Suicide Bombers

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

Somalia’s deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

​At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu

‘We only die once … It might as well be for Jesus’

Werner Groenewald dedicated 12 years of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan before he and his two children were killed by Taliban suicide bombers.

Twin bombs rock northeastern Nigerian city

Although the death toll is still unknown, the suicide bombers - both women - killed more than 10 people, according to reports.

SA government condemns ‘terrorism’ in Russia

The government has spoken out against two suicide bombings in the Russian town of Volgograd, in which over 30 people died and many were injured.

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.

Al-Shabab suicide bomber kills 12 in Somalia

A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a small restaurant in a city north of the capital on Saturday, killing at least 12 others, police said.

Dozens killed in Pakistan as suicide bombers hit church

Two bombers have struck a church in Peshawar, killing more than 60 and wounding 120 people, say officials.

Attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan kills nine

Suicide bombers have targeted the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing nine people and injuring 21 others.

More than 16 killed after weekend attacks in Afghanistan

A suicide attack has claimed six lives and air attacks have killed 10 children over a weekend that served as a reminder of Afghanistan's conflict.

Suicide bomber attack kills three at Iraqi checkpoint

A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least three people, says police.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

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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

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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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.

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Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

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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