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Africa has a mixed record of holding corrupt leaders to account

Artwork by Shinji Ákhirah While it remains unclear when National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams will announce his decision on former president Jacob Zuma’s charges, those hoping for them to be reinstated may draw some comfort...
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32 million women and children spend International Women’s Day displaced by violent conflicts

In a world overcome with war, where only 12 countries are described as having high levels of peace, women and children suffer most. In the last 20 years the number of people forcibly displaced globally,...

Hundreds gather in Cape Town to end violent conflicts

Though there is no major war in South Africa, like those seen in the Middle East, violence kills people daily and it is effectively a country at war. This was the message Mzwakhe Nqavashe, chairperson...
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Cape hotel’s desalination plant brings relief from dire drought

A little boy was on the beach preparing to build a castle. He dug deep enough to encounter water below. This water, however, posed a threat to his potential masterpiece. So he stuck a...
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What’s the deal with Freedom Day?

On the 27th of April, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day. For many, this public holiday is celebrated as being just that - a welcomed day off from work. Others recognise it as an important...

Express News

A quick look into top topics as we start a new week. The Economic Freedom Fighters launched their manifesto at the Giant Stadium in Soshanguve over the weekend. The theme of the campaign was “our...

SANDF to the rescue in flood-hit PSJ

Heavy rains on the East Coast have resulted in floods in various parts of the Eastern Cape. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed to assist with rescue and evacuation in Port...

President Ramaphosa to deliver his second SONA in 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation for the second time this year at the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening. This will mark the first national address by the sixth...

US 2020 elections update

November marks the month for elections in the United States of America, as the whole world stands in great expectation awaiting to hear who will be sworn in as the 46th President of the...

Creating for the future

When people see the clothing and accessories The Joinery produces, it is hard to believe they were made from recycled plastic bottles. When sisters, Natalie and Kim Ellis, started their ‘passion project’, it was out...

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