Ban Ki Moon

Failure to govern geoengineering could destabilise peace and security

Failure to govern new technologies to combat global warming could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security

Public finance is key to delivering the human right to health

Across all countries and societies, access to health and healthcare services ought to be top priority

Mandela left us the fabric for a new SA

He acted within a specific context and entrusted all South Africans to build the society we want

Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations secretary-general expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International Criminal Court.

The United Nations needs a global parliamentary assembly

Establishing a citizen-elected body at the UN would be a tool to bring us closer to more inclusive and more responsive global solutions.

More UN peacekeepers accused of sex crimes

More UN troops in the DRC are accused of abusing those they were meant to protect - and face paternity claims from their alleged victims.

When Bob calls the kettle black

The trouble is Mugabe probably knows that, according to international laws, he’s not much better than those he is criticising.

Nigeria awaits election results with Jonathan pitting against Buhari

Nigerians awaits the first results of a closely fought general election. UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls.

Ban Ki-moon takes on Netanyahu

Israel's plans for settlements in east Jerusalem are a 'clear violation of international law'.

Israel says meeting heavy resistance within Gaza

Israeli forces say they were met with heavy resistance from Hamas when they pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip.

Israel air strikes kill 20 on third day of Gaza campaign

Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 20 people on the third day of a military operation, including four women and four children.

UN outraged by abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

The United Nations is demanding Boko Haram to immediately release the more than 200 girls, who are believed to still be within Nigeria's borders.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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