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US jury clears police in shooting of Tamir Rice

The shooting of the 12-year-old-boy in 2014 was described as a "perfect storm of human error" by the prosecutor, Tim McGinty.

State of emergency declared in Ferguson

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency on Monday after a teenager was charged with shooting at police officers.

Texas police officer in pool party video resigns

An officer seen in a viral video throwing a bikini-clad girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other youths has resigned, says police chief.

Manhunt continues for cop shooting suspects in Ferguson

Investigators scoured streets near the scene of the shooting for clues and several people were brought in for questioning, but there were no arrests.

Two officers shot outside Ferguson police HQ after chief quits

Two police officers were shot during a protest, hours after the city's police chief quit following a damning report into his department.

Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter

The Oscar-nominated film comes to our screens at a time when racial and social equality debates are as topical as they were back in 1965.

Autopsy shows US police shot black man in back

An unarmed black man killed by LA police officers was shot three times, including once in the back at close range, according to his autopsy report.

Tense scenes after black man killed by St. Louis police

The 18-year-old Antonio Martin was said to be carrying a handgun, which he allegedly pointed at the police officer before the cop opened fire.

LAPD to investigate song mocking Michael Brown’s killing

"Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin' with a badass policeman," went the song, captured on video on entertainment news website TMZ.

Protests continue over death of black man by white cop

Protesters have staged demonstrations every day since a grand jury's decision on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges against the officer.

Riots grip Ferguson as jury decides not to prosecute cop

A US jury has found that white police officer Darren Wilson acted in self defence when he shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown.

Police kill 12-year-old boy wielding fake gun

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot by police while wielding a gun that turned out to be a toy, wants to conduct their own investigation.

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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences