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The political life of Diego Maradona

The icon who died on 25 November 2020 was more than just the greatest footballer of all time. From Argentina to Palestine he represented the experiences of the outsider, the oppressed

‘Before Night Falls’: Reinaldo Arenas breaks down (in) Fidel Castro’s Cuba

Reinaldo Arenas’s memoir reveals the contradiction of a revolutionary society ruled by an autocrat

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

200 Cuban medics to help SA fight Covid-19

200 Cubans are flying to South Africa to help the defence force and health department respond to the pandemic

Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?

South Africa is working towards establishing a publicly-funded universal health service and now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, is the time to implement it

Zuma-ists hope to ace provinces

Acolytes of the ex-president gear up take-back regions in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and North West before the ANC mid-term meeting

Riddle of Zuma’s sick note

SANDF officials considered launching a probe into the ‘doctored’ certificate

Thomas Cook folds, sparking worldwide repatriation of tourists

As well as grounding its planes, Thomas Cook has been forced to shut travel agencies, leaving the group's 22,000 global employees out of a job

SANDF’s R1bn Cuban spend queried

The auditor general wants expenditure on the maintenance of aged military vehicles to be declared irregular spending

Regional powers back Maduro opponent as Venezuela leader

​The US and other major countries are backing Venezuela's new self proclaimed acting president in repudiation of President Nicolas Maduro

Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amid challenges and change

For the first time since 1976, Cuba's president is not a Castro

Cuba’s new president: What to expect

Miguel Díaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is expected to succeed Raúl Castro as president of Cuba, but will this change bring prosperity?

Socialism will not end poverty Mr Vavi

To change South Africa to a socialist state will not happen through a social pact, writes Frans Rautenbach

​How far Castro’s revolution had come

He outlived his great comrade and compañero Che Guevara by a little over 49 years, but now Fidel Castro is dead.

Qhawe lamaqhawe!: Read President Zuma’s moving tribute to Fidel Castro

President Zuma attended the funeral of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, where he delivered a graceful tribute.

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