Nicholas Sarkozy

Ex-French president Sarkozy loses bid to halt corruption trial

​Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his final bid to avoid a trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling

France ban on face veil ‘violates’ women’s rights — UN panel

The UN Human Rights Committee calls on France to review its 2010 law banning women from covering their faces in public

Sarkozy in hearing to determine go-ahead for fraud charges

Sarkozy was taken into police custody and investigated in March over allegations of 'misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption'

Election epic offers test for European incumbents

Europe is braced for an election bonanza this that will determine the politics of the increasingly contested campaign to save the single currency.

Economy may spell doom for Sarkozy

France voted on Sunday in round one of a presidential ballot, against the backdrop of a feeble economy.

Toulouse school killings suspect shoots three in raid

A gunman suspected of killing three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in France has wounded three police officers in a shoot-out during a raid.

Sarkozy condemns shooting at French school

A gunman has shot dead at least four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, days after soldiers were killed in similar shootings in the same area.

Several dead in shooting at French school

The Toulouse prosecutor says a gunman has opened fire in front of a Jewish school in a southwest French city killing several people.

Arab Spring led to the fall of the first wives’ club

Despite an often fawning portrayal in the Western media, they were the Lady Macbeths.

Greek PM convinces Cabinet — next up: everyone else

Greece's Papandreou has won the backing of his Cabinet to push ahead with a referendum on an EU debt bailout deal. World leaders are not convinced.

Sarkozy backs down on ECB crisis role, progress slow

French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces implacable German opposition to demands to use unlimited European Central Ban funds to fight the debt crisis.

Battle for South Africa’s R1-trillion nuclear contract

Five international bidders are sniffing around SA's biggest ever tender: an estimated R1-trillion contract to build six new nuclear reactors by 2030.


‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

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