Extremism

The changing face of Burkina Faso’s terrorist threat

Burkina Faso has been experiencing regular attacks led by armed terrorist groups from neighbouring countries. Surrounded by six countries, it is the northern part...

How a lack of democracy fuels violent extremism in Africa

Research on violence in Africa argues that it is mainly within the context of a weak state that has lost control over its people and institutions

40 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

40 people have been killed by an Australian extremist at two mosque shootings in New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch

Hate campaign suits Islamic State’s jihad agenda

Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.

#IllRideWithYou campaign aims to overcome Islamophobia after Sydney attack

Muslims who fear public retribution after an extremist attack in Sydney are being supported by ordinary people in solidarity against Islamophobia.

Extremism has no virtue or place in Islam

The bombing of the Boston marathon in April and the brutal murder of a British soldier in London have again focused attention on Muslim extremism.

Right wing fragmented and demilitarised, experts say

Law enforcement officials and race relations analysts have downplayed the prospect of a security threat emanating from right-wing extremists.
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Afrikaner blood

An extremist right-wing survival camp, about 230km east of Jo'burg, is breeding virulent racism, training teenage boys in its ideology.

Internet used in most cases of violent radicalism: report

A report has shown that the internet plays a part in most cases of radicalisation and is a more significant recruiting ground than places of worship.

Pakistan media warn of growing chaos as minister slain

Pakistan is being swept towards violent chaos by a growing wave of Islamist extremism, newspapers said on Thursday.

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

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

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

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

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