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Councils skint but officials get pay rise

The president and Cabinet dropped their salaries and rejected a hike, but councillors take 4% more

Dlamini-Zuma seeks to appeal the judgment that set aside lockdown regulations

Reyno de Beer had ‘raised an attack … on unidentified regulations, on undisclosed grounds and for unknown reasons’

Mapisa-Nqakula ‘regrets confusion’ after contradictory statements on Khosa case

The minister’s media statement follows a letter from Khosa’s attorneys that they were considering a perjury charge or a complaint with the Public Protector

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Labour disputes and withheld funding for noncompliance have rocked the board, which is supposed to administer about three million hectares on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini

Judge trashes entire lockdown regime as constitutionally flawed

The high court ruling will delight gatvol South Africans but is unlikely to stand the test of time

Parliament deals blow to Ingonyama Trust Board

Portfolio committee members want the land reform minister to freeze state funding to the trust, which administers nearly three million hectares of land

Where is the deputy president?

David Mabuza is hard at work — it’s just not taking place in the public eye. The rumblings and discussion in the ANC are about factions in the ruling party, succession and ousting him

‘Level three will require great discipline and responsibility’ — Dlamini-Zuma

The local government minister has laid out how lockdown level three will work, but she warned that it comes with a danger of Covid-19 spreading further

Zuma turns on judiciary as trial nears

Former president says pre-trial correspondence is part of another plot

Coalition politics and law: The fight over Tshwane

With coalition politics on the rise, particularly in local government, this kind of court case is likely to become more common

Two dead in new ANC KwaZulu-Natal killings

A Mtubatuba councillor and a Hammarsdale ANC Youth League leader were shot yesterday near their homes

Covid-19 levels a political football in the Western Cape

A move to level three lockdown for the province may become a battle between the Democratic Alliance, and the provincial opposition, the ANC

Disaster vs separation of powers

The Democratic Alliance’s court case is about much more than an esoteric question of constitutional law

Controversy surrounds former mayor

ANC says Nthateng Maoke is still a councillor after she quit amid claims she is a foreign national

Battle for control of the City of Tshwane is back on

The DA has won a high court victory, but the ANC is taking its campaign for power to the Constitutional Court. All the while, residents are left leaderless and without services

Pandemic delays local elections

The lockdown has interrupted public consultations on ward demarcations, while 37 by-elections around the country are on hold

Sisulu appoints probe as corruption allegations mount

The water and sanitation minister has detailed her department's moves to combat corruption, but failed to address corruption claims her top adviser

Case lays bare Ingonyama’s dealings

Staff members claim they are fall guys for the failure of the Ingonyama Trust Board, which manages large swathes of KwaZulu-Natal

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