South Korea

Winter Games marred by doping cloud

With its lengthy history of drug cheats, the Winter Olympics is working hard to clean up its act

Key moments in year one of the Trump presidency

Here is a look at several key moments in the first year of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

Olympic torch arrives in Seoul ahead of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

The Olympics torch arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a four-day relay throughout the capital city

Trump’s ‘madman’ rhetoric may have scared North Korea to talks — analysts

Washington has held several joint exercises with allies South Korea and Japan this year, and deployed three aircraft carriers to the area

North Korea to attend Olympics in rival South

Seoul was keen to proclaim the Games in Pyeongchang, just 80 kilometres south of the DMZ, a "peace Olympics" but it needed Pyongyang to attend

South Korea to stick with Japanese ‘comfort women’ deal

The issue of women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II is a hugely emotional one that has long marred ties.

South Korea proposes high-level talks with the North

In his speech Monday, Kim said the Olympics could provide a reason for officials from the neighbours "to meet in the near future".

Kim Jong-Un: North Korea could participate in the South’s Winter Olympics

Seoul and organisers have billed the Winter Games which begin on February 9 as a "peace Olympics" and have been keen for the North to take part.

South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’

Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing so teachers have more reason to stay in the country

Trump warns time for ‘patience’ on North Korea is over

North Korea's nuclear programme is "a threat to the civilised world" said Trump on the second day of his Asian tour dominated by the crisis.

Samsung’s explosive earnings see it overtake Apple

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics posted record-breaking earnings Thursday, putting it on course to better rival Apple's quarterly profits.

‘Equestrian princess’ arrested in Denmark over South Korea graft scandal

The scandal has drawn hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets of Seoul for weekly demonstrations

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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