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Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

​US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry

Trump’s one-time aide who turned on him goes to jail

Michael Cohen who once said he was ready to "take a bullet" for Trump is awaited at the federal prison in Otisville, New York

Ebola: Obama orders US military to West Africa

President Barack Obama has called the Ebola crisis a threat to world security and has sent up to 3 000 US military personnel to the region.

Blunders and stubborness hobble Syria talks

Syria: The long road to finding peace after years of war.

India transfers diplomat to UN amid US tensions

India said it transferred a diplomat to its UN delegation in an attempt to protect her from prosecution for visa fraud and underpaying a maid.

Gamers spook world of spycraft

US and UK intelligence agents have been posing as Orcs and Elves to snare terror suspects online.

The lessons of our past cast a long shadow over Syria

Public opinion, like old generals, is always preparing to fight the last war.

Opinion: To regulate or not regulate, that is the internet question

Hacking could be used as an excuse to police the internet more but we need online openness to expose wrongdoing, writes Alistair Fairweather.

US says willing to meet with Iran on nukes but no talks set

The New York Times has reported that the United States and Iran have agreed in principle to hold one-on-one negotiations on Iran's nuclear.

Love affair with Rwanda’s Kagame goes sour

Alarm bells have been ringing in Washington and London over Rwanda's clampdown on internal freedoms, writes David Smith.

Aurora shooting: Poignant details of young film fans killed in massacre

As the US came to terms with another gun massacre on Saturday, new details emerged of the victims of the cinema shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Taliban seeks negotiated settlement in Afghanistan

A senior commander of the Taliban has offered a pragmatic view on the futility of the war and the future of Afghanistan. Julian Borger reports.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

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