Rival factions have reached a deal in Palestinian reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, have reached an agreement on aspects of their bid to end a decade-long split

Palestinian factions call truce in new government

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a new unity government in the West Bank and Gaza which will be headed by Mahmoud Abbas.

Egypt-Israel soldier swap set to take place at night

Israel is wrapping up preparations to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the final phase of a swap with Hamas militants.

Israel’s Netanyahu repudiates Obama’s call for 1967 borders

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he would uproot settlements in a "generous" peace deal with Palestinians, but ruled out a return to 1967 borders.

Palestinian leaders end four-year feud

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal buried the hatchet at a Cairo reconciliation ceremony on Wednesday.

Palestinians applaud unity deal as Israel growls

A surprise deal to end decades of rivalry between Fatah and Hamas was on Thursday welcomed by the Palestinian leadership, but denounced by Israel.

Fatah, Hamas agree to form interim govt

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement and its bitter rival, Hamas, struck a deal on Wednesday to form an interim unity government.

Abbas pledges to talk unity with Hamas in Gaza

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday he was ready to go to Gaza and broker a unity deal with the Islamist Hamas movement.

Hamas wants more time to mull Palestinian unity deal

Hamas on Thursday asked for more time to consider a unity deal and demanded that it include a clause on the right to resist Israeli occupation.

Tensions rise in West Bank

Palestinian authorities have begun a rare military trial of security officers accused of torturing a Hamas suspect to death.

Fatah elects new guard at landmark congress

Fatah elected a new generation of leaders at its first congress in 20 years, including a popular militant jailed in Israel.


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

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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