Lindy Heinecken, Stellenbosch University
The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area.
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South Africa’s infrastructure is being stolen. The latest casualty is mobile-phone company MTH, which has announced that it has lost 53 cellphone towers in Gauteng, the country’s industrial heartland and had to shut them down.
The company said it was … Read the rest
Britain will experience shortages of certain foods in the event of a “disastrous” no-deal Brexit, with “serious disruption” expected for months, the country’s food and drink lobby warned Wednesday.
“The food sector is absolutely clear that a no-deal exit is … Read the rest
Katharine Kemp, UNSW
Australia’s consumer watchdog has recommended major changes to our consumer protection and privacy laws. If these reforms are adopted, consumers will have much more say about how we deal with Google, Facebook, and other businesses.
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Soccer betting is getting increasingly popular among gurus and novices alike. The lure is too much, thanks to the numerous betting companies advertising on every online page you visit. Besides, people make a lot of money from betting, and it … Read the rest
The decision of the ANC government to go ahead with changes to Section 25 of the Constitution – which relates to expropriation without compensation – is short-sighted, according to South African farmers’ union, TLU SA.
A motion about the ad … Read the rest
Former state specialist forensic pathologist Dr James Blair Mwesigwa (60), who stole body parts at the Diepkloof mortuary, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Mwesigwa stole organs from the body of … Read the rest
Sue Onslow, School of Advanced Study and Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study
It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But it’s easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent … Read the rest
A military-size gang of 11 blacks shot two people dead at a Spar supermarket in Germiston, east of Johannesburg on Saturday 2 June.
According to police, the 11 armed robbers showed up at the supermarket in Van Dyk road around … Read the rest
Over the next 16 years, all of the world’s 10 fastest growing cities are going to be in Africa. If this growth is a process of people voting with their feet, as last year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in … Read the rest
Despite reports to the contrary, French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has not named her cat “Brexit”, her office said on Tuesday.
Reports began circulating on Sunday after the Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported that the 54-year-old had written about her … Read the rest
The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as $780 million to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. for infrastructure projects this year as the ailing South African power utility battles to keep power supply steady.
Eskom, which on Wednesday entered … Read the rest