British police launched a murder inquiry Sunday after a woman died following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England, four months after the same type of chemical was used against a former Russian spy in an attack blamed on Moscow.
Britain's Brexit minister David Davis and one of his deputies resigned on Sunday in a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May as she tries to unite her party behind a plan to retain strong economic ties to the European Union even after leaving the bloc.
Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan's worst weather-related disasters for decades.
Michael Hulley 2.0: Zuma’s new lawyer Mantsha was once struck off the role, and later delivered Denel to the Guptas – basically, he’s ideal for the job
Shocking but not surprising: former President Jacob Zuma has appointed a new attorney to represent him – a man who was once labelled dishonest by a court of law and found to have acted in a “deceitful manner”. Lungisani Daniel Mantsha is the new Michael Hulley, after Zuma fired his lawyer of 12 years.
To succeed with the massive undertaking of transforming into “a real cornerstone of e-government”, the Department of Home Affairs should not be saddled with the border management function. They provide the necessary technology, yes, but definitely not the personnel at the gate.
In 2015 Susan Smith, now 52, was evicted from a farm in Wellington on which she had lived for almost three decades. When she and others were dumped in an informal settlement called New Rest, their lives took a turn for the worse. As President Cyril Ramaphosa talks about land restitution without compensation, evicted farm dwellers who are forced to endure substandard living conditions in informal settlements continue to suffer the consequences of the past.
With five explosive devices found in public areas of Durban within three days, public alarm is growing. Police and authorities are alternately urging calm or staying silent, while risk analysts say it’s way too soon to be talking terrorism. But there’s one detail that cannot be overlooked. The incendiary device found at a Woolworths store in Gateway bears a striking resemblance to the device uncovered at a Verulam mosque in May 2018 following an attack which left one man dead.
Over the weekend President Cyril Ramaphosa met with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, publicly assuring him that government and the ANC had no interest in removing land that forms the Ingonyama Trust from his control. This has been widely seen as Ramaphosa “bending the knee” to Zwelithini. Considering that it comes in the context of a difficult and emotive debate about land expropriation without compensation, it is no surprise that Ramaphosa took the line of least resistance.
The City of Cape Town has advertised the sale and lease of precious public open space in the protected scenic coastal reserve known as Maiden’s Cove. Furthermore, it has itself issued a diagram providing details of the development.
Tom Moyane called a press briefing on Monday morning but refused to speak at it. His attorney Eric Mabuza was light on facts and could not be cajoled into answering direct questions. Welcome to the Moyane press conference that actually wasn’t.
In the space of two weeks, the Liwana family has seen two deaths, one of a relative in the Eastern Cape, then their six-month-year-old daughter who burned to death in their family home in Shooting Range, an area in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement near Hout Bay last Monday morning.
It has been repeatedly stressed that it is undesirable to simply use effusive language to describe Nelson Mandela but rather we should understand his qualities and learn from them. This final article of the series on Mandela’s leadership draws broad lessons from Mandela, which may have application as to how we deal with difficult issues in our own lives.
Duduzane Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma, was released on R100,000 bail in court in Johannesburg on Monday morning. The case against him for allegedly trying to bribe former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas was postponed until January 2019 to allow prosecutors to complete the investigation.