War On Terror

9/11 now: Terror, militarism, war and fear as the ‘war on terror’ continues unabated

It is no wonder that this war persists as terror groups expand further.

SA does good in resisting mechanisms of counter-terrorism industry

‘War on terror’ system works hard to create the fear and panic necessary for the implementation of draconian counter-terrorism measures.

We must prepare for a 30-year war in the Middle East

Twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.

Amnesty: Europe must admit to co-operation in CIA torture

Amnesty International is calling on European countries to come clean on their assistance with CIA operations so that justice can be served.

War on terror fails to stop surge in global attacks

The "war on terror" has failed to eliminate or reduce terrorism despite trillions being spent on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and operations elsewhere.

South Africa’s infantile foreign policy

The "global war on terror" and its awful sequelae seem very far away to most South Africans.

Wrath of Iraq war lingers

Although the West is pulling out its armies, the war is by no means over for the Arab world, a former adviser warns. Nick Hopkins reports.

US drone strike kills nine in Pakistan

A US drone aircraft has killed nine suspected militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, security officials say.

US withdraw from Iraq, so now what?

As the last American soldiers finally leave Iraq, the United States state department assumes control of a complex and risky operation.

Pakistan threatens to pull the plug on war on terror

Pakistan has warned it could end its support for the US-led war on terror if its sovereignty is violated again after a Nato attack that saw 24 dead.

Pakistan hits back over Bin Laden furore

Pakistan's president said on Tuesday accusations that his nation extends a safe haven to extremists were "baseless".

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

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

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