Syrian National Council

Syria’s very poor revolution

Hundreds of international fighters have flocked to Syria to join the war against Bashar al-Assad's government, most of them ill-equipped.

Syrian forces clash in key town

A fourth member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle has died from a bomb attack this week as rebels converge on the capital.

Syrian rebels step closer to victory

The assassination of the regime's top military strategists has led to mass defections from the Syrian army, writes Martin Chulov.

Syrian rebels threaten more violence should sanction bid fail

The Syrian opposition has vowed to confront Bashar al-Assad directly if the UN fails to vote in favour of imposing sanctions upon his regime.

Syrian ceasefire calls for UN observers

Efforts to build on a Syrian ceasefire are accelerating with plans to deploy UN observers being drawn up to keep up pressure on Bashar al-Assad.

UN envoy Annan fights for Syrian peace plan

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has urged an end to violence in Syria, amid claims 1 000 people have been killed in the past week.

Refugee camp bears brunt of Syrian violence

Syrian forces have fired into Turkey, hitting a refugee camp amid mounting international concern hours before a UN deadline to end the crisis.

Syrian peace plan greeted with scepticism

Syria's acceptance of a plan to end that country's bloody crisis has sparked sceptical responses and concern that Bashar al-Assad is buying time.

Rights group accuses opposition of torture in Syria

Human Rights Watch says armed opposition groups in Syria have kidnapped, tortured and executed supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.

Ambush results in death of several Syrian soldiers

Rights activists have reported the death of several Syrian soldiers after being ambushed by Syrian army defectors.

Dozens of bodies discovered in Syrian city

The bodies of 47 women and children have been found in the Syria's Homs, where security forces have been fighting raging battles against armed rebels.

Saving Syria

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine is in danger of being deemed useless as thousands of Syrian civilians continue to die at the state's hands.


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

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

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories