Boston Marathon

Ernst van Dyk clinches historic Boston Marathon win

Veteran wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk has become the first athlete to win 10 titles at the Boston Marathon.

2014 Boston Marathon kicks off under tight security

Security has been beefed up at the 2014 Boston Marathon, a year after the bombings that killed three people and injured hundred others.

Michelle Obama picks disaster heroes, gay athlete as speech guests

The White House has filled Michelle Obama's seating area at the State of the Union address with people who represent issues important to her.

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev indicted

A US grand jury has indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people and using homemade bombs.

Boston bombing suspect served charges in hospital bed

Federal prosecutors have charged badly-wounded Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his hospital bed.

This is a set up, says Boston bombing suspects’ father

The father of the suspected Boston bombers has insisted in an interview that his sons were innocent and could not have carried out the bombings.

Injured Boston bombing suspect awaits charges

Prosecutors have prepared criminal charges against a student suspected in the Boston bombings as he lay wounded, unable to speak and hospitalised.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect ‘may never speak’

The surviving suspect remains in serious condition in hospital, unable to speak due to injuries to his neck and tongue.

Security, black ribbons for Boston at London Marathon

Big crowds lined the route of London's mass road race to cheer on 36 000 runners, may of whom wore black ribbons to honour the dead and wounded.

Night of terror in Boston suburb as police chase bomb suspect

The search for the remaining 19-year-old man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon on Monday continues, as cities remain under lockdown.

Chechnya leader says Boston bombing suspects are ‘unknown’

Two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings did not have any connection with their homeland of Chechnya.

Boston suspect’s web page calls for Chechen independence

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and calling for Chechen independence on a Russian social networking site.


‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

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

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

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.