Fredrik Dahl

Foul play ruled out of Libya oil chief’s death

The Vienna prosecutor's office has ruled out foul play in the death of Libya's Gaddafi-era prime minister and oil chief Shukri Ghanem.

Iran’s uranium enough to produce five nuclear weapons

A UN report has found that the total production, for the last five years, of low-enriched uranium would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons.

Iran and world powers agree to continue talks

Negotiators from Tehran and six world powers have finally resumed talks over Iran's nuclear programme and have agreed to meet again next month.

Nuclear talks with Iran have failed, says UN watchdog

The IAEA has failed to secure an agreement with Iran during talks over disputed nuclear activities, saying it was denied access to a key military site

Iran enriches uranium, executes ‘spy’ and mocks the West

Iran has begun enriching uranium inside a mountain and sentenced an American to death for spying, undermining hopes diplomacy could avert sanctions.

Iran begins underground uranium refining

Iran has begun its underground uranium refining at the Fordow site, signalling its decision not to back down despite sanctions from the West.

Iran testing raises fears of plutonium production

A former senior UN nuclear official says Iran seems to be testing atomic fuel intended for a planned reactor which could yield nuclear bomb material.

UN atom chief plays down safety cost concerns

Planned steps to boost global nuclear safety after Japan's Fukushima disaster will not lead to any major increase in costs for reactor operators.

Japan mulls Fukushima food sale ban

Japan is considering whether to halt sales of food products from near a crippled nuclear plant because of contamination by a radioactive element.

IAEA chief heading to Japan to face nuclear crisis

The UN atomic energy chief said he plans to fly to Japan on Thursday to seek first-hand information of what he called a "very serious" situation.

UN nuclear agency mulls more ‘special inspections’

The United Nations nuclear watchdog signalled on Monday it wanted to use its "special inspection" powers more often.

Iran takes another step towards weapons-grade uranium

Iran began making higher-grade nuclear fuel on Tuesday, and the Pentagon said the US wanted a UN Security Council resolution on Iran "within weeks".


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