ISIS

In limbo: ‘Isis children’ in prison

Iraq grapples with how to handle an unprecedented number of minors, many of whom were beaten into confession

Released Brussels terrorism suspect proclaims innocence

A man arrested in connection with the Brussels bombing was released after no evidence found was linking him to the attacks, according to prosecutors

Isis stronghold in Libya spells dire consequences

If Islamic State consolidates its foothold in Libya, it will pose a major threat to North Africa and Europe.

Complex Isis bureaucracy includes department of ‘War Spoils’

Seized documents detail the militant group's plan to manage revenue streams - including pillaged oil - and oversee subjugated populations.

Islamic State’s blueprint for power

Leaked documents show how the ‘terror’ group is establishing a functioning state.

Britain’s Parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

David Cameron wins vote by a majority of 174, but Britain is a bit-part player and it’ll make little difference to the wider picture.

In Beirut, fear and anger don’t stop life going on

South Beirut has endured a series of suicide bombings over the past two years in response to Hezbollah’s forceful intervention in Syria.

Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand

European leaders, backed by President Barack Obama, have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: they need Russia.

New ideas on Africa’s inequality

Ruling elites that behave like private corporations don’t help the continent.

Paris Attacks: Social media a measure of solidarity

Many complain of Western bias, but others say citizens in countries like Nigeria should take responsibility for drawing the world’s attention.

Saint-Denis raid one of 118 French anti-terror searches

Police carried out 118 searches overnight as part of increased efforts to combat terrorism and locate the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks.

Police uncertain if Abaaoud in Saint-Denis apartment

Forensic police have yet to verify if suspected commander of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed and arrested in the raid.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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