Rodrigo Duterte

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

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

Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Duterte has pitched constitutional reform to turn the country into a decentralised federal republic where regions would have the power to fix problems

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail — court

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

Philippines arrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Ressa, whose news site has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested on a charge of "cyber libel" at her Manila office on Wednesday

20 dead in Philippine church bombing, ISIS claims responsibility

ISIS-linked group Abu Sayyaf has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of a church on the island of Jolo in the Philippines

Duterte throttles online site

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

Philippines’ Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Women's rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte's 'repulsive' comments and called for him to resign

Editorial: Your earth, take action

Change is happening at such a rate that animals, plants and ecosystems cannot evolve fast enough to survive

Duterte: ‘Kill those useless bishops’

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Maria Ressa vows to fight tax evasion charges and calls out Duterte administration for weaponising laws against critics

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.