Foreign Aid

Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries

Ebola cases in DRC top 2 000

The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations

Guaido ramps up pressure after deadly Venezuela border clashes

Humanitarian aid, much of it from the United States, has become the centrepiece of the standoff between Maduro and Guaido

Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential

Although the dearth of global funding could be viewed as a tragedy, it represents a tremendous opportunity

Venezuela opposition prepares protest, presses for aid to be let in

Opposition leader and self declared president Juan Guaido will lead a rally in Caracas but demonstrations have been called all over the country

Zambian economy on slippery slope

In the face of spiralling debt, the Patriotic Front will struggle to take the next election

The great riddance

Security now matters more than freedom in the increased 'bordernisation' of Europe which renders those seeking refuge subhuman and vulnerable

MSF reveals sex abuse cases as Oxfam scandal widens

French group Doctors Without Borders is the latest to join in the scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry

#​100Days of Trump: Africa seems to be a low priority

He plans to cut foreign aid, putting US commitments to the continent at risk.

Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology

The continent can build on local-level networks and financial strategies such as stokvels to bring about socioeconomic transformation

Comment: 100-million young lives saved by aid

Aid may often be criticised, but it works, says the Gates Foundation.

Burundi’s economy up in smoke after devastating fire

Four months after Bujumbura's key market was razed to the ground, thousands of traders and the economy itself are reeling from the blow.

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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