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A peek into SA’s foreign policy black box

South Africa’s foreign policy performance, over its first quarter-century democratic governance, is put under the spotlight

AU weathers Kagame whirlwind

Rwanda’s president put everything into reforming the organisation, with mixed results

Zuma ‘daughter’ courts Morocco

Ntombi Msiza claims to represent SA interests in the North African state, despite frosty relations.

Africa seeks better deals with China

But the continent does not speak with one voice when meeting and dealing with the Asian giant.

Temporary shadow cast over Africa’s ‘rise’

Migration and its effects are under the spotlight again

Fate of SA hostage captured in Mali remains unclear

Stephen McGowan's whereabouts are unknown despite the release of the Dutch national who was kidnapped alongside him in Timbuktu in 2011.

Activists call for release of South Sudan report

Civil society activists are calling on the African Union to make public the findings of an inquiry into human rights abuses in South Sudan.

Africa ‘ready’ to fight its own battles

The continent is hoping a new crisis response force will help lessen its reliance on foreign help.

War on Nigerian schoolchildren escalates

Attacks on pupils are inflicting dreadful damage on Nigeria's already precarious education systems.

Complex politics, unchecked army a recipe for disaster in Lesotho

Many have been left wondering why the Lesotho army interferes in politics time and again.

No Nato deed goes unpunished

Diplomats warned chaos and violence would follow a Libya intervention. They were right.

Pressure on SA to host talks to end gay persecution

Rights groups are putting pressure on SA to hold an Africa-wide seminar on discrimination and violence that has been postponed several times.

Until death do us part from power

Obama may struggle to persuade African leaders to step down timeously at leadership summit.

The Hague ‘targets Africa’

Leaders push for 'local' solutions to prevent the judicial system from preying on the weak. "All the statistics show only Africa is targeted."

Concerns over readiness of new African strike force

A new African rapid intervention force is expected to be launched by October - but concerns remain about funding.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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