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Eusebius McKaiser: Mpofu, Gordhan caught in the crosshairs

The lawyer failed to make his Indian racist argument and the politician refused to admit he had no direct evidence The post Eusebius McKaiser: Mpofu, Gordhan caught in the crosshairs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Sars, Pravin Gordhan, Tom Moyane, Eusebius, Dali Mpofu, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, Cross-examination, Cheeky, Eusebius McKaiser, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, State Capture, Mpofu Gordhan


Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance The post Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, National, Gauteng, Procurement, Mec, Gauteng Health Department, David Makhura, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Qedani Mahlangu, Malegapuru Makgoba, Life Esidimeni, Parks Tau, Malfeasance, Khusela Diko, Coronavirus


Battery acid, cassava sticks and clothes hangers: We must end the global gag rule

COMMENT: The US’s global gag rule blocks funding to any foreign NGOS that perform abortions, except in very limited cases. The Biden-Harris administration must rescind it The post Battery acid, cassava sticks and clothes hangers: We must end the global gag rule appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Africa, Pregnancy, US, Joe Biden, Policy, Public Health, United States, Healthcare, Ngos, Abortion, Kenya, Zambia, Family Planning, Donald Trump, George W Bush


Public-private partnerships are key for Africa’s cocoa farmers

Value chain efficiency and partnerships can sustain the livelihoods of farmers of this historically underpriced crop The post Public-private partnerships are key for Africa’s cocoa farmers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Openaccess, Top Six


Eskom could be fined R5-million over pollution at Kendal power station

The power utility is being taken to court by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in a first-of-its-kind criminal prosecution The post Eskom could be fined R5-million over pollution at Kendal power station appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Pollution, Air Quality, Eskom, Kendal, Chris Yelland, Top Six, Enforcement Action, Air Pollutants, South Africa (country, Kendal power station, Centre For Environmental Rights, Timothy Lloyd, Barbara Creecy, False Information, Misleading Information


Hawks make arrest in matric maths paper leak

Themba Daniel Shikwambana, who works at a printing company, was granted bail and is due to return to court in January The post Hawks make arrest in matric maths paper leak appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Physics, Maths, Life Sciences, Openaccess, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Elijah Mhlanga, The Hawks, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Matric, Class Of 2020, Council Of Education Ministers, Exam Paper Leak, Rufus Poliah


Andile Lungisa: Early parole for the house of truth

Disgraced Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa calls for a change of leadership in the ANC immediately after being released on parole The post Andile Lungisa: Early parole for the house of truth appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Jacob Zuma, Openaccess, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Department of Correctional Services, Nelson Mandela Bay, Top Six, Supra Mahumapelo, Parole, Andile Lungisa, Singabakho Nxumalo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, Radical Economic Transformation, Rayno Kayser


War of words at Zondo commission: ‘Grow up Mr Gordhan, don’t be cheeky’

The cross-examination of the public enterprises minister by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry went on well into overtime on Monday evening The post War of words at Zondo commission: ‘Grow up Mr Gordhan, don’t be cheeky’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Jacob Zuma, Sars, Pravin Gordhan, Gordhan, Tom Moyane, Ivan Pillay, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, South African Revenue Service, Zondo, South Africa (country, State Capture, Michelle Le Roux, Brooklyn Police Station, Matthew Chaskalson


Dozens of birds and bats perish in extreme heat in KZN

In a single day, temperatures in northern KwaZulu-Natal climbed to a lethal 45°C, causing a mass die-off of birds and bats The post Dozens of birds and bats perish in extreme heat in KZN appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Temperatures, Climate Change, Environment, Birds, Heatwaves, Bats, KwaZulu-Natal, Openaccess, Mark Anderson, Top Six, Andrew McKechnie, South Africa (country, Bird Life South Africa, Die-off Event, Ferdi Myburgh, Phongolo Nature Reserve


‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’

Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one The post ‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Gender, Activism, Justice, Public Health, Feminism, Equality, Hiv/aids, Prep, Openaccess, Thabo Mbeki, Carol Hanisch, Pandemic, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush

The pandemic hit abalone farmers fast and hard. Prices have dropped and backers appear to be losing their appetite for investing in the delicacy The post Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, China, Traffic, Farming, Exports, Aquaculture, Abalone, Lockdown, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Abagold, Abalone Farmers Association of South Africa, Abalone poaching


Al-Shabab’s terror in Mozambique

Amid reports of brutal, indiscriminate slaughter, civilians bear the brunt as villages are abandoned and the number of refugees nears half a million The post Al-Shabab’s terror in Mozambique appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Mozambique, Terror Attacks, Al Shabab, Openaccess, Top Six, Mocimboa da Praia, Macomia, Mozambican army


How designing ‘green’ buildings can help to combat the climate crisis

South Africa’s buildings account for 40% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. But the City of Johannesburg’s new draft green buildings policy aims to change that The post How designing ‘green’ buildings can help to combat the climate crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy, Cities, South Africa, Fossil Fuels, Transport, Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Johannesburg, Sustainable Energy, Municipalities, Green Buildings, Public Transport, City Planning, Energy Transition


South Africa’s cities opt for clean energy

Efforts to reduce carbon emissions will hinge on the transport sector The post South Africa’s cities opt for clean energy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy, Cities, South Africa, Fossil Fuels, Transport, Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Sustainable Energy, Municipalities, Green Buildings, Public Transport, City Planning, Energy Transition, Top Six


Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court The post Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, National, Openaccess, Zuma, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, Zondo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, state capture inquiry (Zondo Commission, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo


Burundian refugees in Tanzania face increasing danger

Human Rights Watch has documented cases of Burundian refugees being tortured and forcibly returned by Tanzanian authorities The post Burundian refugees in Tanzania face increasing danger appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Africa, Migration, Refugees, Tanzania, Deportation, Torture, Human Rights Watch, Burundi, African Union, Openaccess, John Magufuli, East African Community, Evariste Ndayishimiye, Kigoma, Julius Nyerere


Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations The post Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jacob Zuma, National, Sc, Minister, Sars, Pravin Gordhan, Gordhan, Moyane, Tom Moyane, Ivan Pillay, Dali Mpofu, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, South African Revenue Service, Zondo, Zondo Commission


Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction The post Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Eff, Land, Rights, National, Parliament, Ucl, Farms, Eviction, ANC, Top Six, South Africa (country, Tshepiso Mabula, Association For Rural Advancement, Farm Dwellers, Bonginkosi Gumede, Clarissa Pienaar


Exclusive: Top-secret testimonies implicate Rwanda’s president in war crimes

Explosive witness testimony from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda implicates Paul Kagame and the RPF in mass killings before, during and after the 1994 genocide. The post Exclusive: Top-secret testimonies implicate Rwanda’s president in war crimes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Africa, War Crimes, Un, Killings, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Witnesses, Massacres, Openaccess, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, ICTR, Juvenal Habyarimana, Filip Reyntjens, Rwandan Patriotic Front, RPF


Editorial: Crocodile tears from the coalface

Pumping limited resources into a project that is predominantly meant to extend dirty coal energy in South Africa is not what local communities and the climate needs. The post Editorial: Crocodile tears from the coalface appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, South Africa, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Openaccess, Eskom, Limpopo, Waterberg, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Medupi Power Station, Medupi, Medupi Power Plant, Barbara Creecy, Gas Desulphurisation Technology


Klipgat residents left high and dry

Flushing toilets were installed in backyards in the North West, but they can’t be used because the sewage has nowhere to go The post Klipgat residents left high and dry appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Water, North West, Sanitation, Brits, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant, Top Six, National Council of Provinces, South Africa (country, Auditor General, Irregular Expenditure, China Dodovu, City of Tshwane metro, Klipgat, Letlhabile, Mabopane


DRC: Tshisekedi and Kabila fall out

The country’s governing coalition is under strain, which could lead to even more acrimony ahead The post DRC: Tshisekedi and Kabila fall out appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Fcc, Africa, Coalition, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Openaccess, Drc, Denis Mukwege, Joseph Kabila, Kabila, Tshisekedi, CACH, Top Six, Felix Tshisekedi, Vital Kamerhe, Cap pour le Changement, constitutional court (DRC


Nehawu leaders are ‘betraying us’

The accusation by a branch of the union comes after it withdrew from a parliamentary process The post Nehawu leaders are ‘betraying us’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Top Six, Nehawu, South Africa (country, NSFAS, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Eric Kweleta, Randall Carolissen, Philemon Mapulane, Zola Sophetha


SAA funds may need a top-up

Industry experts predict the R10.5-billion from the treasury to rescue the airline may not be enough, but the rescue practitioners say the money is enough to ‘settle the sins of the past’ The post SAA funds may need a top-up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Treasury, National Assembly, SAA, Finance Minister, Top Six, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, Les Matuson, Siviwe Dongwana, Dawie van der Merwe, Public Enterprise Department


Trump’s mantra of ‘fake news’ harmed media

Viewers and readers need to trust that news outlets are accurate, balanced, fair and impartial The post Trump’s mantra of ‘fake news’ harmed media appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Presidential Election, Independent Media, Trump, Openaccess, Top Six, Fake News


Covid-19 info lags as cases shoot up

Vital information apps and websites are outdated as cases begin to mushroom, especially near the coast, just in time for the December holidays The post Covid-19 info lags as cases shoot up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Second Wave, Covid Alert SA app


DA leader bought wife a car with ‘corruption’ earnings

Senior Ekurhuleni councillor Shabangu purchased a Ford SUV from an alleged R1.2-million kickback The post DA leader bought wife a car with ‘corruption’ earnings appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Fraud, Hawks, DA, Democratic Alliance, Ekurhuleni, Top Six, Kickbacks, Shabangu, South Africa (country, Colonel Katlego Mogale, Patricia Kumalo, Shadow Shabangu, Blue Crane Eco Mall, Springs Mall


We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education

COMMENT: The disaster regulations mandated zero-rating for some websites. Now it is time to expand this access The post We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Data, Reading, Literacy, Zero-rating, Openaccess, Competition Commission, Top Six, Smart Start, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Nal’ibali, National Disaster Regulations, Acorn Education


Between dark and light was Maradona

The life of Diego Armando Maradona, who died this week, will always remind us that the smell of shit is as important as the perfume of flowers, writes Niren Tolsi The post Between dark and light was Maradona appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Cape Town, Joachim Low, Martin Amis, Diego Maradona, Napoli, Diego Armando Maradona, Boca Juniors, Openaccess, Maradona, Peter Shilton, Argentinos Juniors, Eduardo Galeano, Hand of God


Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued The post Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Constitutional Court, Disclosure, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Wim Trengove, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Public Protector, South Africa (country, Office Of The Public Protector, Executive Ethics Act, CR17, Campaign Funding