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Ethics committee must probe Faith Muthambi’s role in SABC crisis

Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the crisis at the SABC says President Jacob Zuma should ‘reconsider’ Muthambi’s ‘desirability’ in Cabinet

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Anti-immigrant marchers leave trail of destruction in Tshwane

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ANTHONY BUTLER: Pravin Gordhan given his standing ovation, but really needs a plan

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Cosatu and SACP unhappy with former Eskom CEO becoming ANC MP

Cosatu says Brian Molefe’s resignation from Eskom left more questions than answers and that he is still ‘tainted’ by the State of Capture report

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TWEET OF THE WEEK: Zuma’s R13bn VIP protection monster

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Mmusi Maimane lays charges against top officials over Bashir’s non-arrest

Two ministers — Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Malusi Gigaba — and Hawks head Ntlemeza are among the respondents

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Sassa’s last-ditch bid to get grants paid could land it in court, experts warn

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza’s letter to Sapo CEO Mark Barnes has caused a furore, but Magwaza insists it is a perfectly above-board approach

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Letters lay bare the icy relationship between Tom Moyane and Gordhan

The SARS commissioner accuses the finance minister of treating him like a little boy, in a disagreement over the ethics of him approving his own bonus

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136 arrested amid anti-immigrant violence in Tshwane

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Barclays Africa gets R12.8bn 'divorce settlement'

Barclays plc has pleasantly surprised the market by agreeing to pay a R12.8bn "divorce settlement" to subsidiary Barclays Africa, in which it is selling down ...

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Northam Platinum buys Eland mine from Glencore

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Gumtree prohibits the sale of donkeys on its site after Carte Blanche exposé

Animal rights groups have exposed how donkeys are sometimes skinned alive with their hides being used to produce an ineffective Chinese ‘medicine’

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Rand helps petrol price outlook‚ but taxes loom

Stronger local currency and a dip in international oil prices have led to a surprise drop in fuel prices at the end of February

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Officials should not have allowed ‘xenophobic’ march in Tshwane, ISS says

The Institute for Security Studies’ Johan Burger says information circulating on social media should have been a clear indication that the march could turn ...

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We need to talk about the London Metal Exchange (now)

Volumes are down, executives are leaving, and the LME still has archaic trading structures linked to sailing times at the turn of the 19th century, writes Andy Homes

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Ramos to use part of R13bn to rebrand Barclays Africa

Pravin Gordhan signals there is exaggerated energy crisis talk by the pro-nuclear lobby, and opposition MPs don’t exactly receive Brian Molefe with open arms

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KEVIN MCCALLUM: Life’s playing field routinely dappled with shadow

Daniel Vickerman was a rare player, a rugby player who could tell what the Australians call a good "yarn", writes Kevin McCallun

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Simple-minded economics distorts the education debate

Martin Wolf

A market-driven university system, obsessed with only providing degrees rather than a variety of tertiary options, is a disaster, writes Martin Wolf

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ROB ROSE: The war for Stuttafords

As the clock runs down on a retail icon battling for survival, a boardroom battle has broken out between two of SA’s elite families

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CHRIS THURMAN: Academic rigour meets creative practice in Lifescapes

Chris Thurman

'Academic politics' can, after all, be 'creative', writes Chris Thurman

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MTN tries harder in SA's mobile network war

DUNCAN McLEOD

MTN's CEO says he is ready to take the fight to rival Vodacom

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