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Carien du Plessis

Fraud charges could dash Pule Mabe’s youth league hopes

29 September 2014 14:09

Former ANC Youth League treasurer Pule Mabe could find himself out of the race for league president because of serious concerns in the ANC about handling yet another leader’s corruption fallout.

Nigeria collapse: ‘big announcement’ on repatriation of the dead

28 September 2014 6:00

The South African government is expected to make a “big announcement” today or tomorrow about the repatriation of the bodies of those who died when a church guesthouse collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria.

EFF, DA united by animosity towards ANC – Mantashe

22 September 2014 13:13

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has called the cooperation between opposition parties like the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance a “counter-revolutionary” and “right wing coalition”.

Heels over Head: Disneyland for democracy

21 September 2014 15:00

Carien du Plessis had a few precious hours of free time during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, and, after a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, took a run through DC’s Disneyland for democracy.

Cleaning up in Lagos

21 September 2014 15:00

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will today send its first plane to Nigeria to begin repatriating those killed and injured when a church guesthouse collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria last Friday.

Half the sky but less of everything else

18 September 2014 13:45

Women hold up half the sky. But 20 years ago, there was hardly anywhere for them to pee in our Parliament. Since then, more women have entered those chambers as politicians rather than merely their wives (for whom the few toilets in the parliamentary precinct were meant before 1994).