Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer was elected as Chicago mayor

Obama to deliver farewell address in Chicago on January 10

The United States president's successor, Republican Donald Trump, will be sworn into office on January 20.

Chicago, Spike Lee’s kind of town?

The next Spike Lee joint needs to do more than add to the growing list of reductive and voyeuristic features and documentaries about the tough city.

Give us some of that Chicago bite

Literary reportage adds to the hard facts a nearly forgotten texture that rewards savouring.

Chef Charlie Trotter dead at 54

Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter - whose name is synonymous with gourmet cuisine - has died at the age of 54.

Obama’s support for gun control has roots in Chicago

Chicago is plagued by deadly shootings where as many children die from guns every four months as were killed at the school shooting in Connecticut.

Murder trial of singer’s slain family begins

Singer Jennifer Hudson is one of 300 potential witnesses in the trial of her then brother-in-law, which started on Monday.

Obama’s ex-enforcer wins Chicago mayor crown

United States President Barack Obama's ex-enforcer Rahm Emanuel was crowned mayor of Chicago on Tuesday.

Tearing knickers off with a growl

“Howlin' Wolf was the most distinctive of Chicago's blues singers: his demonic howl was legendary”.

Newspaper to bring blogs into the real world

Who says print is dead? A Chicago-based start up is hoping to revitalise the newspaper by reprinting blogs in hyper-localised free papers.

Cairo calling

Alaa Al Aswany, author of <i>The Yacoubian Building</i>, has a new novel,<i> Chicago</i>. He speaks to Maya Jaggi.

Campaign gets nastier with new revelations about Palin

The presidential campaign got nastier on Sunday as a newspaper revealed that Sarah Palin used her position as governor to give top jobs to friends.


Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories