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Zondo must lead to real change

He was horrified about what he learned of the ANC and government — and we should be too

In the black void of missing bodies

We cannot allow the mathematics of racial capital stop us from bearing ethical witness to the death of the marginalised majority

South Africa, Kenya and Morocco invest in electric car charging stations

As demand for electric cars rises on the continent, public and private sector investors are lining up a series of charging stations on major highways, entertainment and recreation spots including those outside capital cities

Pumping of acidic mine water on East Rand delayed — again

The plant’s closure means that a tide of toxic mine water is rising significantly underground, which could decant into the environment within months

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South Africa slams Ryanair’s Afrikaans test as ‘backward’

The airline has admitted it imposed a requirement for South Africans flying to Britain and Ireland to fill out a questionnaire issued in Afrikaans "due to the high prevalence of fraudulent South African passports".

Nearly 800 years later, the fires of the Benin bronze casters still blaze

Ancient art has been carried out in the same street by smiths for dozens of generations

Citizens expect ‘bloodshed’ ahead of Zim’s 2023 elections

Human rights body says research indicates the polls are viewed as a nightmare instead of an opportunity

South Africa among countries where debt collection is most difficult

Some small to medium businesses are taking as long as 180 days to settle debts, according to an assessment by international insurer Allianz Trade

Spaza shops take centre stage in township economy

Consumers living in such areas are spending more at spazas than big retailers, according to a report

South Africa’s factory gate inflation set for another rise

Producer price inflation reached 13.1% in April, marking the highest print since 2012

Gauteng ANC produces solid financials, feather in treasurer Parks Tau’s cap

The provincial administration has, however, struggled to pay staff salaries

Zuma takes aim at Zondo following release of final report

Former president intends to review aspects of the full report, in which he has been directly implicated in wide-scale looting of the state

Gauteng ANC conference likely to produce mixed bag of leaders

No slate is expected to emerge victorious as poorly coordinated conference finally gets under way

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Penny Mathumba to represent South Africa at Nobel Laureate meeting

The forum takes place from 26 June to 1 July on the Island of Lindau in Bavaria, Germany.

South African universities rule roost in Africa

The University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg are top universities on the continent in the latest international rankings

Edutaining colouring book celebrates African attire

Nigerian artist Uzoma Dunkwu has created a platform for children to celebrate, speak about and show the continent’s diverse cultures

Is the English cricket form as fickle as Ramaphoria?

What the former has which the latter conspicuously lacks is a behind-the-scenes ‘enforcer’ to establish a bold new ethos

Test cricket is dead, but not for the eager Proteas

Even before the demise of this format of the game was predicted, the women’s team had little opportunity to experience and enjoy it

How The Ghost have kept Orlando Pirates alive

Supporters’ branches, despite financial challenges, have been the lifeblood of football teams in South Africa

Boris Johnson: the ‘greased piglet’ slips away again

All politicians need luck and Boris Johnson –once described as a "greased piglet" – has had more than most in his career.

UK PM braced for Tory no-confidence vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed defiance on Monday ahead of a no-confidence vote among Conservative MPs, after dozens rebelled over a string of scandals that have left the party's public standing in tatters

Multilateralism has a role in an evolving world

The climate crisis, Russia’s war in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic have increased levels of poverty

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