Ewen Macaskill

No James Bond glamour in espionage’s new ‘El Dorado’

There's nothing fancy about being a spy - in fact, one intelligence document warns that candidates should not be recruited if their motive is glamour.

SA spied on its government to get facts on Russian deal

SA's intelligence service relied on a spy close to Russia to find out details about its own government's involvement in a $100-million satellite deal.

Republicans throw down gauntlet over Rice

Republican senators have opened the way for a new showdown with United States President Barack Obama.

Romney on a roll after first TV debate

Mitt Romney has raised Republican hopes of an election comeback with a spirited and aggressive performance in the first televised presidential debate.

Gaffe-prone Romney puts his foot in it over Palestinians

Mitt Romney's battered presidential bid has been hit by a secretly recorded video in which he sets out views on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Merkel has upper hand in meeting with Obama

President Barack Obama is likely to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel to support a growth package to bail out Europe at the G8 summit this weekend

An uphill crawl to the finish line

The brutal contest for the Republican nomination hints at deeper divisions among US conservatives.

Republican rivals round on Romney’s ‘pious baloney’

Mitt Romney's rivals for the Republican ticket have ripped into the presidential candidate on live TV in a desperate bid to cut his massive poll lead.

Republicans get ready for midwest rumble

Republican presidential hopefuls will go head to head for the first time at Tuesday's Iowa caucuses in the fight for the GOP ticket to take on Obama.

Romney on the bubble as rival Republicans wobble

Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential ticket boosted as the head of rival Michelle Bachmann's Iowa campaign walks out on her.

Obama gets the edge he desperately needed

Obama lost no time in making political capital from Bin Laden's death scheduling a high-profile appearance at New York's Ground Zero.

Obama can expect a showdown

Republicans will fight the president's reforms now they have a stronger hold on Congress.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.