KURDS

Key developments in Turkey’s offensive in Syria

Three offensive attacks against the Kurds have come since 2016

For Syria Kurds, the end of autonomy?

As President Bashar al-Assad's forces deploy towards the northern border, is the Kurdish minority giving up on autonomy?

Erdogan’s blind focus on the Kurds rebounds on Turkey

His obsession with a Kurdish threat hampers more urgent attention to the terrorist menace emanating from Syria and Iraq.

War changes demographics of Iraq

Relations between Kurds and Arabs are volatile at best in the areas captured by peshmerga from Isis.

Erdogan fiddles while Kobani burns

A looming bloodbath is spurring a Kurdish revolt in Turkey that could spin out of control.

Isis slyly gains ground as the US and Turkey quibble over strategies

Erdogan is often categorised as a Western ally. This is a misperception. His vision of Turkey is of an emerging great power and regional leader.

Kurds set sights firmly on oilfield

Kirkuk has long been coveted by Irbil. Owning it is now a reality, as Iraq crumbles under Isis attack.

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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.