Julia Gillard

Australian PM urges unity after surviving leadership challenge

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull narrowly survived a leadership challenge as discontent with his rule boiled over

Australia elections: Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he will step down as Labor leader because voters punished the party for internal warfare.

Australian women rally around ousted PM Julia Gillard

An Australian women's group has defended ousted prime minister Julia Gillard, saying she had battled "gross disrespect" while in office.

Hostile media hindered Gillard’s success

Leading a minority government and facing a hostile media made it difficult for Julia Gillard to succeed.

Australia PM Julia Gillard: It will be easier for the next woman

A teary-eyed Julia Gillard conceded to her Labour Party rival Kevin Rudd, and talked about what her term as prime minister might mean for other women.

DJ suspended for asking if Aussie PM’s boyfriend is gay

An Australian radio host has been suspended after pressing Prime Minister Julia Gillard on air whether her hairdresser boyfriend Tim Mathieson is gay.

Australia PM defends leaving dead asylum seekers at sea

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed her government's choice to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean.

Australia PM Gillard wins leadership vote unopposed

Australia prime minister Julia Gillard will lead the government until September after her rival, Kevin Rudd, said he did not have enough support.

Gillard’s partner puts his foot in it with ‘small, female Asian’ gaffe

Leader of Australia Julia Gillard's face is said to have turned to stone when partner Tim Mathieson made a bigoted joke at an official reception.

Australia’s ‘misogynist’ politician puts his foot in it again

Tony Abbott, Australia's politician damned as a misogynist by Julia Gillard, has plunged himself into a new row over his attitude towards women.

Australia reinstates legislation to deter asylum seekers

Australia's prime minister, Julia Gillard has announced a sharp reversal in her government's policy on asylum seekers on Monday.

The economic week ahead: By the numbers

A credible plan to address Europe's long-running debt crisis appears to be emerging slowly but surely, writes <b>Matt Quigley</b>


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.