Court orders EFF to apologise for Gqubule and Harber ‘StratCom’ claim

The Johannesburg high court says the EFF had brought no evidence to back up the allegation

Police torture continues

Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring

Mabuza contract grows by R10m

Eskom’s negotiators in a R100-million maintenance contract came back with a proposal to push up the costs

Netflix and the smash hit tax dodge

‘The Laundromat’ is a film about corporates and the superrich using tax havens, something the streaming service itself allegedly excels at

Murders plague Lesotho politics

The prime minister has been questioned by the police, plunging the country into another crisis

Book’s design helps retrace steps over time

With Zimbabwe on the brink of turning 40, a new book takes an unconventional route to putting the country's post-liberation canon into perspective

Africa

Don’t disrupt Niger’s balancing act

Europe must tread carefully or risk fuelling militancy and migration

Murders plague Lesotho politics

The prime minister has been questioned by the police, plunging the country into another crisis

Laundering Isabel dos Santos

"African corruption" is only African as regards its victims. Its perpetrators are institutions and individuals from across the globe who are willing to loot without conscience as they watch their offshore accounts grow.

Business

Would wage transparency work in SA?

In Scandinavian countries, citizens can look up what any other citizen earns in an online national database. Could South Africa use a version of income transparency? Economists, as usual, are divided.

OUTvest ‘fires shots’ at the industry

New offering has all the retirement annuity features, but charges rock-bottom fees

Treasury is still seeking SAA funds

The government has committed an additional R2-billion to the airline, but has yet to pay it out

Opinion

The enduring allure of Robin Hoods

Society’s fascination with robbing the rich to feed the poor, whether fabricated or in real life, reveals a profound longing for justice and redistribution in a capitalist world

We are failing our children

Ten infants died at Tembisa hospital at the end of last year. The health department tells us this it is more...

Editorial: The Western enablers of global corruption

The Luanda Leaks, publicised late on Sunday evening, have vividly outlined the scale of the business empire of Isabel dos Santos, daughter...

Environment

Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) got under way in the ski resort with an avowed focus on climate change but with starkly different visions over global warming laid bare

YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US activist group said on Thursday as it called for stopping "free promotion...

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

Arts & Culture

‘Writing is about revelations and reversals’

In this essay novelist Yvonne Vera let us in on her writing process

Threading 40 years of Zimbabwean writing

Kwanele Sosibo talks to Tinashe Mushakavanhu, the co-editor of Some Writers Can Give you Two Heartbeats, about the impetus behind the book

What exile means to creatives

Clockwise from top left: Maurice T Nyagumbo, Ruth Nomonde Chinamano, Josiah Tongogara, Jason Ziyaphapha Manyika, Johanna Nkomo and Robson Manyika. The stamps appear in the book as a way of writing Zimbabwe’s lesser known political figures into the canon

Education

Lesufi suspends Parktown Boys’ principal after student’s death

Malcolm Williams has been suspended following the death of grade 8 learner Enoch Mpianzi

Parents must participate in schools to protect their children

Last week my helper’s daughter started grade 8 at a girls’ high school in Soweto.

Academics must reach out to the public

By sharing their ideas and knowledge, they can change the world. What’s holding them back?

Motoring

Datsun Go: Doing basics basically

This is a handy little car for driving around town. The Go is much-improved compared to previous models and now offers welcome safety features

Suzuki Jimny is dynamite in a small, boxy package

“Japan’s love of little things is legendary, with the Walkman in particular paving the way for a positive plethora of...

Festival of Motoring gives peak into SA’s future

The 4th annual Festival of Motoring is a window into what our vehicle landscape may look like in the near future

Sport

This be the year of the Proteas

Years of preparation by the women’s national team have come down to a crucial month of cricket in New Zealand and Australia

China moves Olympic qualifiers from the coronavirus epicentre

Boxing and women’s football qualifying for the 2020 Olympics will be moved from the Chinese city at the centre of a virus...

Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 gets a venue upgrade

Next year’s Women’s Cricket World Cup final will be played at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval in New Zealand, it was announced on...

World

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from...

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week,...

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Humanities Awards 2020 Long List Collection Inspiring …

Activists, poet and animals are explored in fascinating detail

COP25 climate summit: what’s happened?

The real test will come next year in Glasgow, when countries have to make concrete commitments to reducing emissions

DBSA participates at COP2

The bank provides vital financial backing for green initiatives

Buffalo City ready for festivities

The calendar is full of events that will keep holidaymakers entertained

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