Gregory Walton

Southern Africa correspondent at AFP

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall late Thursday in Cabo Delgado province, packing wind gusts of up to 220 kilometres per hour

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as well as in surrounding areas

IAAF gender rules ‘killing’ next generation – Semenya

Semenya, with the backing of the South African Athletics federation, has turned to the Lausanne-based CAS in her challenge of IAAF rules

Biya’s backers deny Cameroon in chaos at rally in restive region

The southwest, along with the northwest, has been torn by two-years of clashes between English-speaking fighters and government forces

Curfew in anglophone Cameroon ahead of ‘independence’ anniversary

The anniversary on Monday will kick off a crucial week for the country which heads to the polls next Sunday

MTN affair casts shadow over Nigeria’s economy, say analysts

In a shock announcement last Wednesday, the Central Bank of Nigeria ordered MTN to repay $8.13-billion

May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels

England snap losing streak

Having led 6-3 at half-time, England fell a point behind in the second half before captain Farrell and winger May took the game away from the Boks

South Africa beats England 23-12 to clinch rugby Test series

The Springboks clawed to a 13-12 half-time advantage and dominated a second half in which England rarely looked like scoring

Ramaphosa admits ‘disunity’ as Zuma fights exit

With Zuma refusing a party request to resign, the ANC's national executive committee will meet on Monday.

As Cape Town drought bites, what is ‘Day Zero’?

"Day Zero" is the day when city officials will be forced to cut off the normal water supply to more than one-million households.

Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off

Reservoirs around Cape Town, in the grip of its worst drought for a century, have gone largely unreplenished for more than three years

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!