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ANC’s rotten apples on the chopping block

Now that the NEC has finalised its step-aside guidelines for those facing corruption charges, a swathe of officials will struggle to cling to their positions

Sisulu and Dlodlo punted to be on their way out

Because President Cyril Ramaphosa won the step-aside order in the ANC’s national executive committee, a cabinet reshuffle looms, with Sisulu and Dlodlo’s names on comrades’ lips


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Frelimo gambled everything on gas – and lost

Mozambique’s ruling party thought gas would secure a wealthy future, but that dream faded and finally was shattered by attacks that sent energy giant Total packing

Foregone conclusions: Why bother with elections in countries like Uganda and Tanzania?

Even when only one result is possible, elections can tell us a lot about what’s really going on

Getting the story in Somalia can be a deadly affair for journalists

Abdallae Ahmed Mumin recalls being shot at and threatened in the line of duty. He escaped with his life, but not all his peers were so lucky.

New cyber scam targets property sales

Suspects appear in court on charges of fraud and forgery to intercept payments for title deed transfers and associated legal fees

Why motorists are paying more for petrol

Steep fuel price hikes are the result of higher levies, which came into effect this week, as well as a turbulent international oil market

Why the cash of the future will be digital and decentralised

Technology used in cryptocurrency will overhaul the banking sector and cater for the unbanked

Ramaphosa instructs dissolved Free State PEC to compromise

President Ramaphosa has instructed the former Free State PEC to back off from appealing the court judgement dissolving it and instead form a compromise leadership.

Cape Town mayoral candidate is a two-horse race, say party leaders

The DA’s factional battles will take centre stage when the party selects a new mayoral candidate for the city of Cape Town

The race elephant lurking in the DA’s ‘laboratory’

Tony Leon’s comments calling Mmusi Maimane an ‘experiment’ have lifted the lid on what disgruntled black leaders describe as insidious racism and a refusal to hold racists to account

Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its...

New VC at WSU aims to restore tarnished jewel

Professor Rushiella Songca has ambitious plans to improve the performance of the institution

Debt drives students to despair

Thousands of students, who owe billions of rands in outstanding fees to universities, can’t get their qualification certificates and so can’t get jobs

Bavuma’s burden and the dearth of Black batsmen

Temba Bavuma’s uncle, who watched the Proteas captain develop into the successful cricketer that he is, explains what makes him a good leader and what is going wrong in nurturing Black talent

Chris Morris, morality and the missing CSA millions

The overlooked allrounder fetched almost R33 million in India while CSA and domestic cricket struggle financially. And players could feel the pinch even more with proposed changes to the game

Brad Binder sets sights on top five in MotoGP

The KTM rider wants to be among the top riders in the world in 2021

Killing in the name of blasphemy

Pakistan’s harsh laws against religious profanity are being abused to settle personal and political scores, leading to an alarming rise in convictions and even murder

Trump rages at Covid experts who criticised him

The bitter outburst came after Fauci told CNN how shocked he had been when Trump last April called for states to "liberate" themselves as experts pleaded with Americans to obey shutdown orders

Boeing seals large 737 MAX order as airlines eye recovery

After being grounded for 20 months, the aircraft is on the road to recovery


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