Dilma Rousseff

Brazil, weary of corruption, faces bleak poll

Blighted by a series of political scandals, the country’s hard-won democracy is on the skids

First Brazilian president to face corruption charges is expected to walk free

Brazil's most unpopular president in decades Michel Temer is charged with serious crimes but he is expected to avoid standing trial.

Former Brazil President Lula da Silva, wife and six others charged with corruption

Da Silva could face arrest for receiving an apartment from one of the engineering and construction firms in the Petrobras scandal.

​New President Temer’s 2018 plans rattle Brazil’s fragile coalition politics

His tenure is based on taking unpopular decisions and clearing the way for wannabe presidents.

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff ousted by Senate, Michel Temer sworn in

​Brazil's Senate ousted President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, ending an impeachment process that polarsed Latin America's biggest country.

​The Olympic Games and the battle to be allowed to voice protest in Brazil

Residents' anger about the economic recession and political ineptitude can't be kept away from the Rio 2016 Olympics.

New fraud mars Temer’s deficit win

Brazil's leader has called the budget approval a 'beautiful victory' for planned austerity measures

Rousseff’s supporters play for time

The beleagured Workers’ Party believes people will tire quickly of the opposition leaders.

Brazil erupts after tapped calls exposé

Brazilians want the president to resign for trying to help her predecessor avoid corruption charges.

Brazilians demand Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment

Tens of thousands of Brazilians, angered by a massive corruption scandal, took to the streets to protest against President Dilma Rousseff.

Odds stacked against Brazil leader

Dilma Rousseff goes into her second term facing greater challenges than her first time around.

Brazil divided after Rousseff takes second presidential term

Dilma Rousseff's re-election has left Brazil divided - half being grateful for gains against poverty, while the other criticised economic stagnation.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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