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Explosion at Engen Refinery in Durban, Metro Police Say

THERE was an explosion on Friday morning at Engen’s oil refinery in Durban, a Durban metropolitan police official told Reuters, adding that...

Government Declares Nelson Mandela Bay COVID-19 Hotspot As Infections Get Out Of Control – Ramaphosa

STAFF REPORTER| PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday that Nelson Mandela Bay had been declared a coronavirus hotspot following...

ATM’s No-confidence Vote Against President Ramaphosa Postponed To 2021

A PROPOSED no-confidence motion against South African president Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was postponed to next year, a senior parliamentary official said,...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How Global And Local Experience Would Play Out In WTO Top Job

THE global economy faces profound uncertainties, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, faith in the efficacy of international...

President Rallies Support As Africa Recovers From COVID-19

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa says African countries will continue to need substantial support to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We...
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Makhura Announces Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi As New MEC of Health In Gauteng

DR Nomathemba Mokgethi has been appointed the new MEC for Health in Gauteng. Her appointment was announced by Gauteng...

Global Response Is Needed To Prevent A Debt Crisis In Africa – Ramaphosa

  CYRIL RAMAPHOSA THE G20 summit ended last weekend with a call for “immediate...

Grants and Family Support Programmes Can Change Lives: A South African Case Study

LEILA PATEL EVERY day there is disheartening negative news about the plight of children around the world. Stories about...

Parliament Passes The Upgrading Of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill

IN a historical move on Tuesday, the National Assembly passed the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill. The...

WORLD AIDS DAY| Young Women Remain Vulnerable To HIV/AIDS, Gender-Based Violence – Mabuza

THE World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to highlight their indispensable work to give...
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World

Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing Dies After Contracting COVID-19

FORMER French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has died at the age of 94 after contracting the coronavirus. Giscard was admitted...

Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Raided by Police

A SENIOR conservative Hungarian politician abruptly announced his resignation from the European Parliament after the police broke up a party he attended...

Biden Names All-female Senior White House Communications Team

President-elect Joe Biden has filled out his economics and communications teams, enlisting mostly women, including several of color, in a move that...

Donald Trump Loses Another Election Court Challenge In Pennsylvania

THE US state of Pennsylvania's supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday,...

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed In Attack Outside Tehran

A PROMINENT Iranian nuclear scientist who was seen as a driving force behind Tehran's disbanded effort to build a nuclear weapon nearly...

‘Hang on’: Joe Biden Thanksgiving Address Calls For Hope Amid Steep Rise In COVID-19 Cases

PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden said Wednesday that the country is facing a "long hard winter" because of the coronavirus but vowed that "life...

Joe Biden Has the Team Barack Obama Always Wanted

IN THE summer of 2007, when I spent many hours talking to presidential candidate Barack Obama about his view of world affairs,...

China’s President Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Victory

CHINESE President Xi Jinping has congratulated President-elect Joe Biden, state media reported on Wednesday, becoming one of the last world leaders to...

David Dinkins, New York City’s First Black Mayor, Dead At 93

NEW York City's first Black mayor, David Dinkins, has died at the age of 93. Police responded to Dinkins' home Monday evening,...

Joe Biden Picks Janet Yellen As Treasury Secretary: Report

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Janet Yellen, the former federal reserve chair, as treasury secretary in his Cabinet, according...

Politics

President Rallies Support As Africa Recovers From COVID-19

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa says African countries will continue to need substantial support to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We...

ATM’s No-confidence Vote Against President Ramaphosa Postponed To 2021

A PROPOSED no-confidence motion against South African president Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was postponed to next year, a senior parliamentary official said,...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How Global And Local Experience Would Play Out In WTO Top Job

THE global economy faces profound uncertainties, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, faith in the efficacy of international...

President Rallies Support As Africa Recovers From COVID-19

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa says African countries will continue to need substantial support to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We...

Ramaphosa To Address The Nation Tonight On COVID-19 Pandemic

PRESDIENT Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 this evening on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Makhura Announces Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi As New MEC of Health In Gauteng

DR Nomathemba Mokgethi has been appointed the new MEC for Health in Gauteng. Her appointment was announced by Gauteng...

Global Response Is Needed To Prevent A Debt Crisis In Africa – Ramaphosa

  CYRIL RAMAPHOSA THE G20 summit ended last weekend with a call for “immediate...

Grants and Family Support Programmes Can Change Lives: A South African Case Study

LEILA PATEL EVERY day there is disheartening negative news about the plight of children around the world. Stories about...

Africa

Central African Republic Court Rejects Ex-president Bozizé’s Election Candidacy

THE top court in Central African Republic (CAR) rejected on Thursday the candidacy of former President François Bozizé in a December 27...

Rwanda Records 14 More COVID-19 Cases

14 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Rwanda, this is according to the Health Ministry. The results...

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea – The Long Standing Fault-line In Ethiopian Politics

THE missile attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Eritrea in mid-November transformed an internal Ethiopian crisis into a transnational one....

Turkish Soldiers Continue To Provide Military Training, Consultancy For Libyan Army

THE Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) continues to provide military training, humanitarian aid and consultancy for the Libyan Army as a memorandum of...
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Business

Housing Finance Bank Partners with NSSF to Enable Social Security Contributions through Agency Banking

THE Housing Finance Bank , National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and ABC (Agent Banking Company) have today announced a partnership that enables...

Russia’s Answer to Office 365 Helps Putin With African Ambitions

LONI PRINSLOO AND ILYA KHRENNIKOV WHILE the world’s leading tech companies are focused on expanding their cloud computing capabilities,...

Joe Biden Urged To Reject Big Tech’s Influence By 32 Advocacy Groups

THIRTY-TWO groups including ones focused on antitrust, consumer advocacy and progressive issues sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday urging...

Zimbabwe: Mthuli Targets U.S.$1 Billion From Cannabis Levy

THE Zimbabwean Government will next year introduce a Cannabis Levy as it angles to tap into the envisaged boom in the production...

Senegal Joins World Logistics Passport as Hub for Africa

SENEGAL is set to boost its position as a trade hub for Africa after it joined the World Logistics Passport, a major...
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Sport

South Africa Rest Faf du Plessis For ODI Series versus England

SOUTH Africa have left out former captain Faf du Plessis from their squad for the three-match one-day international series against England.

Kagiso Rabada To Miss South Africa’s ODI Series Against England

SOUTH African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will be out of action for about three weeks due to injury, Cricket South Africa (CSA)...

Romain Grosjean: Formula 1 ‘Heroes’ In Medical Car On Bahrain GP Escape

THE first responders to Romain Grosjean's horrific Bahrain GP accident have detailed his dramatic rescue and the "crazy" fire-gulfed scene, with FIA...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Crash-hit Bahrain Grand Prix

LEWIS Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape...

Pitso Mosimane: South Africa Has Lot Of Respect For Al Ahly, Half Of Sundowns Fans Support The Reds

AL AHLY manager, Pitso Mosimane, discussed their CAF Champions League final and the strong relationship between his current club and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Arts & Culture

Sir Lenny Henry joins cast of Amazon’s The Lord Of The Rings

SIR Lenny Henry has joined the cast of Amazon’s big budget TV adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings.

The Beheading of Rhodes in Cape Town

NADIA DAVIDS ON THE 14TH of July, I woke in Cape Town to the news that the memorial bust...

The Kenyan Film Director Taking On The World – With Positive Stories Of Black Life

IN A 2017 TED Talk, the Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu shared her mission to make what she called “Afrobubblegum” art. The...

Michael Jackson’s Ex Debbie Rowe Says He ‘Did Parenting As She Didn’t Want To Be Mum’

MICHAEL Jackson's desire to be a father meant that he did "all the parenting" as his ex-wife Debbie Rowe had 'no desire'...

Madonna Looks Unrecognisable In Cheeky Selfies After Fans Feared She Had Died

MADONNA's fans have been given another big surprise - days after fearing the icon had passed away. The singing superstar was trending...

LifeStyle

Lab-Grown Chicken Meat Is Finally Going on Sale in a World First

LAB-GROWN chicken will soon be available in restaurants in Singapore after the country became the first to green-light meat created without slaughtering...

Warning Signs Over Effectiveness Of HIV ‘Wonder Drug’ In Sub-Saharan Africa

DOLUTEGRAVIR, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on...

Eating Foods That Promote Inflammation May Worsen Heart Failure

PEOPLE with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in...

America’s Cup: Superyacht And Marina Staff In Hot Demand As Match Approaches

EXPERIENCED superyacht staff are in hot demand as the America’s Cup approaches. Despite Covid-19 impacting the number of large...

MasterChef Australia Season 12 Winner Emelia Jackson On Her Win, Upcoming Projects and Love For Indian Food

MasterChef Australia’s 12th chapter, Back to Win, featured some of the show’s best participants from previous editions. From 'MasterChef royalty' Poh Ling Yeow...