Blue Light Brigade

Blue-light ministers face jail time

National ministers and other VIPs could face fines or even a jail term if the Western Cape government's proposed new road regulation is passed.

Mpumalanga man says minister’s bodyguards attacked him

An Mpumalanga man has allegedly been assaulted by the bodyguards of the province's human settlements minister, Siphosezwe Masango.

Journalist killed in blue light crash

Journalist Tim Ncube and a VIP protection officer have been killed in a head-on collision on the N2 in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Police minister dodges human-rights issue

Calls for the banning of the "blue-light brigade" would be unnecessary had the findings of the SAHRC in the Chumani Maxwele case been implemented.

Organisation calls for ban on blue light brigades

The Justice Project South Africa is aiming to ban the use of blue lights by everyone besides emergency and law enforcement vehicles with a petition.


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

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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