Trump threatens Venezuela with ‘economic actions’

The US president threatened swift action if its leader pushes on with an unpopular bid to change his country's constitution.

Trump accused of divulging top secret intelligence to Russians

Embattled US President Donald Trump faced explosive allegations that he divulged top secret intelligence to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office.

Trump would be ‘honoured’ to meet N Korea’s Kim, if conditions right

As Pyongyang threatens to carry out a sixth nuclear test, Trump appeared to offer the prospect of a diplomatic off-ramp.

White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

​The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide's contacts with Russia.

#ThankYouSally: Trump fires chief US lawyer over travel ban defiance

In a caustic statement, Trump's White House said acting attorney general Sally Yates had "betrayed" the Department of Justice

Trump officially orders wall construction, angering Mexico

The US leader instructed officials to begin to "plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border".

Obama commutes majority of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence

Manning was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other offenses, after admitting to the leak of 700 000 sensitive military and diplomatic documents.

Fears for Lesotho’s future after ‘coup’

The attempted assassination of a military commander has plunged Lesotho into turmoil after an apparent coup that forced the prime minister to flee.

Rand buffeted by ‘perfect storm’

The rand has been caught in a brutal pincer of dependence on weak European markets, domestic turmoil and tighter US monetary policy.

Brics reach deal on development bank

The Brics grouping of emerging powers have reached a deal to establish a development bank that would rival Western-backed institutions.

Is South Africa the odd Bric out?

The meeting of Brics leaders next week could uncharitably be described as a summit of the world's emerging economic powers - plus South Africa.

Storm clouds gather for SA economy

A toxic mix of government stasis, creaking infrastructure and social unrest is prompting doubts about South Africa's stability.

Press Releases

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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