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DRC election results expected as Kabila shows lead

DRC President Joseph Kabila has a lead over top challenger Etienne Tshisekedi, with election officials due to name a winner amid fears of violence.

Opposition takes early lead in Zambia elections

Opposition leader Michael Sata has taken an early lead over President Banda in Zambia's elections -- but the contest is tight and too close to call.

Mining boom, corruption take centre stage in Zambia poll

President Rupiah Banda hopes Zambia's mining boom will propel him to re-election on Tuesday over main opposition leader Michael Sata.

SADC: How are we behaving?

Southern African leaders opened a summit in Angola on Wednesday under pressure to address growing regional unrest.

Malawi risks becoming next Zim, says protest leader

Malawi risks going down the same road as regional basket case Zimbabwe, said the leader of recent anti-government protests that left 19 dead.

Albert and Charlene to shell out the clams at Oyster Box

It's a venue fit for a prince and princess: a hotel famous for its sweeping views of the ocean and a presidential suite that lists for R50 000.

For many in Thokoza, ‘it’s still a shitty life’

The brutal fighting between the ANC and the IFP has ended, but other than that the place in Thokoza where Greg Marinovich was shot hasn't changed.

Michelle Obama drops in on Madiba

US First Lady Michelle Obama met Nelson Mandela at his home on Tuesday in a rare visit for the ageing icon.

Ex-president vows Madagascar return despite warnings

Madagascar's exiled former president, Marc Ravalomanana, vowed on Wednesday to return to the island despite the army and police warning against it.

SADC exerts pressure on Mugabe to reform

Southern African leaders on Sunday pressured Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to make democratic reforms ahead of new elections.

Zim summit charts course toward elections

Southern African leaders met to discuss a plan to guide Zimbabwe toward elections, a debate that has cast light on the battle within Zanu-PF.

SADC drags Madagascar to the last chance saloon

Madagascar's feuding leaders have met for talks that mediators say are the last chance to resolve the crisis sparked by the Rajoelina coup in 2009.

Indian drug firms use SA as launch pad into Africa

India's pharmaceutical industry has rolled out a strong local presence in South Africa, cornering a large share of the market.

SA takes heat for burning coal

The global fight over fossil fuels has hit home in SA as the coal-dependent country debates its energy future before hosting UN climate talks.

Biti sounds warning over Zim elections

Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti has warned that his country could face a "bloodbath" at elections this year.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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!