US ‘holds key’ to peace in Colombia

Washington's envoy will have to straddle a tightrope in the delicate process to end civil war.

FARC accused of kidnapping Colombian general

FARC, Latin America's largest rebel group, is accused of kidnapping an army general over the weekend resulting in the suspension of peace talks.

Farc rebels accused of killing, kidnapping despite peace talks

Colombia's Farc rebels have kidnapped three oil workers and killed four soldiers in the nation's south, says military sources.

Colombia’s Farc rebels kill four military hostages

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels executed four members of the military during a botched mission to free them after a decade as hostages.

Colombians cheer killing of guerrilla kingpin

Colombians rejoiced at the killing of Farc rebel leader Alfonso Cano and hoped the blow against the insurgency could herald an end to decades of war.

Suspected Colombian rebels kidnap 23 oil workers

Suspected Farc guerrillas have captured 23 Colombian oil contractors carrying out exploration work for Canada's Talisman Energy.


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

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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