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How the ANC wants to re-evaluate cadre deployment during policy conference

The party's decision to relook at the deployment process could result in a broadening of the pool of candidates for positions.

Afrofuturism meets Wabi-Sabi at Design Joburg

Architects, fashion designers and tastemakers descend on Johannesburg’s premium design event

Asiatic black bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

Two bear cubs, weighing only 2.4kg and 3.3kg, were rescued from a man intending to sell them on the illicit wildlife market

Fuelled by Premier League dynasty, Man City crave Champions League legacy

Pep Guardiola won't be satisfied until their domestic bliss becomes the catalyst to conquer Europe

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Igbo language defies extinction

In 2012, Unesco said the language would have vanished by 2025 but 10 years later Igbo is one of the five top languages in Nigeria

Suicide cases soar in Zimbabwe

The economic crisis in the country appears to be pushing people over the mental edge

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.

Hackers infiltrate SA illicit financial flows conference with porn clip

The conference was attended by state agencies, blue- chip global and local non-governmental agencies and public accountability experts

Interdict threat over new Tendele coal mine in KwaZulu-Natal

Tendele Coal plans to open a new mine despite a court ruling that the licence was unlawfully granted

SAA sale is above board, says Gordhan

The public enterprises minister has said there have been deliberate attempts to undermine the transaction, which is aimed at rehabilitating the airline

The Cat enters the ANC fray: David Mabuza speaks out

In an interview with the M&G deputy president David Mabuza ponders his political future but insists ‘it’s the branches that choose the leaders’

Ramaphosa allies in KwaZulu-Natal fail to bring any wins in regional conferences

Premier Sihle Zikalala’s special adviser, Nhlanhla Ngidi, will challenge him for the position of ANC provincial chairperson

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

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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’.

The inexplicable hope and anguish of supporting The Arsenal

The line between excruciating disappointment and exquisite pleasure can be very thin on the football pitch

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.

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

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be firestarter of global economic woes

Developed countries could do much to help counterparts in the developing world weather the current storm

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. 

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