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Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week...

Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. On Tuesday for good measure he did it again, expedition organisers said. “This is historic. He made his record climb this morning, guiding a team of Indian police,” Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks told AFP. […]

Tensions flare near Chad’s precarious...

NEWS ANALYSIS Tensions are escalating in northern Chad’s Tibesti region, on the country’s border with Libya and Niger. An influx of outsiders attracted by gold, the region’s increasing militarisation and Tibesti’s predominantly ethnic Teda population’s deep distrust of the central authorities have all contributed. Strains are especially evident in the mining areas of Kouri Bougoudi […]

Meet the ANC’s new team for Parliamen...

A meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has decided on sweeping changes to the party’s parliamentary caucus. Thandi Modise, the current chairperson of the national council of provinces (NCOP), will be nominated by the ANC to be the new speaker of the National Assembly. The current deputy speaker of the assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli, […]

Zuma a ‘victim of mob justice’ — Sikh...

Former president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution is underway in the high court in Pietermaritzburg, with his legal team arguing that his prosecution on corruption charges is politically motivated. Zuma’s counsel, Muzi Sikhakhane SC, has told the court that Zuma was “a victim of mob justice” on the part of the […]

Why not voting is an act of collectiv...

COMMENT An estimated 26.7-million registered voters from an eligible 35.9-million were expected to turn up at polling stations throughout the country in its sixth general elections since 1994. But voter turnout was about 9% less than in the previous election in 2014, dropping from 73.48% to 64.3%. Although some analysts provide mundane reasons for the […]

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E Cape ANC bigwigs in ‘loan’ fracas Oscar Mabuyane and Babalo Madikizela paid for a Bentley and renovations with suspect funds 2021: ANC, DA could lose metros Based on projections, if the ANC continues on its 2016 trajectory, the party could have to go into coalitions in Johannesburg and in Tshwane ANC survival depends on […]

‘Be strong my leader’ — Zuma shows su...

Former president Jacob Zuma has shown his support for eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, and questions the motive behind the corruption charges. Zuma who is also facing corruption related charges in the Durban High Court has asked his comrade to be strong as “this too shall pass”. I have sadly learned that Comrade Zandile Gumede has […]

Zille tweets ‘black privilege’, DA st...

The Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership seems to be passing the hot potato that is Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Following Zille’s latest controversial tweet, the official opposition is yet to respond despite an uproar on social media.  Mabine Seabe, the party’s national director of communications asked the Mail & Guardian to speak to James Selfe […]

MTN lists on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Nearly three years after MTN settled a fight with the Nigerian authorities over the disconnection of unregistered SIM cards, the telecoms company has met the key condition of the agreement and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The company said in a statement on Wednesday that it had received approval from the NSE to […]

MTN’s Nigeria listing: View fro...

Lagos — At exactly 2.30pm, when the stock market closed on Thursday, MTN Nigeria’s chairperson Pascal Dozie and Ferdi Moolman, MTN Nigeria’s CEO, excitedly clanged metal sticks on a gong on the crowded trade floor at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) building. The room, filled with brokers in their maroon jackets, erupted in celebration. It is […]

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