Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

Thailand last held a successful election in 2011

Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok

Rights activists say Thailand's ruling junta has worked systematically to snuff out all challenges to its authority.

​Thailand’s coup leaders keep ex-PM, Cabinet detained ‘to think’

Coup leaders say they will keep former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and anti-government protest leaders in detention.

Thai army declares martial law

After six months of political unrest and a day after the caretaker prime minister refused to stand down, Thailand's army has declared martial law.

State of emergency ‘will have to stay’, says Thai minister

Despite several protest sites shutting down, Thailand's foreign minister says emergency laws could be extended until demonstrations end completely.

Hugs and roses as Thailand protesters enter govt grounds

In surreal scenes after days of violent marches, Thailand's protesters hugged police as they entered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's grounds.

Thailand: Police allow protesters into state buildings

Thailand's government has ordered police to stand down, bringing an end to days of violence in Bangkok in which five people have died.

Thailand’s Yingluck calls for talks amid violent protests

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis gripping Bangkok.

Thai prime minister Yingluck flees as protesters step-up action

Thousands of protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming multiple state agencies in violent clashes.

Thai minister’s friendship with Mugabe ‘strictly social’

Questions have been raised over Thai prime minister's appointment of Nalinee Taveesin to Cabinet, who counts Zimbabwe's president as a friend.

Minister’s appointment defended despite Mugabe-links

Thailand's premier has defended her appointment of a Cabinet minister on a US blacklist owing to alleged business links to President Robert Mugabe.

‘Crony’ Thai minister blacklisted for Mugabe links

Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra has had to defend Cabinet minister Nalinee Taveesin, who has been blacklisted by the US for her links to Robert Mugabe.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

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

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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