Harriet Sherwood

Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women

Ultraorthodox Jewish men are disrupting El Al flights, causing the carrier to be criticised for allowing it.

Any place but home for record number of people

The annual global trends report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) paints a very bleak picture.

Hamas cry of victory rings hollow for battered civilians

Three weeks later, Gaza City has almost returned to what passes for normal in this overcrowded, impoverished and war-ravaged strip of land.

Jerusalem settlement plans threaten Palestinian state

Despite its prosaic name, E1 has the potential to kill off hopes for a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, say opponents.

Risks of Gaza incursion immense

In Gaza, the emergence of militant organisations beyond the control of the ruling Hamas make the consequences of Israel's operation unpredictable.

Middle East crisis: Hope fades for two-state solution

Israel's continuing developments on the West Bank imperil Obama's model for peace in the Middle East.

Syrians struggle in cramped Jordanian refugee camp

The Zata'ari refugee camp, opened by the Jordanian government to house 500 people, has swollen to a population of more than 26 000.

Romney ‘would back Israeli strike against Iran’

An aide to Mitt Romney says the US presidential candidate is wooing Israeli support by promising to back any attack on Iran by Israel.

Israel red-carded over detention orders

A former member of the Palestinian national football team remains on hunger strike over his imprisonment by Israel without charge, or trial.

African migrants rile Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stoked a volatile debate about refugees and migrant workers from Africa.

Netanyahu: African refugees threaten Israel’s identity, security

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked furious debate over refugees and migrant workers from Africa, claiming they threaten the nation's security.

Termination of gas supply fans fires in Middle East

Governments of both Egypt and Israel have been trying to prevent a political crisis since Egypt cancelled a contract to supply Israel with gas.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories