Somali Famine

Somalia bans foreign aid workers from rebel areas

Somalia has banned foreign aid workers and journalists from entering areas controlled by al-Shabaab insurgents, in fear of attacks on them.

Early warning drowned in policy stasis

Kenya isn't a lush country. Rain falls steadily and often heavily in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu, the three main cities and the best known to tourists

Seven killed in food riot at Somali aid camp

At least seven people have died in Somalia after government troops clashed with refugees in a food riot outside a humanitarian camp in Mogadishu.

Fortunes differ among Somalia’s famine refugees

Even among refugees fleeing Somalia there are "haves" and "have-nots" -- those who cross the border in a battle for survival and those who drive.

Somali women preyed on by rapists amid famine

Somali refugees are falling victim to rape and assault as the region endures its worst drought in over 60 years.

Red tape delays UN relief to Horn of Africa

The WFP's first delivery of aid to Somalia was delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles in Kenya -- slowing relief efforts for millions hit by drought.

UN to start airlifting food to Somalia

The UN World Food Programme will start airlifting food to Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya -- the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region.

SA pledges aid for famine relief in Somali

South Africa has pledged R1-million for famine relief in Somalia, calling on citizens and charities to make donations to victims of the crisis there.

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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

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

Press Releases

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