Ed Pilkington

Snowden gets a handle on Twitter

“I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”

Opportunity knocks for Romney’s crew

Obama has a variety of different routes to victory on November 6, but Romney's hopes are next to moribund unless he wins in Ohio.

BBC’s blind eye to sexual predation causes furore

The BBC is in the middle of a growing scandal involving a television host who was once one of its highest-profile stars.

Obama cracks the digital whip

On the online political battlefield, US president Barack Obama beats his rival for the hands down, write Ed Pilkington & Amanda Michel.

Minorities change US demographics

More than half the babies under the age of one are now likely to be Hispanic, black or Asian, writes Ed Pilkington.

Sheriff’s crackdown becomes law

A controversial Bill that targets illegal Latinos is setting a precedent for other conservative states in the United States.

Wounded state crucial in US polls

Republican candidates and President Barack Obama recognise the importance of Nevada.

America’s barely tamed brutality

Pepper spray, Swat teams and judicial torture. This barbarity is ever present -- but rarely so visible -- in American life.

9/11 victims’ relatives to meet attorney general

Relatives of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York are to meet the attorney general to discuss allegations that journalists working for News

The Times they are a changin’

The first woman editor of the <i>New York Times</i> tells why she got the job and how she'll handle the transition to digital.

Obama gets harsh legal judgment

More than 250 eminent legal scholars have signed a letter protesting against the treatment in military prison of the alleged WikiLeaks source.

Politics goes counter to the web

Social networking's much-vaunted challenge to autocracies 'has been undermined by the West'.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences