Rory Carroll

Obama chases Exit with a Bear

The most dangerous activity a sitting United States president is usually allowed to do is drive a golf cart.

JFK: A conspiracy of echoes

Theories about the death of John F Kennedy are in overdrive as the 50th ?anniversary of his death approaches — even John Kerry is weighing in.

Deep Read: Fanning the flames of hatred

They say the West has been hoodwinked by Muslims and claim to have been vindicated by last week's attacks, but who are America's "counter jihadis"?

Filmmaker’s identity a mystery

The maker of the anti-Muhammad film that sparked mayhem in Egypt and protest in Libya has gone into hiding, leaving questions about his identity.

Comic-Con brings fantasy worlds to life

They come from every corner of America's galaxy -- moms and dads, skywalkers and hobbits, vampires and vigilantes, all on the same mission: escape.

Murder-free El Salvador a ‘mafia peace’

A dramatic fall in the murder rate in El Salvador has been attributed to the gangs' truce.

Poverty and crime bring Honduras to its knees

Honduras is the world's murder capital, with a rate 12 times the global average, amid violent fallout from a 2009 coup.

Young upstart sets his sights on Venezuelan presidency

Hugo Chavez to face stiff competition from youthful presidential hopeful.

In the killing fields

Narco-terrorism has made Central America one of the world's deadliest regions for journalists.

Cuba shuffle, geriatrics shuttle

Raul Castro has proposed term limits for Cuba's rulers, including himself, in an unprecedented effort to rejuvenate the island's political leadership.

$8bn payback for ‘Amazon Chernobyl’

Chevron cries foul but the plaintiffs might yet push for the $27-billion they claimed.

Clerics mine for trapped souls

As the mine rescue drama neared a climax, clerics vied with one another to stamp their own faith on a surge in religious fervour in Chile.


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