European Union

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.

EU launches election observer mission in Ethiopia

The EU has launched its observer mission for elections in Ethiopia, which rights groups say have already been tainted by political repression.

EU considers withdrawing Darfur poll observers

The EU said on Wednesday said it was considering withdrawing its election observers from Sudan's Darfur region over fears for their safety.

EU calls for bank collapse fund

The European Union's finance executive on Friday called for banks to pay into a fund that could be drawn upon in case of collapse.

EU extends Zimbabwe sanctions for another year

The EU on Tuesday renewed its sanctions against Zimbabwe for another year, citing a lack of progress in the country's power-sharing agreement.

EU gives Zim $13-million for smallholder farmers

The European Union on Thursday announced a $13-million fund to help thousands of Zimbabwean smallholder farmers.

Holy city, unholy mess

European Union foreign ministers agree to drop their call in a draft document for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Recession ends across Europe

Europe's deepest recession since World War II officially ended on Friday when it joined Japan and the US in returning to growth.

EU, Greenpeace row over safety of GM food

The EU Commission stressed on Thursday that health and environmental factors were foremost in approving genetically modified foodstuffs.

Ireland votes yes to Lisbon treaty

Ireland has voted decisively in favour of the Lisbon treaty just 16 months after it first rejected the European Union reform plan.


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories