Child Soldiers

There are better ways for SA to assist South Sudan than military cooperation

South Africa risks becoming complicit in South Sudanese abuses

Past shackles Liberia’s girl soldiers

What happened to all the girls who fought in Liberia's brutal civil war and are now grown-ups? How do they get on with their lives?

More than 80 child soldiers rescued in Congo

About 82 children have been rescued from an armed group in the southeastern DRC and are being reunited with their families.

DR Congo province in push to save child soldiers

Desperate to save children from being used as soldiers in the DRC, residents of the 'Triangle of Death' have launched a campaign to end the practice.

Children bear brunt of CAR crisis

Sporadic armed clashes, looting of orphanages, recruitment into armies, and widespread school closures have made life perilous for CAR's children.

Global arms trade contributes to use of child soldiers

Amnesty International has called for states to adopt an Arms Trade Treaty to mark the international day against the use of child soldiers.

The ‘purest apprentices’ caught up in Mali’s dirty war

Rebel groups have recruited young boys to fight the messy war in northern Mali, a conflict that now includes 2 500 well-armed French soldiers.

Eritrean tyranny fuels mass exit

Draconian military conscription rules in Eritrea mean children as young as 12 can be forced into duty. Dan Connell reports.

Outcome anticipated against Congolese militia boss

The ICC will hand down judgment in the trial of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga who is accused of enlisting child soldiers under 15 to fight.

International justice for Africa?

If you do not understand the politics, you do not understand the basics of the concept.

Children in war: the lost millions looking for a voice

Millions of children lost in war around the world miss the right to feel a parent's love more than anything else.

Witness retracts evidence at DRC war-crimes trial

The first witness at the ICC's inaugural war-crimes trial retracted his testimony on Wednesday after saying he was a former child soldier.


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

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