Tahrir Square

Egypt’s protests uncover deep cracks in al-Sisi’s strongman façade

The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi's regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe

Could Egypt’s rare anti-Sisi protests swell?

Heavy security has been put in place, but could this trigger a wider movement against former general-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi?

Leftist tropes and right-wing rhetoric coexist

And the confusion this can cause presents real and urgent dangers to the SA body politic.

Case dropped against Mubarak for death of 239 protesters

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, will no longer serve a life sentence for conspiring to murder 239 protesters in Tahrir Square in 2011.

80 sexual assaults in one day – the other story of Tahrir Square

Egypt's women increasingly at risk of rape and sexual assault as rights groups warn of a step up in attacks.

Condemnation grows over Morsi decree

Opposition-led protests have spread across Egypt over a decree affording President Mohamed Morsi sweeping powers immune from judicial oversight.

Another female reporter assaulted in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

A French female television reporter was sexually assaulted during a protest in Cairo, the latest of ongoing attacks on women covering unrest there.

Turning a buck on the back of Egypt’s revolution

A year after it claimed centre stage in the Arab Spring, Cairo's Tahrir Square has become an open-air market where capitalism meets the revolution.

Egypt’s rulers look to speed up parliamentary vote

Egypt's rulers are studying a proposal from their own advisers to bring forward parliamentary elections by two weeks after demands from protesters.

Calm returns to Egypt as voting continues

Egypt is holding the latest round of its first democratic parliamentary election in relative calm after five days of violent protests in Cairo.

Egyptians return to the polls amid clashes

Egyptians have gone to the polls in parliamentary elections after six days of violence in Cairo that has cast a pall over the transition to democracy.

Women targeted as Egypt’s bloody chaos drags on

Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on the sixth day of clashes that have killed 13 people.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

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