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Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Duterte has pitched constitutional reform to turn the country into a decentralised federal republic where regions would have the power to fix problems

Trumps delays State of the Union speech until government shutdown ends

President Trump backed down late on Wednesday in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address

US government shutdown extends into next week

After convening for just a few minutes following the Christmas break, the Senate adjourned, deciding to renew budget deliberations only next Wednesday

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as ‘interference’

The largely symbolic vote dealt a fresh warning to President Trump, who has staunchly backed the Saudi regime

Trump opposes Senate candidate who’s ‘Trumpier than Trump’

Proclaiming himself "Trumpier than Trump", Don Blankenship has mounted a highly controversial campaign

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in ‘arms race’ with Russia

In his first congressional appearance, the Facebook founder answered questions for nearly five hours as he sought to quell the storm over privacy.

Trump’s pick for new CIA head dogged by detention torture allegations

Gina Haspel has been named by President Trump as new director of the CIA, becoming the first woman to hold the post if confirmed by the Senate

US government shuts down for second time this year

​The US government has shut down for the second time this year after Congress failed to reach a deal on the budget

Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in an intense US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a humiliating blow to Trump

‘Civil rights champion’ wins senate seat over accused child molester

Democrat ​Doug Jones's senate victory came at the end of a vitriolic campaign centred on his rival who had been accused of preying on teenage girls.

Self-proclaimed crotch-grabber endorses accused child molester for Senate

Donald Trump officially endorsed the candidacy of embattled Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore, who allegedly assaulted multiple teenage women.

Australia MP proposes to gay partner in parliament

​A gay Australian lawmaker popped the question to his partner in parliament shortly after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

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Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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