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Seven years’ radio silence for taxpayer-funded Rhythm FM

Almost R50-million of taxpayers’ money has been invested but the station is yet to broadcast a single show

Q&A Sessions: Zanele Mbuyisa — For the love of people-centred law

She’s worked on one of the biggest class-action cases in South Africa and she’s taken on Uber: Zanele Mbuyisa speaks to Athandiwe Saba about advocating for the underrepresented, getting ‘old’ and transformation in the law fraternity


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New sex abuse claims against aid workers exposed in DRC

Investigation finds extensive abuse of power by men allegedly working at organisations such as the World Health Organisation

The UN and AU must better protect children caught in war

The UN’s annual list of perpetrators, once an effective deterrent, appears to have lost its teeth

International Day of Families: Fight the equity divide

Fight the equity divide so that African families have adequate food, social protection and access to technology

Platinum records for South African mines

The miners are in a comfortable position as the world creeps towards a lower-carbon future

Update: Standard Bank rejects climate proposal

Climate considerations are pressing Standard Bank shareholders to push for the recusal of those with fossil fuel ties.

Sweeter local sales rescue sugar

The master plan to rescue the industry means that at least 80% of sugar consumption will come from South African farms and millers

Zuma’s intended trial date likely to see application for Downer’s recusal

The long-running arms deal case is heading for further delays after Zuma’s attorney and senior counsel withdrew at the 11th hour

UPDATE: Magashule tries to tip the scales on Ramaphosa in court papers

The suspended secretary general argues that the rules the party relied on to sideline him are invalid but those informing his attempt to suspend the president are lawful

ATM wins leave to appeal secret ballot ruling

The high court has said it would be in the public interest given the importance of motions of no confidence in the president, to settle whether MPs can vote in secret

Academic activism is key for democracy

South Africa’s universities have an important role to play as they overcome legacies of inequality

Avethandwa Nokhangela drowned at an Equal Education camp, and her family wants answers

The family of a drowned schoolgirl says NGO Equal Education must explain why it allowed learners to swim at a dangerous beach with no lifeguards

‘W Cape, fix unplaced pupils crisis’

Civil rights organisations want the department to find a permanent solution to the problem

Teams and players to look out for in the Basketball Africa League

The first season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) is to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16-30 May. A total of 12 teams...

South Africa’s emerging parasport stars are eager for global success

Though there are still challenges, parasport champions are breaking records on the track and in boardrooms

NBA and Fiba launch Basketball Africa League

Teams from 12 countries will play in the league in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16 to 30 May — but South Africa didn’t make the grade

Cali protests herald brewing class war

Colombia’s general anti-tax strike has turned into a mass protest movement and become violent, writes Laura Brown

‘Indignant ones’: The Spaniards who launched ‘occupy’

Fuelled by social media, the protests were horizontal in structure, decentralised with no identifiable leader, and took shape without the involvement of unions or political parties.

Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians at mercy of Israeli court

Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood face court-sanctioned eviction in what rights groups say is a continuation of Israel’s decades-long plan to ‘ethnically cleanse’ the city.


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