Maggie Michael

Second day of voting in Egypt to pick Mubarak successor

Egyptians voted for a second day in a presidential runoff pitting Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister against a conservative Islamist.

Petrol shortage in Egypt sets tempers off

Egyptians have been hit by an increasingly acute petrol shortage, which the government has blamed on black market sales of fuel.

Militias continue stronghold a year after Libyan uprising

A year after Libya's uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, its militias continue to hold influence with corruption, violence and anarchy.

Libya takes next step towards drafting new constitution

Libya's National Transitional Council has proposed a draft law for electing an assembly to draft the country's new constitution.

Egypt’s activists fear wider crackdown

Rights groups have denounced the startling show of force in the raids on 10 organisations and accused Egypt's generals of trying to silence critics.

Fear and loathing in Libya

Rebel sympathisers, driven underground in Tripoli, have resorted to furtive protests such as writing "No" next to pro-government graffiti.

Libya govt says rebels’ victory claims ‘wishful reporting’

From the east and west, working with Nato air strikes, resurgent rebels have battled Libyan government forces at flashpoints along the Mediterranean.

Libya rebels battle into key oil port

Rebels battled their way back into a major oil port just 50km west of Tripoli on Saturday, forcing Muammar Gaddafi's troops to close the highway.

Christian-Muslim affair tests Egypt’s revolution

It started with a Christian woman who wanted a divorce to marry her Muslim lover, and found no other way to do so but to convert to Islam.

Cairo scene of violent chaos as protests escalate

Cairo was the scene of violent chaos on Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police.


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.