Kinshasa

JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom

The painter, who hails from the DRC, is currently presenting his first solo exhibition outside his home country in Paris

Dictators expand their toolbox

An update of How to Rig an Election is a guide to new strategies used by authoritarian leaders to stay in power

DRC authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions

Tshisekedi was elected in December to replace Kabila who presided over sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country for nearly two decades

It’s closing time in Kinshasa

In less than a month, the bars spilling out on to the city’s highways and byways will no longer be allowed to serve customers before 6pm

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic

Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC

At stake in the vote is political stewardship of a mineral-rich country that has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence

DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate

Political tensions are rising in the DRC before the long-delayed December 23 election to select a successor to President Joseph Kabila

How Kinshasa’s markets are captured by powerful private interests

The majority of the “formal” and officially acknowledged taxes aren’t fed into the formal hierarchy and revenue flow as they are supposed to be

Gearing Africa’s cities for the future

By 2030, 15 cities in Africa will have populations over 5 million, most of whom will live in informal settlements.

A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever

The world’s largest yellow fever vaccination effort has come to the urban sprawl that is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa

Protesting DRC students tell Kabila to ‘get out’

Shots rang out as dozens of students shouting "Kabila get out!" faced off against police officers at Kinshasa's university.

Kinshasa: Heavy gunfire, hostage scenario wreaks panic among residents

Residents in the capital of the DRC have been left to feel uneasy after gunfire erupted throughout the city and several reporters were taken hostage.

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Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

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