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Ramaphosa moves to allay fears of gov...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has again moved to assure South Africans that his government is responding to gender-based violence as well as anti-migrant sentiment in the country. Joint Sitting of Parliament on gender-based violence and femicide #EnoughIsEnough https://t.co/hwSoCDYKPM — Cyril Ramaphosa (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 18, 2019 In a period of mass protest and ever-increasing anger over government inaction […]

Stirring up SA’s culinary pot

Khanya Mzongwana is a rolling stone. On some days she works with restaurants to develop new menus, which requires her to train kitchen staff. On others she styles food, writes recipes and reviews for publications such as Eat Out , Taste and Sunday Times. Every now and then, she is commissioned to cater for weddings or corporate events. […]

Boycott of Israeli varsities is count...

COMMENT Every so often, certain South Africans of Jewish origin feel the need to announce to the world that they condemn and distance themselves from the State of Israel and its supposedly unjust treatment of the Palestinians. The latest instance of this was an open letter supporting “the Academic Boycott of Israeli Universities Enabling the […]

Why are we only learning to cook Fren...

If you are pursuing a career as a chef in South Africa, you should know French cuisine. If you attend culinary school in South Africa, that’s what you’ll be trained in, you don’t really have a choice in the matter. And as a chef in South Africa, and all over the world, your value will […]

Mugabe was our fellow combatant — Mbe...

Former president Thabo Mbeki has paid glowing tribute to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, at a memorial organised by the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, calling him a “fellow combatant” who had made a massive contribution to the liberation of South Africa. Mbeki told a packed Durban City Hall that Mugabe had backed the ANC “from day […]

Nigerian migrants struggle to reinteg...

Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself “privileged”. Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe. On a tortuous journey, three of the five friends died before reaching Libya, where the two survivors were stranded for almost a year. Now only Gloria is back home in […]

Guardiola chases Champions League vin...

After a series of painful Champions League failures, Pep Guardiola is on a mission to seal his Manchester City legacy by finally getting his hands on the trophy again. City start their latest bid to win the club’s first European Cup with a trip to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Group C opener on Wednesday. The […]

Africa must help end the war on its d...

My country of Yemen shares more with Africa than just the waters of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden; we also share a long history of migration, trade and diplomatic relations that spans centuries. Just as Yemen’s and Africa’s pasts are linked, so too will be our futures. Yet over the last five years, […]

High court finds parts of Rica ‘uncon...

In a massive victory against unwarranted state surveillance, the Pretoria high court has declared a number of sections of South Africa’s interception law unconstitutional. The court also found that — in the absence of a law authorising it — bulk surveillance and the interception of foreign signals is unlawful and invalid. Judge Roland Sutherland said […]

US ‘locked and loaded’ af...

President Donald Trump said Sunday the United States is “locked and loaded” to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran, which have sent oil prices soaring. It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the drone attacks, which slashed Saudi oil production […]

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