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Zuma has ‘done SA great harm’

President Jacob Zuma’s shock decision to fire his finance minister and stack his cabinet with loyalists may have seemed like good politics, but it’s led to an immediate downgrade of the nation’s

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Zuma defies calls to quit

President Jacob Zuma has warded off calls to resign over the scandals that have marred his administration and spread dissent in the ruling party largely thanks to a bloc of politicians known as the “premier league” that has his back. With urban voters deserting

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ANC warned it is tearing itself apart

Corruption, an arrogant leadership and faction fighting are tearing at the soul of the ANC, according to an internal report presented to the top leaders of the party after its worst-ever electoral performance. “The ANC is bleeding, with every Sunday full of headlines

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Broken cabinet steering SA to disaster

South Africa’s cabinet has become dysfunctional. This highest executive body charged with managing the state’s daily affairs has 35 members. The cabinet is responsible for, among other things, “developing

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Bill Gates to deliver Mandela lecture

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 17 July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the University of Pretoria announced on Tuesday. Gates, 60, who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will

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Don’t hike taxes, sell Telkom: DA

Instead of announcing tax hikes in his budget speech on Wednesday, finance minister Pravin Gordhan should seek to raise revenue through asset sales, including the sale of “non-strategic liquid assets” such as Telkom, the Democratic Alliance has said

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Street View comes to Robben Island

Google has released Street View imagery for Robben Island. The images are available on Google Maps. The company has also made available an audio-visual tour of Robben Island hosted by the Google

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