2012 Olympics

Hopeful runner flies a proud flag for Palestinians

Farra will be one of a four-strong Palestinian team eligible to compete in the Olympics under rules that exempt developing nations from qualifying.

Top Olympic tickets for sale, but it will cost you

Hospitality packages are a new venture for the Olympics, giving smaller businesses and people with extra money a different experience of the event.

‘The Olympics will be secure: we’ll get missiles’

After reports of US security fears at the 2012 London Olympics, the UK has said it might deploy surface-to-air missiles to ensure safety at the Games.

Pistorius plans to work harder

After finishing eighth at the World Championships 400m, Oscar Pistorius admits he has a lot of work to do before next year's London Olympic Games.

Phelps sets himself in a new direction

Michael Phelps set new standards in Olympic swimming with his eight gold medals in Beijing, and now faces the tricky task of re-setting his goals.

Pistorius takes Olympic dream to New York

The famed Blade Runner who dreams of qualifying for next year's London Olympics, brings his quest to Saturday's Diamond League meet in New York.

Afghan women boxers eye Olympic knock-out

Female Afghan boxers hoping to make it to the London 2012 Olympics are practising their jabs in a gym where the Taliban publicly executed women.

Olympics: Rush starts for London 2012 tickets

Tickets for the 2012 London Olympics went on sale on Tuesday with organisers promising the website would not crash under the expected huge demand.

Thorpe to return for London Olympics

Five-time Olympic freestyle champion Ian Thorpe announced his return to swimming for the 2012 London games on Wednesday.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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.

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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