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Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Facebook's political ad report showed $353-million spend by campaigns on its platform since May

The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

Contrary to what President Donald Trump has claimed, this was a bad election for him

Democrats seize US House but Trump averts ‘blue wave’

Tuesday's contest saw several historic firsts in the Democratic camp

US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

The US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump

Kavanaugh swings US Supreme Court to the right

With the arrival of Brett Kavanaugh, the court comprises four liberals appointed by Democratic presidents and five conservatives picked by Republicans

All eyes on Ohio special election as test of Trump

Pollsters rate the Ohio race between Republican state senator Troy Balderson and Democratic lawyer Danny O'Connor as a toss-up

Africa must work with partners to mitigate the impact of Trump’s agenda

The continent has vital stakes in how Americans deal with three of these: climate change, foreign assistance, and immigration.

Trump and Nunes torch tradition of trust between Congress and FBI

FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke out against Trump’s wishes about releasing the memo after he failed to convince the White House to block it

Trump and Brexit have triggered two deep constitutional crises

Given the White House’s well chronicled and sometimes almost comical dysfunction, one wonders how this presidential vessel is still afloat

Trump celebrates a year of his presidency with a government shutdown

US lawmakers have launched a last-ditch bid to end the budget stalemate and prevent a government shutdown

Democratic election sweep is lousy anniversary gift for Trump

The Tuesday night results amounted to a sweeping repudiation of what critics have called Trump's politics of division.

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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

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

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