Thaksin Shinawatra

Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

Thailand last held a successful election in 2011

Storm in a Thai red bowl

A symbol of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's opposition party has landed a Facebook user and journalist in hot water with the ruling junta.

Thai army declares martial law

After six months of political unrest and a day after the caretaker prime minister refused to stand down, Thailand's army has declared martial law.

Thai minister’s friendship with Mugabe ‘strictly social’

Questions have been raised over Thai prime minister's appointment of Nalinee Taveesin to Cabinet, who counts Zimbabwe's president as a friend.

SABC’s new chief linked to shady Thai billionaire

The SABC's new boss chaired a mining company that went into meltdown, in which controversial Thai billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra played a role.

Desperate bid to assuage Thai flood rage

Authorities in the Thai capital are repairing a damaged flood gate that has become the focus of anger, fear and rivalry between arms of government.

Thailand hails first female PM: Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra has become politically turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister after Parliament endorsed her crushing election victory.

Thailand to lift emergency rule in Bangkok

Thailand said it would lift a state of emergency in Bangkok and three neighbouring areas, seven months after a bloody military crackdown.

Thaksin on ‘courtesy call’ to Mandela

No business was discussed with the fugitive Thai politician, says foundation.

Fugitive former Thai leader meets Nelson Mandela

Fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has appeared in Africa, where he says he is dealing in diamonds and visiting Nelson Mandela.

Thai protesters calm as battle raged to an end

As Thai troops staged a bloody operation to disperse red shirt protesters on Wednesday, thousands of demonstrators in a fortified camp appeared calm.

Bangkok braces for unrest after peace plan rejected

Bangkok braced on Sunday for more unrest a day after the Thai government rejected a peace overture from demonstrators.


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.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

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

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it