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Once again the issue of voluntary euthanasia is before the courts, and once again the state is trying to hold back the inevitable

Children are being deprived not only of education, but also nutrition. Governments and the international community must secure these inalienable rights

The United Phosphorus Limited chemical plant in Cornubia, Durban, has employed two firms to contain the spill from the plant, which was torched during the violence and looting in KwaZulu-Natal.

Men’s national football teams have done well in junior world tournaments, but that success hasn’t been replicated on the senior global stage. What causes this and how can it be corrected?

With Mondays enforced as off-days from work in conflict-ridden Cameroon, gathering at dog meat eateries to consume the delicacy and drink alcohol has become a weekly pastime.

More than ever before, decisive leadership is needed from politicians, military leadership and civil society to march the South African National Defence Force in the right direction.

Zambia will hold presidential elections in three weeks’ time, amidst an ongoing economic crisis and rising political tensions. The election is effectively a two-horse race between President Edgar Lungu and long-time opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

There are concerns that post office branch closures will make it difficult for beneficiaries to access the grant

The dissent in the Zuma contempt judgment raises more questions than answers. @Daniebwoi  argues that it commits several sins of law and logic, which may explain its popularity in some quarters.


Eskom has cancelled a R100-million tender awarded to a company owned by Nomvula Mabuza, the niece of Eskom’s former chairperson, Jabu Mabuza, after investigations flagged irregularities in the process leading to it being awarded.

A Soweto principal and a teacher allegedly took turns raping a learner in the principal’s office. While the teacher raped the learner, the principal would take videos and pictures of them; when it was the principal’s turn, the teacher would do the same.

Precious Banda appears to have used another woman's ID number to secure a spot on the ANC’s youth structure.

Startling claims have emerged that Roshan Morar, one of the directors of the Takatso consortium awarded a 51% stake in SAA, has effectively captured the KwaZulu-Natal education department’s finance office for more than 15 years.

Nearly R500-million of workers’ pension funds has been stolen and invested in risky initiatives, including that of controversial evangelist Shepherd Bushiri’s investment company.

It is alleged ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile and Deputy President David Mabuza received at least $2-million from donors but the money failed to make it into the Luthuli House bank account.

A senior official in the South African Military Health Service has blown the whistle on the defence force spending more than R200-million on a Cuban Covid-19 drug that the health department here has banned from being used to treat symptoms of the virus.

Digital Vibes company, controlled by the health minister’s ‘comrade’, was favoured over firms that tendered at about half the price

The Free State education department has unsuccessfully asked the provincial treasury to condone the R500-million irregular expenditure related to a “non-compliant” partnership with the Kagiso Shanduka Trust.