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Three ‘gringos’ brave heat, mosquitos, illegal gold miners and pirates in the Amazon

A Wits University accounting professor has returned from his Amazon expedition he undertook to fight climate change

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Zimbabwe hospital workers plot stillbirth burials

The policy is to cremate deceased infants but Bulawayo Hospital’s incinerators are not working

Covid-19 has led to an increase in depression, mental illness and heart attack risk in South Africa

There has been an unprecedented structural shift in disease patterns, which has highlighted unequal access to healthcare

The Battle for the Benin Bronzes reaches melting point

Benin City's looted bronzes are coming home – but the British Museum hasn't received the memo, writes Carlos Amato

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Sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers in DRC

Fatherless children speak for first time about the pain of being abandoned

A tense Kenya awaits results of high-stakes vote

Low turnout in some areas suggests growing frustration with the political elite

Kenya’s rise as a regional geothermal power

As African countries warm to geothermal energy, the continent’s largest producer is positioning itself as a key role player in the industry

Amazon may threaten SA retailers

Amazon plans to move into South Africa in 2023 and the world’s biggest online marketplace might give local companies a run for their money

South Africa is in need of changes to its industrial policies

Bold adjustments must be made to boost employment and diversify exports

‘South Africa on a path to unjust transition’

The country needs a greener economy but energy specialists say policymakers must ensure the creation of a fairer economy in the process

Opposition caucuses on panel for Ramaphosa impeachment probe

The parties want to leave the speaker little discretion in composing the panel that will decide whether there is a case for impeaching the president

No confidence vote looms as eThekwini coalition crumbles

Opposition parties plan to strip the ANC of its control of the city

Cabinet clean-out as Dube-Ncube takes over as KwaZulu-Natal premier

Four members of the ANC provincial executive have joined the new provincial cabinet

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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

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.

Former Man Utd star Giggs goes on trial for assault

The 48-year-old, who until recently served as coach of Wale, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum jail term of five years

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

22 Chinese jets crossed Taiwan Strait ‘median line’: Taipei’s defence ministry

China fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships on Thursday as it held its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan, a show of force sparked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island

China begins major Taiwan military drills after Pelosi visit

Pelosi left Taiwan Wednesday after a trip that defied a series of stark threats from Beijing, which views the self-ruled island as its territory.

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