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How climate insecurity could trigger more conflict in Somalia

The Somali federal government and federal states must integrate climate risks into their security planning. This will enhance their ability to prevent climate-related violence

Mysteries behind Battle of Bangui

A new book offers unprecedented insight into South Africa’s strange relationship with the Central African Republic

Analysts expecting another attack ‘in the next few months’ in northern Mozambique

The extremist insurgency in Mozambique has been an ongoing threat since 2017. SADC needs to act now, say analysts

SABS ‘contemplates’ 170 retrenchments to save R150m

Salaries account for 65% of the South African Bureau of Standards’ total operating‌ costs

Hot topic: Is crypto’s climate cost higher than its value?

The recent blockchain boom has been followed by concerns over its impact on the environment

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

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

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.

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

Eskom can be a key player in SA’s transition to renewable energy, a new...

With a good business model, the power utility can move to reliable, cost-effective clean energy, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development

Bubblegum icon Condry Ziqubu returns

Several of the South African music industry veteran’s classic tracks have been re-issued by Afrosynth Records

Student funding scheme drops Wits law students

Students were told that the scheme would no longer fund them and that they were also liable for 2020 fees and all other study costs

The plight of the ‘missing middle’ is no joke, Nzimande

Parents who, on paper, look like they can afford to pay their children’s university fees often can’t. They also miss out on funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

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...

Gerda Steyn shatters Colleen de Reuck’s South African marathon record

The 31-year-old long-distance runner is the current Comrades and Two Oceans champion

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

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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