Developing Countries

Climate crisis demands a global tax

Voluntary emissions cuts do not work: a uniform levy will end corruption and spread the burden of reform more fairly

Editorial: Sassa’s misstep is beyond apology

'How far can you fall in the three days that you stood in line, having been forced to borrow money to pay taxi fares to get to a collection point?'

Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be

Zuma and his cohorts appear to have little understanding of the true nature of the troubled grouping.

Health financing crisis threatens developing countries, experts say

Researchers predict that in 2040, low-income countries will spend just $0.03 on healthcare for every dollar that high-income countries spend.

Smart policies needed to overcome commodity dependency

Developing countries must introduce policies now to diversify their exports and sustain growth, write Min Zhu, Stefania Fabrizio and Futoshi Narita.

Cop21 will deliver more for developing countries

African countries stand a good chance at COP21 of getting their ideas across, while there will also be a better opportunity to access climate finance.

Brics bank could hand debt-wrecked Greece a lifeline

Greece, who is trying to reach a deal with EU-IMF creditors, says the invitation is a “happy surprise” and they will further consider the proposal.

Now for the technology attitude divide

The digital divide between developed and developing countries is no longer only about access, but in attitudes to technology, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

COP19: NGO delegates walk out of Warsaw climate talks in protest

The second-last day of the global climate change conference in Poland has seen 800 delegates walk out of the talks over a lack of progress.

Follow the money to clean SA’s green slate

South Africa lacks centralised system for tracking and counting the funds.

G20 must tackle new tax deal for developing countries

When the world's leaders meet at the next G20 Summit, they'll arrive with one issue already agreed: the need to re-write international tax rules.

E-tailers in SA to see growth in mobile commerce

E-tailers in South Africa can expect to see their most prolific growth in mobile commerce, says chief executive of Kalahari.com.

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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