Namibia violates UN sanctions against North Korea

A military project between Namibia and North Korea is in defiance the UN Security Council. severely denting Namibia’s international reputation.

Church vote to divest from Israel boosts sanctions drive

US churches, inspired by the sanctions campaign against apartheid SA, want to send a message to their leaders to "stand on the right side of history".

Russia’s falling stock market faces new sanctions

A day after a US ratings agency downgraded ?Russia to "junk" status, the country's index fell by 3%. Russia could also face new sanctions.

Russians show patriotism by trashing pro-Western clothing

Russian citizens are showing support for their country by flaunting anti-sanction slogans such as "We can get our kicks without your Coca-Cola".

Kremlin targets tycoon as pie of prosperity shrinks

The arrest of one of Russia's richest men, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, could send further shock waves through an economy reeling from Western sanctions.

Mugabe says sanctions on Russia must not be allowed

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe voiced his support for Russia, describing Western sanctions against Moscow as "illegal".

China opposes sanctions against Russia

China says the EU's proposed additional sanctions on its key ally Russia will not solve the current problems in Ukraine.

Russia responds to Ukraine sanctions, bans Western foods

The decision to ban most food imports from the West shows that President Vladimir Putin has no intention of bowing to Western pressure over Ukraine.

US, EU impose sanctions after Crimea applies to join Russia

The US and EU have imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on a small group of officials from Russia and Ukraine.

EU freezes ousted Ukraine leaders’ assets, warns Russia over Crimea

EU leaders have frozen assets belonging to deposed Ukraine leaders, and have warned Russia of sanctions if they do not pull troops out of Crimea.

EU eases Zimbabwe sanctions but keeps them on Mugabe

The European Union has suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe's military and political figures but have kept them on Robert Mugabe and his wife.

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

New UN resolutions bring sanctions against illegal wildlife and resource traders who support armed groups committing social atrocities in Africa.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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