Western Sahara

South Africa and Morocco set to re-establish diplomatic relations

​South Africa and Morocco look set to re-establish diplomatic relations after 13 years of giving each other the cold shoulder

Morocco king rejects independence for Western Sahara

A UN peacekeeping force has been in Western Sahara since 1991 with a mandate to organise a referendum on its independence or integration with Morocco.

Morocco’s AU return: Colony in peril

Western Sahara holds faint hope for referendum as guns are drawn in dispute

‘Liberation deferred’ for Western Sahara

The ANC regards the return of Morocco to the African Union as selling out the Sahrawi people.

Morocco’s renewed bid for AU membership has once again divided the organisation

After 40 years the people of Western Sahara live in refugee camps and the country has still not gained its independence from Morocco.

Western Sahara debate reignited

A word from the UN’s Ban Ki-moon and an EU trade pact have sent Morocco into a fury.

Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment

The UN Security Council has reached a deal on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of peacekeepers in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Ban says Western Sahara mission undermined

UN leader Ban Ki-moon says a UN mission's communications from the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara with UN headquarters have been compromised.

Seven killed in Morocco football riot

Seven people have been killed in a riot following a football match in Morocco's disputed Western Sahara region.

Sahara activists reject Moroccan king’s intervention

A statement from the Polisario Front said Morocco's King Mohammed VI comments "interfere with efforts to settle the conflict".

UN concerned about alleged abuses in Western Saharah

UN chief Ban Ki-moon met with Polisario Front head Mohamed Abdelaziz on Friday and expressed renewed concern about alleged human rights violations.

Western Sahara talks end with no breakthrough

Neither side in the Western Sahara stand-off budged during informal talks Thursday aimed at reviving negotiations to try to end the dispute.


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.

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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