Parliament not prepared for independent MPs, DA says

Party leader says proportional system in National Assembly cannot accommodate independent candidates

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EDITORIAL: Remembering Madiba is a bittersweet affair

Ten years after his death, SA is struggling to convert its potential into prosperity and peace

Malala Yousafzai calls for end to gender apartheid in Mandela lecture

Nobel Peace laureate likens Taliban’s oppression of girls and women in Afghanistan to SA’s former apartheid regime

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Court dismisses RAF bid to appeal judgment scrapping onerous claim requirements

The court granted a punitive cost order against the RAF, saying the respondents had been put to ‘unnecessary and entirely avoidable costs’ in dealing with many ...

IAN BREMMER: West’s support for Ukraine wanes as Putin plays long game

Sentiment shifts in the US and EU as the war in Ukraine grinds on with no end in sight

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OBITUARY: Eric Ellerine, the gracious master of the deal

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MARKET WRAP: JSE and rand slip as SA GDP shrinks

Investors turn their focus to US employment data for November on Friday

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Former Cell C finance boss Lerato Pule appointed CFO at Liquid SA

Pule to assume office at the unit of Strive Masiyiwa’s Cassava Technologies in February

Intelligence committee wants to be more independent

The National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee is very dependent on the SSA

Lesaka CEO Chris Meyer to step down

Outgoing CEO will remain as a director of fintech group

TONY LEON: SA once had a clear vision, now we’re just a muddle

Country stuck in the mud offroad as government’s wheels spin furiously and impotently, without direction or purpose

Constitutional Court strikes down law requiring foreign parents to leave SA in the event of divorce or separation

Legislation infringes various fundamental rights, including dignity and those of the children, apex court rules

updated 11 hours ago
Worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust still not enough for some

Activists and more ordinary mortals who support Hamas need to think about the kind of world they are helping to build

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