ICYMI Maimane slams Zuma in his backyard, Van Breda giggled during emergency call, Escaped lions back in KNP, and Young Courtney Pieters was raped twice before murder

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Just two months ago, Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the ANC presidency seemed dead in the water as his rival Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma hit the campaign trail running. Today the picture looks slightly different, writes Mahlatse Gallens.

Columnists

Can the ANC really fire ‘rogue’ MPs?

It is not the first time the ANC faces a revolt from inside their ranks in Parliament. Will MPs really be fired if they vote against the party on the motion of no confidence, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

ANC – Phoenix rising from the ashes or carcass in the dustbin of history?

The ability of a new ANC leadership to persuade people that they are able to move away from the devastation caused by their predecessors, is arguably quite remote, writes Mike Roussos.

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

Media coverage of elections is changing as the industry adopts new practices and politicians become more invested in their personal brands. But can the press remain objective?

Top Stories

Zuma lives in a palace while you are poor, says Maimane on campaign trail

The cattle and chickens at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home live in kraals and runs that cost more money than most people from Nquthu will see in their lifetime, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

Henri van Breda giggled when he phoned emergency service – operator

Murder accused Henri van Breda giggled when he phoned emergency services on the morning of his family’s murder, an emergency operator has told the Western Cape High Court.

Escaped lions back in Kruger after casual walk on the wild side

They may have enjoyed their time on the wild side, but for five lions who escaped from the Kruger National Park, home is where the heart is.

Courtney Pieters was raped twice before being murdered, court hears

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters was raped twice before she was killed and buried in a shallow grave, the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court has heard.

Lifestyle

130 heart attacks daily in SA – know your BP

The stats are worrying – about 25% of South African adults are hypertensive and carry an increased risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

SEE: What does green snot mean and other nose facts

Does green snot really mean you have a virus? How much mucus does your body produce? We found the answers and they may surprise you . . .

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