Ed Stoddard

SABC board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe resigns

The presidency has confirmed that SABC board chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe has resigned.

ANC on no-confidence motion against Zuma: It has no chance of succeeding

'The DA has made this an annual and frivolous ritual that is fast losing its meaning,' party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe told a media briefing.

Plans to impose limits on sizes of farms

The ANC intends to speed up its land redistribution programme ahead of local government elections, sparking fears from economists and farming groups.

African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade

Stance on ivory trade in Africa is not unified, with some countries calling for a global ban although others are open to elephant ivory trade.

Wits stays shut as #FeesMustFall protests continue

Wits University in Jo'burg will remain closed on Monday as student protests continue - despite a promise by President Jacob Zuma that fees won't rise.

Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa

Elephants in South Africa are being trained to sniff our explosives, poachers and landmines in what is called the art of "bio-detection".

Turning Africa’s Big 5 into hard cash

Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.

Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs

Three years of labour upheaval and a political push for safety and better wages have set in motion a drive to mechanise platinum mines.

Uncertainty over SA deaths after Nigeria church collapse

SA government believes 300 South Africans were visiting the Lagos church, but it was not clear how many were on the spot when the tragedy struck.

Union war follows old pattern on new turf

On the eastern arm of the platinum belt, a battle for supremacy is brewing between Amcu and the National Union of Mineworkers.

Technology trumps tradition in the bid to end the mining strike

Mining firms faced the logistical challenge of contacting 70 000 miners around the country when they decided to sidestep Amcu in wage negotiations.

Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy

The ongoing strike in the platinum belt is having a detrimental effect on the pockets of not only miners, but the community at large.

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