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Covid-19 surges in the Eastern Cape

With people queuing for services, no water, lax enforcement of mask rules and plenty of partying, the virus is flourishing once again, and a quarter of the growth is in the Eastern Cape

Ace prepares ANC branches for battle

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule is ignoring party policy on corruption-charged officials and taking his battle to branch level, where his ‘slate capture’ strategy is expected to leave Ramaphosa on the ropes

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South African football has lost a feminist in Anele Ngcongca

The Bafana Bafana defender valued women who loved sport

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Beneath Mashaba’s ‘centrism’ lurks the reactionary

A fanatic of the free market, Herman Mashaba advances extreme economic policies for South Africa. But he needs political power first, so he rides on xenophobic sentiments for votes

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The president, the preacher and the great escape

Malawi’s new president was furious after Shepherd Bushiri’s dramatic disappearance from South Africa

‘Don’t vote, overthrow the dictators’

Tanzania’s opposition leader, who is again in exile, says ‘instead of telling people to vote, we should be telling them to prepare for popular revolt

China blamed for Zambia’s debt, but the West’s banks and agencies enabled it

The narratives about the African country’s debt crisis are being used as fodder in geopolitical battles

The price of violence: R145-billion

The costs include expenditure on security, justice and health rather than on productive efforts, investment is driven away and psychological effects results in lower productivity

Ramaphosa: We want investment pledges to translate into new jobs

To move out of South Africa’s economic funk, Ramaphosa is prioritising the materialisation of pledges made at the previous investment conferences.

Government gets $2bn more in pledges towards infrastructure development

The New Development Bank pledges billions of dollars towards infrastructure development in South Africa. Implementing infrastructure development is one of the measures the country is counting on to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19

#CR17 fight heads to the Constitutional Court

amaBhungane’s arguments about the disclosure of campaign funding are also expected to be heard

Zondo dismisses Zuma’s recusal application

The summons to compel the former president to appear before the state capture commission stands, says legal head

Legal bias doctrine basis of Zuma’s recusal application to Zondo

The former president’s advocate and commission lawyers were embroiled in a showdown of who best argued the apprehension of bias doctrine

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

A template for 21st century education

Project-based learning, where learners find solutions in groups, builds sustainable livelihoods

There is no honour in leaking a matric exam paper

Those involved in the breach must be ‘dealt with swiftly and harshly’

Testing times for grade 12 learners

Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive

Busy Bee continues to sting despite challenges

Cape Town’s oldest Black rugby club personifies the problems Black rugby faces, including attempts to have its history erased, being affected by apartheid and struggling financially for good resources

The beautiful game isn’t perfect

And it shouldn’t be. The search for absolute fairness is spoiling the way football is played

The rise of SA players abroad is good for Banyana

The growing list of professional women footballers plying their trade at overseas clubs could be the missing piece the side needs to conquer the continent after five failed attempts.

A Biden win isn’t necessarily a win for the rest of us

Much like there was an overwhelming euphoria that gripped many Zimbabweans when they finally said asante sana to Robert Mugabe, Trump’s removal won’t change the colour of America’s fabric too drastically

War and Covid slow trade in Saluki dogs

Salukis, cousins of the greyhound, have been used for hunting for thousands of years in the Middle East and are some of the fastest canines.

As concerns mount over integrity of US elections, so does support for international poll monitors

The pandemic will challenge international observation missions, but ensuring fair elections in an essential component of American democracy

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

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