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How The Ghost have kept Orlando Pirates alive

Supporters’ branches, despite financial challenges, have been the lifeblood of football teams in South Africa

Seventeen people found dead in East London nightclub

At least 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in the southern city of East London on Sunday, police said

Gauteng ANC produces solid financials, feather in treasurer Parks Tau’s cap

The provincial administration has, however, struggled to pay staff salaries

Rwanda refugees fear extradition from Mozambique

Mozambique and Rwanda’s new deal comes after 19 people ‘agreed’ to return home



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If the state won’t deal with civil war criminals, then civil society will

Liberia decided not to prosecute anyone for crimes committed during its first and second civil wars. Now, one organisation is documenting and aiding prosecution outside the country

Save Africa from conservationists

Indigenous peoples know how to conserve biodiversity far better than any so-called experts in the capitalist Global North

African youth: Empowering the continent’s greatest asset

Education is the best way to turn young people’s potential into realised achievements

Expand the public service, especially in healthcare and education

The state has to employ another one million people to match international standards

Eskom confirms wage-related protests at six coal-fired power stations

The demonstrations have coincided with stage 2 rotational power cuts which the state-owned utility says will remain in place until Sunday due to the breakdown of four generation units

Online retail sales boost warehouse sector

The increase in e-commerce is driving the demand in storage and distribution space, it will also hurt bricks and mortar retail in the long run

Zondo fails to name captured journalists

A covert undertaking, Operation Wave, paid out R48-million to journalists and media houses from state security funds

Mantashe saves Ramaphosa from ‘onslaught’ at NEC meeting

The former health minister and a senior ANC member want the president to account for the robbery at Phala Phala Wildlife farm in Limpopo

Gauteng regions to call for a review of ANC step-aside rule at this weekend’s conference

The party’s branches in the province are unhappy with what they perceive as the selective application of the rule.


Latest design and foodie trends at Durban Home Garden Show

The event celebrates 40 years of the city’s design scene. The 2022 edition brings together fashion folk, beer culture, architecture and greenery, while giving visitors their cultural fix

Penny Mathumba to represent South Africa at Nobel Laureate meeting

The forum takes place from 26 June to 1 July on the Island of Lindau in Bavaria, Germany.

South African universities rule roost in Africa

The University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg are top universities on the continent in the latest international rankings

Edutaining colouring book celebrates African attire

Nigerian artist Uzoma Dunkwu has created a platform for children to celebrate, speak about and show the continent’s diverse cultures

Ria Ledwaba is confident of overthrowing Danny Jordaan

Should Safa’s vice-president make it to the polls, she is sure of replacing Danny Jordaan as president of the governing body

From Poulter to Arsenal: Facing up to sport’s painful paradox

When the players and the fans seek to explain away their hypocrisy, then the scales fall away from the eyes

Pitso Mosimane’s real fight is with his winning self

Al Ahly's manager may have been snapping at CAF, but his eyes must turn to the one victory that has eluded him: the Egyptian Premier League

Boris Johnson: the ‘greased piglet’ slips away again

All politicians need luck and Boris Johnson –once described as a "greased piglet" – has had more than most in his career.

UK PM braced for Tory no-confidence vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed defiance on Monday ahead of a no-confidence vote among Conservative MPs, after dozens rebelled over a string of scandals that have left the party's public standing in tatters

Multilateralism has a role in an evolving world

The climate crisis, Russia’s war in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic have increased levels of poverty


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