The xenophobia, as it is simplistically referred to, is an early signal of a social lesion - a crack that later becomes a chasm into which goodwill and neighbourliness quickly vanishes. By MARIUS OOSTHUIZEN.

Op-Ed: Xenophobic attacks mask deep fault lines within South African society

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Apart from the important contents of the budget, Minister Pravin Gordhan's speech restored dignity to Parliament and was in stark contrast to the State of the Nation Address, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

So this is the guy the president wants to fire?

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Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been sworn in as ANC member of Parliament, according to sources.

Brian Molefe sworn in as ANC MP

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The corporate sector also lavished praise on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, but wondered if the many plans would reach fruition.

#Budget2017: Political parties react to Gordhan's speech

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Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and senior SASSA officials finally came clean on Wednesday, admitting SASSA would be unable to disburse grants to some 17-million South Africans come April 1 and that there was no option but to renegotiate a new contract with the currently illegally a...

Social Grants: Five minutes to midnight - and Bathabile Dlamini is still holding a gun to SA's head

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The 2017 Budget was extraordinary in various ways. In post democratic South Africa, never has the finance ministry been on such shaky political ground. Never has the National Treasury faced so much hostility from within the party that runs government. And never has there been so much global uncertai...

Pravin's World: A new moral vision and power play in a time of disorder

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As previously announced, Terrence Malick's 'Song to Song' will open the fest. The world premiere of Life will close out this year's SXSW film festival. Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson star in the sci-fi thriller as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who d...

Ryan Reynolds New Sci-Fi Film Premeries At 'SXSW'

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In an official statement on their Instagram, the beauty pageant rubbished claims of Miss South Africa being involved in the distribution of narcotics.

FACT CHECK: Miss SA drug rumours are false

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Rapper heading to Milan having turned heads at Paris Fashion Week earlier in the year

Is Riky Rick walking in a Gucci show?

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Turning the key in the ignition and hearing… nothing… is a horrible feeling, but don’t panic.

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What’s wrong with my car? Common reasons it won’t start

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Read the full Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

FULL SPEECH: Pravin Gordhan's #Budget2017 speech

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Being on a bad first date is awkward. But serving the two people on that bad first date might be just as awful.

Take a look at these 14 horrifying first date stories as told by servers, and prepare to cringe.

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14 waiters describe the worst first dates they've ever seen at restaurants

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In yet another stinging rebuke for the national executive's senior legal advisers, the High Court in Pretoria found that South Africa's hasty decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was unconstitutional and therefore invalid. If the President wants to try again, he will have to ge...

'Hasty, irrational and unconstitutional': High Court's damning verdict on SA's ICC withdrawal

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We’ve all grown up hearing that to have strong bones you need to drink milk. Or to have strong muscles you need to eat protein like steak or chicken.

But how true are these claims?

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Food and drinks that help keep your body in good health

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Given the assault of mainly repeated ideas, by a party with a significant majority and far more speaking time than anyone else, where did the screaming come from? How did the representatives of this behemoth get themselves into a situation where they felt it important to drown all other thought? By ...

Op-Ed: We should fear the ANC's uncontrollable anger

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These famous tots and toddlers will likely grow up to run the music industry, star in the next generation's biggest movies, and walk the red carpet at countless awards ceremonies.

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36 celebrity kids who will one day rule Hollywood

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Budget 2017 introduces a new 45% tax bracket for those earning more than R1.5 million a year, cuts government expenditure by R10 billion in the 2017/18 financial year and shifts money from underperforming departmental programmes to those that do perform. Wednesday's R1.56 trillion Budget comes amid ...

In numbers: Budget 2017

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Tapping into our love of nostalgia and appreciation for classic design, the 3310 is just the latest in a long line of famous products that have been resurrected by popular demand.

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14 iconic products that have come back from the dead

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Free State farmers and police struggled for hours to save a busload of schoolchildren after the vehicle got stuck in floodwaters on a low-water bridge.

Farmers, cops save kids from bus stuck in floodwaters

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Today, South Africa’s minister of finance Pravin Gordhan will deliver his annual Budget Speech to the nation.

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