The battle against cholera in Haiti

MSF has launched a treatment and education programme to curb cholera in Haiti and is considered the deadliest cholera outbreak in the world, claiming 7000 lives

Two years on and Haitians still bear the brunt of slow aid

United Nations figures show that only $2.38-billion of $4.5-billion pledged has been sent to Haiti where a 2010 earthquake killed 300 000 people.

Two years on and Haiti still floundering

Haiti is trapped in a grim scene frozen in time two years after Haiti's earthquake disaster which killed between 200 000 and 300 000 people.

Will ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier ever face justice in Haiti?

Legal investigation into brutal 15-year rule stalls while Amnesty International report says the former dictator lives in luxury.

‘Sweet Mickey’ takes oath as Haiti’s president

Michel Martelly, a charismatic singer with no government experience, was sworn in as Haiti's president on Saturday.

Haiti’s Martelly to be sworn in as president

Michel Martelly faces a mammoth task after he is sworn as Haiti's new president on Saturday, inheriting a shattered Caribbean nation.

Outsider Martelly sweeps Haiti’s presidential election

Michel Martelly, a shaven-headed singer and political outsider, won Haiti's presidential election in a landslide victory.

Haitians face crucial choice in presidential run-off

Haitian voters prepare on Sunday to choose between a popular singer and a former first lady as the quake-ravaged country's next leader.

Aristide exile ends with rapturous welcome home

Seven years after he was ousted in rebellion, former president arrives on election eve talking of Haitians' plight.

Aristide jets back to Haiti and SA foots bill

The South African government has confirmed that ousted Haitian president Jean Bertrand-Aristide will end his seven-year exile in South Africa.

Aide says Aristide to arrive in Haiti early on Friday

Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will arrive in Port-au-Prince early on Friday, ending seven years of exile in South Africa, an aide said.

Aristide leaving for Haiti ‘in hours’

Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide is leaving exile in South Africa in just a few hours, despite President Barack Obama's bid to keep him away.


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