United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees

Refugees going home to nowhere

Asylum seekers will leave the Cape Town church, but most do not have documents, a situation they blame on the home affairs department

Fear inside the church of refugees

Migrant leader accused of military-style tactics to influence people and push authorities for a chance to leave South Africa

Holistic approaches to ending violence

Gender-based violence and xenophobia need to be addressed through approaches that take account of people’s emotions and trauma

Police and migrants clash in downtown Cape Town

The migrants are calling on the United Nations to help them be repatriated to other countries, including Canada and Australia

Widespread torture and rape documented in Libya’s refugee camps

An increasing number of refugees are being tortured and raped in Libya, a new study has found.

Displaced Congolese find unlikely refuge in Angola

So far, an estimated 12 300 people have made the perilous journey to safety on foot, fleeing deepening conflict in Kasai province

UN praises Uganda’s treatment of refugees fleeing from neighbouring countries

More than 100 000 refugees arrived in in Uganda 2015 alone, making the country the third-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa.

Any place but home for record number of people

The annual global trends report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) paints a very bleak picture.

Over 3.5-million people displaced by conflicts in 2011

International monitors say conflicts, including the uprisings in the Arab world, last year forced 3.5-million people to flee within their country.

South Africa ignores deportee torture claims

Congolese deportees claim the South African government is in cahoots with the DRC's President Kabila, who they say is stifling dissent using torture.

UN raises concern over thousands displaced in DRC

The UN's refugee agency says about 3 000 people from the DRC have been displaced amid renewed rebel attacks since the beginning of this year.

Embassy in Greece for Afghan asylum seekers

Afghanistan will open an embassy in Greece to help thousands of Afghan asylum seekers stranded while seeking a better life in Europe.


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