Historian Stephen Ellis has died of leukaemia at his home in Amsterdam, aged 62.
The big sell-off of the metal is a symptom of the global price slumps - and the worst is yet to come.
Applications are now open for the Future NEWS 2015 media conference in Edinburgh.
If social justice is your beat, we'd like to invite you to apply for the M&G and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's social justice reporting fellowship.
Journalists from the Mail & Guardian won five categories at the Discovery Health Journalism Awards after receiving a total of 11 nominations.
President Jacob Zuma will not be present when the Africa-Asia summit kicks-off in Indonesia next week.
The Cape Town high court has ruled that the Economic Freedom Fighters was within its rights to say the ANC government had killed people in Marikana.
National director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana has accused the police of "assuming the role of defence" in the matter involving his deputy.
The South African Press Association has allayed fears over the mandatory deletion of its stories from its subscribers' archives.
Waratahs player Jacques Potgieter was fined Aus$20 000 after a Brumbies player complained that Potgieter had made an anti-gay remark.