by Javier TOVAR / with Chris Lefkow in Washington Disgraced American football legend O.J. Simpson, whose 1995 acquittal for double murder polarised the nation, was granted his release from prison Thursday after serving nearly nine years behind bars for armed robbery.
During a protest outside the National Treasury in Pretoria on Thursday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced that he is in talks with the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates based in Pretoria over the Gupta family’s links with Dubai. By IHSAAN HAFFEJEE.
Justice Dikgang Moseneke has been appointed to lead a key redress process aiming to bring healing to the families of Life Esidimeni patients, after more than 100 people died when they were moved from the facility to NGOs last year. Moseneke is the ideal candidate to address the pain caused. By GREG NICOLSON.
Everyone in the ruling party understands: what happens in the ANC stays in the ANC. Obedience and loyalty are key tenets. Under the leadership of Jacob Zuma this fidelity would morph into a form of Omerta, the Mafia’s code of silence and non co-operation with the outside world in matters of criminality. However, the edifice cracked in March 2016 when Mcebisi Jonas revealed the Gupta family had bribed him to accept the Finance Ministry. ANC MP Vytjie Mentor blew the whistle soon afterwards and has been hanging the ANC’s dirty laundry out to dry ever since. By MARIANNE THAMM.
A 218-page report seen by Daily Maverick, which now suspended Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy confirmed was commissioned by him, seems to contain evidence of bugging devices found at the Sascoc offices. Five devices in total were uncovered, according to the claims. By ANTOINETTE MULLER and PAULI VAN WYK.
J. BROOKS SPECTOR contemplates a presidency in which a nation’s leader has ignored the hard-won insights of how to run a nation’s politics, and it shows. Oh yes, we’re talking here about Donald Trump, but there are probably others who might stop to observe this slow-motion car crash in the making.
The South African Human Rights Commission launched its first Civil and Political Rights Report, on 28 June 2017, which provides a snapshot of key developments around civil and political rights in South Africa during 2016/2017. The launch of the report coincided with the intimidation of journalists by the Black First Land First (BFL) group and threats by BFL to protest at the homes and places of worship of members of the media. These actions which were widely denounced brings focus to bear on important civil and political rights. By KATE TISSINGTON and FOLA ADELEKE.
Eve Dmochowska: How the government took away the hope of private healthcare from millions of currently uninsured
The government recently gazetted the NHI white paper, giving more clarity to its vision and roadmap for universal health care. But, while it gets its 14-year plan in order, the government is denying the opportunity for private health cover to potentially 10-million people who could otherwise be benefiting from it already.
Durban - President Jacob Zuma appointed construction company Moneymine Enterprises long before the Department of Public Works was involved in the Nkandla tender process, the Nkandla disciplinary hearing heard on Thursday.