DA leader Mmusi Maimane

Many inside and outside of DA circles believe the race for federal council leader is mainly between two of the party's heavyweights, although some within feel Thomas Walters and Mike Waters may have a fighting chance.

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Friday Briefing: Jacob Zuma and the education of Billy Downer

Recent developments have exposed deep seated divisions in the DA on which direction it should take ideologically to renew its legitimacy as an opposition party capable of winning elections.

Load shedding downgraded to stage 1 as problem units recover

Some of the online units are now online.

PODCAST | THE STORY: Inside the Bishops sex scandal

It's the scandal that rocked Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch, Cape Town, this week: a 30-year old teacher is accused of having an illicit relationship with an 18-year-old matric pupil.

'It's how I was raised' - man stabbed while trying to save woman from rape

A stranger who jumped in to save a woman who was being raped in Table View, Cape Town, says that he didn't think twice before intervening.

Rassie: Unfortunately Japan is the enemy for 1 week

The Boks will have to shelve their affection for Japan and Japanese fans to spoil the hosts' party in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.


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White House acknowledges Ukraine deal | Turkey pauses Syria war: WATCH the top world news videos for today

White House acknowledges strings attached for Ukraine aid | Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Man drops lawsuit claiming Apple turned him gay

A Russian man who filed a lawsuit against Apple after claiming an iPhone app turned him gay has withdrawn his complaint due to privacy fears, his lawyer says.

Malawi police probe officers over rape allegations

Malawi police on Thursday announced the launch of an inquiry into allegations by rights groups that its officers raped and tortured women during demonstrations over presidential election results.

"We have to look after women. Women raise our children and teach them things like how to speak."