Ace tries to widen net to catch all w...

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has broadened the terms of the party’s step-aside resolution to include members who have been accused of corruption, but not charged, as part of a push-back against the party’s national executive committee (NEC). At the same time, Magashule has called on party branches to stand their ground and resist attempts […]

Getting the story in Somalia can be a...

The call came as I was leaving a mosque in the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. It was my brother, Mohamed, and he had a grim message: al-Shabaab militants had bombed the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, among them Abdishakur Mire, a close friend and former journalist who had gone […]

Lessons from Palma attack: What next ...

COMMENT The armed insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is international news following the attacks on Palma since 24 March. The total death count is likely to be in the dozens. Since 2017, 2 500 people have been killed and nearly 700 000 internally displaced by the Islamic State (Isis) insurgency.    The Palma attack is […]

‘It’s absolutely terrifying to be a w...

A former Sasol employee has endured “five years of hell” after blowing the whistle on how the petrochemical giant allegedly, through gross negligence, pumped hazardous chemicals into the Vaal River system because of broken chemical sewer valves at its Secunda operations.  Ian Erasmus, who worked as a senior process controller from 2005 until he was […]

Dr Nawal El Saadawi: A daughter of Eg...

On 21 March, Egypt, the Arab world, Africa — the entire colonised and oppressed world — in fact, lost one of the great beacons of progressive thinking, critical speech, and unabashedly revolutionary writing. Dr Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian woman, writer, psychiatrist, feminist, radical socialist and — her preferred adjective, “dissident” — had succumbed to […]

ATM loses Ramaphosa no confidence bal...

The Western Cape high court on Friday dismissed an application by the opposition African Transformation Movement (ATM) to force Speaker Thandi Modise to call a secret ballot on the first motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a matter that has gone on for more than a year, in part because of the […]

WWF in Namibia seeks a Wildlife Advis...

Reports to:          KAZA Team Leader; Country Director, WWF in NamibiaJob Family:          ProgrammeCareer Level:          Mid-level professional Location: Namibia, with support to the surrounding countries of Angola, Botswana, Zambia, and ZimbabweSupervise: Transboundary technical and administrative support staff, consultants, and grantsFLSA Status : TBDDuration : 3-5 year […]

Mabuza not confident that vaccine bud...

Hawks at 47% capacity fighting Covid-...

Government departments not providing information as requested, Covid-19, lack of capacity and a skills shortage are the never-changing challenges plaguing South Africa’s top law enforcement units, which are meant to bring to book those connected to the R3.5-billion Covid-19 looting spree. The Hawks are dealing with 21 000 cases while there are fewer than 2 […]

UFS: Private security moves on campus...

The registration process for returning undergraduate students and first-years has been extended at the University of the Free State. Vice-chancellor Professor Francis Petersen said that the university recognises the financial difficulties that have affected students, specifically due to Covid-19 and unemployment.  However, Petersen explained that the concession to allow students to register would only apply […]

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