Syrian Crackdown

Syria: Al-Qaeda wants to control Iraq and Turkey border zones

Al-Qaeda is fighting to drive rivals out of areas bordering Turkey and Iraq in a bid to control territory stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.

Syria fights back with hack attacks

The Syrian regime's electronic army is hitting critical Western news organisations with disinformation.

Time for Brics to stop sitting on the fence over Syria atrocities

Brics should call for the Syrian government to permit the delivery of humanitarian aid across its borders, including from Turkey, writes Jan Egeland.

South Africa can contribute to ending bloodshed in Syria

The recent unification of Syria's opposition could curb human rights violations against civilians, but international pressure is still needed.

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.

Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region ‘ablaze’

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned the Syria conflict risks setting the region "ablaze" as clashes broke out across with Lebanon.

Syria’s bloodiest day claims over 305 lives

More than 305 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday, making it the bloodiest single day of the 18-month revolt, an NGO has revealed.

Syria refugee exodus raises pressure for buffer zone

Syria's refugee exodus is growing and up to 200 000 people could settle in Turkey alone if the conflict worsens, adding pressure for a buffer zone.

Syrian helicopter comes down under fire in Damascus

State television has confirmed a helicopter crashed in Damascus but gave no details as Bashar al-Assad continues to bombard rebel-held districts.

Syria’s Assad makes rare appearance amid Eid protests

Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance for the end of Ramadan but activists say his forces are pressing on with a blitz of rebel areas.

Syrian regime on brink of collapse, says former PM

Syria's former prime minister Riyad Hijab claims Bashar al-Assad's regime is on the point of collapse, having lost control of most of the country.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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.

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

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Social entrepreneurship means business

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