Mariano Rajoy

Catalans’ freedom quandary

Most people want independence from Spain but economically and constitutionally — it’s a problem

Spain takes step towards suspending Catalonia autonomy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy activated article 155 of Spain's constitution allowing him to take over Catalonia.

‘Yes’ wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos

Spanish police attempted to deter the Catalan Referendum, but 90 percent of the region are in favour of breaking away.

An independent Catalonia will leave Barça in a catch-22

The team is something that an entire society can cling to, even in the dark days of dictatorship.

More pain in Spain as jobless increase

A rise in Spanish unemployment has added to the woes of PM Mariano Rajoy as he tried to fight off a bailout of the eurozone's fourth largest economy.

Merkel blindsided at euro summit

Merkel's acceptance of the crisis-fighting measures at the euro summit is being heralded as a victory for French, Italian and Spanish presidents.

Profligate regions turn to Madrid

Senior officials in Spain have believed that some areas will have no option but to turn to the central government for bailouts.

European Union cracks down on rebellion

Brussels has condemned Spain for planning to go against European Commission rules and not focus on its targets.

Spain pushes farmers to grow more

Spain might face uphill battles to meet the demands of supermarket chains and European regulations, which do not apply to North African grower.

Hundreds of thousands march against Spain’s reforms

Spaniards turned out en masse at demonstrations across their country on Sunday, protesting against reforms to the labour market.

Jobs shock puts pressure on EU

Developments in Spain and Portugal demand urgent attention.

Spanish right celebrates landslide election win

Spain's conservative Popular Party has gained its biggest election win ever from voters desperate to end the soaring unemployment in the country.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories