Newt Gingrich

Clinton, Obama and the US govt shutdown

Sex scandals and political setbacks might have brought out the best in US leaders Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, writes Khaya Dlanga.

God’s bartender in good spirits

A South African-born TV evangelist has served up holy laughter, fire and brimstone during the Republican primaries in the United States.

Santorum snatches up Deep South primaries

Republican Rick Santorum has won two crucial Deep South primaries, taking control of the conservative wing and dealing a setback to Newt Gingrich.

Romney sweeps Nevada as Gingrich vows to hang on

Mitt Romney has coasted to victory in the US Republican Party's latest presidential nomination caucus, but rival Newt Gingrich has vowed to fight on.

Romney surges ahead with big win in Nevada

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney romped to victory in the Nevada caucuses, cementing his position as frontrunner to take on Obama.

US moon base needs money to move beyond dreams

In the latest tell-people-what-they-want-to-hear speech on the election circuit, Newt Gingrich made a remarkable promise: he wants a moon base.

Wounded state crucial in US polls

Republican candidates and President Barack Obama recognise the importance of Nevada.

Romney stumbles on election message

Mitt Romney leads the Republican presidential race with his Florida win but drew criticism with remarks suggesting indifference to America's poor.

Romney and Gingrich battle for Florida

Florida's Republicans vote tonight in a high-stakes presidential primary election with Mitt Romney holding a double-digit lead over Newt Gingrich.

Romney momentum builds in Florida, Gingrich defiant

Mitt Romney stormed towards a likely Tuesday victory in Florida that would make him strong favourite for the Republican presidential nomination.

Now it’s Obama vs moneyed elite

The US president has launched his first salvo in an election race marked by financial issues.

Pretence in the time of ANC politics

<b>Verashni Pillay</b> wishes the ANC would let its wannabe leaders be as open as the US Republicans.

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

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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

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