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Africa can build back better after Covid-19

The continent’s interconnectedness is what will be its catalyst for recovery

Aid fails to solve the DRC crisis

Instead, it masks the paucity of effective government and is not resulting in development

UN hopes Congolese can ‘freely’ vote after delay

Presidential, legislative and provincial elections had been scheduled for Sunday but on Thursday the election commission ordered the postponement

DRC: Protesters killed in anti-Kabila protests

The Catholic church had called for rallies around the country despite a government ban on all demonstrations since September 2016

South African soldiers injured in DRC attack

Violence continues in the eastern DRC after an attack from an armed group left three South African soldiers injured.

M23 curfew ‘unacceptable’, says UN

The UN has called the M23 rebels' move of enforcing a curfew in areas in the DRC under their control "completely unacceptable".

Zuma deploys 1 300 SANDF soldiers to DRC at cost of R400m

Zuma has informed Parliament of the deployment of 1 345 SANDF members for service in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Concern over future UN intervention brigade in the DRC

Nineteen NGOs have written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to express concern over a new "robust" brigade to be deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

M23 in the DRC, one year on

The M23 rebellion, the latest of a string of armed insurgencies in the DRC's North Kivu province, has been active for one year now.

Will war-torn DRC benefit from the Addis Ababa peace deal?

NGOs have warned that the new plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo fails to tackle the root cause of the country's conflicts.

Crashed UN plane’s black box found

Investigators have recovered the flight order of a UN plane that crashed near Kinshasa in the DRC on Monday, leaving 32 people dead.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

Press Releases

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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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