Black Lives Matter

New series spotlights Trayvon Martin killing

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premiered on the Paramount Network and BET on Monday, a docu-series bankrolled in part by rap mogul Jay Z

Beyoncé, Jay-Z release joint album on marriage and identity

The album came out late on Saturday exclusively on Jay-Z's fledgling Tidal streaming service

Echoing Marielle Franco, Brazil’s black women speak out against violence

Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale

White Australian linked to fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page

Black Lives Matter is an activist organisation set up in the United States to campaign against violence and racism against black people

US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27

​Erica Garner, a prominent activist against police brutality has died after suffering a heart attack

Blackballing Kaepernick: Fear of the black athlete

By blackballing Colin Kaepernick, NFL owners are telling all black athletes to stay silent and subservient.

100 years ago African-Americans marched on 5th Avenue to declare black lives matter

The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as one of the signs raised to the sky on that July afternoon in 1917: “Give me a chance to live.”

Breaking the chains that bind

Ngugi wa Thiong’o says that reclaiming African languages lies at the heart of decolonisation, but it’s not enough

We should all be human rights activists

With personal freedoms under attack across Africa, ordinary citizens must defend our rights

Leftist tropes and right-wing rhetoric coexist

And the confusion this can cause presents real and urgent dangers to the SA body politic.

The trauma caused by violent protests can be acute, but is largely ignored due to the less obvious and unintended consequences

There is not a significant amount of empirical research data that shows the link between violent protest and emotional trauma.

790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte

A state of emergency was declared after second night of unrest as protests flared after yet another police officer shot and killed a black man.

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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