Aaron Maasho

South Sudan’s president, rebel leader sign ceasefire

The ceasefire between South Sudan's government and rebels will end months of violence and see the formation of a transitional government.

South Sudan rebels, government start ceasefire talks

South Sudan's rebels and a government delegation have begun peace talks in Ethiopia to try end fighting that has killed at least 1 000 people.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Zenawi dies in Brussels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died from a sudden infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness at a hospital in Belgium.

Sudan and South Sudan reach oil deal

The countries still need to resolve key border security issues to end hostilities, a mediator from the African Union said on Saturday.

Dlamini-Zuma elected to head AU Commission

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won a tightly contested vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission - the first woman to hold the post.

Rival Sudans sign security agreement to defuse tensions

Sudan and South Sudan signed a security agreement which aims to defuse tensions over oil payments which officials had warned could spark a war.

African states can help each other fend off euro fallout

The World Bank's vice-president for Africa says states should enhance inter-continental trade to fight off the impact of the eurozone crisis.

Tourists attacked, kidnapped in Ethopia

Four people, including two foreign tourists, have been kidnapped by gunmen, after an attack on a group in Ethopia's Afar region.

Kenya vows to smash al-Shabaab ‘menace’

Kenya will end its campaign against the al-Shabaab rebels in Somalia when it is satisfied it has stripped the group of its capacity to attack.

SA laments Mogadishu bombings

SA has bemoaned the suicide bomb attack that killed 70 people in Mogadishu, while Somalia's Prime Minister urged aid workers not to stay away.

Millions of lives threatened in the Horn of Africa

Across the Horn of Africa, a fierce drought is forcing more than 10-million people to rely on emergency food aid, up from a forecast of six-million.

Somalia faces ‘world’s worst humanitarian disaster’

Rasheed Hassan had to walk out on his son when he fled war in his native Somalia to go to neighbouring Ethiopia.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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