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.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders