Syria Protests

How has war affected Syria’s oil and gas sector?

The eight-year war has seen the capital lose control of major oil fields, making the country lose billions of dollars

Syrians go hungry as conflict soars

The UN has warned it is unable to deliver food to up to a million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence and a lack of fuel.

Safety first for Syria’s teachers and pupils

Teachers are doing what they can to find safe places to ensure children continue to get the education they need in conflict ridden Syria.

Nobel laureate warns of ‘somalisation’ of Syria

Nobel Peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has warned Syria risks becoming a new Somalia as he voiced pessimism at any quick solution to the bloodshed.

Fighting ruptures ragged Syrian ceasefire

Fighting has erupted in a Damascus suburb and around a Syrian army base as a truce marking a Muslim holiday crumbled almost before it had begun.

Egypt’s Morsi assumes major role in Middle East

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has assigned himself the heavyweight role in the Middle East, saying civil war in Syria is the "tragedy of the age".

Syria is a regional calamity, says Ban Ki-moon

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has issued a strong rebuke over security council inaction, saying world leaders "should not look the other way".

Deep Read: The tortured children of Syria’s war

In the bleak, windswept landscape of the swelling Za'atari camp in Jordan, child refugees are struggling to cope with the horrors of Syria's war.

Syria: Foreign fighters join the war against Assad

Jihadi veterans of Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan have joined up with foreign idealists on the frontline of Aleppo against Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Iran confirms military stationed in Syria

Iran has confirmed for the first time that forces from its revolutionary guards corps are in Syria helping Assad's government crush the rebellion.

Syrian town caught up in fierce power struggles

Syrian troops have bombarded a central area of Aleppo after a day of fierce clashes with rebels who tried to take the regime-controlled district.

Red Cross chief meets Assad over Syrians’ plight

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer has held a "positive" meeting with Bashar al-Assad in Syria during which he voiced concerns over humanitarian abuses.


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

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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