Islamic State

Terror threatens Africa’s growth

The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.

Erdogan’s blind focus on the Kurds rebounds on Turkey

His obsession with a Kurdish threat hampers more urgent attention to the terrorist menace emanating from Syria and Iraq.

Nigeria tops list for Christians killed for their faith

The persecution of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa dwarfs what is happening in the Middle East, according to a report.

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.

Faces of war counter complacency

Bram Janssen, a former Mail & Guardian photography intern who now works for Associated Press, has been based in northern Iraq for the past 20 months.

Obama reminds Americans that war with Isis is still illegal

No matter the merits of destroying Islamic State, the fact is it’s unconstitutional for the president to go to war without Congressional approval.

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.

Hate campaign suits Islamic State’s jihad agenda

Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.

Will a war on terror work in Africa?

Military intervention may not be the best answer to terrorism in nations such as Mali.

Terror killings increase by 80%

Last year 32 658 people were victims of terrorism but crime is 13 times higher.

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.

Latest

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