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This unrest evokes a third intifada

Violence is escalating in Israel and Palestine but no one is sure whether this is another uprising.

War zone is better than Jordan camps

As aid dwindles, more refugees are risking the trip to Europe – or taking their chances back in Syria.

Israel turns up heat on activist group

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is 'anti-Semitic' and a 'first-rate strategic threat'.

Netanyahu’s fate hangs in balance

Polls suggest that the embattled Israeli leader could lose power in next week's election.

Bomb ends innocent game

Journalists in Gaza City watched in horror as the Israelis killed what were clearly young boys.

Thousands evacuate Gaza after Israel’s threats

Hordes of Gazans have fled their homes following Israel warning that it would "strike with might" against what it says are rocket-launching sites.

Gaza bleeds and counts the dead

Brutalised civilians recall the horrific toll of the last Israeli invasion and fear it will happen again.

The lessons of our past cast a long shadow over Syria

Public opinion, like old generals, is always preparing to fight the last war.

Are drones any more immoral than other weapons of war?

The central issue with drone strikes comes down to how combatants are identified and what efforts are made to protect civilians.

Death knell for Syria regime as China, Russia turn on Assad

There is no place for President Bashar al-Assad in any future Syrian government, diplomats say, as Russia and China agree to transition plan.

Dehumanisation of victims is a useful trait

Atrocities such as the killing of children become an ordinary act of violence with a sectarian component.

Serbia captures Ratko Mladic

Serbian police have arrested Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military leader wanted by the UN for war crimes committed during the Bosnian war.

Osama bin Laden’s ‘home videos’

Myths make large, but reality diminishes. On Saturday night, the Pentagon showed Osama bin Laden alive in four video clips.

Syria shockwaves sweep across Middle East

Now that Bashar al-Assad is crushing opposition with terrible brutality, no one in the West knows how to deal with him.

Smart phone, efficient revolution

The immediacy and democracy of social media have been crucial to the success of uprisings.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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