South Africa Needs More Investment in Biophysics and Structural Biology

[Daily Maverick] South Africa has some excellent researchers in various branches of biophysics. However, despite lofty documents put out by the Department of Science and Technology like the Bioeconomy Strategy and the SARIR (South African Research Infr…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa has some excellent researchers in various branches of biophysics. However, despite lofty documents put out by the Department of Science and Technology like the Bioeconomy Strategy and the SARIR (South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap), South Africa remains woefully under-invested in biophysics and structural biology. By TJAART KRUGER, TREVOR SEWELL and LAWRENCE NORRIS.

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Tne Moyane Dossier, (II) – Gupta Vat Payments Unpacked – Six Red Flags Moyane and Mokoena Chose to Ignore

[Daily Maverick] SARS is shifting gear from denying illegality in the Gupta VAT debacle to blaming the brothers for misleading them, now seemingly conceding to have been part of a probable act of money laundering. The long shadow of suspended tax boss …

[Daily Maverick] SARS is shifting gear from denying illegality in the Gupta VAT debacle to blaming the brothers for misleading them, now seemingly conceding to have been part of a probable act of money laundering. The long shadow of suspended tax boss Tom Moyane hangs over it all. Before his suspension, Moyane vehemently denied wrongdoing, threw his colleagues the hospital pass and sketched himself as an uninvolved bystander who somehow had no say in the matter. Acting SARS Commissioner Mark Kingon has now launched an inve

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Home Affairs, the Rule of Law and All That Jazz

[Daily Maverick] The Department of Home Affairs has missed its court-ordered deadline to re-open the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office, but civil society has vowed to ensure that the fight to reopen the centre will continue. By MARLISE RICHTER.

[Daily Maverick] The Department of Home Affairs has missed its court-ordered deadline to re-open the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office, but civil society has vowed to ensure that the fight to reopen the centre will continue. By MARLISE RICHTER.

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I’ve Never Had Any Contact With Chacha, Sabina Chege Says

[Nation] Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Wanjiru Chege has said she has never had any contact with Wazir Benson Chacha, the man accused of faking her identity and conning MPs and senior government officials.

[Nation] Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Wanjiru Chege has said she has never had any contact with Wazir Benson Chacha, the man accused of faking her identity and conning MPs and senior government officials.

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Why the President Is Now Talking About Labour Tenants

[Daily Maverick] Government says there are 20,324 labour tenant claims waiting to be processed. Of these, 11,000 are in KwaZulu-Natal and most of the remainder in Mpumalanga. President Cyril Ramaphosa stated in his responses to questions about his Stat…

[Daily Maverick] Government says there are 20,324 labour tenant claims waiting to be processed. Of these, 11,000 are in KwaZulu-Natal and most of the remainder in Mpumalanga. President Cyril Ramaphosa stated in his responses to questions about his State of the Nation Address that labour tenants would be one of three categories targeted for expropriation without compensation. DONNA HORNBY provides context in a series of four articles on why labour tenants were selected.

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Forensic Data Analysts Threaten to ‘Collapse Criminal Justice System’

[Daily Maverick] On Wednesday, Keith Keating, director of Forensic Data Analysts and the man at the centre of two massive investigations into alleged procurement irregularities involving SAPS and SITA, threatened to “collapse the criminal justice syste…

[Daily Maverick] On Wednesday, Keith Keating, director of Forensic Data Analysts and the man at the centre of two massive investigations into alleged procurement irregularities involving SAPS and SITA, threatened to "collapse the criminal justice system" in South Africa unless he was paid by midnight. In February Scopa ordered SITA to cancel its contracts with FDA. A week ago IPID too recommended that SAPS terminate all contracts with Keating's company. So far no one has been able to explain how one man, a former cop, has

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