Somalia transition plan on track as Amisom begins exit

Important targets that Amisom set out to achieve as part of our Somalia exit strategy are being completed

Al Shabab ‘storms AU base’ in Somalia

Militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base and stormed inside.

SA 2nd on list of African countries with most female MPs

Despite gains, the overall picture is of an excruciatingly slow pace in increasing women's participation in the African political space, surveys show.

Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia

The AU says that three peacekeepers and five Islamist gunmen were killed in the ensuing battle, which saw the gunmen infiltrate the base in Mogadishu.

AU calls for end to Ebola travel ban

The AU said lifting the travel ban would ease the economic impact of the restrictions, which add to continent's woes.

Rape claims threaten to overshadow Ebola response plan

The African Union will have to deal with a crisis of another colour altogether, even as a continental response strategy to illness takes shape.

Al-Shabab target intelligence site in Somalia

Somalia's al-Shabab rebels have carried out a major attack against intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in central Mogadishu.

AU calls for more African troops in Somalia

The African Union has backed a call to boost by about a third the number of troops in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia.

Somalia’s UN envoy seeks resources to counter al-Shabab

Nicholas Kay, UN special representative for Somalia, says troops in the East African country require more resources to combat al-Shabab.

AU troops vow to seize al-Shabab’s last bastion by August

Kenya's army chief is boasting that AU troops will soon seize the last key bastion of Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents.

Al-Shabaab target Mogadishu AU military base

Conflicting reports were made after fighters from Somalia's al-Shabaab extremist group attacked an African Union military base in Mogadishu.

Trapped families flee Mogadishu during lull in clashes

Civilians trapped by fighting in Mogadishu have made the most of a lull to flee, even as Kenyan forces continue their slow advance inside Somalia.


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