Kenya concludes election preparations

Kenya concludes election preparations

Kenya braced for Tuesday’s high-stakes election, as millions prepared to vote for a new president in a tight race between Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition leader now backed by the ruling party. With the spectre of post-election unrest looming over the polls, many welcomed a final pledge by both men…
Tutu Puoane back on the South African stage after two years away

Tutu Puoane back on the South African stage after two years away

Tutu Puoane has performed on many big jazz stages and has become a household name in the European jazz circuit.  She has lived in Europe for almost two decades. Puoane is back in South Africa for the first time in more than two years. Her tour started in Makhanda at the Standard Bank National Arts…
Pandor: Blinken did not come to tell SA to choose sides in the Ukraine-Russia war

Pandor: Blinken did not come to tell SA to choose sides in the Ukraine-Russia war

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor on Monday acknowledged that she and her visiting United States counterpart, Antony Blinken, were on opposite sides on several issues including Russia’s war against Ukraine but were committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation. Pandor hosted the US secretary of state, who is in South Africa as part of a…
Emerging technologies show a clear pathway to ending the age of scarcity

Emerging technologies show a clear pathway to ending the age of scarcity

The escalation of multiple, overlapping crises — climate-related disasters, a pandemic, war in Europe and stagflation — is intensifying anxiety and uncertainty the world over. Conventional solutions are no longer working. Politicians have few persuasive answers. Existing institutions are overwhelmed. Global civilisation is in the throes of a great transformation of unprecedented scale. Each of…
Govt responds to outcry over potholes with Operation Vala Zonke

Govt responds to outcry over potholes with Operation Vala Zonke

JOHANNESBURG - The Transport Ministry is ramping up efforts to fill potholes. Minister Fikile Mbalula on Monday launched Operation Vala Zonke, aimed at fixing municipal and provincial roads. "Vala Zonke is about a response to the outcry about potholes and giving it a national dimension and taking charge of the problem," Mbalula said. READ: Gauteng Transport Dept…
WATCH | Mohlakeng community protest illegal mining

WATCH | Mohlakeng community protest illegal mining

  JOHANNESBURG - The community of Mohlakeng on the West Rand is protesting against illegal miners. Residents want to confront suspected illegal miners in the area. WATCH | Kagiso awaits AmaBherethe Last week Thursday, one person was killed when violence erupted in Kagiso as community members raided mining shafts. The police tactical-response team, the AmaBherethe will…
GBV epidemic | Abused women urged to seek help at local pharmacies

GBV epidemic | Abused women urged to seek help at local pharmacies

JOHANNESBURG - Abused women are being urged to seek help and care at their nearest community pharmacy. The Independent Community Pharmacy Association has undertaken a Safe Spaces initiative. WATCH | eNCA special focus on GBV epidemic "A pharmacy is a none stigmatised environment, you could be going into a pharmacy for anything from paracetamol to shaving…
COVID-19, economy expected to lead to drop in fertility rate: report

COVID-19, economy expected to lead to drop in fertility rate: report

JOHANNESBURG - Stats SA says COVID-19 and the economic depression is expected to lead a drop in South Africa's fertility rate. This follows a report released last week by the agency on population estimates as well as fertility, mortality, and migration indicators. READ: Long Covid symptoms affect one in eight, study suggests According to Diego Iturralde,…
US-China relations | Chinese embassy outraged by Blinken remarks

US-China relations | Chinese embassy outraged by Blinken remarks

JOHANNESBURG - The Chinese Embassy in South Africa has expressed outrage over comments made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during an interview with eNCA. Blinken labelled China’s reaction to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as an overreaction. WATCH: EXCLUSIVE | A one-on-one with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken The Chinese embassy…