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Live blog: #LGE2016

7:00 PM: And that's it, we're done. Congratulations, Mzansi! Now we wait for results. 6:45 PM: We received this picture taken at Prestbury Primary in...

Your guide to voting in the 2016 local elections

What are the municipal elections? Municipal elections take place every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for running a municipality.These councillors will serve on...

All the times politicians were just extra this election season

1. We begin with Herman Mashaba The DA’s mayoral candidate for Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, has been, well, controversial. This became apparent when he lashed out with...

This is why young people won’t be turning up at the...

With the 2016 local elections just days away, all eyes are on young people. Just how will they vote? The Institute for Security Studies has...

Chaos erupts in Malawi as university fee hikes announced

Learning in the University of Malawi is at a standstill as running battles between students and the police continue. Angry students are on the...

This is why extreme weather conditions are an issue of inequality

The extreme weather conditions gripping the country this winter are also exposing the country's faultlines. We’ve had hail storms, floods, tornadoes and landslides but there...

The latest on the #TerrorArrests

Activists from CAGE Africa say that due process was ignored when Brendon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested on terror-related charges on 9 July. #ThulsieTwins Defence...

Unpacking UCT’s absurd reasoning for scapegoating Muslims

At the end of my last piece on UCT’s absurd and discriminatory reasoning used to justify disinviting journalist Flemming Rose from giving this year's...

Tembisa Tornado: 100 injured, 400 houses uprooted

At least 100 people have been injured and 400 homes destroyed after a tornado hit the Tembisa township in the East Rand, government has...

A letter from Zimbabwe, where the former foot soldier cannot speak

After last week's march of thousands in solidarity with President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's war veterans are now having their turn at the wheel meeting...

What we know about the #TembisaTornado so far

At least 20 people are said to have been injured after a tornado ripped through Tembisa, in the north east of Johannesburg on Tuesday...

Kagiso Rabada walks away with cricketer of the year award

Kagiso Rabada has won best cricketer of year award at the annual Cricket South Africa award ceremony in Jozi. Rabada also walked away best...

The many problems with Hlaudi Motsoeneng, explained

Who is Hlaudi Motsoeneng anyway? He hails from QwaQwa in the Free State and his meteoric rise through the ranks of the public broadcaster began...

Can Snapchat help us tell the stories of survivors of sexual...

Former eNCA journalist, and recently appointed mobile editor of the Hindustan Times, Yusuf Omar, has received huge plaudits for his creative storytelling abilities. And for good...

Four things we need to do to stop the spread of...

Professor Salim Abdool Karim is a rockstar epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist. We spoke to him to find out what the global community must do...

Millions of people around the world are still without HIV treatment

More than 18,000 people opened the International AIDS conference in Durban on Monday, hailing progress against the disease but warning against complacency. Yet millions...

Turkey’s night of coup and chaos explained

What just happened in Turkey?  It's more like what almost happened. A small faction of the Turkish military attempted a coup. And while the coup...

SA sevens looking to Blitz Olympic field

SA rugby Sevens Coach Neil Powell had a selection quandary to deal with as he had to make a final decision on which players...

SA u23 relishing Olympic challenge

South African under-23 coach Owen da Gama has stressed the fact his team needs to be mentally ready if they want to do well...

How SMSes are helping to prevent HIV in Mozambique

What better way to reach young people in a tech-heavy world than through their cellphones? The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has partnered with...
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