Mitt Romney

US on alert as Hurricane Sandy drenches nuclear plant

A nuclear power plant in New Jersey has declared an alert from Hurricane Sandy as water passed a minimum level but no safety concerns were reported.

FBI top job awaits Obama or Romney decision

The winner of the US election will have a chance to remake law enforcement with his choices for attorney general and FBI director.

White working-class men could decide Obama’s fate

Young voters, women, blacks and Hispanics took Barack Obama into the White House in 2008, but white working-class males could decide whether he stays.

New York Times endorses Obama for White House

The New York Times has endorsed President Barack Obama on Saturday as he seeks a second term in the White House on November 6.

Obama ends in poll position

A global poll for the BBC World Service has revealed that 20 out of 21 countries preferred Barack Obama to his challenger.

Opportunity knocks for Romney’s crew

Obama has a variety of different routes to victory on November 6, but Romney's hopes are next to moribund unless he wins in Ohio.

Obama aces foreign policy debate, Romney comes out solid

US President Barack Obama came out with guns blazing at the final presidential debate on Tuesday but Republican Mitt Romney held his own just as well.

US elections: It’s all systems go for final debate

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent the weekend hammering out their foreign policy battle lines ahead of their final debate on Monday.

Obama accuses Mitt of suffering from ‘Romnesia’

Barack Obama told a crowd of about 9 000 in the battleground state of Virginia that Romney was backtracking on his conservative-leaning promises.

Romney down but not out

Barack Obama may have had the upper hand in the latest presidential debate, but the real loser was politics, writes Gary Younge.

Romney’s latest gaffe weighs on push for women’s votes

A clumsy comment by Mitt Romney about compiling binders full of women has gone viral in a bizarre twist of a possibly decisive duel for female voters.

Obama takes offensive against Romney in rematch

Barack Obama launched aggressive attacks against Mitt Romney on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate as he tried to reclaim momentum.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

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