Aid fails to solve the DRC crisis

Instead, it masks the paucity of effective government and is not resulting in development

UN hopes Congolese can ‘freely’ vote after delay

Presidential, legislative and provincial elections had been scheduled for Sunday but on Thursday the election commission ordered the postponement

DRC: Protesters killed in anti-Kabila protests

The Catholic church had called for rallies around the country despite a government ban on all demonstrations since September 2016

South African soldiers injured in DRC attack

Violence continues in the eastern DRC after an attack from an armed group left three South African soldiers injured.

M23 curfew ‘unacceptable’, says UN

The UN has called the M23 rebels' move of enforcing a curfew in areas in the DRC under their control "completely unacceptable".

Zuma deploys 1 300 SANDF soldiers to DRC at cost of R400m

Zuma has informed Parliament of the deployment of 1 345 SANDF members for service in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Concern over future UN intervention brigade in the DRC

Nineteen NGOs have written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to express concern over a new "robust" brigade to be deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

M23 in the DRC, one year on

The M23 rebellion, the latest of a string of armed insurgencies in the DRC's North Kivu province, has been active for one year now.

Will war-torn DRC benefit from the Addis Ababa peace deal?

NGOs have warned that the new plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo fails to tackle the root cause of the country's conflicts.

Crashed UN plane’s black box found

Investigators have recovered the flight order of a UN plane that crashed near Kinshasa in the DRC on Monday, leaving 32 people dead.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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