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Spy tapes saga: the latest

President Jacob Zuma will apply in the Johannesburg high court this week for leave to appeal against the most recent ruling in the so-called “spy tapes” saga. The appeal will be heard on Friday, 6 September. On 16 August the high court in Pretoria ruled that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which is in possession Read more >

Corruption knows no colour

My name is Kavisha Pillay. I am 21 years old, and I am frustrated! The aftermath of Guptagate motivated me to write this opinion piece. Now that the dust has settled, and I’ve had time to digest it all, I can express my frustration: It bothers me that some people in our country let colour Read more >

Public service needs a shake-up, Mr President

By Kavisha Pillay In a letter published in The Star newspaper earlier this month, President Jacob Zuma congratulated the public servants of South Africa who, he said, were improving the country. While it is commendable that many are indeed hard-working and honest individuals who strive to build the nation, the president paints a somewhat fantastical Read more >