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Lekwa municipality won’t answer quest...

Three children are dead. More than a dozen homes have been gutted by fires in the past six months. And, as the Mail & Guardian reported last week, all this could have been averted had the Lekwa municipality in Mpumalanga followed due process in obtaining new fire trucks.  Lekwa is one of the worst-performing municipalities […]

South Africans unsure of what to expe...

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Senior SANDF colonel involved in an a...

A senior South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier is accused by her colleagues  of swindling them out of hundreds of thousands of rands in an alleged army-related business scam.  Colonel Kgomotso Seremane, who recently returned to the country from a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is alleged to have […]

On conspiracy theories and hopelessne...

Once canonised and unassailable, the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s most iconic political figure, is now tortured. That post-apartheid South Africa exists in a state of unending political, economic, and social despair has led many to disillusionment with Nelson Mandela and the political settlement that he came to represent. The current South African political order—in […]

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in S...

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said Thursday. “This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,” World Food Programme (WFP) regional director Lola Castro said […]

17 January 2020

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Why the Gambia’s plea for the Rohingy...

In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included a request for “provisional measures”, asking that the UN court immediately order Myanmar to cease genocidal activities and to report to it within four months. Under the 1948 Genocide Convention any […]

Despite tweet, Zuma keeps silent abou...

The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former president Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records — despite a tweet from Zuma’s twitter account in November. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), Edward Kieswetter, are in a court battle after Kieswetter refused to […]

Thousands of students still fail to t...

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Trump trial likely to begin next Tues...

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell said he expected the House of Representatives to deliver the articles of impeachment against Trump to the upper chamber on Wednesday. “We believe that […]

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