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The Weekend Wrap

A Government of National Unity seems the most likely outcome for a new government dispensation; meet your new (and returning) MPs; and how to tell if a conspiracy theory is probably false.

With 10 days before a government is formed after the shape-shifting May 29 election, which delivered no clear winner, the ANC has said it supports a government of national unity (GNU).  The party’s preference will hold because it received the highest number of votes.

By Ferial Haffajee

On Thursday, the Secretary to Parliament received the list of the 400 members of the National Assembly elected through 18 political parties who will become the MPs of the seventh Parliament. We take a look at who they are.

By Rebecca Davis

On Thursday, the Secretary to Parliament received the list of the 400 members of the National Assembly elected through 18 political parties who will become the MPs of the seventh Parliament. We take a look at who they are.

By Rebecca Davis

The man who negotiated South Africa’s first transition from apartheid to democracy with President Cyril Ramaphosa explains what makes a good set of talks.

By Ferial Haffajee

This idea that SA is ‘monopolistic’ intrigued me. Is that true? Is it true in general, or on the margins? I’m sure there are businesses in SA that earn a lot more than the international average. I suspect there is also still a lot of collusion. SA was, after all, a siege economy during apartheid. But is all that still true 30 years into democracy?

By Tim Cohen

Cape Town’s storms caused severe flooding and extreme winds that fan wildfires. Early warning systems are important in protecting people from these dangers.

By Sabina Abba Omar and Stefaan Conradie

Residents of Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, have described the terror they felt as a tornado tore through the area on Monday, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

By Tony Carnie

Conspiracy theories are everywhere, and they can involve just about anything. What should you believe − and how can you tell?

By H. Colleen Sinclair

Birding is serious business for bird nerds, and others with a passing interest in the feathered creatures. The east coast of the country has some common species, and a few very special ones too.

By Keith Bain

After 15 European titles, Real Madrid are the undisputed champions of Europe and have extended their monopoly in Europe’s premier club competition. 

By Yanga Sibembe

After 15 European titles, Real Madrid are the undisputed champions of Europe and have extended their monopoly in Europe’s premier club competition. 

By Yanga Sibembe

In a tiny French village, another South-African born culinary star is on the rise. This March, deep in the heart of the Périgord countryside, chef Nick Honeyman landed himself a Michelin star.

By Marita Van der Vyver

Chef Nick and sommelier Sina Honeyman (right) at Le Petit Léon (centre) and pigeon Pigeon, jerusalem artichoke and beurre noisette crumble, spinach and flowers from their garden.  (Photo: Supplied)

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