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  • Fiscal drag: Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s maiden budget has delivered probably the worst year for personal income taxpayers since 1995. Click on the pic to read more. Picture: Lerato Maduna

  • Threat: A plot to assassinate African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been revealed by leaked intelligence documents. Click on the pic for more. Picture: Siyasanga Mbambani/DoC

  • ‘Poor job’: South African government and security agencies have left secrets exposed at every level and foreign spies have access to all areas of government, according to the spy cables. Click on the pic for the full story.

  • Eavesdropping: Were Israeli spies tapping SA cellphones? Click on the pic to see what the spy cables reveal.

  • Inside the spy cables: From breaches to fraying relationships with Israel, why SA’s security leaks matter. Click on the pic for Ferial Haffajee’s analysis. Picture: Lerato Maduna/Foto24

  • Espionage: The now infamous Spy Cables highlight a request by South Korea for a security assessment of Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo, a South African citizen. Click on the pic for the full story. 



Award-winning movie The Theory of Everything explores the life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, his battle with motor neurone disease and his relationship with ex-wife Jane Hawking.

Nadia Neophytou interviews Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who play the couple:


I don’t know where those claims come from
United States assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, rubbished claims in intelligence documents that the US had opposed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to be African Union commission chairperson.