Cancer Research

“I think I’m going to die,” SA patient desperate for cancer drug tells UN

A desperate South African breast cancer patient pleaded with the United Nations (UN) on Thursday to help her access a drug that can save her life.

Light at the end of the scalpel for more targeted brain surgery

A brave little girl inspired a new ‘tumour paint’ to indicate to surgeons which tissue to remove.

Green rooibos takes fight to diabetes

An antioxidant found in tea brewed from the indigenous plant offers hope for new treatments.

Comment: Death knell for cancer research

The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.

Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy to reduce chances of cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie says she had undergone a double mastectomy after finding out she had a gene mutation that leads to a higher risk of cancer.

Cervical cancer can be prevented

Cervical cancer is caused by a very common virus, but it is easy to detect and there is a vaccination for it, writes Mia Malan

False alarm does harm

You do us a disservice with stories such as Daryl Ilbury's Light at night sets off alarm bells, says Professor Philip Lloyd.

Light at night sets off alarm bells

Some researchers fear it could be linked to an increase in breast cancer in developing nations, writes Daryl Ilbury.

Armstrong: I’ve been better but I’ve also been worse

Lance Armstrong told supporters of his Livestrong cancer charity that it had been a difficult couple of weeks but the foundation's mission must go on.

Beating cancer at its own game

The five steps below could reduce deaths from cancer in South Africa, according to the Cancer Association's head of research, Dr Carl Albrecht.

Cancer stakes its territory

Mia Malan speaks to Dr Carl Albrecht, head of research at the Cancer Association of South Africa, to gauge the state of the disease locally.

Eat yourself healthy: your dose of cancer-busting foods

A healthy diet has been touted as an easier way to reduce the risk of falling ill from the the various cancers out there.


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

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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.