Ebola Virus

Ebola in the Congo: a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health

Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years

DRC Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary

A total of 1803 lives have been lost in the second worst outbreak of Ebola on record, according to figures released Wednesday.

DRC’s Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda

World Health Organisation confirms one case of the virus

More than 1 000 dead in DRC Ebola epidemic

The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after an epidemic killed more than 11 300 people in West Africa in 2014-2016

DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence

MSF: Ebola response in DR Congo ‘failing’ to contain outbreak

The ongoing Ebola outbreak is the 10th in the country's history and the second largest ever recorded worldwide.

Sex for vaccines: Violence may mar the rollout of new experimental Ebola jab

Women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are allegedly being asked for sexual favours in exchange for Ebola treatment.

Why money earmarked to fight Ebola may have financed one man’s love life

The World Health Organization launches an inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexism.

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power

The DRC’s blood-soaked history

A five-minute history of the country since independence

Mashaba, SAHRC reach settlement on Ebola tweets

A series of tweets insinuating the spread of Ebola was caused by undocumented migrants landed City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in hot water

DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict

The number of suspected Ebola cases in eastern DRC has risen to 73 as ongoing conflicts in the region stymie containment efforts

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history