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  • Righteous fight: The Economic Freedom Fighters has lambasted civil-rights group AfriForum for defending “racists”. Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Denvor de Wee/Foto24

  • Bread and butter: More spending for universities, service delivery, social grants and teachers, and less spending for government consumption – this is what Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has unveiled in the mini-budget. Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Lulama Zenzile.

  • Shaky ground: Oscar Pistorius has been described as “a little bit tired and tense” as he begins to serve his five year prison sentence. Click on the pic for more. Picture: Herman Verwey/Foto24  

  • A state affair: President Jacob Zuma has compared his Nkandla home with the construction of the airport in George for apartheid head of state PW Botha. Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press

  • Time is up: ANC heavyweights will tell Cosatu that they have failed to resolve their dispute with the federation’s biggest union – paving the way for a split. Click on the pic for more. Picture: Lucky Morajane/Daily Sun

  • Gobbled up: A R1bn slush fund to improve SA’s intelligence capabilities has been spent on cars, garaging, safe houses and farms for spies and their families. Click on the pic to read the full story. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya/City Press

  • Pay back the money: The IEC has turned to lawyers to find out how to recoup the R2 million it paid for former chairperson Pansy Tlakula’s legal costs. Click on the pic to read more.

  • Chequebook justice in SA: Does the legal system really favour the rich? Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

  • Doctoral dilemma: South African universities produce a woefully inadequate number of doctorates. Click on the pic for more.

  • Making love alone: Resident #Trending sex coach Jade Zwane says masturbation isn't just about sex – it's part of self-love. Click on the pic to read her column.

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We encourage the families to take comfort from the knowledge that the greater part of the preparatory work has already been done.
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe on the repatriation of the victims of the Lagos building collapse