Just what did SA know about Zimbabwe's coup?
The country’s reaction to Zimbabwe’s coup suggests its leaders had prior knowledge of events



Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus denied parole
Former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani's assassin has been denied bail.


ANC floats new party structure
New proposals include more deputy secretaries general, two deputy presidents and strengthening the integrity commission

M&G Africa

Mugabe’s weakness is his Grace
Mugabe’s downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe.


Washington seeks out like minds on climate change
Washington has spent the week seeking out like minds at a climate-change conference that ended last night in Germany.


Promise of PhDs doesn’t add up
South Africa hasn’t hit its target and hopes for growing the economy may be misplaced


No money = no free fees, no health aid
The Davis tax committee’s reports make it clear that neither free higher education for all nor the NHI can be fully funded by the state


Bollywood film 'Padmavati' faces protests from Karni Sena
The period drama has enraged the Rajput group who want the film to be banned for allegedly "disrespecting the sentiments of the community".


#SizaMap: Finding South Africa's missing abortion clinics - one call at a time
Bhekisisa has created the first online, searchable map of government-approved abortion clinics.

Arts & Culture

On our Lists this week: Junot Diaz, Ayòbámi Adébáyò and Kaytranada
The Friday desk lets us in on what they are reading, watching and listening to.


Wiggins fumes over    ‘living hell’
The Tour de France winner is livid that the UK’s anti-doping agency hasn’t completely cleared him

Client Media Releases

Investing in cryptocurrencies
Project ETA at Palletways
Finalists for 2017 GAP Innovation Competition announced
Pragma helps with Shoprite's water-saving initiative
Road upgrade injects R30m in SME development