De Klerk’s Lessons on denuclearisation for North Korea

North Korean president Kim Jong Un may be recorded in world history as the second man behind a nation’s decision to break up its nuclear weapons voluntarily. The first was former South African president...

Weather Alert: Morning storm in Cape Town

The SA Weather Service issued a warning of widespread showers and thundershowers in South Western regions on Friday. From about 04:00 to 11:00, Cape Town residents can expect heavy rainfall in the Cape Metro and...

The Mandela Lecture: cultivating tomorrow’s leaders

A crowd of about 15,000 people gathered in Johannesburg on the eve of Mandela's 100th birthday to attend the annual Mandela Lecture conducted by former US President Barack Obama and hosted by the Nelson...

Men march against gender based violence

Thousands of men took part in the 100 Men March from Church Square to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday. Their cause? Saying “No more!” to violence against women and children. Hosted by 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...

Trashing plastic bags in the name of sustainability

It is International Plastic Bag Free Day and many retailers have opted to show their support in various ways. This day is dedicated to showcasing ways that encourage the possibility of a world free...

Announcement: Day Zero has been rain-checked

Thanks to heavy rains in recent weeks and conscientious water consumption on the part of Capetonians, Day Zero has been rain-checked. Deputy mayor Ian Neilson made the announcement on Thursday saying if citizens keep to...

Hope on the horizon for Ethiopia, Eritrea conflict

Foreign Minister of Eritrea, Osman Saleh Mohammed, arrived in Addis Ababa ahead of Eritrea’s peace talks with Ethiopia on Tuesday. For 20 years, the two countries have been in conflict over ownership of the town...

The long, winding road to driving freedom for women in Saudi Arabia

Sunday 24 June brought with it much reason to celebrate as the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia was lifted. This marked the eradication of the last ban against female drivers in the...

Students stuck in China released

The 50 South African youngsters who were stuck in China for working while only having student visas have been released. A recruitment agency scammed the group into accepting jobs to teach English abroad. They were...

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