We take it whence it comes, your tirade against Steve Hofmeyr. The truth is sometimes brutal, but it remains the truth. Steve’s right of course – he knows his history (his people had the written word so things can … Read the rest
Just the other day a gigantic coal silo collapsed, creating Eskom, our state electricity utility’s latest crisis, plunging parts of the country into the dark. Photographs of cracks appearing in the edifice had already been published in January, yet nothing … Read the rest
Russia is to build eight nuclear power units in Iran, as a new partnership agreement, guaranteed by the IAEA, was signed in Moscow on Tuesday.
The head of the Rosatom, Sergey Kirienko, and the chief of the Atomic Energy Agency … Read the rest
President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother, Tshekedi Khama, as deputy-president has been thwarted as Botswana’s government says it will accept a court ruling to counter the move.
Khama, re-elected for a second term last month, wanted lawmakers to … Read the rest
The white man who allegedly attacked a gardener with a sjambok in Claremont may be a local dentist, according to threats he levelled at his victim early on Sunday.
Gardener Muhammed Makungwa claims to have been late for work in … Read the rest
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ land-grab policy kicked off in Pretoria yesterday when local party leaders led an invasion of council-owned land earmarked for low-cost housing.
The executive committee of the party’s Nellmapius ward 86 delivered local people to “Malemaville” but … Read the rest
CNN International withdraws from Russian cable networks from December 31, 2014, according to a letter from Turner Broadcasting System Europe (CNN owner) TASS learnt about on Monday.
CNN is broadcast by operators of paid cable and satellite television, including Akado, … Read the rest
Watching the excellent CNN coverage yesterday of the 25th anniversary of the breaking down of the Berlin Wall takes me back to 1964 when I was on my way to a new country South Africa from Canada with my … Read the rest
The German Foreign Ministry says the media interpretation of an October statement by the president of national intelligence agency on the MH17 disaster in Ukraine was incomplete and taken out of context.
The Russian embassy in Berlin received an official … Read the rest
Russia and China plan to use more actively rubles and yuan in mutual settlements, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in the Chinese capital on Monday.
“Within cooperation with that country (China) we plan to … Read the rest
Five Syrian nuclear scientists have reportedly been killed by unknown assailants while riding a bus north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.
“Unidentified attackers murdered five nuclear energy engineers … Read the rest
International Criminal Court (ICC) lawyers say Israel is guilty of war crimes for the raid on an aid ship bound for Gaza in 2010, but the court’s decision confirms that Israel has a ‘special status’ in regards to international law.… Read the rest
Obama’s latest comments drew an emerging parallel to past US military strategy in Iraq.
After having lost the Senate to Republicans, American foreign policy is heading towards a repeat of George W Bush’s presidency.
The latest US troop surge in … Read the rest