Alistair Lyon

Egypt’s Cabinet to debate fate of Brotherhood

Egypt's deputy prime minister will propose a way out of a bloody confrontation between the security forces and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Syria in turmoil as Assad meets Annan

Former UN chief Kofi Annan held blunt talks with Syria's Bashar al-Assad this weekend but appeared to be making little headway.

Dozens killed in Syria as Assad set to rule until 2028

Over 30 Syrian civilians have been killed in fighting as a new constitution is set to see Bashar al-Assad rule until 2028.

Syria considers letting Arab League monitors stay longer

Syria says it might allow Arab monitors to stay for another month on its peacekeeping mission, but those against Bashar al-Assad want UN intervention.

Muslim Brotherhood claims a lead in Egypt’s polls

The Muslim Brotherhood says it is leading Egypt's election, which would give the nation's oldest Islamist group a powerful parliamentary platform.

Ahmadinejad blasts West over 9/11 and the Holocaust

The US and other countries walked out of a speech by Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the UN after he attacked the "arrogant powers" of the West.

Arab revolts set to transform Middle East

The popular protests against Arab autocrats that have churned the region for three months are the authentic birth pangs of a new Middle East.

Military reflex alone can’t quell Yemen militants

Al-Qaeda militants in the mountains of Yemen posting bombs to America? Order more drone strikes or send in the Marines. If only it were that simple.

Iran leader cheered in Beirut, skewered at home

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad basked in a rock-star welcome from Hezbollah's Shi'ite loyalists on Wednesday.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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