John Mccain

John McCain, US war hero and political maverick, dead at 81

The senator's passing marked the end of a 35-year political career

Russian jets struck CIA-backed rebels in Syria: McCain

US Senator John McCain said Moscow's real priority was to "prop up" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Egypt aid on a knife’s edge over US activists’ trial

US senators have warned Egypt that the risk of a rupture in ties is growing amid an escalating row over the trial of US pro-democracy activists.

Obama rescues the Grand Canyon

Environmental groups have praised US President Barack Obama's move to limit uranium mining near one of the world's natural wonders, the Grand Canyon.

Brutal battle looms for Romney

Republican frontrunner faces dirty tricks and a 'bare-knuckles' contest in South Carolina.

McCain gives Romney the nod

Mitt Romney managed an endorsement from US Sentaor John McCain after a new challenge from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

Libya says army may halt fighting in Misrata

Nato air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its army in the besieged port of Misrata and let local tribes take over the battle.

Libya rebels welcome US drones, McCain visit

Rebels welcomed a US decision to deploy Predator drones and Senator John McCain to Libya on Friday, where Gaddafi's forces still have the upper hand.

Reviving the American dream

Not long ago it was fashionable to say that American elections didn't matter much to the rest of the world. After eight years of George W Bush...

Ethics war heats up as key Obama adviser resigns

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was roiled by another campaign scandal on Wednesday when a key adviser resigned.


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

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

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