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Florida lawmakers approve bill allowing teachers to be armed

Supporters of the bill say armed teachers could save lives in the event of a school shooting

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern United States already soaked by heavy rain

Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn

Many will risk losing their largest financial asset — their homes. And municipalities will forfeit huge amounts of revenue from property taxes

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

America's long moribund gun control debate was revived by survivors of the Parkland shooting and now the minimum age to buy firearms in Florida is 21

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

The president's comments came as he faces criticism from survivors of the attack over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association

At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting

Authorities warned late on Wednesday that the death toll could rise as some of the more than 14 people who were wounded were in critical condition

World’s biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

​The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight

Hurricane Matthew kills at least 17 as it heads towards the Bahamas and Florida

The hurricane caused severe flooding and killed four people in the Dominican Republic as well as at least 13 in Haiti.

Republicans dump firm over fraudulent voter registration forms

The Palm Beach County elections office first reported finding 106 potentially fraudulent registration forms earlier this week.

Towns destroyed and dozens dead in US tornadoes

31 people have been killed and entire communities have been wiped out as a total of tornadoes have ripped through USA's heartland.

How the Disney dream died

There once was a place where neighbours greeted neighbours in the quiet of summer twilight.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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