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Ingonyama Trust Board gets a new chief executive

But board chair Jerome Ngwenya’s cosying up to the presumptive Zulu king cements his position

Life Esidimeni inquest postponed until August 30

The lawyer for the bereaved families argued that Dr Makgabo Manamela’s requests for postponements have a negative impact on the families of the deceased who seek closure

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Zambia should commit to tackling toxic lead mine’s legacy

Residents of Kabwe have been poisoned for decades and now UN experts have called for an urgent clean-up

Malawi moves to Maggie Mkandawire’s beat

Empowering her people through music and education, Maggie Mkandawire fights the Covid-19 pandemic in her own unique way

Towards an Africa in which every child feels secure

Ending violence against children is one of the most important priorities, but it won’t happen without political leadership

South Africa’s audit independence tops World Bank rankings

Only two countries received a perfect score in ​​latest report on national audit institutions

In South Africa, only 5% of chief executives are women

Only 5% of chief executives are women and the gender pay gap is most pronounced in the top JSE-listed companies, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers...

Serame Taukobong appointed as Telkom’s chief executive designate

The telecommunication group’s current chief executive, Sipho Maseko, will step down at the end of June 2022

IEC publishes 27 October election date as required by law, but wants to postpone

A report by former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke opens the possibility of a postponement

Government proclaims 27 October for local elections, but supports IEC postponement bid

The IEC has accepted former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke’s recommendation to postpone the vote to February, but still needs Constitutional Court approval to do so

ANC Free State endorses three names for Mangaung mayor

The three candidates the province has put forward are said to be Ramaphosa supporters, who will further alienate Magashule from his power base

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Stellenbosch University gets its own climate studies school

The faculty is the first of its kind in the battle against climate change

Schooling and Covid: A new UN report tracks adaptations in education in 142 countries

The pandemic precipitated a global experiment in education, which Unesco is keen to document and support

Fundraiser: That’s the VC’s job description

Subsidy cuts and rising unemployment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means how to finance higher education is the most significant challenge

Wayde van Niekerk misses 400m final to compound SA pain

The world record holder was a medal hope but has ultimately been outrun by injury

What lies behind Africa’s elusive World Cup glory?

Men’s national football teams have done well in junior world tournaments, but that success hasn’t been replicated on the senior global stage. What causes this and how can it be corrected?

Tokyo Olympics: Your guide to Team SA

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

Wan-Wan Patrol: Four-legged friends keep Tokyo neighbourhood safe

Meet the pups of Tokyo’s real-life Paw Patrol

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

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