Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe — new er...

At the start of every year the talk at the Australian Open is of the “new kids on the block”, the “NextGen”, the “young guns”. And every 12 months as the first Grand Slam heralds a fresh season they come… and they go. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s stranglehold on the Norman Brookes […]

Join the queue: Why doctors, nurses f...

Almost 200 posts for doctors and specialists remain unfilled at Gauteng’s four academic hospitals — and many of these posts are likely to remain empty, the health department says. Gauteng hospitals can only fill half of its critical medical staff vacancies — positions that normally go to doctors, specialists and nurses, Gauteng health department deputy […]

Zimbabwe president ends foreign tour ...

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour on Sunday as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown on protests at home, saying he wanted “to get Zimbabwe calm, stable and working again”. “In light of the economic situation, I will be returning home after a highly productive week of bilateral trade and investment meetings,” […]

DRC court confirms Tshisekedi winner ...

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up. Announcing the final results of the much-delayed poll, the Constitutional Court said Tshisekedi had won by a simple majority, paving the way for him to take […]

Investigations relating to prison off...

The outstanding investigation relating to allegations of bribery and corruption involving prison officials and Bosasa have been completed, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed on Saturday. “We can confirm, following the meeting of the prosecution team with the investigating officers on 14 January 2019, that the outstanding investigations have been completed,” spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said […]

Revolt and repression in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government’s decision to hike fuel prices has sparked fierce opposition. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance. What triggered this explosion of unrest? On January 12, in response to persistent fuel shortages compounded by manipulation and mismanagement of a […]

Editorial: Corruption in politics and...

When people are corrupt, other people die. This is not how politicians and companies like to talk. Instead, words such as “chowing” have evolved to make theft seem less damaging than it is. But when you steal money and inflate prices without delivering basic services, people die. That areas of Giyani, in Limpopo, still don’t […]

LIVESTREAM: Agrizzi testimony before ...

The commission of inquiry into state capture — chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo — continued on Friday. Former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi started his testimony on Wednesday on conduct relating to fraud, corruption and money laundering. READ MORE: Agrizzi: ‘I was caught in a cult of bribes’ . .

Ramaphosa talks up SA Inc ahead of Wo...

South Africa has come a long way since February last year, when Cyril Ramaphosa took office — according to the president himself. This will be critical for selling the country as an investment destination at Davos next week, he added. At a meeting on Wednesday with the South African delegation going to the World Economic […]

Banyana yet to be paid Safa monies

Banyana Banyana have yet to be paid the full sum of money promised to them by the South African Football Association (Safa) for finishing second at the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) in Ghana in December. Members of the national women’s football team have grown increasingly frustrated in what is turning into a protracted […]

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