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Many killed during clashes in Egypt

At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police in Egypt.

Gunman attacks Paris newspaper, bank

A French newspaper and banking chain were targeted in shootings in Paris, one of which has left a young man fighting for his life.

Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison

Disgraced Chinese politician, Bo Xilai, has been convicted and and sentenced to life behind bars for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power.

US spying: Yahoo! chief fears jail for going against NSA demands

Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

EU to provide $39-million in humanitarian aid to Syria

The European Union will provide an additional $39-million in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the violence in Syria.

Zim government seizes former PM Smith’s farm

The Zimbabwe government has seized the farm of late former white minority leader Ian Smith, listing it "for compulsory acquisition for resettlement."

Sierra Leone opposition calls for election result boycott

Sierra Leone People's Party has called on members to boycott government proceedings, claiming electoral fraud had undermined the recent elections.

Record breaker Bolt named Athlete of the Year

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been named World Athlete of the Year for a record fourth time by the IAAF.

Families of murdered Colorado theatre-goers to be compensated

The families of 12 people killed in July in a movie theatre massacre will receive $220000 each from a special relief fund.

Post-war Sierra Leone’s elections a test of democracy

With Sierra Leone still recovering from a long and bloody civil war, citizens will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Apple’s map flop and the battle for mobile control

Renowned perfectionist Steve Jobs would likely not have been pleased with Friday's launch of the new iPhone 5 in North America and other countries.

Floods and mudslides in India leave 35 dead and many more missing

The latest bout of heavy rains in Northern India has brought the total to over 580 people killed by heavy monsoon rains across India since June.


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

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

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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