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Past articles by Ethan:

Parliament lauds Springboks, EFF's Ndlozi booed for 'Bokke must fall' speech

The mood in Parliament was mostly congratulatory toward the victorious Springboks on Tuesday, but EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi doubled down on sentiments he tweeted after their World Cup victory when he said "die Bokke must fall" in his speech. → Read More

INFOGRAPHIC | 7 000 Nigerians denied visas

President Cyril Rampahosa's administration has overseen an increase in the number of visa application denials compared to the final year of Jacob Zuma's presidency. → Read More

Why SA has a shortage of doctors and nurses

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the demand for health services in South Africa is increasing and funds to address the change are limited mainly due to the continuous rise of immigration and the increasing burden of disease. → Read More

SA has 'moved away from Afrikaans-only language institutions/campuses'

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande made the statement in reply to a question from FF Plus MP Wynand Boshoff who asked him whether it was the government’s policy to permit a university campus to be predominantly Afrikaans speaking → Read More

'Deliberate and mischievous'

The Democratic Alliance has hit out at the Institute of Race Relations over what the party has described as a "nefarious campaign". → Read More

SA spends almost R9m to fly undocumented migrants home

The Department of Home Affairs has spent nearly R9m since the start of April on flights to deport undocumented migrants. → Read More

Tea with Zille: No word from Malema yet on invite to discuss SA's future

The former premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, has been blue ticked by none other than EFF leader Julius Malema, but is still awaiting a response. → Read More

SABC saboteurs threw Ramaphosa under a train at a vulnerable time in SA

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has called the blunder by the SABC in broadcasting President Cyril Ramaphosa's televised address to the nation a terrible mistake. → Read More

ANC, FF Plus take ward each from DA as party loses support in key by-elections

The DA managed to retain three wards in by-elections this week, but lost two seats to the ANC and Freedom Front Plus. It also saw double-digit drops in support in a number of wards. → Read More

'Cunning, spiteful and bogus' - Masondo responds on Hawks sting, ex-lover's allegations

Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo has responded to allegations of wrongdoing levelled against him, calling the allegations "cunning, spiteful and bogus". → Read More

Airline, not Nigerian govt, offered to fly home Nigerians from SA

There is no call by the Nigerian government to evacuate its citizens from South Africa, State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has said. → Read More

Outrage over killing of women, femicide should be maintained

Police Minister Bheki Cele has asked how society can sustain the levels of civic activism currently being seen in response to recent high profile murders of women in parts of the country. → Read More

Femicide debate: ANC in Parliament calls for a national state of emergency to be declared

The chairperson of Parliament's multiparty women's caucus says the ANC caucus has called for a national state of emergency to be declared on gender-based violence and femicide. → Read More

SACP calls for 'decisive investigative and prosecutorial action' against state capture

The SACP has, in a memorandum to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Hawks, demanded "decisive investigative and prosecutorial action against state capture". → Read More

Teacher, 30, knocked over by MyCiTi bus while helping husband in Cape Town

A 30-year-old school teacher has been killed after a MyCiTi bus knocked her over in Cape Town. → Read More

3 shot dead, several others wounded in night of violence in Delft

Two suspects have been arrested after three people were killed and several others injured in separate shooting incidents in Delft, Cape Town. → Read More

Offer to assist students locked up for #FeesMustFall protests still stands

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said despite an agreement reached between his predecessor and student leaders in the #FeesMustFall protests, student leaders have failed to bring to the department a collated list of students locked up for their roles in the protests. → Read More

Private donor funding for NPA has been 'thoroughly considered'

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has confirmed that the risks associated with private donors funding the National Prosecuting Authority have been ''thoroughly considered'' and the parties have reiterated their commitment to ensuring any funding provided is channelled per the approved framework. → Read More

ANC in KZN suspends 10 members amid sweeping leadership changes

The ANC's provincial secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, Mdumiseni Ntuli, has confirmed a number of ANC members in the province would be suspended following their roles in activities that threatened the image and unity of the ruling party. → Read More

Western Cape MEC accused of electricity theft hits back at 'cabal of stinkfluencers'

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers has hit back against the GOOD party and ANC after allegations of impropriety were levelled at him. → Read More