As occupations gather pace, SA landowners fear for their property
Twenty-six years into democracy following the end of apartheid, land ownership remains a thorny issue in South Africa, which is one of the world’s most unequal countries, according to the World Bank.
Rand retreats as upcoming GDP data frays investor nerves
A return of nationwide power cuts last week by state utility Eskom, coupled with signs of tension inside the ruling African National Congress, and fears of deep recession have seen the rand lag gains by its emerging market peers.
India overtakes Brazil as country second-worst hit by COVID-19
With 4,204,613 infections, India is nearly 70,000 cases ahead of Brazil, which will post its most recent numbers later on Monday.
Typhoon Haishen threatens Korea after battering Japan
In Japan, around 440,000 homes in the southwestern Kyushu region remained without power on Monday morning after the storm passed through, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods: SUNA
In addition to 99 deaths, floods this year have injured 46 people, inflicted damage on more than half a million people and caused the total and partial collapse of more than 100,000 homes.
Hamilton predicts qualifying 'nightmare' at Monza
Last year’s qualifying shootout at Monza turned into a farce with the top 10 apparently doing all they could to avoid taking the lead at the fastest track on the calendar.
Djokovic brushes aside Struff to advance in New York
The three-times champion at Flushing Meadows was never really pushed by the German, who has taken just one set off the Serb in their five career meetings.
US coronavirus deaths projected to more than double to 410,000 by January
The United States, which has the world’s third largest population, leads the planet with more than 186,000 COVID-19 deaths and 6.1 million coronavirus infections.
Rand firms on poor US jobs figures; markets down to July levels
The rand firmed on Friday as the lure of higher yields and a slide in the dollar after jobs growth slowed in the United States.
Black Lives Matter forces South African sport to face past demons
The BLM movement has put a spotlight on the way societies treat people of colour around the world and in South Africa the debate has centred on sport.
How Disney should handle 'Black Panther 2' after Chadwick Boseman's death
The studio faces a dilemma for planning a sequel to Hollywood’s first major superhero film with a predominantly black cast.
Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations not expected until mid-2021, WHO says
A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Friday it does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness and safety.
Rand inches weaker in tentative trade
The greenback has regained some ground in the last two sessions after a dip to a 28-month low earlier this week.
Macron to meet Ivory Coast President Ouattara after election u-turn
Macron has repeatedly said he wants to break from the past in which France often seemed to call the shots in its former colonies and said that it was time for older generations to hand over to Africa’s younger politicians.
Mother kills five of her children in German town: 'Bild'
'Bild' reported that the children’s grandmother had called police to tell them her daughter, aged 27, had killed five of her children and was out of her home with a further child.
Facebook to halt new political ads just before US election
Facebook will continue to allow campaigns and others to run political ads that are already in the system, and will permit them to change spending amounts and user targeting, but will block adjustments to the ads’ content or design.
Belarusian leader Lukashenko replaces security chiefs
Retaining the loyalty of the security forces, who have helped him crack down hard on the protests over his 9 August election visctory, is vital to Lukashenko as he tries to navigate the most serious challenge to his 26 years in power.
Dwayne Johnson says he and family have recovered from COVID-19
The actor said in an Instagram post that he, his spouse and their daughters caught the virus about 2 and a half weeks ago.