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Yengeni’s complaint against Zondo is legally uncertain

The chief justice was acting in a non-judicial capacity when chairing the state capture inquiry, so the complaint probably falls outside the law but underscores the risk of naming sitting judges to investigate political scandals

Covid-19 escalates xenophobia in South Africa – Report

Politicians have increasingly come under scrutiny for their alleged inflammatory comments which have been taken as endorsement by anti-foreigner activists

Metaverse: Virtual economy to pump $40bn into African GDP

A study suggests that the virtual world platform could plug more than 40 billion US dollars into the African economy in its first decade.

Bradley Carnell’s shot at US footballing greatness

St Louis City’s head coach has the opportunity to build a legacy from scratch at the midwest club, the latest franchise added to the Major League Soccer.

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Africa needs a billion Covid vaccines, but supply is slowing down

Data collected by Unicef shows an alarming drop-off in shipments arriving in the continent since the start of 2022

Zimbabweans stuck in limbo in South Africa

The legal challenge to Zimbabwean Exemption Permit deadline in December is being led by the controversial Simba Chitando, who is the head of Zanu-PF’s Sandton branch and whose uncle is Zimbabwe’s mining minister

Maxime Mokom: The Central African Republic leader on trial at the International Criminal Court

The Central African Republic anti-Balaka leader faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court

Ubank placed under curatorship effective immediately

Reserve Bank says depositors will still have access to money and the bank will be operational during the process

Eskom ramps up load-shedding to stage 4

Unit at Kusile power station trips, taking 720 megawatts of generating capacity with it.

Reserve Bank may hike interest rates by 50 bps on Thursday

This week a spotlight is shone on a potential interest rate hike, inflation statistics and retail trade sales

The West has got its Russia sanctions wrong

Restricting supplies from the West would be effective – and it should not have expropriated goods that Russia legitimately acquired

Will business come to the table for Cyril to meet his 100-day promise?

Disagreements over a basic income grant, labour law reform and how to save the economy mean consensus is still far off. But trade-offs – and political shifts – will eventually have to be made for there to be any hope of real change

Mabuyane’s ambition: ANC top six

The ANC Eastern Cape chairperson is likely to use his influence in rural provinces to bolster his bid to become the deputy president of the party

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‘Break vicious cycle that deters girls in science’

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who served as the first female president of Mauritius from 2015- to 2018, has also had success in higher education, winning top awards in science

Mamokgethi Phakeng Q&A: No one told me maths was ‘hard’

South Africa’s first black female doctor of mathematics , Mamokgethi Phakeng, is now a top British UK university’s first ‘illustrious visiting professor’.

Newcastle blow up Arsenal’s Champions League dream

Mikel Arteta's men were well beaten by the Magpies to almost certainly seal their fate in next year's Europa League

Can boxing bear the heavy weight of Tyson’s fury?

Is the sport too hungry for money to care about what Tyson Fury has said he believes? It would certainly seem so.

‘Bundle of documents’ landed on CSA’s doorstep before Boucher disciplinary decision

The package reportedly contained potentially incriminating information about members of the national cricket team in the late 1990s

Shireen Abu Akleh’s murder hurts oppressed people

The journalist is among more than 50 reporters who have died at the hands of the Israeli regime and is remembered for bravely giving a voice to Palestinians

Musk says deal to buy Twitter ‘temporarily on hold’

The announcement sent shares in the social media giant plunging. 

Three decades after Pablo Escobar’s death, drugs ravage Medellin

With 2.2 million inhabitants, Medellin is today the city with the highest drug consumption - 15.5% - in Colombia

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