Bernard Madoff

US fraudster Madoff says sentence too harsh

Bernard Madoff, sentenced to 150 years in jail for the biggest financial scam in US history, says the judge's sentence was too harsh.

JP Morgan says it did nothing wrong in Madoff fraud

JP Morgan Chase said in a court filing on Tuesday that it had no legal obligation to figure out that the Ponzi king's investment scheme was a fraud.

Madoff trustee sues HSBC for $9bn

The trustee charged with recouping assets for victims of fraud convict Bernard Madoff is suing banking giant HSBC and related entities for $9-billion.

‘Madoff for celebrities’ charged with cheating stars

A Manhattan investment adviser has been dubbed a "Bernie Madoff for celebrities" after being charged with running a Ponzi scheme.


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