Walter Sisulu University

Unrest closes Walter Sisulu University indefinitely

Students have been told to vacate the Walter Sisulu University, in the Eastern Cape, because of labour trouble, administrator Lourens van Staden said on Tuesday. “The volatile situation that is…

Constitution Hill

Constitutional Hill to exhibit giant walk-in vagina

Joburgers have a chance to stroll through a huge walk-in vagina thanks to an art installation erected at the old Women’s Jail on Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg. “By creating this vagina…

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Another shooting on Fochville farm

A man was shot dead on Tuesday, and another wounded on the Fochville land belonging to a farmer who allegedly shot and killed two men in the presence of police…

Dmitri Rogozin

West acting ‘like a monkey with a grenade’

Russia has begun to evacuate its citizens from Syria and its deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, has said the West is acting in the Islamic world like “a monkey with…

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Integrity of elections in serious doubt: IFP

The integrity and credibility of the 2014 national elections is in serious doubt, the IFP said on Tuesday. “The report on IEC [Independent Electoral Commission] corruption in a lease agreement…

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Open the boom… ‘What? Baboon?’ So black cops arrest her

She said “open the boom” but the security guard heard her say “you baboon”, reports the Pretoria News. Next thing she was arrested, driven in the back of a police…

Studying the mechanics of English

Epic fail: All 25 000 Liberian students fail university entrance

Not one of the nearly 25,000 students applying for one of Africa’s two state-run universities has passed the entrance exam, to the surprise of the country’s education minister. So the…

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Broad coalition demand democracy in Egypt

A coalition of South African advocacy and social groups plan to demonstrate against the military coup in Egypt at the Egyptian Embassy in Pretoria on Friday. The group calling itself…

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Africa will cease to be a rural continent

According to the UN Population Division, sub-Saharan Africa’s annual urban growth rate is 3.6%, almost double the world average. About 40% of Africa’s more than 1 billion people live in…

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Dutch fear rise in immigration after EU law changes

Lodewijk Asscher, deputy prime minister of the Netherlands, this month warned that migration from eastern Europe threatened his country’s wages and social welfare policies. In his home country Bulgaria, Viktor,…