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Keep fracking out of the Kalahari Desert’s Kavango Basin – activists

Civil society groups have called on Namibia’s agriculture, water and forestry minister to immediately stop a Canadian company from prospecting

Five-year ban for fake Covid certificates as SA borders reopen

Twenty land borders have reopened after a month’s closure prompted by congestions that raised concerns about the spread of the virus.

Namibia’s Blue Book of record: Part one

On 27 January, the world remembers the victims of the Holocaust, but it is also worth remembering the victims of Germany’s other, earlier genocide in Namibia. A rare book, commissioned by Britain in the early 1900s, stands as a record of the crimes against the Herero and the Nama

Brass, class, steel and sorrow: Jonas Gwangwa cut close to the bone

The trombonist’s music-making was inextricably tied up with South Africa’s struggle for freedom

Freedom of expression is a crucial factor in managing the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on journalists’ health, working conditions and freedom to report. Now more than ever, media freedom needs to be upheld

Violet Gwangwa: Natural class, nurturing brass

A builder of networks and a tactical freedom fighter, Violet Molebatsi Gwangwa nurtured not only the liberation movement, but also the creative spirit within her family

Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

The global HIV response needs to get back on track

After missing the global HIV/Aids targets, new benchmarks that put people at the centre, especially those most at risk, need to be set

Botswana retail giant Choppies sues PwC over ‘unethical tactics’

Choppies Enterprises chief executive and executive director claim the auditing firm asked for a job for one if its directors — and dragged its feet on an audit when refused.

Did Botswana execute ‘poachers’ ?

The Botswana Defence Force’s anti-poaching unit has long been accused of a ‘shoot to kill’ policy. Over 20 years the unit has killed 30 Namibians and 22 Zimbabweans

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

The conflation of human rights violations and a pandemic leave the most vulnerable marginalised. Equitable and democratic societies are needed to fight against this

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

Mokgweetsi Masisi is on a shortlist to acquire a portion of Botswana’s Banyana Farms — even though his bid did not meet the brief

From festival to John Vorster: Molefe Pheto on attending Festac ’77 uninvited

The musician and activist relives the political import of Festac '77

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Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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