UN: North Korea food production ‘lowest for a decade’

Adding to the sanctions against them, North Korea's struggle to feed itself has hit a new low.

South Sudan on brink of new famine

Aid workers hope that with massive effort a humanitarian disaster can be avoided

More people went hungry in Africa in 2017, but new initiatives also bore fruit

There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.

Will seven million starving Yemenis ever find justice?

In the "war the world forgot", the international community won't react to the human rights violations which will leave 6.8 million hungry.

Bet the farm and save the world

With investment in agriculture and data, African states could end famine — and reap the reward

S Sudan plunging into worst famine in decades, warns UN

Without more aid and a ceasefire to let farmers reach fields, the UN says there will be a "catastrophic decline in food security" in South Sudan.

Zim hands out Zambian grain to stave off starvation

Zimbabwe's Agriculture Minister Joseph Made says that imported maize is being handed out to vulnerable people in a bid to stave of famine.

Strong growth hasn’t ended Africa’s food crisis, says UN

Sub-Saharan Africa posts economic growth rates higher than the worldwide average but has the planet's greatest food security problems, the UN says.

A temporary break from food riots

Although food prices have continued to rise, riots because of this fact have been almost non-existent as people have generally suffered in silence.

Somali famine declared over, but UN urges caution

The UN says that Somalia's famine is over, but warned that continued assistance is needed to stop the region from slipping back.

UN warns Somalia famine likely to spread further

Famine has spread to another Somali region and the UN has warned more areas will become affected in the next four months.

SA criticised for slow response to Horn of Africa crisis

Amid UN reports that famine has spread further through Somalia, South Africa has been criticised for not doing enough to help the region.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it