United Nations Security Council

SA key to peace in South Sudan

The country’s tackling of state capture gives it a unique ability to help the world’s newest country

Matjila lashes out at UN over Western Sahara

The SA Ambassador told the council his government had considered opposing the measure that renewed the MINURSO mission until October 31

SA takes up seat on UN Security Council

South Africa's tenure in the Security Council will be dedicated to the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela

Hope, scepticism as warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

Hopes are high that the agreement will end the war which has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people

Human rights issues will test foreign policy

If SA wants to regain its global standing, it must take a moral stand that may irk its new friends

ANC hails SA’s election to UN Security Council as ‘victory for peace’

South Africa was elected on Friday to serve in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020 as a non-permanent member

Syria, chemical weapons and the limits of international law

The UN Charter doesn't allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks without UN Security Council approval. That needs to change.

Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of 17 Palestinians

Dozens more were wounded in the second day of Gaza protests as condemnation over Israeli military's use of live fire grows

Security Council fails to adopt Palestinian resolution

A UN resolution for a Palestinian state and the end to the Israeli occupation fell short of being adopted by the Security Council.

Ambitious Angola takes to world stage

The country has steadfastly been expanding its influence, but with that come big responsibilities.

UN to vote on resolution to improve Syria aid access

The United Nations will vote on a draft resolution which will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians without government consent.

Somalia’s president offers amnesty to pirates

Somalia's president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the coast as he seeks to rebuild the war-torn country.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

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

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.