G8 Summit

Transparency will help Africa help itself

Many say that the vast earnings of many African countries from oil, gas and mining show that the focus on aid to Africa is misguided.

Cameron urges G8 leaders to draw inspiration from hosts N Ireland

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says G8 leaders should be inspired by Northern Ireland when the summit delivers its own economic breakthrough.

When ‘helping’ Africa resembles grabbing its resources

From the Conference of Berlin to today's G8, "helping" Africans looks suspiciously like monopolising their resources, writes George Monbiot.

Europe’s leaders urged to opt for growth

Europe's leaders met on Wednesday for crisis talks to rescue the euro amid a warning from the West's leading economic think-tank.

Food security action must follow words

With the backing of the G8 and the private sector, smallholder farming will take Africa forward, writes Jane Karuku.

Merkel has upper hand in meeting with Obama

President Barack Obama is likely to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel to support a growth package to bail out Europe at the G8 summit this weekend

G8 summit pledges $20bn for Arab spring nations

Aid being compiled in Deauville aims to foster democracy and economic growth in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia.

Libya rejects G8, open only to AU peace talks

The Libyan regime has rejected calls from the G8 world powers for strongman Muammar Gaddafi to step down and will only deal with the African Union.

G8 leaders in France to grapple with global crises

Leaders of the world's richest nations have gathered for a summit to be dominated by the Arab Spring, the economy, and Japan nuclear disaster.

Is inviting Africans to G8 meeting ‘window-dressing’?

Questions are being asked whether the G8 invitation to African states to its summit reflects its concern about the litany of unmet promises.

G8 must keep Aids promise

Civil society organisations make a fresh appeal for G8 to fulfil its Aids promises.


Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

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