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Justice Minister Michael Masutha has told MPs about talks between government and the Office of the Public Protector on a framework of co-operation

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Joining the row over a racism row in Hout Bay, deputy public protector Kevin Malunga says he would not represent a person accused of racism

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Action to reverse ICC withdrawal is premature‚ government tells court

Advocate for the government says the DA’s application to set aside the decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is unsound

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‘Rogue’ power firm threatens fastest renewable expansion

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FirstRand says it closed Gupta accounts on money-laundering fears

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SA's third-quarter GDP growth disappoints

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Deaths caused by lung and cervical cancers jump in SA

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Ramaphosa questions quality of ANC’s leadership

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Parliament to start drawing up new law to provide debt relief next year

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JSE suspends Middle East Diamond Resources

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Social grants chaos looms as Sassa stalls

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SA to allow US GM maize imports for first time

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