Even superpowers can’t handle superstorms

Before we get to the response to Cyclone Idai, it is worth reminding ourselves about how richer countries respond to similar natural disasters.

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1 400

Authorities set a tentative deadline of Friday to find anyone still trapped under rubble

Aid agencies rush to help survivors of deadly Lombok quakes

Aid organisations have vowed to boost humanitarian assistance on the island as devastated residents struggle in makeshift displacement camps

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Lombok quake kills 91

Hundreds of bloodied and bandaged victims were treated outside damaged hospitals in the main city of Mataram

‘Earthquake of joy’ over Mexico’s World Cup upset win

The earth literally moved in quake-prone Mexico City when Hirving "Chucky" Lozano smashed home the game-winning goal

Slice of Life: ‘I fought to get out that tiny door’

'It was almost like a stampede; people were falling on the floor.'

UPDATE: Over 300 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

At least 328 people were killed and another 2,350 injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border.

Italy’s search for missing tourists and locals goes on after earthquake

Death toll rises to at least 241 with hundreds of homes destroyed at night.

AngloGold rejects blame for quake

But scientists have not ruled out blasting as a cause for the country-wide quake last week as the Council for Geoscience investigates further.

Architectural solutions to slums and earthquakes

Presentations on earthquake readiness and slum settlement solutions at a global architecture congress have highlighted contributions to human dignity.

SA earthquake big, but not uncommon

The Orkney earthquake with tremors felt as far away as Botswana and Mozambique was the largest magnitude quake in the past decade at an official 5.5.

Second strong earthquake rattles Nicaragua

Nicaragua has been hit by a 6.6 magnitude strong earthquake, the second in as many days.


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories