Somali Pirates

Somalia’s president offers amnesty to pirates

Somalia's president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the coast as he seeks to rebuild the war-torn country.

Piracy takes a dive in Somalia

Somali piracy has fallen to a three-year low because of co-ordinated action by international navies and the enlistment of armed security guards.

Deep Read: The party’s over for Somalia’s pirates

The empty whisky bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs that litter the Somali shoreline are signs that the heyday of Somali piracy may be over.

Nato says it’s winning war against Somali piracy

The threat from Somali pirates is receding but the international community must continue to work together to eliminate the menace

SA welcomes kidnapped couple’s safe return from Somalia

South Africa has thanked the Italian and Somalian authorities for the safe return of a local couple held captive by pirates for 20 months.

SA hostages freed by Somali pirates

A South African man and woman taken hostage by Somali pirates in October 2010 have been released.

Seeing the majesty in Somalia’s history

Funky dancing in a seaside bar, Vespa scooters on broad boulevards: the images of a lost Somalia are at odds with a place better known for war.

Somali police catch suspected pirates

Police in Puntland, Somalia have arrested several suspected pirates, including an armed gang accused of holding a Danish family hostage last year.

Suspected Somalia pirate base hit by war planes

Two civilians have been wounded after war planes fired several missiles at a suspected Somali pirate base in the north of the country.

Seychelles pleads for end to pirate prisoner overcrowding

The Seychelles has called for international help as naval forces tighten the noose around Somali pirates, saying they cannot hold more prisoners.

Ransom demand for SA couple soars

In spite of attempts to gain the trust of Somali clan leaders, the release price has for a South African couple being held hostage has gone up.

France unveils anti-pirate ship project

A French project featuring a range of anti-piracy features, including sound blasts, has been unveiled at a shipping security forum in Nantes.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders