Gaza City

The truth about false balance

The Ombud speaks out on when the journalistic ideal of fairness is co-opted.

Gaza desolation: Was it worth it?

Israel’s ‘victory’ has left Gaza City in ruins, but the 50-day war has strengthened Hamas’s influence.

Hamas agrees to 24-hour Eid truce

Hamas has agreed to observe a 24-hour humanitarian truce after initially rejecting such an offer by Israel.

Curious case of Israel’s invasion of Gaza

The trail of blame for three missing Israeli boys, which the Israeli government has used as the reason for their latest military exercise, is weak.

Gold gains as unrest is weighed against US outlook

Unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East has seen gold rebound 9.4% this year while the Fed warns benchmark rates could rise sooner than expected.

Gaza: ANCYL demands Israeli ambassador leave SA

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has called for Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk to leave the country amid unrest in Gaza.

Red line moves into dangerous moral ground

The ethical boundaries are constantly shifting for Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza.

Palestine and Israel: Teen deaths highlight power imbalance

The latest killings bring to the forefront Palestinians' deep concern about prisoners and has reopened wounds on both sides.

Gaza: The land that aches       behind its blockade

Dervla Murphy spent a month in Gaza once it was possible to get in via Egypt after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, and has brough out a book.

Gaza refugee tipped to win ‘Arab Idol’

Singer Mohammed Assaf has had messages of support from Palestine's president, despite being arrested more than 20 times by Hamas for his singing.

Palestine: Love and lentils in the holy land

Palestinian women are turning their kitchens into a much-needed source of revenue — and fellowship.

Israel abandons controversial phosphorus smokescreen

Israel says it is phasing out white phosphorus smokescreen munitions whose use during its 2008-2009 offensive drew war crimes allegations.


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