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‘US good, China bad’ is Pompeo’s message to Africa

During his African tour this past week, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked up Washington’s ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Cyril’s industrial reboot will not drive economy to success

The president disclosed a development U-turn but the Special Economic Zones and China’s carbon intensive interests are likely to prevail

A pilgrimage to Lalibela’s stone carved churches

For the people who live near this sacred site in Ethiopa, religion is woven into daily life

To silence the guns in Africa, nature must be restored

The world needs a new deal to protect its natural environment

The urgency of rethinking education — for Africa and the world

We need to re-evaluate the purpose and delivery of learning, so that all citizens are equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century, among them fighting climate change and adapting to technological disruption

AU commissioner’s job on the line

Smaïl Chergui may hold a powerful position, but he is a controversial figure

Seven Ethiopians die in Lebanon while their consulate abandons them

The steady stream of coffins being shipped from Lebanon to Ethiopia, won’t be slowing any time soon

The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa

Planting trees in Africa is proposed by some as a quick fix for climate change. But local experts disagree — and say their voices are being sidelined

Abiy Ahmed is a worthy Nobel Peace Prize winner

In just 18 months the prime minister has transformed his country and the region

Shocking assassinations don’t have to derail Ethiopia’s transition

The shocking murders of five high-ranking officials have exposed the gravity of Ethiopia’s crisis.

28 years later, Ethiopia’s ruling party must end impunity for human rights abuses

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front celebrates 28 years in power on Tuesday. Now is the time to confront its brutal past

Editorial: Stop the rot in the African Union

'Over the past two weeks, the Mail & Guardian has published investigations into two of the continental body’s core institutions'

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it