Bingu Wa Mutharika

Ruling with one foot in the grave

Algeria’s president is the latest in a long line of heads of state who are too ill to do their job properly

Malawi: Red carpet for dead president

Malawi's politicians lied about the health of the country's former president as part of a bid to stop Joyce Banda from taking charge.

Editorial: Banda, stick to principle

When South African foreign policy goes wrong, we often hear about it ­immediately.

TB Joshua: The preacher who knows too much

TB Joshua isn't just predicting the death of Africa's kings; he has the ear of some of Africa's top politicians - including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

New dawn: Malawi restores ‘rising sun’ flag

Malawi is returning to its 1964 independence flag, replaced in 2010 in an "attack on the country's nationhood" by late leader Bingu wa Mutharika.

Malawi’s Banda to investigate Mutharika transition plot

President Joyce Banda has announced an inquiry into an alleged plot by the inner circle of Malawi's late former leader to block her rise to power.

Banda champions women’s rights

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has expressed how she's carrying the expectations of all the women in the region.

Malawi’s Banda eager to rebuild western ties

The resumption of diplomatic ties with Britain has signalled progress in Malawi's quest to distance the new regime from that of its late predecessor.

Mutharika laid to rest in state funeral

Late Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has been laid to rest, and new President Joyce Banda has urged Malawians to remember him positively.

African bank commits to helping Malawi economy

African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka has pledged to provide Malawi with $45-million in order to resuscitate the ailing economy.

Wake-up call for club of the South

Southern African Development Community leaders have neglected to use an opportunity to lead from the front, following Bingu wa Mutharika's passing.

New president grows power base

New president of Malawi Joyce Banda has fired some members of government and parliamentarians have crossed the floor, strengthening her power base.


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