Twin terror attacks in Niger leave several dead

Several people have been killed in separate suicide bomb attacks in Niger that showed the fight against militants was spreading across West Africa.

‘Humble’ miracle worker Paul Put turns Burkina Faso around

Paul Put has achieved a football miracle with Burkina Faso no matter what happens when the pre-tournament no-hopers tackle Nigeria at the Afcon final.

M&G dream team: Meet the all-star Afcon line-up

Superstars have fizzled. Nobodies have sizzled. Here is the Mail & Guardian's team of the tournament.

Afcon: Underdogs Burkina Faso take on Nigeria for the Cup

A strong Nigeria team and surprising Burkina Faso outfit have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations final, both looking to lift the trophy.

Afcon: Mali trumps over Niger

Seydou Keita's perseverance has given Mali a 1-0 win over Niger and the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 tournament its first goal.

Psychics pick Ghana to win, Niger hope to change fortune at Afcon

While Niger hope their fortune changes as they aim to end a losing streak, psychics have chosen Ghana to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

NGOs plead for aid as millions starve in the Sahel

Aid agencies say they are facing a multimillion-dollar funding shortage to deal with a food crisis in the Sahel in northern Africa.

Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season

Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.

Boko Haram bombers trained by al-Qaeda, says Niger

Members of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram received explosives training at al-Qaeda camps in northern Africa, Niger's foreign minister says.

Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis

Drought has again returned to the western shoulder of Africa, bringing hunger to millions, threatening to slip the Sahel region into crisis.

Report: Aid dithering doomed tens of thousands in E Africa

A damning report says the poor organisation of the aid response to the East African drought contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of people.

Offshore Nigeria spill came amid tanker-loading

A faulty pipe from an offshore oil field run by Royal Dutch Shell PLC near Nigeria's coast spewed crude oil into the ocean for as much as 25 hours.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world