Jeffrey Heller

No incentive for peace talks despite end to Gaza war

Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.

Israel plays down talk of war with Iran

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak has played down speculation that Israel intends to strike Iranian nuclear facilities.

Israeli soldier Shalit freed in mass prisoner swap

Israeli Gilad Shalit has been freed after years as a Hamas prisoner, as hundreds of Palestinians exchanged for him received a hero's welcome in Gaza.

Rally buoys Israeli social protest movement

Up to 300 000 take part in Tel Aviv, 50 000 in Jerusalem and 40 000 in Haifa in Israel's biggest demonstration.

Israel’s Barak breaks away from Labour Party

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak broke away from his centre-left Labour Party on Monday.

Netanyahu presses US for military threat on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Vice-President Joe Biden that only a credible military threat can deter Iran from building a nuclear

Netanyahu hints at settlement construction limits

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday Israel could not extend a moratorium on housing construction in West Bank settlements.

Netanyahu says peace deal requires new approach

A deal with the Palestinians will require a new approach to issues that have defied resolution, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Obama, Netanyahu to meet, mend fences

US President Barack Obama has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House next week.

Netanyahu says progress in US talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended a troubled US visit on Thursday, saying progress had been made.

Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

Palestinians mounted violent protests in Jerusalem on Tuesday as US President Barack Obama's envoy cancelled plans to return to the region.

Biden assures Israel of US security commitment

United States Vice-President Joe Biden assured Israel on Tuesday of Washington's commitment to its security.


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