Erdogan’s blind focus on the Kurds rebounds on Turkey

His obsession with a Kurdish threat hampers more urgent attention to the terrorist menace emanating from Syria and Iraq.

South Sudan ‘at tipping point’

The international community must step in to save the war-torn state from imploding, the US warns.

Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand

European leaders, backed by President Barack Obama, have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: they need Russia.

Bombing catches junta off-guard

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast in Thailand, with everyone from Islamist groups and the Uighur to a lone operative being blamed.

Burundi on the brink of a cataclysm

The president's unrelenting bid for a third term is raising tensions that could inflame the region.

Turkey’s democracy in danger

A crisis looms as the prime minister opposes Recep Erdogan's desire to be a superpresident.

Nuclear deal USA-Iran could usher in a new era

An agreement would also boost the legacies of the presidents of both Iran and the United States.

Hypocritical West balks at hostage swaps

When in the past European governments have paid ransoms of whatever kind to free their nationals, they have been accused of letting the side down.

Saudi and the West: 1001 Arabian knots

The sands are shifting under the Arab kingdom's feet but the absolutist country is loath to adapt.

No ‘fail-safe choices’ in nuke talks

The collapse of negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme would be potentially cataclysmic.

Icy relations chill Finland

The country’s president is all too aware of the consequences of the meltdown in relations between Russia and the West.

Isis slyly gains ground as the US and Turkey quibble over strategies

Erdogan is often categorised as a Western ally. This is a misperception. His vision of Turkey is of an emerging great power and regional leader.

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories