DINNER PARTY INTEL: Bashir faces the music

Deposed Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir is in court this week on charges of corruption

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Versace’s fashion faux pas

Luxury brand Versace has issued a grovelling apology to China after its T-shirts caused a social media storm there

DINNER PARTY INTEL: New straws really suck

The paper straws introduced by McDonald’s last year cannot be recycled, the BBC reports

DINNER PARTY INTEL: ‘Set your ovaries free’

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has urged women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Stockpiling becomes a thing as Brexit looms

Four out of 10 Brits are stockpiling food, medicine and clothes in their homes

DINNER PARTY INTEL: USDA helps to defeat the Nazis

Seventy-eight years ago this week, Howard Florey and Norman Heatley flew across the Atlantic with vials of freeze-dried penicillin

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Tax the richest, say wealthy Americans

A group of US billionaires who include hedge fund manager George Soros and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes have come out in support of a tax on the ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Harare’s ivory payday

Zimbabwe wants to trade in ivory, a move it says will help balance its ecosystem, which it says is overburdened by a thriving elephant population

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Russia gambles on Africa

Russia is building relations with African rulers, striking military deals and grooming new leaders and undercover agents to bolster its presence on the ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: The cost of global warming

The world’s largest listed companies expect that climate change could cost them a combined $1-trillion

DINNER PARTY INTEL: After #RhodesMustFall

Cambridge University has commissioned a study into its links with slavery

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Viva capitalism

SA’s newest party, the Capitalist Party of SA, will field 10 candidates in the May 8 election on a pro-free market, individual liberty ticket

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Save the web, says Tim Berners-Lee

30 years after he created the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee is calling for global action to tackle its ‘downward plunge to a dysfunctional future’

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Great white hope for cancer research

The first map of the DNA of great white sharks has revealed mutations that protect the animals against cancer and other illnesses

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Satellite for farmers

The Western Cape’s agriculture department is using Sentinel-2 Earth observation satellite imaging technology to promote sustainable farming