Drone Attacks

Venezuela to try lawmakers for failed Maduro drone attack

Maduro and his government said the president had been targeted by two flying drones each carrying a kilogram of powerful C-4 explosives

Venezuela vows to eradicate plots after Maduro ‘assassination’ bid

'There is sufficient evidence of the participation of the outgoing Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos' — Maduro

Pakistan to take US drone strike issue to UN

Pakistan says it would raise the issue of US drone strikes inside its territory at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Drones will return to bite Obama in the US

Detailed investigations of possible war crimes arising from drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen pose difficult questions for the US.

Saudi al-Qaeda number two killed in US drone attack

Saudi Arabia's second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Said al-Shehri has been killed in a US drone attack in Yemen.

Nine militants killed in drone, air force strikes in Pakistan

At least nine suspected militants have been killed in a US drone strike and a separate military operation in Pakistan's tribal region.

US drone strike in Pakistan kills 16

Unmanned US aircraft fired four missiles at a house in north-west Pakistan, killing 16 suspected militants, says Pakistani intelligence officials.

US drone attacks undermine the rule of law

US use of drones has soared during Obama's time in office, with the White House authorising attacks in at least four countries.

UN investigator questions Obama on US drones

A UN investigator has asked US President Barack Obama to justify his policy of assassinating terror suspects using drones rather than capturing them.

US suspends drone attacks in Pakistan — report

The US Central Intelligence Agency has suspended drone missile strikes on gatherings of low-ranking militants in Pakistan.

Pakistan says dozens killed in US drone strikes

At least 30 militants were killed in less than 12 hours in a hail of missile strikes by suspected US drone aircraft in Pakistan's north-west region.

Drone attack on ’emboldened’ al-Qaeda group in Somalia

The United States conducted a drone attack in Somalia, apparently wounding two senior members of al-Shabaab.

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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.

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Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

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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