Antonio Guterres

Millions of refugee kids unschooled

A report on displaced people criticises governments that fail to ensure children get a good education — but recognises progress in some countries

A cleaner energy future is in sight

The plan calls for a significant increase in renewable energy, but still includes coal, gas and nuclear power

How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded

A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in Asmara. The city had seen...

‘Bloody massacre’: Sudan forces kill at least 30, protesters say

UN condemns deadly Sudan crackdown as protesters call for 'total civil disobedience' to depose military rulers

Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest

Tensions in Venezuela have been ratcheted up after Juan Guaido announced on January 23 that he was the acting president under the constitution.

African Union to host Libya ‘reconciliation’ conference

Libya has been mired in chaos since the 2011 ousting of Muammar Gaddafi and a series of international efforts have so far failed to unite the country

One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed — survey

​A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years

Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief

The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at 'well under' two degrees Celsius

South Africa must guard against the erosion of its social contract

When the state fails to deliver on its promises, the people will inevitably rise up to take what’s theirs

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare war ‘has come to an end’

The re-establishment of diplomatic and trade ties after years of bitter separation could mean big benefits for both nations

New study reveals global plans to curb single-use plastic pollution

More than 60 countries have instituted bans on plastic use

Syria’s ‘chemical attack’ — What we know

An alleged chemical attack in rebel-held Douma has sparked international outrage, but Damascus has said the reports are 'mere fabrications'

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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

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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