Elections

Sona will cast a spotlight on Ramaphosa (and the ANC’s) many problems

The president is facing challenges at every turn, among them the economy, the state of SOEs and factionalism within the ANC. Only if Ramaphosa and his party work together will they be able to turn their declining fortunes around

Editorial: Democrats must unite

The best chance for Democrats to beat Trump is by taking an opposite approach to his insular and isolated one

Vote tests Swapo’s dominance

The elections come during a three-year recession, high unemployment, inequality and a fishing scandal

EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence

Not grappling with things that undermine electoral integrity created a culture of impunity

Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate

​Expect bare-knuckle political sparring when 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden battles his Democratic rivals this week

Japan’s Abe vows to reform constitution despite no ‘supermajority’

His ruling coalition retained its majority in the upper house in Sunday's vote for around the half the seats in the chamber

Fresh protests over disputed elections in Malawi

About 3 500 marchers headed towards Parliament where a two-day vigil is planned against the result of the May 21 presidential vote

Mauritania cracks down on opposition after election

​Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties

Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami

Mauritania ruling party’s Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

With a clear majority of the votes, Ghazouani has won outright with no need for a second-round runoff election

Trump heads back to base for 2020 campaign kickoff

Organisers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20 000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens

Rivalry and revelry mark Mauritania election campaign

After a campaign rich in colour and steeped in desert traditions, voters in Mauritania will choose on Saturday among six candidates

Latest

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