Leadership

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Literary fans all over the world are paying tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who died on Tuesday night, aged 48. Wainaina challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man. The author, essayist and campaigner, who also championed African literature through […]

Malawi’s electoral commission (MEC) chief, Dr. Jane Ansah has called upon stakeholders including political parties to refrain from announcing premature results, pledging that the commission will start official declaration of results as soon as 20% of votes cast have been tallied. Citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, casting their votes to elect a president, […]

South Africa’s Rugby authorities on Tuesday appointed the first ever female coach of a national team, announcing that Laurian Johannes will take charge of the country’s Under-20 women’s side. She will begin next month with two internationals against neighbouring Zimbabwe in Harare. “This is a massive achievement for Laurian and for South African rugby, and […]

Ramaphosa elected president South Africa’s parliament on Wednesday confirmed the ANC’s Cyril Ramaphosa as the duly elected president of the country, after his nomination was uncontested by other political parties. Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, was expected to be retained as president by the 400 lawmakers in parliament’s National Assembly lower house, where […]

The G20 generation BMW 3 Series hit South African streets earlier this year offering all the latest in BMW tech, but buyers were given just two engine options in the form of the four-cylinder 330i petrol and 320d diesel models. But that rather limited range is set to expand soon with three new variants planned […]

Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died from a snake bite while in Zambia, was a man of integrity who contributed significantly to labour matters, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said on Tuesday. Steenkamp, 57, was in Zambia on leave with his wife Catherine when he was bitten by a black mamba. He […]

ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has called on all 230 party MPs in the national legislature to leave factions behind and work to build the country. Duarte, who was speaking before the start of the ANC Caucus in Parliament on Tuesday, said new party MPs will have to roll up their sleeves and get down […]

Owner of Precious and Pearl Brands, Mpho Mohaswa, exhibited superior business acumen as she beat local entrepreneurs at the Firstwatch Entrepreneurs Challenge, walking away with R50 000 support for her existing start-up business. The Firstwatch Entrepreneurs Challenge final round took place during the past weekend at Disoufeng Pub in Soweto. The chosen top 10 candidates […]

The Ethiopian government is worsening an already bad situation with respect to an internal displacement crisis that has made the country a global leader in the area of displacements relative to insecurity. This is the view of Refugee International, RI, a Washington-based group that “advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people.” In a […]

Somali news outlets reported late Monday that Kenya had denied a number of lawmakers access into the country, the latest round of a diplomatic standoff between the two neighbours. Radio Dalsan said Somalia’s deputy minister of Water and Energy, Osman Libah as well as Senators Ilyas Ali Hassan and Zamzam Dahir had been left stranded […]


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