Jean Ping

Three reasons why the Gabon coup failed

The tiny but resource-rich country has remained a pseudo state that is still run from Paris

Power vacuum in Gabon: End of the Bongo dynasty?

Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president’s powers have been extended to "ensure the continuity of the state"

Another Bongo takes power in Gabon

With the president out of the country and gravely ill, the government’s intransigence is costing its people a chance of freedom long denied

The continent can’t afford business as usual at the African Union

Closer collaboration between the AU and the UN in peacekeeping operations is a critical issue.

Dlamini-Zuma is coming back

After four years as AU chairperson, former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be returning to South Africa.

Dlamini-Zuma pledges to strive for unity in Africa

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has committed to building unity on the continent after a controversial vote in which she unseated the AU Commission incumbent.

Dlamini-Zuma elected to head AU Commission

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won a tightly contested vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission - the first woman to hold the post.

Dlamini-Zuma gloves up for new AU title challenge

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is set to once again challenge Gabon's Jean Ping for the leadership of the African Union this week.

Africa Union fails to break leadership deadlock

Leaders of eight African Union countries failed on Saturday to break a deadlock over the leadership of the 54-member body.

SADC backs Dlamini-Zuma for AU elections

The SADC have announced they would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's attempt to be elected the new AU chief in fresh polls to be held in June.

Southern African foreign ministers discuss AU deadlock

Southern African foreign ministers discussed the deadlocked polls for a new African Union head and to chart the bloc's strategy for the next vote.

After the botched election the AU needs to bridge the divide

Election of new AU Commission chairperson ends in a stalemate.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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