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As the battle between Marius Fransman and Gwede Mantashe heats up, Paul Herman looks at how the suspended ANC Western Cape leader’s politicking has taken on a new flavour.

Columnists

Where has the ANC's intellectual depth gone?

Some of the ANC’s discussion documents give the impression that the party has no experience governing and suggest a serious lack of intellectual depth, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

It’s time for Eskom to show leadership when it comes to renewable energy

Eskom’s ongoing scapegoating of renewable energy for its financial woes shows a lack of vision, particularly in the light of the urgent need to develop new jobs beyond the coal industry.

The ANC isn’t ready to radically transform the South African economy

There’s nothing radical about trying to fix what doesn’t work by making it work better, which is why the ANC's economic transformation discussion document is not really radical, writes Steven Friedman.

Top Stories

Alleged mastermind behind Chief Justice burglary speaks

Nkosinathi Msimango, the alleged "mastermind" behind the Office of the Chief Justice burglary, said he had been waiting in the reception area at the Boschkop police station for two hours, in the hope of speaking to a constable in connection with the case.

Divide between 'old guard' and 'new guard' cops detailed in court

Friction between the so-called "old guard" and "new guard" of the police - which apparently still exists - is a focal point in a mammoth case playing out in the Western Cape High Court.

Judge delays decision on Van Breda trial livestream

Judgment in an application by Media24 to livestream Henri van Breda's murder trial will be handed down shortly before his the case starts in the Cape Town High Court.

DA's federal executive must decide on Zille hearing - Breytenbach

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says her investigation into whether Helen Zille should be charged over her latest tweet saga is done, but the final decision lies with the party's federal executive council.

Lifestyle

This mom's brutally honest account about life after 'pushing out a baby' is a must-read

"Your bum is not falling out. Or it might be. If you have piles. Which you probably do..."

17 Places in South Africa that serve show-stopping lemon meringue pie

Cafés and restaurants serving one of SA's most beloved desserts, in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, PE and Pretoria.

Endometriosis: when it feels like your period is killing you

The ugly truth about how endometriosis can affect your health and your life.

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