Dawid Malherbe gets two decades behind bars for defrauding Eskom

The former Eskom director and his firm were convicted earlier in 2016 of fraud and money laundering

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Rand firms in the run-up to the announcement of S&P’s credit rating for SA

The rand was firmer on Friday afternoon, but market-moving developments after the close of markets closed may lead to in market volatility on Monday

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Yahya Jammeh ends his 22 years of rule in the Gambia as opposition wins vote

The head of the country’s electoral commission said it was ‘unique’ that someone who had been in power for so long had accepted defeat

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Graca Machel sets tongues wagging with her praise for Aaron Motsoaledi

The health minister is believed to be one of the senior ANC members who supported a motion for President Jacob Zuma to step down

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UN needs $1bn to help Boko Haram victims in Nigeria

The UN says the humanitarian response plan will address the needs of almost 7-million people in dire need of nutrition, food, shelter, healthcare and education

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane promises to focus on SA’s marginalised people

Public protector says her team will go into communities to raise awareness about her office’s services‚ ‘engaging people in their own languages’

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Land invaders should not have first dibs on free housing, says MEC

Law breakers should not be rewarded at the expense of people who had been on housing waiting lists for decades, says Western Cape MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela

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NSRI called to the rescue of military students off Hermanus harbour

One of the students’ rubber dinghies hit rocks and another capsized in calm conditions, but no one was injured

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UFS appoints replacement for Jonathan Jansen

Prof Francis Petersen, an engineer with a track record of leadership in academia and industry, is the University of the Free State’s new vice-chancellor and ...

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BAT bets on vaping as tobacco giants battle with new devices

Philip Morris International has pioneered heat-not-burn technology, which has proved big in Japan, where vapour is banned

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‘Joburg can rest assured that power outages are a thing of the past’

Member of the mayoral committee for finance Rabelani Dagada reassures residents and business owners that there will be no load shedding for the next 10 years

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Bongani Majola to chair SA Human Rights Commission

Majola applied for and made the shortlist of five for the job of Public Protector‚ but lost out to Busisiwe Mkhwebane

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Malema’s call for Mugabe to step down angers Pan Africanist Congress

PAC says EFF leader Julius Malema’s ‘attack’ on aged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe exposes him as ‘an agent of the West’

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Choose new mayor fast, ANC urges Mogale City

The DA mayor has resigned because of ill-health. Her election, in the ANC held council, was a result of a coalition between smaller parties

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Jacob Zuma hosts his South Sudanese counterpart

The heads of state are expected to review co-operation between the countries and the latest regional political and security developments on the continent

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Student found dead at Tshwane University of Technology

Student found on Lezard campus in Pretoria appears to have been stabbed, university confirms an investigation is under way

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Food for Thought: Sweet on Kwazulu Natal

Justice Malala

The province has more to offer the country than just Jacob Zuma. A visit to the Sugar Club is sure to convince you of that, writes Justice Malala

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Boutiques pull investor interest

Independents range from big players to small outfits with less than R5bn under management, writes Stephen Cranston

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