‘No sex, no coffee, no ARVsR...

One by one the patients were called. It was often late at night, and always on a Tuesday or a Thursday. Waiting for them in his billowing white robes was Gambia’s president, Yahya Jammeh. The tiny West African country’s minister of health — a trained doctor — was forced to be present in the room […]

A legacy of lies: Gambians seek justi...

One by one the patients were called. It was often late at night, and always on a Tuesday or a Thursday. Waiting for them in his billowing white robes was Gambia’s president, Yahya Jammeh. The tiny West African country’s minister of health — a trained doctor — was forced to be present in the room […]

Somaliland’s independence bid boosted...

For nearly three decades, the holy grail of politics in Somaliland has been its quest for international recognition. Somaliland is not its own country — not officially, any way — but it wants to be. It operates with complete independence from Somalia proper, under whose sovereignty the territory technically falls, and it boasts all the […]

ANC on a De Lille membership: “Never ...

ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula says his party may not be able to turn Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille away if she leaves the Democratic Alliance (DA). “If the DA does not know they are throwing a good love away now, they will know soon,” Mbalula told journalists at a press briefing on Monday. […]

Everything you need to know about Wed...

Thousands of workers are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for a one day strike as the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) plans to make the country “ungovernable”. The federation marched to parliament on April 12 and handed over a memorandum of demands but they say that the response did not address […]

Twin probes into alleged North West h...

The North West province government has hired private investigators to look into allegations that its health department awarded R180‑million in illegal tenders to the Gupta-linked company Mediosa, provincial spokesperson Brian Setswambung said this week. The firm Open Water is investigating claims linked to contracts awarded to Mediosa for two mobile clinics. Meanwhile, the Hawks have […]

Bus strike set to intensify ― unions

Workers initially demanded a 12% increase and employers offered 7%. The workers have since rejected an offer of 8% for the first year, and 8.5% in the second year, instead proposing a 9.5% increase in the first year and 9% for the second. Representatives from the National Union of Metalworkers SA (NUMSA) and the South […]

Hawks to investigate Supra’s al...

The Hawks on Sunday confirmed that an investigation into allegations that North West premier Supra Mahumapelo gifted former president Jacob Zuma with cattle worth R1.5-million ―allegedly brought with public funds ― was underway. “There is a vast investigation that is ongoing… that includes that matter,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 on Sunday. His confirmation follows a […]

Avicii death a coming-of-age in elect...

Rock ‘n’ roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii. The Swedish DJ’s death Friday at age 28 marks a symbolic coming-of-age for a genre that remains resolutely youthful, with the first electronic superstar to die near his prime. […]

Survé’s listing ship

Friday’s extraordinary attack by Independent Media on critics of its executive chair, Dr Iqbal Survé, follows questions amaBhungane sent to Survé on Wednesday about the listing of another company he controls, Ayo Technology Solutions. Sagarmatha was due to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) the previous Friday 13 April, but the listing was aborted […]

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