Sebastian Smith

AFP White House correspondent. Previously Rio, NYC, Moscow, Tbilisi, London, Paris -- and a couple years at sea.

Occupy Wall Street protesters give thanks

Occupy protesters got into the Thanksgiving spirit, congregating in the disputed New York square where their movement sprang up two months ago.

Anti-Wall Street march shakes up New York

Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators backed for the first time by trade unions have raised the stakes in the revolt on Wall Street.

9/11 commemorations draw to a close

The name-reading ceremony of the nearly 3000 people killed on September 11 2001 ended on Sunday in New York with buglers playing taps.

Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary

A jittery US has come together in grief during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which killed almost 3 000 people and plunged it into war.

Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

President Barack Obama has vowed that the US will never waver in its fight against terrorism as Americans mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

New Spidey is black Latino teen from New York

Spider-Man has peeled his mask back to reveal a new face: Miles Morales, a friendly neighbourhood teen from a black-hispanic family in New York.

Republicans round on Obama in TV debate

Republican presidential candidates led by frontrunner Mitt Romney used their first big televised debate to lash out at President Barack Obama.

For New York street artist, the city is his canvas

James De La Vega has a message for New York -- and he's writing it all over the city.

US politician ‘deeply sorry’ over online, phone sex

Pressure is building on New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who openly wept amid stunning admissions he lied about extramarital phone sex.

Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty

Fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to attempted rape, setting up a fierce courtroom showdown with his accuser in New York.

Strauss-Kahn launches fight to clear his name

Fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn launched what promises to be a long campaign to clear his name on Monday, pleading not guilty to sex crimes.

Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty to sex crimes

Fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to launch his fight to clear his name on Monday by pleading not guilty in a New York court.

Press Releases

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


From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

South Africa is open for business

The IDC believes that the fundamentals to enable a sustainable economic recovery are firmly in place, writes IDC CEO TP Nchocho