President John Magufuli died from coronavirus, says Tanzania opposition leader

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Tanzania’s main opposition leader Tundu Lissu said Thursday that President John Magufuli had died from the coronavirus, calling his death “poetic justice” after the strongman leader downplayed the severity of the virus. The country’s vice-president announced late Wednesday that Magufuli, who had not been seen in public for nearly three […]

Police officers arrested for the killing of Mthokozisi Ntumba to appear in court

The four police officers arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Mthokozisi Ntumba during student protests in Braamfontein, last week, will be appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) arrested the officers from the Public Order Policing (POP) unit on Monday. Ntumba was shot dead during clashes between protesting Wits students […]

Armed men attack passenger convoy and village in Niger, killing 58

Armed men in southwestern Niger killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby village, the government said. The attacks on Monday occurred in the Tillabery region, which is near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso, and has seen increasingly deadly attacks by Islamist […]

CR17 bank statements never entered into court records: Lawyer

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s advocate told the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday that the President’s financial statements of the 2017 African National Congress (ANC) presidential campaign were never entered into the court record. Advocate Wim Trengove told the court that the documents were made available to the EFF and other respondents but they never incorporated […]

Eskom says possible heavy load shedding this winter if capacity is not met

South Africans should brace themselves for a possibility of up to 26 days of load shedding this winter if Eskom’s power supply capacity is hampered by faults and breakdowns. Eskom executives did their best to paint a hopeful picture of the entity’s attempts to improve its maintenance at its power stations in order to keep […]

EFF Student Command at UP calls for postponement of 2021 academic year

The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command at the University of Pretoria is calling for the postponement of the 2021 academic year. They say this should happen as the students intensify their contemplated shut down of universities to allow all first-year students to register. Students want the institution to register those with historical debts with immediate effect. […]

Pick n Pay agrees to cap ginger and garlic pricing

The Competition Commission has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Pick n Pay confirming that the Company has capped its gross profit margin for ginger and garlic for the period covering 28 January 2021 to 1 April 2021. This period may be extended. The commission hopes this move will formalize similar agreements reached with other […]

TUT students won’t be joining nationwide fees protest, for now

Students at the Tshwane University of Technology say although they support calls for the national shutdown across all 26 universities in the country, they will not participate in any action as they are focusing on completing the 2020 academic year. Student formations across institutions of higher learning are calling for a national shutdown as a result […]

Survivors of Equatorial Guinea blasts recall trauma

Jesus Nguema Nguema spent 12 desperate hours waiting for news of his family after a series of explosions on March 7 in Equatorial Guinea’s city of Bata destroyed his neighbourhood while his children were at home. One week on from the blasts that killed at least 107 and wounded hundreds, the father-of-seven, who was not at […]

JMPD deploys officers in Joburg CBD ahead of student protests

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says it has increased its deployments in and around the Johannesburg CBD, where students are expected to resume with protests on Monday morning. Last week, scores of students from Wits University took to the streets to protest against the non-registration of students who still owe the institution money. Students from the […]


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