Suicide Attacks

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

At least 50 killed in Nigeria mosque suicide bombing

There have been no claims of responsibility for the suicide bombing, although authorities believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible

Somalia: Former al-Shabab militants share their story

Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave?

Paris, Brussels jihadist network: what we know

Following attacks in Paris and now Brussels, investigators continue to track down those responsible.

Fifteen killed in Brussels explosions (and counting)

Four days after the arrest of a suspect of the Paris attack that killed 130 people, blasts have gone off at Brussels airport and a metro station.

Survivors describe Boko Haram slaughter

Survivors of the Boko Haram massacre that took place around the town of Baga, Nigeria, describe the militants slaughtering some people "like insects".

Groenewald tried to rescue children before shootings

Werner Groenewald, the South African aid worker killed in Afghanistan, tried to protect his children from the gunmen after he was shot in the leg.

Fresh attack in Russia leaves many dead following suicide bombing

A day after a deadly suicide bombing at a train station in Volgograd, Russia, a blast in the same city has left 10 people dead.

Russia: Death toll rises after suicide-bomb attack

The death toll in Volgograd, Russia, has risen to 16 after a suicide bomber targeted a train station in the city ahead of the Olympic Games.

Iraqi security forces free hostages

Security forces in Iraq have freed hostages at a city council office and killed one suicide bomber, says an official.

China: Tiananmen crash might be suicide attack

Chinese authorities investigating what could be Beijing's first major suicide attack have been searching for two men from Muslim-dominated Xinjiang.

South Africa’s infantile foreign policy

The "global war on terror" and its awful sequelae seem very far away to most South Africans.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.