Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be

Zuma and his cohorts appear to have little understanding of the true nature of the troubled grouping.

Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma

“I was poisoned and almost died just because South Africa joined Brics under my leadership,” Zuma told supporters in his native KwaZulu-Natal.

Rivalries that could rock SA’s diplomatic boat

There is no doubt the Ibsa forum was one of the seminal diplomatic achievements of the Thabo Mbeki presidency.

Where the 2030 vision blurs

The links between higher education and innovation need more careful scrutiny if we are to achieve a shift to "use-inspired basic research".

Chinese wooing in Africa: Boom without democracy

Once again, China has scored points in Africa. Beijing wants South Africa to become the fifth member of the Bric countries.

SA, not just another Bric in the wall

South Africa's ascension to the Bric group of major emerging economies was more about politics than economics.

South Africa invited to join Bric group

South Africa has received a formal invitation to join the Brazil, Russia, India and China (Bric) group of large emerging economies.

Ramos: Africa can be next Asia, but …

Africa had the potential and advantages to become the next big success story and emulate the successes of Asia, Absa CEO Maria Ramos said on Tuesday.

SA wants to be fifth BRIC, Russia says

South Africa has "applied" to join the four-member "BRIC" grouping of fast-growing emerging markets, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

Sexwale: SA’s economic growth ‘insufficient’

South Africa's economic growth, currently below 4%, was "insufficient", the Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale said on Friday.

BRICs ‘not complete’ without SA

SA's foreign minister said on Thursday the grouping of fast-growing emerging economies known as BRIC, should add South Africa to become BRICSA.


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