Africa Day

This Africa Day, the continent is at a crossroads

Demographic changes are placing the continent on the brink of what could bring a ‘demographic dividend’ – but only if the right action is taken now.

As cyclones and droughts hit Africa, it’s time to demand climate justice

As the continent most affected by climate change, African countries must have a strong interest in limiting the temperature below 1.5° C

Fela in Versace: how popular culture is driving 21st century pan-Africanism

When the AU is making promising strides in realising African integration through the adoption of pop culture, what lessons should be taken from them?

Terror attacks mar Africa Day celebrations

Human rights and the rights of women are the focus of Africa Day, but increasingly terror attacks are hampering development, writes Webster Zambara.

Don’t Miss This: May 29 – June 4

From the Bushfire music and art festival in Swaziland to the Bassline Africa Day Concert, we've rounded up this week's not-to-be-missed events.

Zuma: AU anthem will encourage patriotism

President Jacob Zuma has stressed that incorporating the African Union anthem in SA schools and churches will help build African unity.

Abena Koomson: life is polyrhythmic

Ghanaian American artist Abena Koomson on life, art and the unifying power of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti's music.

A day to weigh up the continent

May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.

DON’T MISS THIS: Bassline Africa Day concert

The Bassline Africa Day concert features top South African acts performing alongside some of the continent's most celebrated new talent.

ANC: Africa’s economic independence is still an ideal

In celebrating Africa Day, the ANC has said the quest for economic independence and development in Africa remains an ideal.

Africa Day: Extravagant celebration of 50 years of unity

African leaders have opened celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc with Africa's problems set aside for a day to mark progress.

Africa Day: Development, reconciliation and the African Renaissance

Carefully honed and systematically applied reconciliation policies could serve to strengthen cooperation and renewal on the continent.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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