Us Midterm Elections

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Facebook's political ad report showed $353-million spend by campaigns on its platform since May

The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

Contrary to what President Donald Trump has claimed, this was a bad election for him

What’s at stake in US midterm elections

Midterm elections are often seen as a referendum on the president and there is no shortage of opinions this time around

US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

The US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump

Trump hits election trail threatening troop surge on Mexico border

Trump hopes to fire up core Republican voters and spur the party to retain dominance of both chambers of Congress.

Republicans flex muscle, Obama promises ‘corrections’

Flexing their political muscle, US Republicans have promised a string of investigations into Barack Obama's administration.

The Tea Party is merely old whine in new bottles

This incoherent group has no leaders, no policies, no headquarters. It is held together by Fox TV and big money.

Boehner’s links to lobbyists could be the chink in his armour

In his battle against Barack Obama, the incoming speaker faces Democratic attacks over his closeness to Washington's power brokers.

Obama admits losing sight of leadership role

US President Barack Obama admitted in an interview aired on Friday that he focused on policies but failed to rally people behind those initiatives.

Obama admits he needs ‘to do a better job’

US President Barack Obama has conceded the Republicans gave the Democrats a "shellacking" in mid-terms and says he remains willing to compromise.

Republicans capture House, gain in Senate

Barack Obama faced a bleak political landscape on Wednesday after voters punished Democrats over high unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery.

US Congress likely to be divided, gridlocked

The US Congress was headed for gridlock after Tuesday's elections, posing a challenge as the country struggles to get out of the economic doldrums.

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From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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