NGO apologises for Feed a Child advert

Feed a Child SA has apologised after its advertisement - which was meant to raise awareness about starving children - drew heavy criticism.

Friendvertising: When your Facebook friends become unpaid marketers

"Friendvertising" is the latest trick by marketers who want you to sell their brand.

How female corpses became a fashion trend

Women posed as dead bodies are an advertising staple, including the new Marc Jacobs ad with Miley Cyrus. Why does fashion fetishise the female corpse?

When advertising goes native

The era of ads being easily distinguishable from reporting may be a brief golden age we will soon look back on as a fond memory, writes Eve Fairbanks.

Avaaz lion bones adverts were censored, finds ConCourt

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the removal of adverts in OR Tambo International was censorship.

Xbox One checking if you’re watching ads? Less ‘gee-whiz’, more WTF

Microsoft's patented solution to people not paying attention: bribery. Maybe companies should just make better adverts, writes Arwa Mahdawi.

Leaked Ford Figo ad shows bound and gagged women in boot

Three ad mock-ups for the Ford Figo hatchback were leaked on the internet last week and have caused controversy for their sexually violent nature.


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.

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