President Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD
President Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

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President Jacob Zuma lied, says the South African Communist Party (SACP), claiming the president told them one thing and the public something else over his last Cabinet reshuffle.

Zweli Mkhize has been nominated for ANC president, joining the growing the list of hopefuls, including Lindiwe Sisulu and Jeff Radebe.

SABC board guns for Hlaudi Motsoaneng for his bizarre R11.4m bonus and for the funds he provided for the ‘SABC Thank You’ concert.

In my opinion

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Martin Gustafsson points to an unusual surge in SA’s birth rate, comparable to the likes of the Ukraine when the government there sought to boost an exceptionally low birth rate.

Trapped in the expensive and huge build of two coal-fired power stations, while renewable energy sources get cheaper and more popular with consumers by the day, Eskom may already be in the throes of a death spiral.

Finding alpha

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New industrialist programme could also target black farmers.

Growth in its South African food division is the only positive at Woolworths, which is also facing industry sales pressures.

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