People, politics threaten Kano’s ancient walls

Kano's mud walls date back to the 11th century and have come to define it as an ancient city state, attracting archaeologists' attention

Mass arrests of Nigerian ‘gay’ men

Numerous men suspected of being homosexual were arrested and have not yet had a court hearing.

41 dead in suicide bomb attack in Nigeria

At least 41 people have died in a suicide car bomb attack in Kano, northern Nigeria's busiest commercial centre.

Attacks on Nigeria church services kill 20 worshippers

Attackers armed with bombs and guns have opened fire at outdoor church services at a Nigerian university on Sunday, killing around 20 people.

Boko Haram: Killing in God’s name

The Islamist group may have jihadist overtones, but its rise and power lies in Nigeria's failure to deliver to its citizens adequately.

Gunmen attack Nigerian government buildings

Islamist group Boko Haram have been accused of being suspects in the latest attacks on government buildings in the north of Nigeria.

Mikel’s kidnapped father found in Nigeria

The kidnapped father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was freed after detectives traced him to a city in north Nigeria and arrested his abductors.


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