There will never be another Mafela
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There will never be another Mafela

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

> Thandisizwe Mgudlwa and Sharon Kavhu SO Joe Mafela is no more. He was 75. ‘Bra Joe’ as he was fondly known passed on in the evening…

Silver screen stars get recognition in SA
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Silver screen stars get recognition in SA

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu HARARE - South African Film and Television stars were honoured with golden horns during the 11th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS)…

Mother’s love inspires Monica Pinias to write
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Mother’s love inspires Monica Pinias to write

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Adolf Kaure WINDHOEK – Monica Pinias, who fascinated Namibians with her recently launched second novel ‘Love, Sex and Flight Tickets’, says she has her mother (who…

Mampi sensitive to cyber bullies
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Mampi sensitive to cyber bullies

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu HARARE - Renowned Zambian R & B musician, Mirriam ‘Mampi’ Mukape, has warned celebrities against bullying each other on social media saying it shows high…

Crocodile Cage Diving: Neutralising human-wildlife conflict
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Crocodile Cage Diving: Neutralising human-wildlife conflict

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Tichaona Owen Kurewa VICTORIA FALLS - The phrase “diving with crocodiles” can send chills down the spine of anyone who knows how ferocious and ruthless a…

ADHD not to be confused with personality
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ADHD not to be confused with personality

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta ATTENTION-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with brain functioning or development,…

Back to the drawing board for Southern African football
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Back to the drawing board for Southern African football

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga THE mountain has fallen, literally! Issa Hayatou, the Cameroonian giant, is no longer at the helm of African football. The man who dominated…

SA in new crisis after match-fixing revelations
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SA in new crisis after match-fixing revelations

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

ANOTHER scandal hit South African soccer on Monday when world football governing body, FIFA, said the national team’s World Cup qualifying win over Senegal last year was…

IOC’s Fredericks to remain on IAAF council during probe: Coe
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IOC’s Fredericks to remain on IAAF council during probe: Coe

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Steve Keating NEW YORK – Frankie Fredericks will stay on the IAAF Council while an ethics board reviews allegations that he accepted payments before the awarding of…

TP Mazembe’s empire crumbling – Congolese giants lose their way in African football
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TP Mazembe’s empire crumbling – Congolese giants lose their way in African football

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE – About a decade after billionaire businessman Moise Katumbi transformed TP Mazembe into one of the most powerful football clubs in Africa, winning the…

Botswana softball player moves to Japanese side
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Botswana softball player moves to Japanese side

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE - Ghetto Yankees highly rated pitcher, Samuel Kunyalala has moved to Japanese side, Daiwa in a historic switch. However, the player will only…

New CAF boss – Southern Africa stands tall amid the CAF wreckage
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New CAF boss – Southern Africa stands tall amid the CAF wreckage

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE - When a Southern African-backed rebellion delivered the knockout punch on the world’s oldest football monarchy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last Thursday, it…

ICC: Whither Africa?
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ICC: Whither Africa?

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

*Continent divided on withdrawal from court By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG- Africa's mass exodus from the controversial International Criminal Court is off the rails, and the recent decision…

Mugabe laments the death of ‘Nkrumahism’
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Mugabe laments the death of ‘Nkrumahism’

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Lloyd Gumbo ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has bemoaned the death of Nkrumahism among the majority of African leaders who are given to foreign capitals, particularly from the…

Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?
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Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU -Lesotho could face a governmental shutdown that might bring all state operations to a standstill because its 2017-18 budget was blocked by opposition before…

OPEC oil cuts spark fuel price increases in Southern Africa
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OPEC oil cuts spark fuel price increases in Southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke ON 1 March, the government of Namibia announced an almost 3 percent increase in fuel prices as a direct response to the production cuts…

Khama’s succession conundrum
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Khama’s succession conundrum

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- For the first time in history, President Ian Khama’s ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is poised to have the Vice President, who should…

SADC PF rallies MPs against GBV
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SADC PF rallies MPs against GBV

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Staff Writer JOHANNESBURG – The secretary-general of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), Dr Esau Chiviya, says the forum has begun mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) in…

Beneficiation the way to go
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Beneficiation the way to go

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

“AFRICA is the richest place, but it’s got the poorest race.  To me that is a disgrace!” These words were said by none other than the inimitable…

Towards the ‘SADC We Want’
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Towards the ‘SADC We Want’

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi THE continental vision of the “Africa We Want” defined by the African Union as Agenda 2063 serves as an inspiration for the sub-regions to…