Nuclear Arms

Who are the members of the nuclear arms club?

Out of an estimated 15000 weapons around the world, around 4000 are currently deployed and ready to be used.

‘We’re not giving up our nukes’ – North Korea

North Korea is not interested in an Iran-like dialogue with the US to give up its nuclear capabilities, its foreign ministry has said.

S Korea, US sign new strategy to deter N Korea nuclear threat

The US and South Korea have signed a new agreement to prevent North Korea from using nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction.

Syria agrees to hand over control of chemical weapons

The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a possible US military strike.

NKorea vows to hold onto ‘priceless’ nuclear arms

NKorea has vowed to tighten its hold on its "priceless" nuclear deterrent, confounding reports that it might be ready to talk about denuclearisation.

Ahmadinejad: Iran has no use for atomic bomb

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended Iran's nuclear programme, calling it peaceful and arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.

UN holds emergency talks over North Korea’s nuclear blast

The UN Security Council has held emergency talks on North Korea's third nuclear bomb test in seven years.

Israel: Flaming Iran with virus is reasonable

Israel's vice prime minister says using cyber-weapons when faced with the threat of a nuclear Iran, would be a "reasonable step".

Applauding the killing of a scientist should scare us all

Deaths of five Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010 a cause for concern.

Russia test-fires two new nuclear missiles

Russia successfully tested on Friday its two new Bulava intercontinental missiles, which experienced several failures in the past.

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan successfully test fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads, the military said.

Iran arms-smuggling case roils Nigeria

Nigeria's foreign minister is threatening action against Iran if it violated international law and UN sanctions in an arms-smuggling case.


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