Alice Ritchie

AFP journalist covering British politics. South Londoner.

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

The former London mayor easily beat his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in a poll conducted among members of the governing Conservative Party.

Larger than life: Britain’s Boris Johnson

The former foreign minister has dismissed questions about his competence and populist rhetoric with a pitch to take Britain out of the European Union

Beating Boris: Race to replace UK’s May kicks off

Ten Conservative MPs gathered enough support to qualify by Monday's deadline for the race to replace May

Drugs and Brexit: Race to replace UK’s May under way

Eleven candidates have set their sights on replacing May, who quit as the prime minister over her failure to take Britain out of the EU on time

Assange faces jail for UK bail breach

The Australian whistle-blower, who was arrested on April 11 after Ecuador gave him up, could face a 12-month prison sentence

May pledges to quit to save Brexit plan

The prime minister of Britain dramatically announced she would quit if her MPs finally backed her withdrawal agreement

May back in Brussels for latest Brexit showdown

​Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Brussels on Thursday for a showdown with EU leaders

May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal but EU says no changes

MPs also voted in favour of a non-binding measure that 'rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement'

The man holding the Brexit cards: Speaker John Bercow

Speaker John Bercow is best known for presiding over debates, bellowing "Order! Order!" at unruly lawmakers and chastising ministers who displease him

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

May suffered the largest government defeat in modern British history when the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement struck late last year

British MPs debate Brexit deal amid legal row

May is facing opposition on all sides of the House of Commons to the withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union last month

May takes Brexit deal to rebellious MPs

​British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Thursday begin trying to sell her Brexit deal to Parliament

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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