A racist massacre in Godzone

COMMENT For many, the racist and Islamophobic attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left at least 50 people dead, are difficult to reconcile with the image of a country known for its friendliness, hospitality and egalitarianism. New Zealand is, after all, referred to as Godzone by many of its citizens. But the […]

Just one month in, optimism around CA...

One month after a peace deal was signed to end the civil war, fighting continues in the Central African Republic, while the thorny issue of amnesty for militants has not been clearly resolved. COMMENT There is no doubt a peace deal could be transformative for the Central African Republic. Armed groups control 80% of the […]

Former PIC officials implicated in VB...

Two former Public Investment Corporation (PIC) officials have been debarred from the financial services sector after they were found to be unfit and improper in terms of the standards of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act. The information was revealed by Felicity Mabaso the divisional executive for licensing and the business centre at the […]

‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 pe...

Almost 850 000 people have been affected by severe rains and flooding caused by cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit the Mozambican port of Beira on Thursday night. Parts of Malawi and Zambia have also been affected. So far, at least 145 people have been killed, although this number is expected to rise as […]

Read the unembargoed March 15 –...

PIC man digs himself a deep hole When Paul Magula testified this week about malfeasance, he should have recalled what he reportedly told the VBS investigators Corruption allegations don’t count, says Magashule Magashule said candidates who had been convicted of an offence for which the penalty was more than 12 months in jail had been […]

Afcon host Egypt bogged down in domes...

Little more than three months before it hosts the Africa Cup of Nations, Egyptian football has been plunged into its latest crisis with major clubs squabbling, games regularly called off and security services intervening amid ongoing safety concerns. “This is the hardest season in the history of Egyptian football,” Amer Hussein, chairman of the domestic […]

Wolves shock ‘poor’ Man U...

Ole Gunnar Solskjær admitted Manchester United produced the poorest performance of his reign as Wolves sent them crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 quarter-final win. But United’s interim manager was remarkably upbeat despite his side’s flat performance, saying they had plenty more to fight for as they aim for a […]

Wolves shock ‘poor’ Man U...

Ole Gunnar Solskjær admitted Manchester United produced the poorest performance of his reign as Wolves sent them crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 quarter-final win. But United’s interim manager was remarkably upbeat despite his side’s flat performance, saying they had plenty more to fight for as they aim for a […]

Fictitious and irregular deals key to...

An overview of the long-awaited report by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which has been investigating the shenanigans at retailer Steinhoff, has revealed that a range of “fictitious and/or irregular” transactions inflated the profits and assets of the group by over EU6.5-billion, or over R100-billion, between 2009 and 2017. The summary was released in an 11-page […]

Man United, Barcelona marquee match o...

Manchester United will take on Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal — a repeat of the 2009 and 2011 finals. The clash is the pick of what promises to be an exciting round of match-ups. Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus, who produced the standout performances in the last 16, drew each other. Real Madrid grossly underestimated […]

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