London Riots

London police target street gangs six months after riots

London's police have begun a crackdown on street gangs which UK politicians blamed for the August riots, the worst disorder Britain saw in decades.

Smacking will never be right

Parental duties must not be done in anger and corporal punishment is therefore not justified

UK’s unemployment level hits 17-year high

Austerity measures, prolonged economic weakness and a eurozone crisis have taken their toll on UK's work force, with unemployment at a 17-year high.

British protesters clash with police, 60 arrested

Members of a far-right group clashed with police at a rally in London, despite a ban on marches imposed after deadly riots that rocked the country.

The Juju rioters — bored with no hope for the future?

What made children violently riot for Julius Malema outside Luthuli House? <b>Ayanda Sitole</b> thinks it's the value systems instilled in our youth.

UK riot fears during street party

Revellers have packed London streets for one of Europe's biggest street parties with record numbers of police on duty to curb any further riots.

Blair criticises UK riots response

Tony Blair has weighed in on the debate over the causes of this month's riots, attacking claims that the country's "moral decline" was to blame.

UK rioters face harsh justice

Two men who posted messages on Facebook inciting other people to riot in their home towns have been sentenced to four years each in prison.

Looters learn from venal leaders

There is a connection between a disregard for the law and politicians who acquire wealth corruptly, writes <b>Richard Calland</b>.

UK riots were political. They were looting, not shoplifting

The riots cannot be explained by criminality or deprivation alone. But they were unwise and failed to advance any cause.

Protests rage over UK handling of riots

Some 200 students have held a demonstration in Tehran against what they call the "savage" police treatment of people involved in unrest in London.

Violence unlikely to resolve UK rioting

A United States street crime expert has warned that solving the problem of rioting was more complex than just arresting people.


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