Adam Plowright

Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

So-called "yellow vest" anti-government protests swept France over the last fortnight were sparked initially by a rise in taxes on diesel

Tibetan protests cast shadow over Brics summit

Leaders of the emerging world will discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests against the Chinese president.

Israeli diplomats targeted in car bombing

Israeli diplomats have been targeted by bomb attacks in Delhi and Tbilisi with two people injured in the Indian capital when an embassy car exploded.

India upbeat after peace talks with Pakistan

India hailed "extremely positive" peace talks with Pakistan on Monday with both countries looking to build on a recent warming in relations.

Cockpit fraud: Fears grow over India’s fake pilots

India's fake pilot scandal began unravelling when a captain landed her packed airliner on the nose instead of the rear wheels.

India’s roads, railways offer nostalgia-filled travel

In transport as in many things in India, the old exists alongside the new, providing tourists with numerous entertaining ways to travel in bygone style.

Delhi Games chief quizzed by police over graft

Indian police on Wednesday questioned the top organiser of the Delhi Commonwealth Games as part of a corruption probe into the tainted October event.

Kiwis trounce Wales as big guns open up

New Zealand underlined their status as the team to beat at the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens on Tuesday as they crushed Wales to enter the semis.

Commonwealth gaffes embarrass India

From a "toxic" pool to empty stadiums and faulty boxing scales, the first week of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games has served up daily blunders.

Thousands of tckets unsold for Games

Thousands of tickets remained unsold for the Delhi Commonwealth Games Wednesday, just four days before they begin, with the troubled event also hit by another pullout from a star athlete.

Delhi deploys ‘super monkey’ security guards

Delhi authorities are to deploy a contingent of langurs -- a large type of monkey -- at Commonwealth Games venues to help chase away smaller simians.

Delhi Games face threat of mass exodus

The Delhi Games faced dire warnings on Thursday of a mass pull-out by teams as organisers worked frantically to save the event from disaster.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history