Letters to the editor: November 8 to 14 2013

Neoliberalism is a hegemonic force out to wreck our country and Africans dying to flee the continent is senseless, say readers.

Immigrants broken by a heartless bureaucracy

Many foreigners are desperate for a better life, but red tape and antagonism have left them hopeless.

Obama’s immigration drive

Barack Obama has been bent on opening a pathway to citizenship for foreigners, even illegal ones.

Durban migrants claim police blackmail, victimisation

Mandebvu, in central Durban, is home to 55 Zimbabwean men who pay R30 a day in rent to live there, sharing five bathrooms and seven toilets.

Three African migrants stabbed in Tel Aviv

An attacker has stabbed three Eritrean men in a Tel Aviv video store in what police said they were initially treating as a racist attack.

Migrants die of thirst en route to Italy

According to a survivor, 54 migrants trying to reach Italy died of thirst when their inflatable boat ruptured in the Mediterranean.

Out of Israel, back to Africa

African migrants chosen for deportation from Israel are nervously awaiting a knock on the door or a tap on the shoulder to begin their departure.

African migrants rile Israel

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

Taking the rough road to the African Dream — and back

<b>Christina Gossmann</b> follows a Zimbabwean immigrant from Johannesburg to his home in the Masvingo province.

Smooth sailing as home affairs beats Zim permits deadline

The home affairs department announced the Zimbabwean Documentation Project deadline was successful and that no deportations would take place yet.

Mass kidnappings new cash cow for Mexico drug gangs

Mexican drug gangs branching out into new criminal activity are earning a steady stream of cash from the mass kidnapping of migrants.

Humanitarian crisis close to home

Migrants face a multitude of health issues in Jozi inner city.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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