A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere

In the mid-2000s, Matthew Buckland took over the M&G’s website, and gave it a new lease on life. First, though, he had to fight an ownership battle

Out of Africa: The tales that wag the blog

A little blog out of New York called Africa is a Country has become a loud voice for the continent, whether it likes it or not.

200 YSA 2013: A fashionable blogger

VIDEO: Meet Malibongwe Tyilo, a creative who is putting local fashion and design in the multimedia spotlight. He is an M&G 200 Young South African.

Introducing Africa’s voicebox

Voices of Africa is the M&G’s new blogging platform.It showcases stories of life in different parts of the continent that the world doesn't hear often enough.

China shuts down websites after coup rumours

China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major political drama.

Mbeki: Beware the ‘false knowledge’ kindled by Twitter

Thabo Mbeki has expresses his scepticism of Twitter and blogging, calling it a tool to spread "false knowledge" to advance certain groups' agendas.

Going to the blogs

The knives are out in the food writers' kitchen with the new media giving the established press indigestion.

Bloggers crack invites from Vatican to first blog summit

The Vatican on Monday invited 150 bloggers from around the world to a first-ever blogging summit, increasingly aware of the importance of blogging.

Why people blog about illness

Hundreds of bloggers write about their illness or trauma every day. <b>Sue Eckstein<b> explains why.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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