Japan Tsunami

Japan, one year after the tsunami: ‘We can’t just stay sad’

Japan has marked one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and set off a radiation crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power.

Japan holds peaceful march against nuclear power

Thousands of Japanese joined a march against nuclear power as worries grow about the restarting of reactors idle since the March 11 meltdown disaster.

2013 Club World Cup to be held in Morocco

Morocco will become the first African country to host the annual Club World Cup of continental winners, Fifa President Sepp Blatter announced.

Naoto Kan resigns as Japan’s prime minister

Japan's prime minister has announced his resignation after plunging approval ratings over his handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis.

Japan exports fall for fifth straight month

Japan's exports fell for the fifth month in July as the country contends with a strong yen and the ongoing impact of the March earthquake and tsunami.

Bottles become radiation detectors in Japan

To meet growing demand for radiation detectors, a Japanese researcher has come up with devices made from recycled plastic bottles.

Japan slides back into recession after quake

Japan's economy plunged back into recession in January to March, contracting sharply on the impact of the nation's biggest recorded earthquake.

Toyota boosts US production sooner than expected

Toyota will be able to boost its United States production sooner than expected following a devastating Japanese quake and tsunami.

Japan new vehicle sales fall by record 51% in April

Japan's domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses logged their biggest-ever drop in April, an industry group said on Monday.

Japan plans new tsunami wall at nuclear plant

The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant will build a wall to defend it against future tsunamis, reports said on Monday.

Rebuilding Japan’s disaster-hit towns may take a decade

The reconstruction of Japanese towns and cities devastated by a deadly earthquake and tsunami last month could take a decade, an advisory panel says.

Japan launches new mass search for bodies

Soldiers prodded ground with poles on Monday as 25 000 troops mounted Japan's largest search yet for the bodies of nearly 12 000 people.

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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