Hamid Karzai

Letters to the Editor: September 21 to 27

Our readers write in about: violence, foreign business, the ICC and Syria

Nato sends warning as Taliban truck bombs rock Afganistan

A Taliban attack has killed 18 people and wounded around 150 in Afghanistan, while Nato has warned that accords over Afghan troops have to be signed.

Deadly Afghan election marred by fraud complaints

Election officials in Afghanistan are sifting through scores of fraud complaints after insurgents killed at least 50 people on polling day.

Afghan polls open in run-off presidential election

Afghans have lined up to vote in a second-round presidential election despite Taliban threats as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war.

Afghan voters brave Taliban, weather to cast ballots

Despite cold weather and the Taliban rejecting Afghanistan's election as a foreign plot, voters turned out in large numbers to choose a new president.

Afghanistan pledges to release 88 prisoners, despite US concern

Afghanistan says it will follow through with its plan to release 88 prisoners the US considers dangerous - further souring relations between the two.

Karzai suspends US talks

The Afghan president made the announcement after the US said it would meet the Taliban

Divisive women’s law overlooked by Afghan Parliament

Afghanistan's Parliament failed to pass a law banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the country.

Rogue US soldier kills women, children in Afghan rampage

Sixteen Afghans, including women and children, have been killed by a rogue US soldier who walked off his base and opened fire on them in their homes.

Pakistan sets Afghan peace rules

Without a clear action plan, Pakistan will not support the United States-driven reconciliation plans for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan ‘would side with Pakistan in war with US’

Days after a visit to Kabul visit by Hillary Clinton, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, says he would side with Pakistan in the event of war with the US.

Afghan election body clears the table

Afghanistan's election body has cleared the table by throwing nine lawmakers out of Parliament in a bid to settle a year of disputes over elections.


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