Gabrielle Giffords

‘Tough’ Giffords back at scene of shooting

The survivor of a shooting, US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords returns to the scene of the crime a year after 19 people were gunned down in Arizona.

Space shuttle commander Kelly to retire from Nasa

US astronaut Mark Kelly, who commanded <i>Endeavour</i>'s final flight has announced his retirement to help his wife Gabrielle Giffords recover.

Endeavour blasts off one last time

<i>Endeavour</i> lifted off on Monday for its final mission, watched by Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman who was shot earlier this year.

Endeavour poised for last liftoff

The US space shuttle Endeavour is poised to launch on Friday, for the penultimate flight for Nasa's 30-year program.

Gabrielle Giffords’s remarkable recovery

When US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in January, few thought she would survive.

Tucson gunman pleads not guilty on all charges

Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman accused of trying to assassinate Gabrielle Giffords, pleaded not guilty to all 49 new charges on Wednesday.

Suspect in Tucson shooting spree pleads not guilty

Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of attempting to assassinate US Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Giffords upgraded from critical to serious

United States congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' medical condition was upgraded from critical to serious on Sunday, eight days after she was shot.

Blood libel: What does it mean?

Sarah Palin's use of the phrase "blood libel" could scarcely be more incendiary, especially in a religious country like the United States.

Obama pays emotional Arizona tribute

Obama implored Americans to cleanse their corroded democracy to fulfill the hopes of a nine-year-old girl gunned down in the Arizona shooting.

Palin slams ‘blood libel’, takes no blame for violence

Sarah Palin on Wednesday slammed as "blood libel" the charges that overheated political rhetoric contributed to a weekend shooting rampage in Arizona.

Palin’s presidential hopes can’t survive this bullet

She didn't pull the trigger, and she's not the first to use the language of combat. But the Alaskan's career will certainly suffer.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences