M23 Rebels

DRC rebels ‘crying for attention’

The leader of rebel group M23 has warned that the peace deal signed two years ago could fail because of the state's lack of commitment.

Pressure on SA to rout DRC rebels

But fears of civilian casualties could see the army renege on a commitment to disarm combatants.

South African soldiers injured in DRC attack

Violence continues in the eastern DRC after an attack from an armed group left three South African soldiers injured.

DRC soldiers convicted of sexual violence

About 12 soldiers have been convicted in the east DRC where government troops have battled to clamp down on several armed groups.

Hope for peace in DRC

The end of conflict with the M23 rebels has people in the eastern DRC hoping for peace.

DRC: Hopes dashed for a peace deal with M23

Talks to finalise a truce between the DRC and defeated M23 rebels have collapsed, in a setback to efforts to end one of Africa's longest conflicts.

M23 rebels and DRC to sign peace pact

The DRC and defeated M23 rebels are set to sign a peace deal in what the UN hopes will be a key step in efforts to end decades of war.

Hopes of M23 peace deal in the DRC

Defeated M23 rebels in the Congo are poised to sign a peace deal with the government, in what is hoped will be a turning point to end decades of war.

Rwanda’s M23 gamble backfires

UN experts have accused Uganda and Rwanda of backing M23 rebels, and despite denials, officials in Kigali have been anxious over the turn of events.

M23: Protect our members from UN, DRC forces

M23 rebel leaders have been pleading with Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni to keep fleeing rebel soldiers that have fled into his country safe.

US could lift Rwanda sanctions if Kigali cuts M23 ties

After freezing financial aid to Kigali, Washington has indicted it is ready to lift sanctions against Rwanda if it severs ties with rebel group M23.

SA revels in M23’s defeat following its CAR debacle

South African diplomats celebrate Jacob Zuma's military and diplomatic interventions contribution to the surrender of the M23 rebels in the DRC.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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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