Sri Lanka

‘Kung Fu’ nuns cycling for the environment

After facing the consequences of climate change first-hand in their own villages, the nuns decided to start marching with two strong messages

World Cup Week 1: What we’ve learned

After a week of entertainment we’re still trying to figure out what the pecking order is in this medley

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots

Christian groups attacked Muslim-owned shops in the northwestern town of Chilaw on Sunday in anger at a Facebook post by a shopkeeper, police said

Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers

Investigators believe the group also used social media private messenges to keep in touch without being noticed by the authorities

Sri Lanka mass cancelled over ‘specific attack threat’

The Church had planned to resume Sunday public services for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 257 people

Sri Lanka Catholics to resume mass two weeks after attacks

All public services by Sri Lanka's Christian minority were cancelled after the April 21 suicide attacks

Sri Lankan president vows security shake-up over attacks

Tensions over alleged intelligence failures escalate as ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Easter Sunday blasts

Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks ‘retaliation for Christchurch’ — government

The revelation came as the death toll in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and high-end hotels rose to 321

‘Where is God?’: Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

In the aftermath of Sunday's deadly attacks, Sri Lankans are trying to understand what has happened

Easter blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill at least 207

The attacks were the worst act of violence to hit the country in the decade since the end of a bloody civil war that killed up to 100 000 people

Poor form puts Amla’s World Cup place in jeopardy

The Proteas batsman faces being axed from the Wrold Cup squad after a poor run of form against Sri Lanka

Sine’s a gift that will keep giving

South Africa’s newest Protea Sinethemba Qeshile’s rags-to-riches ascension to first-class cricket couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it