Gun Control

Florida lawmakers approve bill allowing teachers to be armed

Supporters of the bill say armed teachers could save lives in the event of a school shooting

Tough New Zealand gun laws easily pass first hurdle

Lawmakers voted 119-1 in favour of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles

‘No credible sightings’ as police hunt Tennessee shooter

Police said there had been "no credible sightings" of a semi-nude gunman who fled after shooting four people dead

YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media

Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories

Gun economics in Trump’s America

Students in over 800 cities and towns are calling for tougher gun control laws in the United States, demanding an end to gun violence

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

America's long moribund gun control debate was revived by survivors of the Parkland shooting and now the minimum age to buy firearms in Florida is 21

Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

The president signalled his support for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting

At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting

Authorities warned late on Wednesday that the death toll could rise as some of the more than 14 people who were wounded were in critical condition

Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend back in US, FBI to question her

In recent developments, the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter is being questioned by the FBI as a 'person of interest'

Six things to know about mass shootings in America

In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

President Trump has declared the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history as an "act of pure evil" but avoided addressing gun control

United States Senate stonewalls gun control bids in wake of shooting at Orlando LGBTI nightclub

The Orlando massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern American history, has seemingly done little to influence lawmakers to clamp down on guns.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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