Mugabe doesn’t ‘want your girls’, just sanctions lifted

"I do not want to visit France for romantic purposes. I want to develop relations between us," says Robert Mugabe about the EU's Zimbabwe sanctions.

US walks out of UN assembly after Mugabe speech

Zim President Robert Mugabe's fiery condemnation of the West during the 68th UN general assembly resulted in the US delegation leaving in disgust.

Mugabe suggests UK, US firms to be targeted over Zim sanctions

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened "tit-for-tat" actions against western countries that have sanctions on his rule.

US keeps sanctions against Zim, but others may thaw

Robert Mugabe has been feted by his supporters and allies in the region, but it will be a while before the West rolls out the red carpet for him.

Zanu-PF is all a Twitter

Zimbabwe ruling party "goes all out" on the internet.

UN tightens restrictions with new sanctions against North Korea

The UN Security Council has imposed new sanctions against North Korea as the North has threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the US.

EU set to ease Zimbabwe sanctions

EU nations have been working on a deal to reward Harare by lifting some of the bloc's punishing sanctions against members of the regime.

Zim votes: US ambassador raises concern over election legitimacy

Three months into his deployment to Zimbabwe, United States ambassador David Bruce Wharton is keeping a close eye on Zimbabwe's political turmoil.

UN orders sanctions against DRC’s M23 rebel group head

The United Nations and United States have ordered sanctions against the head of a rebel group accused of atrocities as it seized territory in the DRC.

The day apartheid started dying

Hermann Giliomee explains how former president PW Botha's Rubicon speech increased white South Africa's isolation in 1985.

Libya’s central bank expected to have sanctions lifted

The UN Security Council has announced it will lift sanctions on Libya's central bank and the Libyan Foreign Bank to economically uplift the country.

Turkey to open trade routes bypassing Syria

Following a breakdown in ties and rising violence in Syria, Turkey has decided to begin bypassing trade routes through the country.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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

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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