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SA’s endemic corruption requires a ‘biting’ response

Beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) can help tackle corruption, reduce investment risk and improve national and global governance, but implementation remains ‘a sad story’

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be firestarter of global economic woes

Developed countries could do much to help counterparts in the developing world weather the current storm

A female condom can take sexual pleasure to new heights

Internal condoms not only offer protection, they increase the user’s control and the rings tickle the clitoris and penis

Zuma corruption trial on hold as court waits for word from Maya

The Pietermaritzburg high court was surprised by the delay in Bloemfontein but said it would likely not be the last




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Maxime Mokom: The Central African Republic leader on trial at the International Criminal Court

The Central African Republic anti-Balaka leader faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court

‘Break vicious cycle that deters girls in science’

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who served as the first female president of Mauritius from 2015- to 2018, has also had success in higher education, winning top awards in science

From Joburg to Nairobi, soaring food prices are biting hard

African governments face civil unrest from people who are hungrier and poorer because of the pandemic, war in Ukraine, climate pressures on food systems and poor policy decisions

Ubank placed under curatorship effective immediately

Reserve Bank says depositors will still have access to money and the bank will be operational during the process

Eskom ramps up load-shedding to stage 4

Unit at Kusile power station trips, taking 720 megawatts of generating capacity with it.

Reserve Bank may hike interest rates by 50 bps on Thursday

This week a spotlight is shone on a potential interest rate hike, inflation statistics and retail trade sales

The West has got its Russia sanctions wrong

Restricting supplies from the West would be effective – and it should not have expropriated goods that Russia legitimately acquired

Will business come to the table for Cyril to meet his 100-day promise?

Disagreements over a basic income grant, labour law reform and how to save the economy mean consensus is still far off. But trade-offs – and political shifts – will eventually have to be made for there to be any hope of real change

Mabuyane’s ambition: ANC top six

The ANC Eastern Cape chairperson is likely to use his influence in rural provinces to bolster his bid to become the deputy president of the party


Mamokgethi Phakeng Q&A: No one told me maths was ‘hard’

South Africa’s first black female doctor of mathematics , Mamokgethi Phakeng, is now a top British UK university’s first ‘illustrious visiting professor’.

Wits awards jurist and activist Navi Pillay her 18th honorary degree

At the occasion, the internationally renowned human rights activist and judge tries to answer the question: ‘How did you get from there to here?’

Can boxing bear the heavy weight of Tyson’s fury?

Is the sport too hungry for money to care about what Tyson Fury has said he believes? It would certainly seem so.

‘Bundle of documents’ landed on CSA’s doorstep before Boucher disciplinary decision

The package reportedly contained potentially incriminating information about members of the national cricket team in the late 1990s

Boucher, Smith fiascos symptomatic of sordid legacy at Cricket South Africa

Because of what history has bestowed on the board it will take a long time to restore trust and credibility

Musk says deal to buy Twitter ‘temporarily on hold’

The announcement sent shares in the social media giant plunging. 

Three decades after Pablo Escobar’s death, drugs ravage Medellin

With 2.2 million inhabitants, Medellin is today the city with the highest drug consumption - 15.5% - in Colombia

Abortions 101: Here’s the pills, tools and terms to know if you plan to terminate your pregnancy

The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act makes abortion legal in South Africa. But how far along your pregnancy is determines whether you can have an abortion, what type of termination would be best for you and who should perform it


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