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Abbas, Netanyahu march in historic Paris rally

Unlikely scenes at a historic march in Paris against terrorism as Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu march together.

No incentive for peace talks despite end to Gaza war

Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.

Pope Francis prays at West Bank wall, calls for Middle East peace

On his three-day trip to the Middle East, Francis delighted his Palestinian hosts by referring to the "state of Palestine".

Israel to approve prisoner deal with Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged his cabinet to approve the release of 104 Arab prisoners.

Israel pushes settlement plans ahead

Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3 000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank.

Israel’s Peres ready to resume negotiations with Abbas

Israeli president, Shimon Peres has sad that he is sure the country can reach a peace deal with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

Palestinian factions call truce in new government

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a new unity government in the West Bank and Gaza which will be headed by Mahmoud Abbas.

Egypt-Israel soldier swap set to take place at night

Israel is wrapping up preparations to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the final phase of a swap with Hamas militants.

Benetton in hot water over Unhate ad campaign

Italian clothes company Benetton has pulled a photo montage showing the pope kissing a leading imam from its new global ad campaign, Unhate.

Palestine UN bid soldiers on despite Security Council failure

Palestine has vowed to continue its quest for full UN membership despite facing a setback at the Security Council and a possible veto from the US.

Abbas: Palestine, Arab world erred on 1947 partition

Palestine's President Abbas says the Arab world erred in rejecting the UN's 1947 plan to partition Palestine into a Palestinian and a Jewish state.

South Africa throws weight behind Palestinians’ UN bid

Palestine's bid to become a full member of the UN has received the full backing of South Africa, which has called for a speedy decision on the matter.

Iran rejects Palestinian UN bid

Iran has rejected the Palestinians' UN statehood bid, saying any deal that accepted the existence of Israel would leave a "cancerous tumour" forever.

Abbas forces Obama to reveal US cards on Israel

In his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly last year, US President Barack Obama promised that this time it would be different.

US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council

The Palestinians' initiative to seek UN recognition as a state faces an uphill struggle to secure the nine votes needed for approval.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

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

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries