Refugees allegedly assault religious ...

Faith leaders including Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and South African Human Rights (SAHRC) Commissioner Reverend Chris Nissen have allegedly been assaulted by refugees currently occupying the Greenmarket Square Methodist church in Cape Town. About 200 hundred refugees have been occupying the building for almost two weeks now. READ MORE: Police and migrants clash in downtown Cape […]

Eastern Cape stars lost in white spac...

These stories belong to their neighbours, Siyanda Mangaliso and Solomzi “Solly” Tyibilika. Siya and Siya were neighbours only at their hostel at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth. Kolisi’s family lives in Zwide, while Mangaliso’s family lives in Walmer township. Both were identified for their rugby talent and provided bursaries toGrey, where they thrived. “They […]

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in th...

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said. It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting about 50 000 people over a […]

‘Gentleman’ Steenhuisen is a Zille cl...

The Democratic Alliance’s new parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen, is polite, reasonable, open to persuasion and likeable. He is a gentleman. These are obviously subjective judgments on my part, and many would both agree and disagree with me. Helen Zille, the DA’s federal council chairperson, is less polite, less reasonable, less open to persuasion and less […]

Fireworks expected as televised Trump...

Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to prove over several weeks of hearings that the US leader abused his office by seeking […]

Maimane’s next move: starting the ‘Ub...

Former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said he will return to politics, although there are few concrete details about what exactly this will look like. “The political system is broken, and it needs its Uber, it needs its disruption,” he said, in an interview with the Brenthurst Foundation in Mombasa. The Brenthurst Foundation is […]

Sekunjalo: The PIC is on a drive to e...

Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM) has described an application by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to liquidate it as a “further attempt to embarrass and undermine the Sekunjalo group and Dr [Iqbal] Survé.” Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (SIH) confirmed in a statement that Independent Media and Survé have been served with papers, but did not provide further […]

SAA to shed 944 jobs but pilots get p...

Disgruntled unions at SAA say backdated increases to pilots’ salaries have added about R100-million to the ailing national carrier’s R6.1-billion wage bill, while their demands were rejected and would have added just under R60-million. Mashudu Raphetha, the president of the National Transport Movement (NTM), said SAA’s announcement on Monday afternoon that the airline will retrench […]

Australians trapped by bushfires told...

Dozens of fires fanned by gale-force winds, scorching temperatures and tinder-dry bushland burned out of control in eastern Australia on Tuesday, as residents up and down the coast were warned it was now too late to leave. Thousands of firefighters had spread out across New South Wales in anticipation of what they called “off the […]

Truth, lies and vengeance in the Publ...

NEWS ANALYSIS On Thursday afternoon, the Mail & Guardian asked the public protector’s office to respond to grave allegations by its former chief of operations in court papers — that Busisiwe Mkhwebane had lied, had acted unconstitutionally and for her “own ends”. The public protector’s office dismissed Basani Baloyi’s allegations as untrue and as “vindictive […]

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