Civil War

Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders

Politicians must desist from blaming the actions of the former oppressor for their own decisions

Cameroon’s civil war will continue

The hardline stance by both the government and the Anglophone successionists hinders solutions

Suspicion and secrecy surround South Africa’s dealings with South Sudan

It is far from clear that the deal fits in with South Africa’s long-term energy strategy, or that there is an economic case for it

Khashoggi was collateral damage

Supporting Saudi Arabia’s lukewarm reforms sends a signal of consent to a murderous regime

Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track

Libya’s proposed elections and any subsequent interim government will fail if the country’s challenges aren’t addressed

War, famine and failed talks in Yemen

​Ali Abdullah Saleh's death comes amid an intensified conflict between the Iran-aligned armed group and pro-Saleh forces in the ongoing war in Yemen

How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives

Scientists have found that herds of elephant were able to walk on ground infested by land-mines without injury because of their keen sense of smell.

Dos Santos: Angola’s secretive leader heads towards exit

Wednesday's elections will bring to an end a 38-year reign dominated by an unrelenting authoritarian style.

​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict

Control of increasingly scarce water is being used by armed groups to challenge central governments, causing untold suffering to civilians.

The UN mission can’t keep the peace in Juba’s civil war runs along ethnic lines

A force from the continent, such as the African Union, may possibly be able to protect South Sudan’s civilians.

Syrian refugees say ‘I do’ to Turks

Desperate women are seeking refuge from war in arranged marriages, despite reports of abuse.

Syria evacuates citizens from besieged Homs

Syria expects to remove 200 people from the city of Homs during a three-day ceasefire while humanitarian organisations provide aid to those remaining.

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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