Middle East Peace Talks

Israel to free Palestinian prisoners for peace talks

Israel has agreed to a long-standing Palestinian demand to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks.

Israel and Palestinians lay groundwork to resume peace talks

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, the US has announced.

Glitz and good food in the name of peace

Four chefs promoted peace in the Middle East at an event "Taste of Peace", recently held in Johannesburg.

Clinton seeks clean start in Middle East peace talks

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday sought a clean start in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Direct Middle East talks collapse as US freeze bid fails

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians appeared to have collapsed on Wednesday after Washington admitted its attempts have failed.

New layer of doubt cast over Middle East peace drive

The path to Middle East peace, already strewn with an array of daunting obstacles, has now got one more hurdle to overcome.

Middle East race against time

US President Barack Obama has barely a week to save the Middle East peace process, only months after he relaunched it amid optimistic predictions.

Abbas sounds warning over settlement freeze

Mahmoud Abbas says he will not take part in peace talks "for a single day" if Israel does not extend a freeze on settlement building.

Israeli, Palestinian leaders ‘serious about reaching a deal’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said Israeli and Palestinian leaders were "serious" about reaching a peace deal.

Israel and Palestine to resume peace talks

Israel and the Palestinians are to resume direct peace talks next week under pressure from Washington to break years of political stalemate.

Israel, Palestinians cautious on peace-talk invite

Israel and the Palestinians were waiting on Friday to study the wording of a US statement inviting them to start direct talks on a peace treaty.

Obama voices hope for direct Middle East talks soon

United States President Barack Obama urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to resume direct peace talks by September.


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 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.