President Macron warns he will put pressure on France’s unvaccinated

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned he intends to make life difficult for people in France who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. “I really want to hassle them, and we will continue to do this – to the end,” said Macron. But political opponents said the strong language he used in an interview was […]

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Court halts Shell seismic survey plan in key ruling

Johannesburg – The High Court in Makhanda on Tuesday blocked Shell from using seismic waves to explore for oil and gas in the Indian Ocean, handing a landmark victory to environmentalists worried about the impact on whales and other species. Backing a suit filed by conservationists and local groups, the court declared Shell was “interdicted […]

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Molefe, Matjila and Tony Gupta should face criminal charges

Johannesburg – The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has recommended that former Transnet boss Brian Molefe, former South African Airways (SAA) CEO Collin Matjila and Tony Gupta face criminal prosecution for fraud and contravening the Public Finance Management Act over irregular contracts with The New Age publication. These are some of the prominent […]

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Ramaphosa received state capture report

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving the first part of the state capture commission report on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is handing over the first of three parts of the report showing findings from three years of testimony. After three years of multiple postponements, countless testimonies and startling revelations, President Ramaphosa is […]

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21 abducted schoolchildren rescued in Northwestern Nigeria

At least 21 schoolchildren in Nigeria have been rescued hours after they were abducted by armed groups in the West African country’s troubled northwestern region. In a statement police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, said that the children on Friday while they were moving from the Bakura area with their teachers to an Islamic school in neighbouring […]

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Tesla criticised after opening Xinjiang showroom

Electric carmaker Tesla has been criticised in the US after opening a showroom in China’s controversial Xinjiang region. The company, headed by billionaire Elon Musk, opened the showroom in the city of Urumqi on New Year’s Eve. However, the move has been welcomes by some in China. China has been accused of slavery and genocide […]

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Reserve Bank expected to continue to raise interest rates

Johannesburg – The past two years have been very tough due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But property owners holding a bond have been given significant relief by the Reserve Bank. In fact, since January 2020, the bank has slashed the repo rate by a record250 basis points to cushion the blow of to consumers. However, […]

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