Brazil

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

Latin America marches sideways

Growth has slowed, which will increase poverty and fuel further social unrest, which in turn will push leaders to the political centre

Sócrates, Brazil’s footballing philosopher-activist

It’s been eight years since legendary footballer Sócrates died. But the inspirational Brazilian’s legacy lives on

Flamengo’s double hides ugly truths

The Rio club won the Brasileirão and the Copa Libertadores last month but this will do little to dispel the problems plaguing Brazilian football

Solidarity in opposing the Bolivian coup

Participants at the People’s Brics meeting in Brazil encouraged grassroots resistance to fight for democracy

Lula da Silva is free and fighting fit

​After 580 days in solitary confinement, Brazil’s former president vows to oppose the country’s ultra-rightwing government

Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

As chanting Bolivians kept up demonstrations in the street, the 60-year-old called new elections, but this was not enough to calm the uproar

Sigh. I’m still protesting

Women may be tired but we must continue to fight abuse for the sake of the new generation

UN sounds alarm over climate change’s impact on human rights

The UN rights chief also highlighted the impact climate change is having on insecurity around the world

What South Africa can learn from Brazil

As the fallout from Lava Jato shows, we must be wary of factionalism in the fight against graft

Amazon fires create image nightmare for Brazil

The fires took on an international dimension over the weekend, as French President Emmanuel Macron tackled the topic on Twitter during the G7 summit

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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

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

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