Iraq Politics

Let us see our cruelty more clearly

British MPs and lawyers call for more rigorous probes into the abuse and deaths of detainees.

Travelling to Iraq – let the waters rise

Kevin Davie travels to Iraq, the revived marshland home of the enemies Saddam Hussein set out to destroy.

Car bombs kill 17 and wound several in Baghdad

A string of car bomb attacks in Baghdad has killed 17 people, deepening fears of an increase in violence as sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq.

Iraqi protestors attack deputy premier Saleh al-Mutlak

Two people have been wounded after security forces opened fire to disperse protesters who attacked Iraq's deputy premier.

Islamic new year bombings kill 15 in Iraq

A series of apparently coordinated bombings across Iraq on the eve of the Islamic new year killed 15 people and wounded dozens.

US wastes $206m on Iraqi training facility

The US wasted about $206-million on building facilities for a now-downsized Iraqi police training programme which a top official termed "useless".

In Baghdad’s scars, a warning to Arab leaders

For leaders who seek military intervention in Syria, Baghdad provides a cautionary tale, with violence and sectarian hate persisting a decade later.

Iraq rivals seal power-sharing deal amid increase in violence

Iraq's divided political factions sealed a power-sharing deal more than eight months after an inconclusive general election.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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