Philippines

Trial opens for Philippine journalist critical of Duterte

Ressa is out on bail and faces years in prison if convicted under the criminal cyber-libel law

Amnesty urges UN probe of ‘systematic’ Philippine drug war killings

The drug war is Duterte's signature initiative and is heavily supported by many Filipinos

Sri Lanka interviews 47 potential hangmen

47 male applicants would be interviewed on Wednesday and Thursday, after the government advertised the vacancies in February

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail — court

Ressa posted bail after spending the night in detention at the National Bureau of Investigation

Duterte throttles online site

The Rappler news website is fighting a tide of disinformation and state-backed intimidation

Philippine relief effort spreads

Philippine authorities and aid agencies face a humanitarian crisis, with the number of people displaced by the catastrophe estimated at four million.

The mayor at the eye of Philippine storm

Finger-pointing in the Philippines is sure to worsen as the typhoon's official death toll rises to nearly 4 000.

Philippines: Confusion over Haiyan death toll

The Philippine government has increased its death toll from super Typhoon Haiyan to 3 621 - a figure which is still well below the UN's estimate.

Typhoon Hayian: A rallying call for climate change

Taking the devastation wrought on their country as a warning, the Philippine delegation at COP19 has called for urgent progress on climate change.

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippine govt imposes curfew to curb looting

In the devastating aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine government has set up checkpoints and set a curfew in efforts to end looting.

World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines

The UN, Australia and the US have mobilised emergency aid as the scale of the devastation unleashed by super typhoon Haiyan emerges.

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan leaves hundreds dead

One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall in the Philippines has left more than 1 000 people dead in the country, says the Red Cross.

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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

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

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

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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

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.