Outreach to Iran producing few positives says Clinton

By Daily Maverick Legacy 15 December 2009

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has admitted that the Obama administration's effort to engage Iran in negotiations over its nuclear programme had fallen short of its goals. Clinton noted the administration offered Iran a chance to join in meaningful discussions about its nuclear activities and intentions, but that this initiative had “produced very little” so far that could be seen as positive. So additional pressure was needed to persuade Iran’s leadership that the international community really wanted to stop Iran from getting its hands on the nukes. For more, read the AP


State Capture

Ramaphosa: SSA’s Arthur Fraser precipitated constitutional crisis

By Marianne Thamm

There are more skin cancer cases related to tanning beds than there are lung cancer cases to smoking.