European Union

Africa rejects joint stand with EU on climate

African nations are refusing to sign a joint statement with the EU on climate change, saying the proposal does not reflect the continent's priorities.

Sudan boycotts EU-Africa summit over Bashir row

Sudan announced it would boycott the African-European Union summit in Libya to "avoid embarrassment to Libya".

EU: Zim ambassador row ‘a serious matter’

The EU has expressed "great concern" over President Robert Mugabe's unilateral appointment of new Zimbabwe ambassadors.

EU to rethink Zim sanctions

European Union supremo Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday said the bloc was ready to take a fresh look at sanctions against Zimbabwe after pressure from SA.

EU threatens action against France over Roma

The European Union may take legal action against France for the way it has handled the expulsion of Roma migrants.

EU boosts flood aid to Pakistan

The European Union nearly doubled its aid to flood-stricken Pakistan to €70-million on Wednesday.

EU clears world’s biggest airline merger

European competition enforcers on Tuesday cleared a $3-billion merger between United and Continental that will create the world's biggest airline.

EU hammers Iran with new sanctions

The European Union hammered Iran on Monday with fresh sanctions against its vital energy sector.

Zim blames EU for holding up talks

Zimbabwe has accused the EU of delaying a new round of talks meant to assess progress in long-delayed political and human rights reforms.

EU suspends development aid to Madagascar

The EU on Thursday sanctioned Madagascar over the "unacceptable" actions of its "de facto authorities" who seized power last year, by slashing funds.

Al-Bashir to be sworn in as Sudan president

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the only sitting head of state wanted for war crimes, will be sworn in on Thursday.

IMF funds heading for Greece as unions protest

Greece on Wednesday was to receive a first dose of a bailout loan agreed with the EU in exchange for austerity cuts which are sparking new protests.


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