European Union

European Parliament set to return Barroso to top job

After months of wrangling, the European Parliament is set on Wednesday to return Jose Manuel Barroso to the EU's most high-profile post.

EU: Chinese censorship of internet ‘unacceptable’

The EU accused China of "unacceptable" web censorship on Friday, as Brussels rejected Beijing's claim that a filter is aimed at blocking pornography.

Cellphone makers promise one-size-fits-all charger

Leading cellphone makers had good news for anyone with a drawer full of old phone chargers on Tuesday: the industry plans to standardise the device.

G7 powers head to Rome as economic crisis rages

G7 finance ministers are under pressure to prove they can work together to stop the rot rather than engaging in a battle of "beggar-thy-neighbour".

European car sales in 20-year slump

European new cars sales fell 27% in January to the lowest level for 20 years, trade data showed on Friday.

Eurozone recession deepens with record GDP drop

The economy of the nations sharing the euro slumped further in the final quarter of 2008, contracting by a record 1,5%.

EU blacklists Mugabe cronies

Controversial Zimbabwean businessman John Bredenkamp, who has been linked to South Africa's arms deal scandal, has been blacklisted by the EU.

EU to launch Georgia-Russia conflict probe

The EU is to launch an inquiry into the cause of the Russia-Georgia conflict, papers seen on Friday show, amid growing recriminations against Tbilisi.

Massive EU online library looks to compete with Google

Inspired by ancient Alexandria's attempt to collect the world's knowledge, the EU launches on Thursday its Europeana digital library.

Russian troops leave Georgia war zones

Russian forces on Wednesday abandoned military positions deep inside Georgia in a major pull-back the Kremlin vowed to complete by midnight.

EU freezes talks with Russia

The European Union on Monday froze talks with Moscow on closer ties until Russian troops withdraw from Georgia.

Mbeki lauded for his ‘courageous mediation’

SA and the EU on Friday wrapped up a landmark summit with Brussels backing SA's mediating role in Zimbabwe as the only way of ending political chaos.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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