East African Drought

The causes of Somalia’s conflict and famine are bad governance, not climate change

Famine and conflict can either be prevented, or the impact minimised, if institutions and mechanisms of good governance are in place

Surviving El Niño

Amidst competing claims for emergency aid, averting tragedy in east and southern Africa must be a priority.

UN says Somalia famine could spread

The UN says famine is set to spread to two new southern Somali regions with millions of people reeling from extreme drought.

China paying ‘close attention’ to Africa famine

China has said it was paying "close attention" to a disastrous famine in the Horn of Africa after top US House Democrat urged it to do more.

Somali women preyed on by rapists amid famine

Somali refugees are falling victim to rape and assault as the region endures its worst drought in over 60 years.

Latest

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

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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