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South African team wins international...

South African game developer Bahiyya Khan and her team took home the ‘Best Student Game’ award at the Independent Games Festival, an awards ceremony which forms part of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Khan and her team — Claire Meekel, Abi Meekel, and Tim Flusk — won the award for their work on ‘after HOURS’, […]

Newcastle mayor arrested in connectio...

Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, the mayor of Newcastle, has been arrested by the task team probing political killings in KwaZulu-Natal. The arrest is in connection with the murder of two ANC activists from the party’s eMalahleni Region. READ MORE: Three mayors investigated for murders Mahlaba is the second ANC mayor in the province to be arrested […]

Beira, one week after the  apocalypse

A woman stands barefoot with her head in her hands, crying, in front of a battalion of a special unit of the Mozambique Republic Police. She walks towards where they are blocking the passage of people. She claws at them. She wants to return to the warehouse they are guarding. The police do not let […]

Ebola outbreak spreads to new city in...

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry on Wednesday confirmed a case of the deadly Ebola virus in Bunia, the second-largest city in the country’s east with a population of nearly one million people. The patient is a six-month-old baby. The health ministry said the parents “appear to be in good health.” The ministry has […]

There is a plan for a job in every ho...

Growing small and medium businesses is a vital component for a thriving economy. They create jobs, promote competition and are often catalysts for innovation. But the ANC government, despite South Africa’s ailing economy and unemployment crises, does not have effective policy solutions to help them to survive, grow and employ more South Africans. Recent research […]

New directorate to deal with state ca...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the establishment of an investigative directorate in the office of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batoyi, to deal with allegations of corruption and state capture emanating from various commissions of inquiry instituted during his first year in office. This could potentially lead to the prosecution of those […]

​Holomisa: BEE not worth risking stat...

Bantu Holomisa, the leader of the United Democratic Movement, has called for the suspension of all unlisted investments at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) with immediate effect pending the conclusion of the commission of inquiry into the state asset manager. Holomisa was making his submission before the Mpati commission where he suggested that the commission — […]

W. Cape education dept clarifies alle...

RIGHT OF REPLY I refer to the article: “Rapists back at school with victims” in the Mail and Guardian on March 8 2019. The article makes a number of allegations against the Western Cape education department (WCED) that are incorrect. The incident of sodomy, involving four boys from a Cape Winelands primary school, is of […]

Civilian body count grows as US inten...

NEWS ANALYSIS In June 2018, the United States department of defence confidently told the United States Congress that its military operations in Somalia — including air strikes — had resulted in zero civilian casualties in 2017. But it was lying, according to a new report from Amnesty International. The report, released on Wednesday, describes a […]

PIC given more time to recoup R4.3bn ...

The Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC) deadline to comply with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s (CIPC) compliance notice instructing them to recoup the irregular R4.3-billion made to Ayo Investment Technology has been extended. READ MORE: PIC going after R4.3-billion paid to Ayo Evidence leader advocate Jannie Lubbe told the Mpati commission, headed by Justice Lex Mpati, […]

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