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Major African airlines in alliance talks in bid to sure up futures

Major African airlines in alliance talks in bid to sure up futures

South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius and RwandAir are in talks to create an alliance in an effort to fight off mounting competition.

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Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia
China

Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia.

Arrogant and controlling: Cultural reviews damn Cricket Australia
Australia

Arrogant and controlling: Cultural reviews damn Cricket Australia

The long-awaited reports into the culture of Cricket Australia and the team in wake of the ball-tampering scandal have landed - and make for unpleasant reading.

  • by Jon Pierik
Cannabis use given green light in South Africa
Courts

Cannabis use given green light in South Africa

South Africa's highest court has allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional.

Oldest-known human drawing found in South African cave
South Africa

Oldest-known human drawing found in South African cave

The abstract design was drawn by hunter-gatherers who periodically dwelled in Blombos cave overlooking the Indian Ocean, about 300 kilometres east of Cape Town.

Trump embraces South Africa farm murders tale, infuriating Pretoria

Trump embraces South Africa farm murders tale, infuriating Pretoria

Trump built on his reputation for issuing false claims with a tweet asserting that there is "large scale killing" of farmers in South Africa.

  • by Alex Wayne
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Trump wants Pompeo to study South African land seizures, farm killings
USA

Trump wants Pompeo to study South African land seizures, farm killings

Trump's tweet appeared to be a response to a Fox News report on Wednesday that focused on South Africa's land issue and murders of white farmers.

The story of a student protest, created in the midst of rebellion
What's on

The story of a student protest, created in the midst of rebellion

A group of drama students wrote The Fall while the University of Cape Town was in the throes of revolt.

  • by John Bailey
Fugitive South African lawyers own property in St Ives, Vaucluse, documents show
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Fugitive South African lawyers own property in St Ives, Vaucluse, documents show

Ronald Bobroff says he and his family are "living on the smell of an oily rag", but his son Darren owns two apartments in Sydney's exclusive eastern suburbs.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
South Africa to press ahead with land expropriation
Human rights

South Africa to press ahead with land expropriation

South Africa's ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the taking of land without compensation.

Fiery window-seat footage emerges of fatal South Africa plane crash
South Africa

Fiery window-seat footage emerges of fatal South Africa plane crash

The crash of a vintage plane with 19 on board last week killed two passengers and left two Australian Qantas pilots in induced comas. 

  • by Jenny Noyes