Dictatorship

Take action against church capture by cult leaders

The actions of some pastors and bishops are criminal and damage their followers

Will Tunisia continue to democratise?

The approach of presidential elections on September 15 has once again raised the question of whether Tunisia's nascent democracy will last

Neoliberalism and the march of impunity in Equatorial Guinea

How does the world's longest serving autocrat remain in power?

Equatorial Guinea’s president to mark 40 years in power

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's 40th anniversary in power will be marked by a series of events in three main cities

Yes, victims can bring Gambia’s dictator to justice

Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that he will await the report of the country’s truth commission before pursuing Jammeh’s possible extradition

How democratic revolutions are being subverted in Algeria and Sudan

One of the most misleading myths about African politics is the idea of the all-powerful leader who rules on their own through their cunning and wit

Bolsonaro’s three-month rule a disaster

Even the rats are jumping ship as the economy flounders amid poor governance decisions

Casualties mount in Togo protests

Opposition ire over the president’s extended term in office spilled over into the streets this week

Zuma’s recipe: How to make an African dictator

"Perhaps the only factor standing in the way of his dictatorship cake is the absence of enough heat"

AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré

The trial and judgment on the continent has been hailed by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and other countries and organisations.

Djibouti opposition leader vindicated

Weeks before President Ismaïl Guelleh stands for an unconstitutional fourth term, he has lost a “politically motivated” case against his former ally.

‘I murdered 18 people for the Pinochet regime’

Suicidal man confesses on a live radio phone-in to participating in the deaths of opponents of the late military dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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