Amir Havasi

AFP reporter in Tehran, Iran. Formerly Business Journalist at Fintribune.

Stampede at Soleimani’s funeral leaves dozens dead

The crush in the southeastern city of Kerman came as Iran prepared to bury Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani

Trump warns Iran of ‘major retaliation,’ threatens sanctions on Iraq

Trump bluntly warned Iran against taking vengeance, repeating his insistence that US bombing targets could include Iran's cultural heritage sites

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy network busted

Officials say locals were recruited while applying for visas to US

Trump says Iran ‘playing with fire’ after nuclear deal limit breached

​US President Trump warned on Monday that Iran is "playing with fire" after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves

Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Trump of allowing his team to "trash diplomacy" and "abet war crimes"

Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

​US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention