Ramaphosa’s office orders probe into ‘dodgy’ Soweto land deal | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has instructed the Gauteng Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs to probe allegations of maladministration and lack of accountability by the Joburg Property Company.  In a letter that The Citizen has seen, head of department Itumeleng Mokate states that her department received a ‘request’ for intervention from the president’s office … Read more

‘I can’t work in the office safely’: the over-50s leaving the UK labour force

“I’m still working at home, but only just.” Before the pandemic, Melanie Green loved her job in a bustling police control room. But the drugs she takes for arthritis suppress her immune system and Green won’t risk going back into the workplace while Covid continues to circulate. “It’s a busy environment with people coming in … Read more

Imagine If There Were More Young People in Office

There are roughly 270 young candidates — all under 45 — running for Congress in the 2022 midterms. They couldn’t come any sooner: A new analysis shows our Congress is one of the oldest on average in recent history. While there’s lots of value in having older, experienced lawmakers serve in these roles, it does … Read more

The UK’s Prime Minister Resigns After Just 45 Days in Office

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair. After just 45 days in office, Liz Truss announced Thursday that she was resigning as British Prime Minister, marking the shortest term in the country’s history. “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” she said, adding that she’ll remain if … Read more

Post office scam: Beware of fake Sapo emails requesting parcel fees | The Citizen

The South African Post Office (Sapo) warned customers of scam emails requesting outstanding customs fees for parcels to be paid for online. The scam attempts to phish users’ banking details. Here’s what you need to know. Latest Post Office scam Fake parcel collection emails Sapo said on Monday: “Members of the public receive an email … Read more

From Facing Charges As an Organizer to Winning Elected Office

The 2022 midterm elections are right around the corner. In our new series Teen Vogue’s Top 10, we’re asking candidates 10 questions about the issues we know our readers care about the most, including student debt and climate change — plus a few bonus questions for fun. Here, Justin Jones tells us about becoming the … Read more

Uvalde Parents Are Blockading the School District Office

Parents of children killed during the May 2022 Uvalde, Texas school shooting are entering day three of a protest outside of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. The parents, who are blocking the building’s entrance, say that the school district has failed to investigate the school resource officers who didn’t enter the classroom for a … Read more

‘The Woman King’ starring SA’s Thuso Mbedu rules American box office | The Citizen

The Woman King, an epic about an all-female army of African warriors, easily topped the North American box office this weekend with an estimated take of $19 million (R386m), industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. The new Sony release, loosely based on a true historical episode, stars Oscar-winner Viola Davis as the fierce general who … Read more