Nigeria Kidnapping

‘I’m the kidnap king,’ brags nabbed Nigerian

“I am the king of kidnappers in Nigeria,” he told cameras this week, as police escorted him around several Lagos houses where his victims were kept.

Nigeria: More than 100 kidnapped, Boko Haram suspected

In a kidnapping similar to that of 200 girls taken from their school by Boko Haram, more than 100 people have been taken into a forest in Nigeria.

African leaders gather to counter Boko Haram

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders from neighbouring countries have gathered to forge a regional strategy against the Islamist group.

Mikel’s kidnapped father found in Nigeria

The kidnapped father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was freed after detectives traced him to a city in north Nigeria and arrested his abductors.

Kidnapped man safely back in South Africa

Nick Greyling, the Supersport sound engineer who was kidnapped in Nigeria, arrived safely in South Africa on Wednesday morning.

SA man released from Nigerian kidnap ordeal

A South African who was being held hostage in Nigeria was released on Monday evening, the Department of International Relations said.

SA cameraman escapes Nigerian kidnappers

A cameraman who was among three members of a South African television crew abducted in Nigeria has fled to safety and is now in Lagos.

No contact from South African’s kidnappers in Nigeria

The abductors of a South African citizen in Nigeria had not made contact with any authorities by Tuesday morning.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

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Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world