SA has plan to tackle load shedding

South Africa’s National Energy Crisis Committee expects record power outages to ease as measures put in place, including a new law to fast-track plant development, take effect. Other measures include six of Eskom’s 14 coal-fired power plants having been...

ENSAfrica ordered to pay R5.5 million

The Johannesburg High Court in South Africa has ruled that Africa’s largest law firm, ENSAfrica must pay R5.5 million to a woman who fell victim to a syndicate that hacked her email during a property purchase. Business Insider South Africa reports that the theft...

Italy’s new migrant legislation criticized

Search-and-rescue organisations working on the Mediterranean have slammed new legislation passed by the Italian government earlier this year to curb undocumented migration to Italy, saying the move will increase deaths in the region. According to Al Jazeera the...

Equatorial Guinean dissident dies in prison

Prominent Equatorial Guinean dissident, Julio Obama Mefuman, has died in prison after being taken from South Sudan in a suspected kidnapping and handed a 60-year jail sentence. The AFP news agency reports that the country’s Foreign Minister confirmed in a tweet on...

Fewer people died on South African roads

South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that 1 451 people died on the country’s roads over the festive season, though this was a 13.9% reduction compared to the 1 685 fatalities recorded last year. News24 quotes Mbalula as saying that most of the...