Australia’s harsh refugee deal expands to Nauru island

Australia expanded its plan banishing asylum-seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea on Saturday to include the Pacific island of Nauru.

Australia PM defends leaving dead asylum seekers at sea

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed her government's choice to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean.

Refugee centre security boss fired in corruption probe

The head of security at the home affairs department refugee centre in Cape Town has been sacked for allegedly taking bribes, say reports.

Rwandan exiles dread going home

With their refugee status being annulled, Rwandans fear what is in store for them if they go back. Niren Tolsi reports.

Refugees ‘sending wrong signal’

Rwanda's high commissioner says fears of further persecution are misplaced: it is safe to return.

Refugees failed by global inaction on human rights

The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for those on the move or uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution.

Media heads to ConCourt for Refugee Act provisions

Argument on sections of the law on the confidentiality of asylum applications will be heard in the Constitutional Court.

To and from persecution: LGBTI refugees in Africa

Refugees and asylum seekers face a host of challenges when crossing borders, but the obstacles are particularly pronounced for LGBTI persons.

Angolan refugees fear repatriation

South Africa's Angolan refugees have been told they can return 'home', but to many home is South Africa.

‘Being queer and a refugee doubles the suffering’

Refugees are often treated badly in South Africa, writes Junior Mayema — even if it’s not always as horrific as being dragged behind a police van.

Thousands of CAR refugees flee to DRC

More than 8 500 refugees have fled the Central African Republic for the Democratic Republic of Congo due to fear of attacks by rebels.

War reaches Malians on the run

With the front line rapidly shifting, refugees are finding it ever more difficult to escape the fighting.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

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Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income