President Barack Obama

Trump panel recommends guns in schools to keep US students safe

The commission rejected calls to increase the minimum age required for gun purchases

The liberal licence 
to kill

The liberal public sphere is still unwilling to accord equal weight to all human lives

US retaliates against Russian interference with 2016 election

“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Obama said in a statement.

Melania at a loss for her own words at the Republican National Committee

The wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump has little in common with fellow US immigrants.

Stephen King to receive National Medal of Arts from Barack Obama

The United States president will present the novelist with the highest award for artists given by the US government.

Africa’s entrepreneurial dilemma

Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia featured an appearance at the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home

A Nasa spacecraft has sailed past Pluto, capping a journey of 4.88-billion kilometres that began nine and a half years ago.

World leaders due in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

Several leaders, including US President Barack Obama, will visit Saudi Arabia's new King Salman after the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah.

Obama strikes defiant tone in State of the Union Address

US President Barack Obama warned the Republican-led Congress to end their resistance to higher taxes on the wealthy, saying he won't back down.

Republicans to clash with Obama over Cuba and recent policy shifts

Republicans look to challenge President Barack Obama on energy, Cuba and immigration at the upcoming US Congress this week.

‘Independent thinker’ – former physicist tipped to be new US defence secretary

Veteran Washington insider, Ashton Carter, is an independent thinker whose opinions have not always aligned fully with those of the president.

Riots grip Ferguson as jury decides not to prosecute cop

A US jury has found that white police officer Darren Wilson acted in self defence when he shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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