Friday

Can Apple’s tablet do it again?

Apple's latest product is the eagerly awaited 'tablet' electronic reader. But no one knows exactly what it will do. So what might we expect?

The real Bill Gates joins Twitter

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has just joined Twitter with a verified account, having been preceded by numerous fakes.

Up the Creek (no paddle required)

Up the Creek music festival takes place at the beginning of February, and it has gained a reputation as one of the more civilised events of its kind.

TV seen enjoying 2010, e-readers could struggle

The television will dominate home entertainment for another year in 2010, showing more staying power than newspapers and e-readers.

The ute of today

<i>Steve Smith</i> could never see the point in bakkies - until meeting the latest version of Nissan's square-jawed Navara.

Avatar a big winner at Golden Globes

<em>Avatar</em> was named best film drama and <em>The Hangover</em> claimed the top comedy trophy at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Welcome to Sterkfontein, welcome home

Rian Malan, the South African journalist and author, once made a spiky defence of Johannesburg in a British newspaper.

Ricky Gervais quits ‘pointless’ Twitter

'I just don't get it I'm afraid,' says comedian who quits micro-blogging site after less than a month of tweeting.

Mahlermania 150 years later

Mahler went from being a byword for excess to the composer every orchestra wants to perform. Tom Service explores the passions that powered his music.

The tourist tat trap

Sam Leith explains how a Lion King bum bag can tell you all you need to know about South African culture.

Baartman off the shelf

A ceramist selling sculptures of Saartjie Baartman has appalled historians and women, who say the pieces are neither ethical nor dignified.

Making of modern Israel

Leslie Stein's sequel to his earlier volume, <em>The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel</em> remains cocooned in sympathy for 'Israel's plight'

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