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Marikana: South Africa’s dark heart

New M&G documentary explores what the events on that fateful day tell us about where we stand as a country

EDITORS' PICKS

Let the number games begin

Monarchy tussles may disrupt my football but at least the rules for the ANC’s national games have been set

ANC integrity body wants Ingonyama Trust gone

The party needs to review laws to ensure they do not prevent rural people from having security of tenure

Finding justice 10 years after the Marikana massacre

The family of one of the victims of the shooting has received neither money nor an apology

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Major research crisis after investors pull funding from African Academy of Sciences

A Deloitte report highlights allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud, while salary increases for senior management exceeded the limit set by the governing council

What’s behind terrorist attacks on churches in Nigeria

The recent rise in incidents involving Christians should also be seen in the context of a general upturn in violence against all civilians – irrespective of their religious affiliation in Nigeria

Kenya’s Ruto declared president-elect amid results chaos

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49%) in the August 9 vote, against 6.94 million (48.85%t) for his rival Raila Odinga.

‘Relieved’ to hear from police on sexual assault allegation, Godongwana will continue to do...

The finance minister confirmed he had been approached by the police about a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual assault

Don’t privatise electricity in South Africa

South Africa must reject green capitalism and develop a public pathway to energy security

Nxesi: The changing definition of work demands a review of labour protection

The labour minister noted many informal workers had been excluded from the country’s Covid-19 relief scheme

ANC integrity commission calls for Mkhize’s suspension, labels Kodwa a ‘liar’

The ANC’s integrity commission has criticised the party’s officials and the national executive committee for suppressing and ignoring its recommendations in its annual report

KwaZulu-Natal opposition parties test ANC-led coalitions

eThekwini metro and KwaDukuza municipality are likely to face similar challenges as the Msunduzi municipality

Opposition announces motion of no confidence in Ramaphosa

Parties are bringing the motion in response to the Phala Phala scandal, two months after tabling another for his impeachment on the same grounds

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Links between colleges, industry vital

Weak partnerships with industry and poor curriculum choices are among the factors driving unemployment among graduates

The ‘place’ of education

A geographer and teacher reflects on how physical spaces can influence emotional places

Schools can be a great resource for mental health in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most “unequal” societies in the world, with children and adolescents facing different threats to their futures

To fix Man United, Ten Hag must brainwash his stars

Top coaches are either psychologists or cult leaders; Maguire & company need the latter, writes Carlos Amato

Keeping it surreal: The game in Spain is mainly insane

Just when you thought the Spanish off season couldn’t get any weirder, Lewandowski and his costly colleagues might be left in lavish limbo

Serena Williams: Six memorable Grand Slam finals

Serena Williams announced on Tuesday the countdown to her retirement had begun from tennis after a career which brought her 23 Grand Slam singles titles.

Iran ‘categorically’ denies link with Rushdie’s attacker

Rushdie, 75, was left on a ventilator with multiple stab wounds after he was attacked at a literary event Friday in western New York state

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, likely to lose an eye after stabbing

The British author of "The Satanic Verses" had to be airlifted to hospital for emergency surgery following the attack

Legal options running out for Julian Assange

Tug of war over the extradition of WikiLeaks founder to the US enters final stages, with London’s high court set to make a final decision in September

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