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United States Senate stonewalls gun control bids in wake of shooting at Orlando LGBTI nightclub

The Orlando massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern American history, has seemingly done little to influence lawmakers to clamp down on guns.

US Republicans feel the rising heat

Some climate change deniers in the United States Senate have realised they are increasingly out of step with the public.

World leaders outraged by CIA torture report

Many world leaders are criticising the torture methods of the CIA, revealed this week in a US Senate report, and they are calling for legal action.

CIA lied about brutal and ineffective torture – report

A US Senate report found that the CIA misled the American public about its torture methods after 9/11 and were brutal and pervasive in their actions.

From Carter and Bush to ‘American Idol’: Some US election candidates

From a failed American Idol contestant to an ex-con, everyone seemed to get in on the act in the midterm US congressional elections.

US Senate passes funding bill to avoid government shutdown

A deeply divided and unproductive Congress wrapped up its final business before November's elections early on Saturday.

Now it’s Obama vs moneyed elite

The US president has launched his first salvo in an election race marked by financial issues.

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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

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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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