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State Capture Inquiry

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DA insists parliament can process Zondo report before final ...

The official opposition is adamant parliament does not have to wait for state capture commission chairperson chief ...

PODCAST | Now we know SA was captured, but will knowing ...

Last week the state capture commission led by chief justice Raymond Zondo delivered part 4 of its report.

'We shouldn’t second guess it': Lamola confident NPA will ...

"We shouldn’t second guess them, they are better placed than all of us to tell no lies and claim no easy victories," ...

Those who colluded with Makhubo in improper awarding of ...

Despite former mayor of Johannesburg Geoff Makhubo being deceased, those who possibly conspired with him in the ...

LONG READ | Lynne Brown — The 'Guptas' minister' who ...

Former minister of public enterprises Lynne Brown, along with former president Jacob Zuma, were key figures in enabling ...

Charge ex-Eskom execs and Gupta acolytes Brian Molefe and ...

Chief justice Raymond Zondo, in a scathing report on the capture of Eskom by the Guptas, has recommended their ...

Zondo recommends removal of Zizi Kodwa from deputy state ...

The commission into state capture, headed by chief justice Raymond Zondo, has recommended that President Cyril ...

Fourth part of state capture report to be released on Friday

The presidency will formally receive the fourth part of the state capture commission report on Friday morning.

IN QUOTES | Gwede Mantashe on state capture report: 'We ...

ANC national chairperson and mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe says he has no regrets about ...

Four big names implicated in volume 3 of the state capture ...

Former president Jacob Zuma, mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe, former minister Nomvula Mokonyane ...

‘Watson believed he was totally bulletproof with Zuma on ...

The late former Bosasa COO Gavin Watson thought that with former president Jacob Zuma by his side, he was invincible. ...

Third part of state capture inquiry report to be released ...

The next volume of the state capture inquiry report will be released publicly at "around 7pm", the presidency said on ...

Parliament told historical fabric destroyed in parliament ...

National head of the Hawks Lt-Gen Godfrey Lebeya said once the outstanding investigations into the fire in the ...

Man arrested for botched April 2021 heist in Kabokweni

A man who was arrested for unlawful possession of ammunition on  Wednesday has been linked to a botched robbery in ...

More than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths recorded ...

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Friday reported 6,375 new Covid-19 cases had been identified ...

Government rules out salary increases in public sector

The government has rejected the wage demands of employees in the public sector and is not offering any increase.

SA's xenophobic attacks bear similarities to Holocaust, say ...

Holocaust experts in SA have sounded the alarm over similarities between the rise of xenophobic sentiments in the ...

NPA, SA Revenue Service enhance collaboration on criminal ...

The National Prosecuting Authority and the SA Revenue Service on Friday committed to enhancing their collaboration on ...

Jet fuel crisis at OR Tambo International to stabilise by ...

The jet fuel issue at OR Tambo International Airport should be stabilised by the end of this month, ending the need for ...

'Unpredictable' sardines may be swimming their way to ...

Activity along the Eastern Cape coastline is an indication that sardines could appear soon, KZN Sharks Board acting ...

PODCAST | Deadly legal rulings and the cases they created

In this week’s Spotlight Minisode, 'True Crime SA' focuses on two cases, the ill-fated rulings that facilitated them ...

Danone ramps up US baby formula shipments to address ...

Aptamil maker Danone SA has stepped up shipments of infant formula from Europe to address a shortage in the United ...

‘Government will have to find our bones buried under the ...

Meet some of the people who have held the steps of the apex court for more than three weeks, sleeping in the cold to ...

R127m Powerball jackpot up for grabs as Joburg winner ...

A Johannesburg-based winner from the May 13 draw has come forward to claim his PowerBall Plus R28m jackpot.

How to correctly use a child seat belt in winter, insurance ...

Parents may unwittingly undermine the protection a child car seat offers in the winter months.

Illegal collection attempts, bogus winnings and useless ...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news ...

Banking ombud reveals significant increase in complaints ...

A record number of complaints about bank conduct was received by the ombudsman for banking services (OBS) last year, ...

Travel insurance, customer 'service' staffers and trust

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news ...

WENDY KNOWLER | Online retail reviews and selling your car ...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news ...

Fraudsters, warranties and forfeiting premiums on cancelled ...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news ...

Kill import tariffs and VAT on chicken, importers urge ...

Massive chicken price hikes have seen many South Africans ditch their favourite protein source for cheaper processed ...

How not to respond when you get a call or SMS about an old ...

It’s right and fair to pay debts to your credit providers, but when a debt has been written off by the company and ...

Visa delays are wrecking South Africans’ travel plans

Visa facilitation centres have not yet ramped up their operations sufficiently to accommodate the increase in bookings ...

R14 for a hot dog roll 'doughnut'?! Baker's off-recipe ...

A supermarket bakery filled hot dog rolls with artificial cream, topped them with colourful sprinkles and called them ...

Gas safety during load-shedding, why your cellphone number ...

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler’s ‘Watch-outs of the week’.

Cellphone insurance & returning 'partially used' goods ...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news ...

Ugandan leader's pro-Putin son touted for presidency, may ...

The soldier son of Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni is signalling his readiness to take over his ...

Nigeria's Lagos bans 'nuisance' motorbike taxis from most ...

Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos said on Wednesday it will ban motorcycle taxis from operating in most of the ...

Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern ...

Burkina Faso rescuers find no survivors in flooded mine's ...

Rescue workers have found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside a flooded zinc mine in Burkina Faso, the ...

EU leaves military training in Mali suspended, stops short ...

The EU will leave its military training mission in Mali suspended, but will not terminate it for the time being, the ...

Biden approves redeployment of under 500 ground troops to ...

US president Joe Biden has authorised the redeployment of fewer than 500 American troops into Somalia.

Zimbabwe lifts ban on bank lending it imposed to stop ...

Business groups had warned that the lending freeze would hurt commerce and worsen Zimbabwe's economic crisis.

Kenya presidential contenders pick rights champion, ...

Kenya's top two presidential candidates have announced their running mates, with veteran contender Raila Odinga opting ...

Nigeria's Sokoto state declares curfew over student killing ...

Nigeria's Sokoto state has declared an immediate 24-hour curfew to quell protests demanding the release of suspects in ...

Somalia's new president to be elected by parliament behind ...

Hundreds of Somali parliamentarians will meet on Sunday in a heavily-fortified airport hangar to choose a new president ...

Zim cops ban use of hand-held spikes to stop vehicles after ...

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have banned the use of hand-held spikes by traffic officers to stop vehicles ...

Ten Nigerian cabinet ministers resign to run in next year's ...

Ten Nigerian cabinet ministers, including the junior petroleum minister, have resigned to run in next year's election, ...

Germany detects first case of monkeypox - military medical ...

Germany has detected its first case of monkeypox, the German armed forces' medical service said on Friday.

Russian soldier in Ukraine war crimes trial says he did not ...

A 21-year-old Russian soldier told a court on Friday he had not wanted to kill an unarmed civilian and that he ...

IMF urges Asia to be mindful of spillover risks from ...

Asian economies must be mindful of spillover risks as a decade of unconventional easing policies by major central banks ...

Three people stabbed in southeast Norway attack

At least three people were stabbed and injured on Friday in random attacks in a village in south-east Norway, police ...

'Hell' in Ukraine's Donbas as Russia piles on pressure, ...

Ukraine's industrial Donbas region, the focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Volodymyr ...

More Russian oil going east squeezes Iranian crude sales to ...

Iran's crude exports to China have fallen sharply since the start of the Ukraine war as Beijing favoured heavily ...

WATCH | Group helps wheelchair users climb Rio's mountains

Wheelchair users are trekking through Rio’s mountain trails with the help of the Brazilian Inclusion Collective, an ...

Thailand begins to reopen bars, pubs to woo back tourists

Thailand will allow bars, pubs and karaoke clubs to reopen in some regions from next month, ending a more than a ...

US steps up aid to get weapons on battlefield

US President Joe Biden welcomed congressional passage of $40 billion in aid for Ukraine and announced a new package of ...

UK lottery winner says she was ready for record $228m ...

A married couple from England announced on Thursday that they had landed Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot of 184 ...

Elon Musk denies he sexually harassed flight attendant on ...

Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce as "utterly untrue" claims in a news report that he ...

Prehistoric fossil in Peru sheds light on marine origin of ...

The discovery of a prehistoric crocodile fossil in Peru from around 7 million years ago has given paleontologists more ...

Pollution killing 9-million people a year, Africa hardest ...

Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an ...

Twitter's account of deal shows Musk signing without asking ...

Twitter Inc published its account on Tuesday of its deal negotiations with Elon Musk

Musk says $44bn Twitter deal on hold over fake account data

Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that his $44-billion cash deal for Twitter Inc was "temporarily on hold" while he waits for ...

WATCH | Intact, pregnant ichthyosaur fossil recovered from ...

Chilean scientists successfully recovered one of the world's most complete ichthyosaur fossils with intact embryos from ...

End of an era: Apple discontinues its last iPod model

Apple's iPod, a groundbreaking device that upended the music and electronics industries more than two decades ago, is ...

WATCH | Paramedic in a jet suit completes first trial flight

Paramedics in England are being trained to use 3D-printed jet suits to reach stranded casualties.

Chinese unmanned cargo spacecraft docks with space station ...

An unmanned Chinese cargo spacecraft successfully docked with an orbiting space station module on Tuesday in the sixth ...

Europeans want fairer, greener, more agile EU

European Union citizens would like the 27-nation bloc to become fairer, show greater solidarity, lead the fight against ...

China's sea levels touched new high in 2021, government ...

China's sea levels reached their highest on record last year, swollen by rising water temperatures and the melting of ...

Emperor Penguin at serious risk of extinction due to ...

The emperor penguin, which roams Antarctica's frozen tundra and chilly seas, is at severe risk of extinction in the ...

Wrangle over EU carbon market revamp threatens climate ...

Officials and lawmakers negotiating an overhaul of the EU carbon market are struggling to reach a compromise over plans ...

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