Drug Trafficking

Don’t disrupt Niger’s balancing act

Europe must tread carefully or risk fuelling militancy and migration

Witness says El Chapo tried to kill him four times

Miguel Angel 'El Gordo' Martinez worked for Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in the Sinaloa cartel as a drugs big-wig in Mexico City

6 police officers assaulted, gunshots fired during Vanderbijlpark raid

Police are investigating a case of murder, attempted murder and assault after raiding a suspected drug den.

On the road with heroin smugglers

After meeting a Tanzanian stowaway, Sean Christie gets caught up in a hair-raising heroin run from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town.

Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers

Iran has executed 10 drug traffickers in a prison in Tehran, says a statement on the website of the prosecutor's office.

Sheryl’s partner in crime to appeal against drug conviction

Sheryl Cwele's partner in crime, Frank Nabolisa, has filed papers in the ConCourt, requesting leave to appeal against his conviction for drug dealing.

Emails sealed Sheryl Cwele’s fate

Correspondence shows that Sheryl Cwele clearly knew about the plans to bring drugs into South Africa, writes Glynnis Underhill.

Sheryl Cwele’s appeal gives mule new hope

The mother of drug mule Tessa Beetge hopes the court will uphold Sheryl Cwele's conviction so her daughter might be freed from a Brazil jail sooner.

‘I’d do it over and over again’

Tessa Beetge.s mother now wants her daughter's sentence reduced following the conviction of Sheryl Cwele.

Cwele guilty of drug dealing

Sheryl Cwele, the wife of state security minister Siyabonga Cwele, sat stony faced in the dock as Judge Piet Koen convicted her of dealing in cocaine.

Cwele found guilty in drug-trafficking case

Sheryl Cwele was on Thursday found guilty on a charge of dealing in drugs, or conspiring to do so, in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Court finds Sheryl Cwele not guilty on two charges

Sheryl Cwele was on Thursday found not guilty on two of the charges she faced related to drug trafficking.

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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.

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