Mohamed Merah

Sarkozy’s appeal to keep France shooting footage off-air

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged networks not to broadcast videos shot by an Islamist extremist killer during a shooting spree in France.

French gunman’s brother held as suspected accomplice

Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah's brother is under investigation on suspicion of being an accomplice to the killing spree that left seven people dead.

French investigators turn attention to gunman’s brother

Signs have mounted that the brother of a radical Islamist gunman who killed schoolchildren and paratroopers in France may have helped him.

Proud brother of French gunman found with explosives

The older brother of the radical Islamist Mohamed Merah who killed seven people in France has told police he is "proud" of his brother.

French gunman dead after 30-hour stand-off

French media is reporting that an al-Qaeda-inspired gunman who confessed to killing seven people in France is dead after police stormed his apartment.

Police lose contact with France school shooter

Police have lost contact with Mohamed Merah, the gunman suspected of seven people, more than a day after 300 police first surrounded his house.


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.