William Maclean

Libya now needs to forge a future

For Libya's new leaders, the next test is meeting the expectations of the people.

Humanitarian disaster looms in Gaddafi’s hometown

Civilians are fleeing Libya's Sirte where the battle to dislodge fighters loyal to ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi has caused heavy casualties.

Libya’s fractious new rulers enjoy honeymoon

Bickering that has delayed the formation of a new interim government in Libya suggests potentially damaging internal political rifts are widening.

Tripoli’s new normal: Bickering politicians

One of the novelties since the fall of Tripoli is free speech, and with it an early, and for some uncomfortable, dose of political bickering.

Gadaffi’s men dig in, using ‘citizens as shields’

Libya's new rulers said on Sunday they were holding back an assault on one of the last bastions loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

‘CEO of al-Qaeda’ killed in drone strike

The killing of al-Qaeda's number two leader deprives the group of a multi-talented manager who helped it spawn offshoots around the world.

UK cops: Terror was bigger priority than phone hacking

At a hearing on Britain's phone hacking scandal, top cops told lawmakers they had been too busy preventing terrorism to probe the abuse properly.

Stuxnet: A new weapon for cyber insurgents?

Weaker combatants have always used unconventional or inexpensive means to defy stronger foes, including guerrilla warfare and suicide attacks.

Parcel bombs spotlight bold Yemen group

An attempted parcel bomb plot originating in Yemen will further heighten security concerns about the unstable Arab state.

Somali attack tests peacemakers’ resolve

Foreign troops in Somalia allows militants to pose as nationalist champions with a mandate for the kind of attacks Mogadishu witnessed on Tuesday.

Envoy hopes for increased US, Pakistan cooperation

Pakistan is cooperating more with US-backed Afghan peace efforts but not to the extent sought by Washington, said US envoy for Afghanistan.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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