Chemical Warfare

Syria’s ‘chemical attack’ — What we know

An alleged chemical attack in rebel-held Douma has sparked international outrage, but Damascus has said the reports are 'mere fabrications'

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Syria: A war is brewing

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's friends and foes are headed for a showdown at the UN over his suspected chemical attacks.

Damascus: Chemical weapons blamed in massacre

An apparent gas attack in Damascus is thought to be the most significant use of chemical weapons since the gassing of Kurds 25 years ago.

Activists blame Syria deaths on chemical attack

Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in a fierce army bombardment of areas near Damascus, a Syrian NGO has said.

Basson attempts to erase charges

Germ expert's counsel calls for the discounting of evidence on ethics based on a lack of context.

Apartheid demons return to haunt Wouter Basson

Dr Wouter Basson risks losing his licence should a hearing find him guilty of making Mandrax, Ecstasy and drugs used to sedate SADF prisoners.


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.

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