World

Haiti quake: Facing life after so many deaths

After the immediate horrors of Haiti quake, the survivors are menaced by long-term danger of post-traumatic mental damage.

US pours aid into Haiti, survivors fight for food

Haitian earthquake survivors fought over food and water and others fled their wrecked capital on Saturday as the US rolled out its relief effort.

Haiti says 200 000 may be dead

As many as 200 000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and three-quarters of the capital will need to be rebuilt.

In the United States, but apart from it

The US president has pledged to improve the lives of the country's one million Native Americans. But he faces an enormous challenge.

Desperate Haitians await foreign disaster relief

Thousands of people injured in Haiti's massive earthquake spent a third night twisted in pain, lying on sidewalks and waiting for help.

‘Blazing ring’ eclipse races across Africa, India

A solar eclipse that reduced the sun to a blazing ring surrounding a sombre disk plunged parts of Africa and Asia into semi-darkness on Friday.

China: Google case won’t affect trade ties with US

China said on Friday that Google's threat to pull out of the country over censorship would not affect Beijing's economic ties with the US.

Haiti quake: Tens of thousands feared dead

Traumatised Haitians slept out in parks and streets on Thursday, fearing aftershocks to the earthquake that flattened homes and buried people.

R&B love crooner Teddy Pendergrass dead at 59

Teddy Pendergrass, the seductive American R&B singer, has died at the age of 59, media reports said on Thursday.

Defiant China web users back Google

Chinese internet users on Thursday appealed for Google not to close down its operations in the country after an ultimatum to Beijing over censorship.

World scrambles to help quake-hit Haiti

Rescuers and relief supplies head to Haiti as the world launches a relief operation after an earthquake feared to have killed 100 000 people.

UK did not rush into Iraq War, says Blair aide

Former UK PM Tony Blair sought a diplomatic solution to fears over Iraq's weapons programme, a former aide said on Tuesday.

Iran accuses US, Israel after bomb attack

Iran on Tuesday accused the US and Israel and their "mercenaries" of carrying out a bomb attack that killed a nuclear scientist, state media reported.

China unveils anti-missile test after Taiwan sale

China successfully tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air, the government said.

California gay marriage case highlights hurt, hope

Two gay men and two lesbians challenging a ban on marriage said their relationships had lasted for years but they felt like third-class citizens.

Europe unites on renewables

North Sea countries plan vast clean-energy project which could offer weather-proof supply.

Pope says gay marriage an ‘attack’ on creation

Pope Benedict XVI called laws ignoring the difference between the sexes an "attack" on creation days after Portugal moved to legalise gay marriage.

Fall guy dumped

It appears that China's climate talks negotiator has been punished for his obstructionist approach in Copenhagen.

Press Releases

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

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

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

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

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations