Islamic State

Conflict is escalating in central Mali, says Human Rights Watch

Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries

In limbo: ‘Isis children’ in prison

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

Order signed for US military’s controversial Syria exit

Both US politicians and international allies fear the withdrawal is premature and would further destabilise the already devastated region

Military ignored Mosul war-wounded

In ridding the city of the Islamic State, its health system was gutted, affecting 1.8-million residents

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

'The roses are much better... I make good money from roses. They are resistant and don't require as much expense or work'

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken

What to expect from the next round of Syria talks

After months of stalemate, the Syrian talks are expected to focus primarily on a new constitution and elections and two reforms proposed by the UN.

After five months of battle with IS supporters, peace returns to Philippine city

​Residents returned home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods for remaining IS militants.

​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict

Control of increasingly scarce water is being used by armed groups to challenge central governments, causing untold suffering to civilians.

​The ‘al-Qaeda rising’ narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat

The prevailing hypothesis on al-Qaeda's longevity compared to Islamic State may seem reasonable, but it is hasty.

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery

The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, which marked one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict.

Islamic State pushed out of town near Mosul as advance continues

​Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi government forces have driven the terrorist group out of the town of Fadiliya.

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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

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

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