October 24

October 23

  • Lesotho: Top Basotho Security Chiefs Step Down


    Three top Basotho military and police commanders implicated in recent political turmoil in the country will step aside to help create a climate in which new elections can be held. Read more »

  • South Africa: DNA Analysis Starts on Church Collapse Victims


    DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe... Read more »

  • South Africa: Pistorius Cried Himself to Sleep - Report


    The Correctional Services department on Thursday declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison. Read more »

  • South Africa: Budget Fails to Balance Fiscal, Social Responsibility [analysis]


    Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's Inaugural Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement Has Failed the Innovation Test Read more »

  • South Africa: South Africa and China - Building Bridges to Beneficiation [analysis]


    The announcement of a joint agreement between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Hebei Iron and Steel Group to open a steel mill in Phalaborwa could signal a new... Read more »

  • South Africa: Afriforum v Malema in Burger Joint Showdown

    The Daily Vox

    EFF leader Julius Malema is back in the news , this time for an altercation with a patron at a Steers eatery in Tzaneen, Limpopo. Read more »

  • South Africa: Premier Condemns Heritage Fire


    Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle on Thursday condemned the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village in Bizana. Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu and Numsa - the Divorce Deferred, Again [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    On Thursday night Cosatu's Central Executive Committee put off the inevitable. Again. Instead of grasping the jugular, and holding a vote on whether to expel the National Union of... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Killing of Anni - a View of South African Courts, 25 Years Later [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    While a few physical manifestations of the past discreetly keep watch over proceedings at the Dewani murder trial, inside Court 2 at the Cape High Court, from the judge to her... Read more »

  • Lesotho: Announcement of Maseru Security Accord - Full Text [document]

    SA Govt

    Your Excellency, Prime Minister Dr. Tom Thabane Read more »

  • South Africa: Police - Parliament Must Ask Tough Questions [opinion]


    It's annual report season in Parliament, and the new Portfolio Committee on Police is finding its feet. In the first in a series of articles, ZACKIE ACHMAT has some suggestions for... Read more »

  • South Africa: Stellenbosch Lab Conducts DNA Analysis


    The DNA samples gathered from the 116 people who died in the collapse of the building in Nigeria over a month ago have arrived at a laboratory in Stellenbosch for analysis. Read more »

  • South Africa: Chamber of Mines Welcomes Budget


    The Chamber of Mines of SA welcomed the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement delivered by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Calypso Collapso - 2014, the Year Cricket Administration Died [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    It's not like cricket administration was ever really alive to begin with, but 2014 will be known as the year it officially died. Read more »

  • South Africa: Jenna's Story - Every Breath Counts [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Jenna Lowe is one of 4,300 South Africans awaiting an organ transplant (excluding those who are unaware that they are experiencing end stage organ failure, or realise too late).... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Killing of Anni - Defence Roughs Up Prosecution's Ballistics Expert [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    If Tuesday was all about the language used in court surrounding the killing of Swedish holidaymaker Anni Dewani, yesterday was all about maths, bad maths and apparently shoddy... Read more »

  • South Africa: End of the Road for Pistorius, Minister Says


    Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's sentence and conviction for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his world athletics career, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula... Read more »

  • South Africa: ANC's Report On Cosatu - a House Divided [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The ANC has submitted its report on Cosatu's divisions this week to the federation's central executive committee (CEC). It reinforces what we knew: there's a canyon between... Read more »

  • South Africa: Medium-Term Budget - Nene's House of Pain and Cutbacks [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    If South Africans are annoyed now with wanton spending in government to keep the top set in the lap of luxury, imagine what it will be like from February when higher taxes are... Read more »

  • South Africa: Op-Ed - the Erosion of Trust and Paralysis in Crucial Institutions [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    For leadership to be respected there must be trust. Quite clearly across a wide spectrum of government, that trust has disappeared. It will take great efforts for it to be... Read more »

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