MyCiti bus ‘wildcat’ strike continues to disrupt routes

A “wildcat” strike by MyCiti bus drivers appeared to enter its second day on Tuesday as the bus service announced disruptions to several routes around Cape Town. Around 200 protesting MyCiti employees at the Cape Town Civic centre had on Monday promised to continue with their strike if their demands for better pay and working […]

Saudis reject US threats over death of journalist

CLOSE President Donald Trump said he will soon speak with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about the disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. (Oct. 12) AP Protesters hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration Oct. 8, 2018, in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.(Photo: OZAN KOSE, AFP/Getty Images) Saudi Arabia […]

It’s about ‘exclusion of our people’: Behind the Gauteng coordinated ‘shutdown’ movement

They seemed to be isolated incidents; flare-ups of discontent in traditionally classified “coloured communities” across Johannesburg, and even the country. From the violent protests in Westbury, Newclare, Ennerdale and Eldorado Park this month, to the housing protests in these areas in 2017; protests over the appointment of teachers in Klipspruit and protests in the North […]

Did global warming supercharge the storm?

CLOSE Governor Rick Scott called Florida “a very resilient state” following his tour of the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael. USA TODAY Infrared satellite image shows Hurricane Michael approaching the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018.(Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP) Hurricane Michael exploded in intensity this week, from a rather nondescript tropical […]

Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like ‘mother of all bombs’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael has all but rubbed a Florida beach town off the map after landing like the “mother of all bombs”. The storm smashed into the state’s north-west coast near the community of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon […]

Former foreign affairs minister Pik Botha dies

Apartheid-era foreign affairs minister Pik Botha has died in his Pretoria home at the age of 86, his family confirmed on Friday morning. His son, Piet Botha, who is in the band Jack Hammer, confirmed to News24 that his father died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of the morning. “His wife Ina […]

Group of bipartisan senators demand Trump probe missing Saudi journalist

CLOSE President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “demanding” answers from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of a well-known Saudi writer and government critic Turkish authorities say was slain inside his country’s diplomatic mission. (Oct. 10) AP (FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi […]

Nene – from hero to zero under a week

It has taken approximately less than seven days for now former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene to move from being one of the most trusted and loved public servants to him now being referred to as compromised, with some questioning his integrity. Last Wednesday, while giving testimony at the commission of inquiry into state capture, Nene […]