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Cyril, Emery have tricky kickoffs

South Africa’s manager, like Arsenal’s, starts his season of political football poor and with a team of own-goalers

Özil can prove himself if he gets out of his ‘comfort zone’

​Arsenal manager Unai Emery has challenged troubled star Mesut Özil to prove his worth after a season marred by injuries and illness

Sanchez, Özil cast to sideshow as buoyant Man Utd visit Arsenal

A year on from moving to Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez has become little more than an afterthought in the Red Devils’ revival

Aubameyang winner extends Arsenal’s unbeaten run

Emery's side took the lead through Jefferson Lerma's bizarre own goal before Josh King equalised on the stroke of half-time at Dean Court on Sunday

German football boss rejects Özil racism charge, but admits mistake

Reinhard Grindel has admitted he should have done more to protect the midfielder against discriminatory abuse

Five key dates in the Mesut Özil saga

Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Özil's bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football

Özil’s anger justified, now German football must look inward

Mesut Özil's photo op with Recep Tayyip Erdogan was ill-advised. But the reaction to it is a sad tale of poor management

Özil quits Germany, citing racism and disrespect’

The Arsenal midfielder was widely criticised and reportedly received threats after he was photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ka-ching! It’s raining cash in the EPL

Records were smashed in the transfer window

Özil’s ‘escape’ from Madrid is a real leap of faith

Mesut Özil’s £42.5-million move to Arsenal reverberated through his home country – all the way down to the nether regions of Regionalliga West.

Germany star Ozil quits Bremen for Real

Germany star Mesut Ozil has quit Werder Bremen to sign a contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Bring on England, says German boss Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loëw is relishing the prospect of facing old enemies England on Sunday with a Soccer World Cup quarterfinal place at stake.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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.

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it