Tigers Being Bred in Gauteng Backyards for Petting and Bone Export

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is one the world’s biggest exporters of endangered tigers, almost all of which end up as floor mats, wall hangings or skeletons submerged in vats of Asian tiger-bone wine. The trade is so lucrative that city householders i…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is one the world's biggest exporters of endangered tigers, almost all of which end up as floor mats, wall hangings or skeletons submerged in vats of Asian tiger-bone wine. The trade is so lucrative that city householders in Gauteng are breeding them in their backyards.

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South Africans’ Personal Information Still Not Properly Protected

[Daily Maverick] As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But in South Africa, the body established in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information…

[Daily Maverick] As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But in South Africa, the body established in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information is still not properly functional. That's what Parliament heard on Tuesday, when Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula appeared before the Justice Committee.

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Dudu Myeni’s Ghost and SAA’s Financial Turmoil Emerge At Scopa

[Daily Maverick] The ghost of Dudu Myeni’s tenure at the helm of the board of SAA continues to hang over the national airline. And a litany of lack of internal audit capacity, haphazard contract management, gaps in procurement policy, dubious governanc…

[Daily Maverick] The ghost of Dudu Myeni's tenure at the helm of the board of SAA continues to hang over the national airline. And a litany of lack of internal audit capacity, haphazard contract management, gaps in procurement policy, dubious governance controls and financial mismanagement emerged when SAA's new executives and board appeared on Tuesday before Parliament's watchdog on public spending, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa). SAA got a qualified audit for the financial year ending 31 March 2017 - a

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Controversial Ambulance Company in Line for New Free State Tender

[Daily Maverick] Lucrative tender deals to private ambulance company Buthelezi EMS are on track despite investigations being launched about some of their existing contracts in the Free State and North West. Spotlight calculates that Buthelezi EMS has r…

[Daily Maverick] Lucrative tender deals to private ambulance company Buthelezi EMS are on track despite investigations being launched about some of their existing contracts in the Free State and North West. Spotlight calculates that Buthelezi EMS has received well over R1-billion in revenue from government contracts over the last four years.

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Ebrahim Rasool Returns As ANC Gets Serious About Reclaiming Western Cape

[Daily Maverick] In the 2009 general elections, the ANC lost the Western Cape to the DA and has never regained it. Now the ANC thinks it has found the secret weapon to win the province back in 2019: former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool. It was an…

[Daily Maverick] In the 2009 general elections, the ANC lost the Western Cape to the DA and has never regained it. Now the ANC thinks it has found the secret weapon to win the province back in 2019: former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool. It was announced on Monday that Rasool will lead the ANC's election campaign in the Western Cape ahead of the 2019 vote - and that a major strategy will be to appeal to coloured and African solidarity at the polls.

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Another Victory for Environmental Duo Who Put a Halt to SA’s Nuclear Deal

[Daily Maverick] Two South African activists who took on the president and energy minister and succeeded in blocking the controversial multibillion-rand nuclear deal have been singled out globally and rewarded for their courage, compassion and vision i…

[Daily Maverick] Two South African activists who took on the president and energy minister and succeeded in blocking the controversial multibillion-rand nuclear deal have been singled out globally and rewarded for their courage, compassion and vision in the name of environmental justice.

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District Six Claimants Ask Court to Force Govt to Admit It Failed Them

[Daily Maverick] A court application has been launched against the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on behalf of former residents of District Six who still have outstanding land claims dating back to 1998.

[Daily Maverick] A court application has been launched against the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on behalf of former residents of District Six who still have outstanding land claims dating back to 1998.

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‘Ikhaya Le Langa’ Brings a World of Visitors to a Vibrant Slice of a Rejuvenated Apartheid Township

[Daily Maverick] With bright orange walls and an array of plants leading up to the entrance, Ikhaya Le Langa stands out as a beacon of hope for tourism in the community of Langa outside Cape Town. It has opened up opportunities for enterprising locals.

[Daily Maverick] With bright orange walls and an array of plants leading up to the entrance, Ikhaya Le Langa stands out as a beacon of hope for tourism in the community of Langa outside Cape Town. It has opened up opportunities for enterprising locals.

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The Nkonki Pact, Part 3 – Eskom Funded Essa’s Capture of Audit Firm

[Daily Maverick] Two weeks ago Nkonki chief executive Mitesh Patel resigned after amaBhungane revealed that his R107-million buyout of the audit firm was funded by Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa. Now we explore the role that Eskom played in the next phase of its own exploitation by financing Essa in turn. By Susan Comrie and Stefaans Brümmer.

[Daily Maverick] Two weeks ago Nkonki chief executive Mitesh Patel resigned after amaBhungane revealed that his R107-million buyout of the audit firm was funded by Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa. Now we explore the role that Eskom played in the next phase of its own exploitation by financing Essa in turn. By Susan Comrie and Stefaans Brümmer.

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