Asset Forfeiture Unit seizes Mabuyakh...

On Thursday, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), accompanied by Hawks investigators and a team of curators, seized assets belonging to ANC KwaZulu-Natal deputy chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu and 15 other individuals and companies charged for corruption over a R26-million jazz festival that never happened. The move by the AFU comes ahead of the appearance of Mabuyakhulu […]

Transnet issues summons to top former...

Transnet says it has issued summons to former top executives implicated in financial mismanagement with a view of recouping some of the squandered money. Popo Molefe, chair of the Transnet board, on Thursday gave the media an update on the operational status of the state-owned freight rail company which has been mired in allegations of […]

​Five dead, dozens injured as protest...

Harare — More than five people are feared dead and hundreds have been arrested in Zimbabwe as the country’s security forces launched a crackdown on labour-backed protests that have resulted in looting and the closure of businesses and schools. The protests, which Human Rights Watch said had resulted in at least five people being killed, began […]

One in three UN employees have been s...

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained “some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to […]

African universities move up the rank...

Higher education institutions in Africa have moved up university rankings. This is according to the 2019 Emerging Economies University Rankings. According to the rankings, compiled by Times Higher Education, African countries were better represented than in previous years. Egypt holds the position as the most represented African nation on the ranking, while the highest ranking […]

Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel, ...

A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said. A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. Simon […]

Communities say Eskom tariff increase...

Communities in Cape Town have made pleas to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) asking it to not grant Eskom annual tariff increases which will see electricity go up by 45% over the next three years, saying it will cripple households. Nersa kicked off its nationwide public hearings in Cape Town this week […]

Vodacom ‘Please Call Me’ settlement o...

Nkosana Makate, the former Vodacom employee who came up with the concept behind the widely-used ‘Please Call Me’ phone service, has rejected the mobile operator’s claims that a settlement agreement had been reached between him and the company. In April 2016, the Constitutional Court ordered that Vodacom “commence negotiations in good faith with Mr Kenneth […]

Gaming pain: The quest for a better l...

‘It’s like a crawly feeling inside,” says Judy*. “You get hot, then chilled, and you feel like you want to run away.” The grey-haired 57-year-old wears a haunted expression as she sits with her right leg balanced up on her walking stick, rocking it back and forth as she speaks. Judy explains that she suffers […]

Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial...

Imtiaz Cajee, the nephew of murdered anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, will recommend that President Cyril Ramaphosa establish a judicial commission of inquiry into the lack of apartheid-era investigations and prosecutions by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). In court papers, Cajee has called the NPA’s failure to investigate and prosecute […]

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