Evo Morales

Noise or signal? Social media’s role in Bolivia’s coup

Narratives spread on social networking sites were used to justify military intervention in democratic processes

From Zimbabwe to Bolivia: What makes a military coup?

When the military intervened against Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn't widely called a coup. New research shows that's exactly what it was

Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

As chanting Bolivians kept up demonstrations in the street, the 60-year-old called new elections, but this was not enough to calm the uproar

How the world is reacting to Venezuela ‘coup bid

The world is giving its reaction to the attempted coup in Venezuela

Austria’s president denies searching Morales’s plane for Snowden

Austrian officials did not search Bolivia's presidential jet for Edward Snowden, says Austria's President Heinz Fischer.

Bolivia threatens to close US embassy

Latin American leaders have blasted the US for rerouting the Bolivian president's plane under suspicion that Edward Snowden was aboard.

Weekend 101: Mandela vs Mandela, Egyptians revolt

On Weekend 101 this week, Mandla and Makaziwe Mandela battle in court, Egyptians overthrow their president; and where the hell is Edward Snowden?

Bolivians condemn US ‘act of aggression’ after Snowden search

The decision to search the plane of President Evo Morales was an act of aggression and a violation of international law, Bolivia has said.

Bolivian president knees football opponent in groin

A knee to the groin may be more Vinnie Jones than Machiavelli, but it was no less effective for Evo Morales in asserting his presidential authority.

Bolivia nationalises four power companies

Leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday he had nationalised four power companies, including a subsidiary of France's GDF Suez.

Cholitas enter the ring

Bolivia remains patriarchal and girls and women still lag in literacy and opportunities compared to those in neighbouring Argentina and Chile, which h

Bolivians haunted by Che Guevara’s legacy 40 years on

In the land of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's last stand, Bolivians are preparing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the revolutionary's death with a mixture of honour and hatred. For many here, the Argentine-born doctor-turned-guerrilla leader who was executed at age 39 remains an iconic hero.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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