Libya Conflict

UN attacks ‘ghastly’ conditions in Libya migrant detention centres

According to UN figures, some 3 400 migrants and refugees remain detained in Tripoli, which has seen a surge in fighting since early April

Libya clashes death toll rises to 32: UN-backed government

Clashes near Tripoli in Sunday have killed at least 32 people, with a further 50 people left wounded

Libya, a failed state in waiting

On the sixth anniversary of Gaddafi’s fall, political and economic turmoil prevails

Libya now has three governments

And the latest one has the Herculean task of convincing the other two to let it reign supreme

Isis could establish foothold in Europe through Libya, warns Italy

Time is running out to stop Isis creating a Libyan stronghold that would threaten the security of Europe and neighbouring African states.

Surge in Libya violence raises spectre of civil war

Libya is considering calling for international forces to help restore security as rival militias remain locked in a brutal power struggle.

Anti-government uprising in Libya targets Parliament

Militia allied to renegade general Khalifa Hiftar have hit Libya's Parliament with anti-aircraft guns and rockets, causing MPs to flee.

Libya’s deputy industry minister shot dead

Libya's Hassan al-Droui has been killed in the first assassination of a transitional government member since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Brent rises most in almost two weeks as Libya ports remain closed

Libyan rebels have decided to keep oil export terminals shut following the government's rejection of their demands to share revenues.

DTI ‘funded Gaddafi spyware’

Millions were handed to an SA company that supplied mass surveillance technology to Libya

Contentious law bans Gaddafi-era officials from Libya govt

A new law that excludes former officials of the Gaddafi era from public office is dividing Libya and deepening the turmoil plaguing the country.

Gunmen surround Libya’s justice ministry

Gunmen have demanded the expulsion of officials from the ousted Muammar Gaddafi regime.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

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 

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.

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