Zimbabwe doctors’ labour leader...

Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe’s security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors’ union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said Peter Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night saying he had been […]

Zimbabwe doctors’ labour leader...

Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe’s security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors’ union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said Peter Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night saying he had been […]

Manuel: Moyo is welcome… to dri...

Old Mutual board chairperson Trevor Manuel says Peter Moyo, the company’s twice-fired chief executive, is allowed into its swanky offices in Sandton to either have coffee in the cafeteria or to have a meeting on the first floor with other employees. On Thursday, Old Mutual sent a letter to Moyo indicating that it wishes to […]

For Justice: SA Jews support the acad...

Dear university executive and senate members at the University of Cape Town, On March 15, the University of Cape Town (UCT) senate took a groundbreaking decision refusing to “enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as other Israeli academic institutions enabling gross human rights violations […]

Sigh. I’m still protesting

BODY LANGUAGE I have been holding this sign since the 1980s, when I became a feminist activist, while studying in the United States for my PhD in political science and gender studies. There are many slogans on my sign — “women’s liberation”, “the personal is political”, “pro-choice”, “I have the right to control my own […]

Activists plan Sandton shutdown in pr...

Gender rights activists will embark on a ‘Shutdown Sandton’ campaign on Friday in an effort to highlight business’s complicity in gender based violence. Protesters are set to mobilise at 3am outside the JSE. This comes after thousands protested outside the World Economic Forum (WEF) last week, forcing President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the throng outside […]

Out of the old, came something new

According to Mandla Sibeko, FNB Art Joburg is more than the result of giving an old stronghold new ownership and a new name. Leading up to its public inauguration tomorrow on 13 September 2019, the Mail & Guardian met with the former director of the FNB Art Fair and the sole owner of Art Joburg […]

Will Tunisia continue to democratise?

Despite priding itself on being the sole country to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings as a functioning democracy, Tunisia faces challenges on its new political path. The cradle of the autocrat-ousting movements that swept the region nine years ago, the North African country has been praised for its democratic progress since the toppling of […]

Ramaphosa makes his first ConCourt ap...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made his first appointments to South Africa’s highest court. Justices Zukisa Tshiqi and Steven Majiedt — both currently at the Supreme Court of Appeal — will begin at the Constitutional Court on October 1. Ramaphosa’s choices were expected, with Tshiqi and Majiedt being the two most senior of the judges interviewed […]

Motsoeneng: ‘There was nothing wrong ...

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Wednesday confirmed that he warned journalists that management would be “cleaning up the organisation” of people “doing their own stuff”. During the second day of his testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, Motsoeneng confirmed evidence given by members of the so-called SABC 8. […]

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