Dr Goodluck Jonathan

To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos

No matter what happens on Thursday, South Africa’s opposition parties need a radical rethink if they are to seriously challenge the ANC

Nigerians wait for election results as polls close

Results from nearly 120 000 polling stations were being collated at local and state level before being sent to the capital, Abuja, on Sunday

Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible

Boko Haram: Killing in God’s name

The Islamist group may have jihadist overtones, but its rise and power lies in Nigeria's failure to deliver to its citizens adequately.

Jonathan sued for excessive force used during protests

A lawsuit has been brought against Nigeria's president for using armed soldiers and tanks to stop a protest in the city against high petrol prices.

Nigeria’s Muslims get stern warning

Many say the attacks are not religious in nature and are an attempt to overthrow the president.

No end in sight for Nigeria fuel strike

Nigeria's labour unions and government have failed to end a paralysing strike over high petrol costs, potentially sparking an oil production shutdown.

Nigerian unions to meet president over fuel strike

Nigerian unions are due to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to try and come to an agreement after shelved fuel subsidies resulted in a protest.

Nigeria dogged by violent fuel subsidy chaos

Six people have been killed as Nigeria police and protesters continue to clash as tens of thousands demonstrate nationwide over fuel price hikes.

Nigerians on strike as petrol price apoplexy rages on

Hundreds of Nigerians have took to the streets, launching a nationwide strike to protest against the axing of a popular fuel subsidy in Africa's

Leaders seek to appease Nigerian sects

A Muslim leader has tried to calm tensions in Nigeria after deadly Christmas Day attacks claimed by Islamists that risk inflaming sectarian divisions.

Nigeria marks Independence Day amid security lockdown

Nigeria marked 51 years of independence on Saturday amid a security lockdown over fears of fresh attacks by an Islamist sect.


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