Burundi

Is Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power?

The ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country's upcoming election. The current leader has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.

Tensions loom over the Great Lakes region

President Félix Tshisekedi should abandon plans to invite neighbouring militaries into the eastern DRC

Burundi’s poll exacts brutal toll

People are killed, raped, tortured, detained and forced to give up food. Africa, with South Africa’s leadership, needs to urgently stop the violence

Burundi court seizes assets of opposition figures

Government critics said the ruling made a mockery of Burundi's judiciary

Man City face further action over financial fairplay ‘breaches’

Government critics said the ruling made a mockery of Burundi's judiciary

Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life

Unless something changes, Cameroon and Uganda might be next

Burundi names Gitega as new capital

The new choice was once the capital of the Burundian monarchy and the opposition accuse President Nkurunziza of attempting a symbolic restoration

East Africa won’t tackle Burundi crisis

Maybe regional leaders should follow the West African playbook

Burundi to shut UN rights office: sources

In September, Burundi threatened to quit the rights council altogether after another report pointed to crimes against humanity in the country

SA must help resolve Burundi’s crisis

The Arusha Accords, led by Thabo Mbeki, have been eroded and Cyril Ramaphosa needs to restore peace

Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa

More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action

Climate change demands that we must adapt

Extreme weather phenomena are occurring and this is having a ripple effect throughout the world

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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