Ask a lab rat: austerity hurts

The failure of the British experiment should prove the point made by IMF economists.

Britain withdraws embassy staff from Libya as tensions rise

Britain is pulling out some staff from its embassy in Tripoli due to security concerns over recent political unrest, says its foreign office.

Britain to cut aid to South Africa in 2015

Britain has announced that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy.

Iron Lady’s bitter economic ‘cure’

The late Margaret Thatcher doggedly insisted that privatisation was the only remedy for Britain's ills.

Tests show up to 100% horse meat found in Euro beef products

Britain has held emergency talks to discuss the discovery of horse meat in processed food in a scandal that has spread to other European countries.

Antarctic exploratory drilling halted

An ambitious British plan to search for minute forms of life in an ancient lake beneath Antarctica's ice has been suspended due to technical problems.

Sports funding: Government must ‘walk the talk’

Compared to the funding countries such as Britain received, South Africa's spending was hardly impressive, The Saturday Star has reported.

UN head urges Syria to cooperate with ceasefire monitors

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has urged Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime to protect the 300 ceasefire monitors due in Syria next week.

UK’s two big parties court Lib Dems as Brown quits

Liberal Democrats still courted by major British parties as Gordon Brown announces he will step aside to try to keep his Labour Party in power.

Damning verdict for Brown

The confidence of the UK electorate has gone, writes Julian Glover

Australia’s Rudd names Cabinet, signals change

Australia's Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd unveiled his Cabinet on Thursday, prioritising education, industrial relations and the environment in a break with conservative predecessor John Howard's legacy. Calling it "a team with fresh ideas", Rudd included four women and a former rock star in the Cabinet.

Australia’s Labour claims election victory

Australia's Labour party claimed victory in national elections on Saturday, signalling an end to 11 years of conservative government led by Prime Minister John Howard. "On the numbers we are seeing tonight, Labour is going to form a government," Labour's deputy leader, Julia Gillard, told Australian television.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories