Mail & Guardian Reporters

Mail & Guardian Reporters

Mail & Guardian Reporters


Gupta past haunts new mines minister

Linked to two scandals involving the politically connected family, Mosebenzi Zwane will now oversee decisions involving their mining interests.

Manuel's resignation sows chaos

The resignation of Trevor Manuel -- alongside 13 senior Cabinet ministers -- has caused confusion and volatility in the country's financial markets.

Another night of terror in Gauteng

Thousands of refugees in and around Johannesburg faced another night filled with anxiety on Tuesday evening as xenophobic tensions and violence continued to spread through the province. The violence has so far claimed 24 lives and left up to 10 000 people seeking refuge in shelters across Gauteng.

Ghana braces for elections race

Ghana's two largest political parties have vowed to battle it out for the December 2008 presidential and parliamentary elections. Ghana News Agency reported that the ruling New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) had promised a "tough showdown" for the vote in the country's eastern region.