Jo Biddle

Showdown as West seeks to boost powers of chemical arms watchdog

A two-thirds majority, minus any abstentions, is needed for Britain's draft to pass

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ found guilty of genocide

UN judges sentenced Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

Clinton takes responsibility for handling of Libya attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken the blame for any shortcomings in the handling of an attack last month on the US mission in Libya.

Clinton denies any advance warning of Libya attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied that Washington was warned of an imminent attack in Libya.

US Republicans arm for Congress battles

US Republicans eagerly geared up for battle in Congress this week, warning Democrats of an aggressive push to slash spending.

Washington gears up for dawning of Obama era

Excitement is swelling across the United States and the world as Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in Tuesday.

Beckett: The playwright obsessed by silence

Irish playwright Samuel Beckett was a man who weighed his words, a solitary, lonely figure obsessed by silence, whose works struggled to express the absurdity of life. One hundred years after his birth, his tragicomic plays stalked by a host of unforgettable, often grotesque, characters remain among the most important of 20th century theatre.

Of leprechauns, Guinness and all things Irish

"There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were." So goes one Irish adage. And on Friday millions will get a wish come true, with parades and parties marking St Patrick's Day which, just like Irish immigrant communities, have spread to become a global excuse for a bit of <i>craic</i>, or fun.

Chinese sopranos spread wings in Paris opera

Two young Chinese sopranos are making a stunning debut on the Paris opera scene, Despite growing up in a China still closed to Western influences, writes Jo Biddle.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor

Last week, the International Labour Organisation warned that the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating effect on global working poverty

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories