We should try to understand the reasons for the violence against foreigners, but we must never sweep it under the carpet, writes Martin Schäfer.
High level clouds. Mild.
A year on, the state capture commission of inquiry is still top of mind for many South Africans as witnesses continue to share damning allegations.
When Jacob Zuma was delivering his oratory on Monday, uninterrupted and in command of a story he was in complete control. But when he was delivered into the hands of Paul Pretorius even the most innocuous question was being second-guessed.
Testimony by former president Jacob Zuma was colourful, dramatic and controversial. He made allegations of plots and conspiracies against him dating back to before the arrival of democracy in South Africa.
Former minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has denied claims by former president Jacob Zuma that he was an apartheid spy.
Former department of mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will be the fourth minister who served under former president Jacob Zuma to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will replace the late Collins Chabane as public service and administration minister, President Jacob Zuma has said.
The 2015 Mining Indaba is in full swing, the very good news is Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi, SA’s Minister of Mines, is among those assembled.
Trade union Solidarity is set to file an urgent application with the Constitutional Court to restore the right to work for non-striking platinum workers.
The latest round of talks aimed at ending a five-month strike in the platinum belt "went well", says the president of the striking Amcu union.
Jacob Zuma's claims about a multi-decade plot to "remove" him from society and the infiltration of spies in the ANC has opened a new front in the internecine battle inside the governing party.
Former president Jacob Zuma’s dramatic claims about plots and conspiracies against him could very well threaten to engulf the ANC in a firestorm of witch hunts and retribution if left unchecked and unchallenged.
Zuma’s testimony was about one thing: he signaled his intent to his political opponents that he has no qualms about following a scorched earth policy. He cast himself as the victim, as the target of his enemies and the victim of a system.
Former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that the infamous Gupta family would summon ministers and then president Jacob Zuma to their homes and "boast about it".
Trade union federation Saftu is shocked by former mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s allegation that Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and his chairperson tried to pressure him to help the Guptas take over Glencore’s Optimum coal mine.
Exxaro Resources’ deal to buy Total SA’s South African coal unit for $472m must include a community stake to be granted state approval.
Planning Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says R2.1bn has been designated to improve housing and living conditions in poor mining communities.
A spokesperson for Amcu says union leaders are still in talks with mining company bosses, but has given no indication whether any progress has been made.
The government is taking the initiative to end a crippling platinum sector strike now in its eighteenth week, says new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
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