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Getting rid of Mkhwebane won’t be eas...

As President Cyril Ramaphosa huddled last weekend with his advisers and lawyers, the question that pulsed through his cerebrum must have been: Will no one rid me of this troublesome public protector? Will the president’s call be answered? It is important to recognise that the “fightback” by former president Jacob Zuma and his acolytes and […]

Beyoncé and the Spirit of plagiarism

The devil works hard but Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and her creative team work harder. First she released Homecoming, a Netflix documentary following her memorable gig in 2018 as the first black woman to headline Coachella. Shortly thereafter she released a live album to accompany the documentary. In between promoting the Lion King live-action remake, in which she […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape ...

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond […]

UK PM contender Johnson’s bigge...

During a decades-spanning career as a journalist and politician, likely next British prime minister Boris Johnson has stoked plenty of controversy. Here are some of the most contentious episodes in the life of the 55-year-old former foreign secretary and London mayor, widely expected to become Britain’s new leader this week: Fired for lying  After graduating […]

Kenya’s finance minister arrest...

Kenya’s finance minister was arrested on Monday on corruption charges linked to a mega dam project, a rare example of a sitting minister detained on such allegations in the graft-wracked country. Top prosecutor Noordin Haji had ordered the arrest and prosecution of the minister Henry Rotich and 27 other officials on charges of fraud, abuse […]

Eskom set to receive a fast-tracked R...

The bailout for Eskom this financial year is set to total R49-billion, rising to R56-billion for the following year. This is according to a draft of the special appropriations Bill for Eskom, to be announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in Parliament tomorrow, a version of which the Mail & Guardian has seen. Although the […]

Iran announces arrests, death sentenc...

Iran arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some to death after dismantling a CIA spy ring, an official said on Monday, as tensions soar between the Islamic republic and arch-enemy the United States. US President Donald Trump dismissed the report as “totally false”. Security agencies “successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network,” the head of counter-intelligence at […]

Ethiopia delays referendum on new ind...

Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum that could lead to the setting up of a new independent region. Many, especially young Sidama, are unhappy with the delay. Leaders of the Sidama ethnic group in southern Ethiopia had planned to unilaterally declare their own federal state on […]

Ramaphosa adds to public protector’s ...

NEWS ANALYSIS Despite his measured tone and refusal to be drawn into personal recriminations, President Cyril Ramaphosa signalled clearly on Sunday evening that he was ready for a fight with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The president announced that he would be urgently approaching court to review the damning report against him — released on Friday. […]

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Hogan’s evidence trips Zuma up Former president’s legal team halts proceedings, arguing its client is being cross-examined JZ spins a dangerous narrative The former president’s claims about ANC spies is a political game of smoke and mirrors ‘Agents’ put paid to uBaba’s Zondo zinger Siphiwe Nyanda and Ngoako Ramatlhodi say the former president’s claims are […]

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