Nicolas Sarkozy

French court rules Sarkozy should be tried over campaign funding

Sarkozy faces charges of illicit financing of his failed 2012 election campaign

Women’s unpaid work must be included in GDP calculations: Lessons from history

The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women

Sarkozy ‘arrested over campaign financing’

The former president is being questioned in connection to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the source of his funding for his 2007 campaign

French presidents ‘tried to torpedo SA arms deal probe’

An arms deal insider has quit the People's Tribunal on Economic Crimes after claiming French leaders tried to quash the probe into Thales and Thint.

Macron faces hurdles, despite massive boost

France's youngest president in the six decade-long Fifth Republic has transformed the country’s political landscape in a matter of weeks

Assange: Time for legal action against US snooping

Julian Assange says that the time has come for legal action after leaked documents reveal Washington spied on three French presidents.

You’re nicked, Sarkozy

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is facing criminal charges for alleged abuse of power.

France’s former leader Sarkozy charged with corruption

France's former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors say.

IMF’s Lagarde in court for arbitration battle

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has arrived in court to be questioned by a French magistrate over her role in a €285-million arbitration payment.

France unhappy with the new normal

Whatever the PR, things are not looking sunny for Franois Hollande. Opinion polls show that normal is not enough.

Sarkozy’s house raided as L’Oreal detectives make up for lost time

Detectives investigating alleged illegal campaign-financing by L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt, have raided the former French president's mansion.

Hollande replacements denounced as start of ‘witch hunt’

Francois Hollande has replaced France's top three security officials after he criticised them for being too close to his predecessor.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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