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‘Milestone’ election for Tunisia

Despite fears over extremist attacks, Tunisia's first parliamentary election since its 2011 revolution passed without major incident.

Man dies in Tunisia after setting himself alight

A jobless man who set fire to himself in Tunisia's capital has died, a development which could provoke renewed anger against the government.

Tunisia celebrates first anniversary of Ben Ali ouster

Tunisia has marked the first anniversary of its ouster of despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, a protest that gave birth to the Arab Spring.

Tunisia’s revolutionary youth turn on new leaders

Youths in Kasserine, a town at the forefront of Tunisia's uprising a year ago, have now heckled the people their revolution brought to power.

Saudi Arabia mum on Tunisia’s Ben Ali extradition request

The head of the Tunis military tribunal has accused Saudi Arabia of ignoring its request to hand over ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Ben Ali jail sentences upheld in Tunis appeals court

A Tunis court has confirmed that jail sentences given to family members of Tunisia's ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali would remain.

Tunisia under fire after Ben Ali trial ‘charade’

Tunisian authorities came under fire for their high-speed sentencing in absentia of toppled president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to 35 years in prison.

Deposed leader Ben Ali’s trial begins in Tunisia

The trial in absentia of former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, deposed in the first Arab Spring uprising, has begun in Tunisia.

Ousted Ben Ali slams Tunisian trial as ‘masquerade’

Deposed and exiled Tunisian autocrat Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has broken his silence to denounce his trial on corruption charges as a "masquerade".

Swiss identify nearly $1-billion assets to freeze

The Swiss government has identified assets to be frozen worth $957-million belonging to Muammar Gaddafi and the ousted presidents of Egypt and Tunisia

In Libya clashes, rebels lose ground; UN gains access

Libyan rebels ceded ground to Muammar Gaddafi's advancing forces on Monday as the US came under increasing pressure to arm the opposition.

Mugabe unlikely to be swept from power

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is unlikely to be forced out by a popular uprising like those in Egypt and Tunisia, analysts said.

Family friend says Ben Ali ‘in coma’ in Saudi hospital

Ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is "in a coma" in a Saudi hospital following a stroke, a family friend said on Thursday.

Tunisians vote with their feet and flee

A month after protests ousted Tunisia's longtime dictator, waves of Tunisians are voting with their feet by fleeing the country's political limbo.

Egyptian aftershock felt most by Israel

It may not overturn the Camp David agreement, writes <strong>Na'eem Jeenah</strong>, but political change will affect Palestinian-Israeli relations.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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