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Hotel Canada: The white South Africans who have sought asylum

The concept of white South Africans seeking refuge from racial “brutality” and “genocide” post-1994 is nothing new.

​DIRCO slams special refugee status for white South Africans

South African government says it's “regrettable” that Australia’s home affairs minister wants to give special treatment to white South African farmers

US embassy to Dirco: We respect the people of South Africa

While Dirco demanded that the US apologise for Trump’s remark, the statement the department released showed no indication that there was an apology.

US Embassy must explain ‘shithole’ comment, says Dirco

Trump allegedly made his controversial statement when he met US legislators who came to see him about a bipartisan bill on immigration.

Dirco: No Mugabe asylum request, yet

Addressing MPs following Mugabe's historic resignation, Dirco dismissed social media rumours that the Mugabe family had applied for asylum in SA.

UPDATE: SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for ‘promoting homosexuality’ get bail

The arrests took place in Dar es Salaam last Tuesday when the Tanzanian police raided a legal consultation meeting.

South Africa condemns deadly Mogadishu attack

The international relations department said “the SA government will continue to ... explore long-term solutions to the scourge of terrorism"

DA goes to ConCourt to have Mugabe immunity set aside

Mugabe was accused of beating South African model Gabriella Engels, 20, with an extension cord in Sandton on August 13

Dirco ‘manufactured outrage’ over my Taiwan trip, says Tshwane mayor

Solly Msimanga says he used a diplomatic passport to enter Taiwan and that it would be impossible to use such a passport without state permission.

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SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

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Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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