Gun Laws

Trump faces hostility on visits to massacre sites

The US president did not receive warm welcomes from the areas of Ohio and Texas where shootings have taken place

Christchurch accused to face 50 murder charges

Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant will face 50 charges of murder and 39 charges of attempted murder

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

Hard-right Australian party sought NRA donations — report

Secret recordings showed members of the party seeking donations from the NRA apparently in return for trying to loosen Australia's tight gun laws

Synagogue shooter spoke of ‘genocide,’ police ID victims

Federal officials said 46-year-old Robert Bowers faces 29 separate federal charges, several of them carrying the death penalty

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.

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.

Why is America giving gun licences to blind people?

It might seem like asking for trouble, but Iowa is not the only US state to allow blind people to carry guns.

US district to arm teachers with weapons

When classes at Clarksville High resume, more than 20 teachers and other employees in the US school district will be carrying concealed weapons.

What I discovered when I got a gun

As the NRA celebrates its annual meeting, Alex Hannaford has been commissioned to write a story about US gun culture. So he went out and bought a gun.

Obama renews call on Congress to strengthen gun control laws

Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass measures aimed at reducing gun violence, but also reaffirmed his commitment to the right to bear arms.

Obama cracks down on US gun laws, New York enacts first changes

Just a day before Barack Obama was due to propose broad anti-gun violence measures, New York has enacted one of the US's strictest gun control laws.

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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

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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