Iran Sanctions

Japan’s Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the...

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’

The US is seeking to tighten the economic screws on Iran, abandoning a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing stringent sanctions

Zim denies deal with Iran, seeks journalists over report

Zimbabwean police are looking for two journalists who wrote the story about a secret uranium export deal between Zimbabwe and Iran.

SA stops oil imports from Iran

A Sars report has shown South Africa cut all crude oil imports from Iran in June amid heavy European and US sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme.

Khamenei threatens Israel with ‘lightning’ revenge

Iran's supreme leader has threatened a "lightning response" to any Israeli attack, defeating hopes of Western officials for a conciliatory tone.

Israel demands immediate effect of Iran sanctions

Israel says an EU embargo on Iranian oil and additional sanctions -- due to take effect from July -- should begin now.

Engen buys Saudi oil to replace Iran’s shortfall

Trade sources say Engen has decided to buy additional crude from top oil exporter Saudi Aramco after it halted imports from Iran.

Netanyahu defiant in the face of sanctions

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says international sanctions are hurting Iran's economy but not enough to persuade it to curb its nuclear ambitions.

Shell feels the bite of Iran sanction with R1bn debt

Shell is struggling to pay off $1-billion that it owes Iran for crude oil because EU and US sanctions make it almost impossible to process payments.

South Africa suspends Iran oil imports

South Africa has suspended almost all of its oil imports from Iran and intends to abide by a US request to significantly drop supplies from the state.

SA idles in neutral as Iran oil fuels diplomatic tension

South Africa is walking a fine line, balancing conflicting East-West attitudes to Iran while protecting oil imports and warding off fuel price hikes.

Iran lashes out at Western motives

Iran has condemned what it calls the use of oil as a political tool against producers, referring to Western sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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.

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Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

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Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

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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