Big Bang

Spider flies to catch an elusive wave

A South African astrophysicist is part of a team seeking to drag ancient cosmic secrets out of the polar skies.

Bicep2 reveals more about the universe’s beginnings

The latest big thing in science will also permit analysis of how much dark energy drove the inflation of the universe.

South pole telescope detects echoes of Big Bang

In a major discovery for understanding the origins of the universe, US scientists say they have detected echoes of the Big Bang 14-billion years ago.

Will physicists ever be bang on?

There are many ideas about what happened in that moment before everything exploded, but which one is right?

Hawking turns 70, defying disease

As Stephen Hawking turns 70 this week, scientists are baffled how he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.

Scientists find links to ‘God particle’

Scientists have found signs of the Higgs boson, an elementary sub-atomic particle thought to have played a vital role in the creation of the universe.

Wits joins Big Bang researchers

Physicists at Wits University now have access to the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments used to study "elementary particles".


Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

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

Press Releases

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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