Blasphemy

Pakistan quashes disabled girl’s ‘blasphemy’ case

A Pakistan court has thrown out all charges against a disabled Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international condemnation.

Deep Read: In a twist, Muslims accused of blasphemy

Pakistan's blasphemy laws may be used to punish Muslims suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple, in a state where laws are used against Islam offences.

Religion ‘must not be used for canvassing votes’

A number of organisations have made their voices heard over comments by President Jacob Zuma equating a vote for the ANC to a pass to heaven.

ANC: Reaction to Zuma’s heaven comments ‘childish’

The reaction of opposition parties to President Jacob Zuma's heaven comments is "childish", ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.

Outrage at Zuma’s promises of heaven

As outrage mounted on Monday over President Jacob Zuma's promise of a place in heaven for ANC voters, the ANC chaplain general sprang to his defence.

Churches take issue with Zuma comments

The SA Council of Churches hopes to meet President Jacob Zuma over his "problematic" statement that a vote for the ANC will get people into heaven.

Pakistan blocks Facebook over Muhammed cartoon

Pakistan blocked access to Facebook on Wednesday over a competition encouraging users to post caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed on the site.

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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

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.

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