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Obama handed a second term, but challenges await

President Barack Obama has won a second term in the White House, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the US economy.

Romney casts ballot, confident of Ohio win

While presidential hopeful Mitt Romney cast his vote, President Barack Obama thanked everyone for their support.

In dark and cold, Americans cast first ballots

From a symbolic hamlet to a swing state neighbouring Washington to the storm-scarred streets of New York, Americans rose early to cast ballots.

First vote count in US elections results in a tie

The first votes in Tuesday's US presidential election produced a tie as nationwide polls showed Barack Obama and Mitt Romney neck and neck.

US election day: Independents hold the key

Independent voters hold the fates of US President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney - and both presidential candidates know it.

US economic woes to be election deciding factor

Whoever wins the US election between President Barack Obama and contender Mitt Romney will find themselves standing at the edge of a fiscal precipice.

Down to the wire in Ohio

It has been a hectic weekend for foreign journalists and the White House press corps on the campaign trail in Ohio.

Romney, Obama in late scramble for votes

The presidential race converged on one city in Iowa on Saturday as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each made a last-minute appeal for support.

Weekend 101: It’s Movember

Zuma stays mum on the spy tapes, AfriForum, Malema, and the ANC shake it out, Obama and Romney go head-to-head, and men across the globe go hairy for cancer.

Struggling whites are more likely to follow Republicans blindly

Studies show that Americans believe the economy is important, but they largely still vote according to race and class. Gary Younge reports.

Deep Read: In election ads, political science meets excess

Amid the chaos of the US election campaign's closing days, Ohio has become a test centre for the growing science of political advertising.

Deep Read: When corporates bankroll politics, we all lose

Letting taxpayers fund parties directly could revive the rotten system - and it would be cheaper too, writes George Monbiot.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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 

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