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Cabinet reshuffle not on cards yet

There are calls for the president to act against ministers said to be responsible for the state’s slow response to the unrest, but his hands are tied

Rwanda’s involvement in Ramaphosa phone surveillance will further strain relations

But experts doubt the South African intelligence community has the capacity even to establish whether Ramaphosa’s phone was compromised

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The youth of Eswatini demand change – and they want it now

Unless meaningful change occurs soon, more blood will be spilt on Swazi streets

Bobi Wine collaborator Nubian Li recounts his prison ordeal

Bobi Wine and Nubian Li have made a lot of music together. And when Bobi Wine transformed himself into the leader of Uganda’s political opposition, Nubian Li stayed by his side. His passion for a better, free Uganda is undimmed despite the suffering he endured

Pro-democracy politicians forced into hiding in Eswatini

King Mswati summons the nation to dialogue but avoids democratic engagement as death toll rises

Violence sparks new calls for basic income grant

Analysts agree that economic relief for the poor is needed but are split on whether a grant should be permanent and whether it is affordable

Employment bloodbath on the cards

The unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has deepened the country’s unemployment crisis as the government mulls additional relief funding

Mboweni talk disrupted by chants of ‘austerity kills’

The Thursday-night discussion was held a week after riots gripped the nation, renewing calls for a basic income grant

EFF loses high court bid to unseal CR17 campaign records

Judge Cassim Sardiwalla says there are no compelling private or public reasons for disclosure

Moseneke recommends local elections be delayed until February 2022

‘It is not reasonably possible or likely that the local government election scheduled for October 2021 will be held in a free and fair manner’ – Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Where are all the (ex)president’s men and women?

Supporters have stood by Jacob Zuma through scandal after scandal. Some have stayed loyal to him and others have turned their backs

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The enduring value of the English Olympiad

The annual contest asks participants to write responses to questions that aim to elicit their understanding of a range of prescribed texts. This activity, simple on the face of it, asks a great deal from its participants

Summit to explore redefining the future of education

‘If education must address the needs of society, then we have to adapt to the current and future needs’

Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool

Technology is one tool in a larger arsenal for a superior educational experience, and teachers must be continually trained to use it

Tokyo Olympics: Your guide to Team SA

South Africa will be hoping to build on an impressive Rio, but face a number of challenges

Loyalty and loathing in the Champions League

As Al Ahly take on Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa’s greatest coach has been tasked with denying his homeland a sought-after star

NBA finals game four predictions

The NBA Finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the African continent sharing their thoughts on the Bucks-Suns finals series

Saudi smashes Covid fraud ring ahead of hajj

The suspects in the fraudulent certificates case are alleged to have used social media to advertise their services

Heathrow airport to fast-track vaccinated passengers

The programme is slated begin on 19 July, the date on which most Covid-19 restrictions in the UK are set to be lifted

Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated — interim PM

Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning by a group of armed individuals

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