Jason Burke

India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown

Sudden blanket ban on websites considered a ‘social nuisance’ is met with anger online and triggers debate on censorship and freedom.

Nepal: Buried alive by poverty

Prime minister Sushil Koirala has said earthquake fatalities could more than double to 10 000, another blow to one of Asia's poorest countries.

More terror attacks inevitable in volatile region

News analysis: US interest in the Afghanistan region is now waning, but various extremist factions will remain.

Outmoded: The Gandhi dwindling

Election surveys show the supremacy of India's greatest political dynasty is at an end.

Britain and India talk business

Ten years after massacre, influential Indian politician meets with British high commissioner

Deep economic reform is needed

India's rapid progress may be halted if high public expenditure is not brought into check, writes Jason Burke.

Will ‘Midnight’s Children’ see the light of day in India?

A new film adaptation of 'Midnight's Children', Salman Rushdie's novel about India after independence, might not be shown in his native land.

India: The dark reality

The path to prosperity in India is not as straight and smooth as many would like to believe.

Toulouse murders a wake-up call

French security has been sanguine about the Muslim fundamentalist threat but last week's shooting may change things.

No hard evidence that al-Qaeda is funding militant Islamist group

In the fast-changing world of violent Sunni Muslim activism, it is reassuring to find that some things remain the same.

Satanic versus free speech

Salman Rushdie has damned politicians for giving in to the "false" leaders of India's Muslims after he was threatened with violence.

Pakistan on the edge

The increasingly strained relations between the army and civilian leadership could lead to a coup.

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