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ANC moves to oust Joburg mayor | Bain banned | EFF big guns freed | ConCourt's dagga ruling | Rwanda genocide trial opens | Putin's point of no return | Hurricane havoc | Bees are fish, court confirms

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The ANC is confident that Phalatse's days as mayor of Johannesburg are numbered as the party moves to install its caucus leader, Dada Morero, in her place.

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The Randburg Magistrate's Court finds that EFF leader Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi lacked intent to assault Lieutenant-Colonel Johannes Venter during Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's burial in 2018.

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Bain, the global management consultancy implicated in state capture, is weighing its options after the Treasury banned it from tendering for public sector contracts for the next 10 years.

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Constitutional Court ratifies a High Court order and rules sections of the Drugs Act unconstitutional. Parliament has 24 months to finalise a legislative reform process

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Van der Merwe died on 27 August before he could face justice for human rights abuses perpetrated by the police under his watch. Why was he never held to account by the democratic state?

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News From Our Continent

A UN tribunal in The Hague has opened the genocide trial of a Rwandan businessman caught after decades on the run. Judges said the hearing must go on despite the suspect boycott it from his cell.

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World News

Putin is seen to be passing a point of no return that will prolong the war and scuttle even the remotest chance of negotiations by obliging Russia to fight in perpetuity for Ukrainian territory.

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For months officials in Brazil have watched Bolsonaro cast doubt on Brazil’s voting systems, growing increasingly worried the far-right lead is setting the stage to dispute an election loss.

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Florida woke up to the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms to hit the US. Ian wreaked havoc across the state, cutting power and trapping residents in their homes.

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Health News

South Africa has only one public sector supplier of resized packages of morphine powder and the company’s failure to deliver since July has left some patients in unspeakable agony.

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Sport

Three-time cancer survivor ends up on the podium at the Kneeboarding Surfing World Championships in Portugal. Surfing has been the Eastern Cape ace’s escape from life’s curveballs.

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And Then There's This ...

In February in what was called a great day for bees a Californian court ruled that bumblebees are fish. The Supreme Court now confirmed that bees are fish, offering them endangered species protection.

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