VBS and Steinhoff investigations at “...

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have told Parliament that investigations into alleged wrongdoing in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal are at an advanced stage. The crime-fighting bodies briefed the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday about ongoing investigations into malfeasances at local government municipalities. Earlier this year, Auditor General, […]

A new way of telling stories

Dimpho Mashile is a multidisciplinary storyteller. Sometimes her medium is visual and at other times it is numerical. It all depends on whether she’s there in her capacity as a data scientist or as a creative director.  Through a series of phone calls, emails and late night Whatsapp chats, the Mail & Guardian spent the […]

SA is food secure but millions of chi...

If it is true that we are what we eat, then we South Africans need to take a long, hard look at our diets, especially those of infants and children. Now is a good time to do so, because World Food Day (Wednesday October 16) is in recognition of the importance of attaining food and […]

Kanya Cekeshe’s lawyer appeals decisi...

Kanya Cekeshe’s legal team filed an urgent appeal at the Johannesburg high court on Tuesday against Monday’s judgment by magistrate Theunis Carstens — which denied him bail and leave to appeal his conviction. READ MORE: Kanya Cekeshe told to remain in prison Cekeshe has been in Leeuwkop prison since December 2017, after he was sentenced to […]

Mozambique votes in tense election af...

Mozambique began voting in a general election on Tuesday that some fear could test the country’s fragile peace, after a heated campaign marred by violence and allegations of electoral fraud. The Frelimo party, which has ruled the impoverished southern African nation since independence from Portugal in 1975, is widely expected to again beat its former […]

Zuma will get his day in court in 202...

Former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial has been postponed to February next year, after he told the high court he wanted to appeal last week’s judgment refusing him a permanent stay of prosecution. In what must be one of the longest-running legal sagas of our time, the former president is yet to begin his trial […]

For Syria Kurds, the end of autonomy?

After years of working towards autonomy, Syria’s Kurds have been dropped by their US ally and forced to call in the Damascus regime to stem a six-day Turkish offensive. But as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces deploy towards the northern border, is the Kurdish minority giving up on autonomy? Why bring in the regime? Syria’s Kurds […]

Kanya Cekeshe told to remain in priso...

For a few seconds, Mnikelo Madala stood in front of a crowd with tears streaming down his face. He could not utter a word. It was just minutes after his nephew, Kanya Cekeshe, had been denied bail and leave to appeal his conviction at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Madala stood there with a microphone in […]

CCMA case increases from national min...

“We are really battling to cope,” says executive director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), Cameron Morajane, saying it is buckling under the load of nearly 200 000 cases. Presenting the CCMA’s annual report for 2018/19 on Monday , Morajane said 193 732 cases were referred to it compared to 186 902 […]

Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR...

Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday. “It’s time to use the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Belgian subsidiary,” said Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, who leads the national anti-Ebola operation in the […]

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