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Pierre de Vos explains how SA’s new ruling coalitions will work

Prospective Public Protector candidates get their day

New SA number plates

Die Antwoord rejects suicide

SA reclaims the rank as Africa’s largest economy

Poked Bear 1, Chad le Clos 0


Pierre de Vos explains how SA’s new ruling coalitions will work

This superb article republished with permission from a UCT professor, constitutional expert and fluid blogger Pierre de Vos answers the questions South Africans will be asking as their country enters a new era of competitive politics – with coalitions at 27 of its metros and municipalities.


Committee 'ready' for one day decision on new Public Protector

The committee charged with finding a replacement for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has the daunting task of interviewing all prospective candidates in one day. Thursday 11 August is the day. News24 will cover the event all day.

Get the story here.


New SA number plates: Angry readers respond

Wheels24 reported that South Africa could receive new vehicle number plates in 2017. 

Here's what our readers have to say.


Die Antwoord accuses Suicide Squad director of copying their style

In a video posted on Instagram on Wednesday, Yo-Landi Visser accuses Suicide Squad director David Ayer of "jockin" their style. The video points to the similarities between Die Antwoord’s style and that used in Suicide Squad.

Watch here.

(Photo: Die Antwoord Facebook/Warner Brothers)


Rand helps SA to boot Nigeria out as Africa's largest economy

SA has reclaimed the rank as Africa’s largest economy in dollar terms more than two years after losing it to Nigeria as the nations’ currencies moved in opposite directions


Poked Bear 1, Chad le Clos 0

Chad le Clos’ ill-fated goading of Michael Phelps reminds of prior SA-related instances of sporting bravado that backfired, says Rob Houwing.

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