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Pakistan votes after bitter campaign marred by violence

The vote is meant to be a rare democratic transition of power in the nuclear-armed country

​Universities’ security path ups the ante

Ironically, they ignore ample research about how protests turn violent when policing escalates.

​We’re a society steeped in violence

The likelihood of being offed, especially if it’s linked to politics and power, is pretty high.

Zambia’s poll is a Cain and Abel fight marred by violence, arrests and ghost voters

Personal rivalry, divisions in the ruling party and a failing economy heighten the election contest.

No end in sight for KZN’s political killings

Analysts say moving officers into violence hot spots is not enough to help the province quash its history of politically related conflict.

Zim election violence divides Cabinet

A Cabinet meeting this week turned ugly as Zimbabwean ministers laid into each other over claims of violent attacks against opponents.

Pre-election violence mars Zim poll credibility

The recent spate of political violence and police raids on civil society organisations cast doubt on the credibility of Zimbabwe's imminent elections.

Code to stem political violence in Zim hailed

A new code of conduct for Zimbabwe's political parties will bar perpetrators of political violence from taking part in electoral processes.

‘Buthelezi must back off from NFP’

The Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party have been engaging in talks in order to quell the violence between their supporters.

Five dead as blasts hit Kenya political rally

Two explosions ripped through a rally against a proposed new constitution for Kenya being held in Nairobi on Sunday, killing at least five people.

Constitutional Court upholds pardons decision

Constitutional Court upholds decision interdicting president from granting pardons to perpetrators of political violence without consulting victims.

Gunmen slaughter Iraqi families, behead victims

Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi families, mostly children, and beheaded some of the 11 victims on Monday.

LRA steps up attacks in northern DRC

As many as 320 000 people in the north of the country have been displaced by the LRA as it extends its abduction and terror raids.

No room for intolerance

In South Africa, we fire nobody, leading to a culture of deep intolerance and impunity.

Mantashe: ANC did not provoke KZN violence

The ANC believes it is too early to contemplate sending the army into KZN, where there are renewed hostilities between the ruling party and the IFP.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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