Coup Attempts

Guaido says talks with Venezuela govt to resume, move to Barbados

​Dialogue between Venezuela's opposition and President Maduro's government will resume in Barbados, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido said

Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional ‘coup’ bid

Violence flared on Saturday afternoon in Amhara, one of nine autonomous regions, when a 'hit squad' attacked a meeting of top officials

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

​Venezuela will prosecute seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido

Equatorial Guinea: Attempted coup hatched ‘on French soil’

The government says that foreign mercenaries mounted an attempted putsch on December 24 but it was thwarted.

Lesotho prepares for vote in bid to ease political crisis

Campaigning has been largely peaceful but analysts say tensions are high before the parliamentary vote.

Lesotho PM refuses to re-open Parliament

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has said he won't re-open Parliament, throwing a South African-brokered peace deal into doubt.

Parliament suspended amid fears of a coup in Lesotho

Emergency talks have been underway to determine the future of Lesotho's fragile coalition government, amid suggestions of a coup.

SA slams South Sudan coup attempt

SA says "democracy and human rights are essential to the governance of all African countries", slating an alleged coup attempt in South Sudan.

Malawi ex-ministers arrested over ‘coup plot’

Malawi police have arrested 11 ex-ministers and senior government officials, including the former president's brother, for an alleged coup plot.

Sudan says it foiled a military coup attempt

Sudanese authorities say they have foiled a military coup and that several military officers and civilians involved in the scheme have been arrested.

Boeremag planned total onslaught

It's clear the Boeremag plotters had a deadly serious intent. Phillip de Wet unpacks the plan to overthrow the SA government and start a race war.

China shuts down websites after coup rumours

China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major political drama.

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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.

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