giant's abrupt notice of its withdrawal from this country.

Art for the man in the street

Owning a Monet or Rembrandt is out of reach for all but the richest investors.
The Wider Image: Printing prosthetics in Taiwan

In the age of DIY bionics: Engineer 3D prints cheaper prosthetic arm

After losing his right forearm in a factory accident, Chang Hsien-Liang tried several artificial limbs but he was never satisfied.

For love of a transgender child

For months in the Lemay home, the same phrase was repeated over and over by their troubled young child, barely more than a toddler, who showed growing signs of depression.

Emojis help bridge the communication gap between men & women

They've become ubiquitous on computers and smartphones. From the bog standard smiley face to halos and aeroplanes, emojis are now used by an estimated 90% of the world's internet users - 3,2billion people.

Kick the habit: Free apps that'll help you quit smoking for good

There a number of new apps on the market that can help you quit smoking. Here are four of the best