Bangui

Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles

In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned...

Russia is the clumsy latecomer at Africa’s superpower party

Leaked documents reveal the scale of Russia’s ambition in Africa — but so far the continent has not been kind to Vladimir Putin and his friends

Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading

Armed groups in the CAR believe that a new peace deal has granted them amnesty. But that’s not what the deal actually says

It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has been in crisis for most of its existence. Can a new peace deal change things?

​Boy Scouts in a war zone

There are more boy scouts than peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Even in the midst of a civil war, the scouts are arguably more effective

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index

The boy who walked again

Conflict in CAR has left thousands of people without limbs. A new prosthetics centre is helping a lucky few to get back on their feet

Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business

The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve

A tourist’s guide to Bangui

The capital of the Central African Republic could be a great holiday destination – if it weren’t for the civil war

Bangui bunglers score R209m in contracts

The company that left SA troops high and dry in the CAR is still bagging major SANDF contracts.

SA soldiers died in CAR while generals dithered

While South African soldiers were fighting for their lives in the CAR last year, a different battle was going on back at defence headquarters.

Rwanda sends battalion to CAR

In efforts to stem the violence in the Central African Republic, Rwanda says it will send some 800 troops to the country.

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