Celebrities

The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016

There are a number of trends, attitudes and phenomena that we could quite happily do without this year, thank you very much, writes Gus Silber.

Robin Williams: Farewell, funny man

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday. We pay tribute to his life with five of his best movies.

Comic legend Robin Williams dies at 63

Tributes have poured in at the news of legendary comic actor Robin Williams's death by apparent suicide at his home in California on Monday.

Covering celebrity deaths: The dos and don’ts

The death and funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman has highlighted some dos and don'ts for the hit-hungry internet.

Bitch, please: I’m a hustler

Khanyi Mbau has released her biography and stars in a make-or-break musical revue. Bongani Madondo traces her roots to Jo'burg's founding fathers.

Demons of our own making

It is difficult to digest genuine emotion while reading other people's pontificated shock and devastation at a rate of 100 tweets per minute.

Famous females, fatal flaws

Whitney Houston joins a long list of women whose fame and success have been overshadowed by personal tragedy and addictions.

Celebrity sense and nonsense

The pseudo-scientific utterances of famous stars are often dangerously misleading or just wrong.

Fans, Romans, countrymen: Lend me your votes

Singer Youssou N'Dour has announced his presidential bid, and joins a long list of celebrities with lofty political ambitions.

Famous and fallible

It's somewhat reassuring when rich, famous, shiny celebrities prove they are as flawed as the rest of us. We round up a few choice moments.

Goodbye to the A-list?

As big-name actors prove a box-office turn-off, now may be the time for mainstream Hollywood stars to take a hike, writes <b>Peter Bradshaw</b>.

William and Kate leave stars starstruck at Los Angeles dinner

It was the night when Hollywood royalty came to meet British royalty -- and there was no question who were the more starstruck.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

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

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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

Press Releases

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.

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