Jason Burke

Jason Burke works from in transit, probably. Africa Correspondent of The Guardian, author of books, 20 years reporting Middle East, South Asia, Europe, all over really. Overfond of commas. Dad. Jason Burke has over 38885 followers on Twitter.

India elections: Gandhi scion scorns ‘authoritarian, prejudiced’ frontrunner

Opinion polls have put opposition BJP party head Narendra Modi far ahead of the Gandhi-led Congress party.

India puts its fate in young hands

The nation teeters between disaster and prosperity as 120-million young first-time voters head to the polls.

Sri Lankan poll revives Tigers’ roar

Recent provincial elections have shown a demand for autonomy in the north is far from spent.

Named potholes shame India’s incompetent officials

The potholes in Raipur, a city of a million people in the centre of India, are so big they now have names.

Everest gets to grips with peak traffic

Nepal may take steps to ease congestion at a steep, narrow cliff near the summit – by installing a ladder.

Al-Qaeda loses its fear factor

In the aftermath of the Algerian hostage crisis, British Prime Minister David Cameron issued a warning of the continued threat from terrorism.

Victim’s friend opens testimony in India gang rape trial

The trial of five men charged with the rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi has opened with testimony from the man with her during the ordeal.

Rape sparks patriarchal backlash in India

The case has provoked outrage and anger, coming against a background of rising violence against women in India.

Britain and India talk business

Ten years after massacre, influential Indian politician meets with British high commissioner

Deep economic reform is needed

India's rapid progress may be halted if high public expenditure is not brought into check, writes Jason Burke.

Will ‘Midnight’s Children’ see the light of day in India?

A new film adaptation of 'Midnight's Children', Salman Rushdie's novel about India after independence, might not be shown in his native land.

India: The dark reality

The path to prosperity in India is not as straight and smooth as many would like to believe.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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