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.

No evidence that torture helped search

A debate over the use of torture techniques to interrogate terrorist suspects has broken out in America in the wake of the killing of Bin Laden.

West watches which direction militant groups will take

What difference will Bin Laden's death really make?

Guantánamo files undo the al-Qaeda myth machine

From the detainees' details it is clear that the West wildly overstated the reach and capability of Osama bin Laden's terror group.

Amid all the turmoil, al-Qaeda remains invisible

Al-Qaeda's senior leadership is too distant -- physically and ideologically -- to play any role in the dictators' demise.

Bookies prepare for betting bonanza at World Cup

Special police teams set up to prevent gambling on cricket -- but bookmakers will take bets on the move to avoid arrest.

India mulls threat from acidic spit

There are few public structures in India that are without the tell-tale red stains from paan.

Litmus test for India’s Brokeback Mountain

The posters are ready, so is the film. The only question is whether the Indian public is too.

Modi in hot water

Lalit Modi, the commissioner of the Indian Premier League, could be ousted within days in a fog of conflicting allegations and denials.

India’s coffee war brews

While some establishments bustle with wealthy young consumers, others are falling victim to radical changes in Indian society, writes Jason Burke.

Modern tragedy with heroes and villains, but still no name

The Detroit bomber reminds us that the war with fundamentalism goes on. But the facts offer room for hope.

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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