Monthly Archives: December 2016


Motorists in South AFrica will have to dig deeper into their pockets as all grades of petrol are due to increase next Wednesday.

In a statement, the Department of Energy announced that a litre of petrol 93 ULP and LRP …

South Africa: Matric 2016 – Open Letter to Umalusi

Dear Dr Rakometsi

I am writing this open letter to you in the spirit of constructive engagement. In doing so, my intention is to safeguard the integrity of our examination system, and to ensure that all learners get a fair …

Young Continent, Old Leaders: The Aging Face of African Governance

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA � All 10 of the world’s nations with the youngest populations are in Africa, according to United Nations statistics, giving the continent a median age of just under 20 years�or, roughly half the estimated median age of

Japan’s Defense Minister Visits Yasukuni Shrine After Pearl Harbor Trip

TOKYO � Japan’s defense minister visited a controversial shrine to Japan’s war dead on Thursday, just after accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a historic visit to Pearl Harbor, where Japan’s attack brought the United States into World War II.…

South Africa Ruling Party Looks to Zuma’s Successor

JOHANNESBURG � In South Africa, the next presidential election is still over two years away but the possible candidates are already a hot topic of national debate after the turbulent political ups and downs of the past year.

President Jacob …

Ebola will return in 2017. Here’s Why

In 2017 we’ll be seeing Ebola again. Probably a small outbreak or two, but another full-on pandemic is entirely possible. We survived the Ebola pandemic of 2014-2015, but we didn’t defeat it. We didn’t learn enough, or change enough things,


The number of people crossing the Mozambique-South Africa border at Ressano Garcia in the 10 days up to Christmas this year has dropped by more than 31 per cent compared with the same period in 2015.

The Christmas period is

Amid Growing Global Refugee Crisis, Terror Attacks, General Assembly Appoints New United Nations Chief, Begins Implementing Sustainable Development Agenda

Secretary-General, Other World Leaders Sound Alarm over Deepening Rifts among Peoples, Urging Greater Solidarity, Partnership

Beginning its work against the backdrop of an expanding global refugee crisis, deepening political divisions and a spate of terror attacks across the globe, the …

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