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Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ: when the personal is political

Myanmar’s leader personally faces allegations while avoiding the task of changing the country’s trajectory

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and mainly Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader

Myanmar’s Rohingya: Cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives

Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours

As the world marks victory over Japan Day, a remarkable story is told of a Nigerian soldier rescued by Rohingya villagers.

Burma: Latest sectarian clash leaves 43 dead

Sectarian riots in central Burma have claimed 43 lives, 86 injured and have left 11 376 homeless, state media has reported.

Burma gets steamed up by sex education magazine

Burma's first sex education magazine has got the usually demure nation hot under the collar as it explores new-found cultural freedom.

Two killed after Burma plane makes a crash landing

A plane from Burma carrying 65 passengers, including foreign tourists, has crash-landed in the country's eastern Shan state.

Obama to offer $170-million in Burma aid

US President Barack Obama will announce a $170-million aid pledge to Burma to mark his historic visit to the country.

Burma opens probe into sectarian strife

Burmese authorities have faced criticism from rights groups after deadly unrest between Muslim Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

Suu Kyi ready to lead Burma to democracy

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has announced in Britain that she is prepared to take the helm as the leader of her people.

Suu Kyi receives Nobel prize (21 years late)

Suspending rather than lifting sanctions was the right move to keep pressure on the government, says Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burma unrest escalates in worst violence in years

Thousands of displaced Muslim Rohingyas and Rakhine Buddhists need food and water in Burma after fleeing the country's worst clashes in years.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.