Christchurch Earthquake

Cardboard: The new bricks and mortar

The 19th-century cathedral that was destroyed during the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand had been rebuilt temporarily using cardboard.

Kiwis panic at the thought of ‘Marmageddon’

The company that makes New Zealand's favourite spread, Marmite, says it has run out of the product after being forced to close its factory months ago.

Christchurch rocked by further quakes

New Zealand's Christchurch has been rocked by a fresh series of powerful earthquakes, sending terrified people fleeing into the streets.

Crusaders to remain homeless for another Super season

The Crusaders will play another Super Rugby season away from home as the Lancaster Park stadium needed to be demolished because of earthquake damage.

Crusaders inspired by quake for final

The Crusaders aim for an eighth Super Rugby crown and hope it serves as a morale boost for those who survived the 6.3-magnitude quake in Christchurch.

Christchurch quake condemns thousands of homes

New Zealand on Tuesday said the latest Christchurch earthquake had confirmed fears that thousands of homes in the city would have to be abandoned.

Rugby World Cup on track despite quake, says NZ

The Christchurch earthquake dented Rugby World Cup ticket sales but plans for the biggest event ever staged in New Zealand remain on track.

London trip fails to fill Crusaders’ coffers

While the Crusaders' match at Twickenham on Sunday was an on-field success, the New Zealand club says it was not the financial lifeline it hoped for.

Venues confirmed for Rugby World Cup matches

The International Rugby Board on Wednesday said five pool matches have been moved from Christchurch because of damage caused by the earthquake.

Christchurch loses World Cup games

Earthquake-devastated Christchurch will not host any matches at this year's Rugby World Cup, New Zealand's World Cup minister said on Wednesday.

London set to host Crusaders-Sharks Super Rugby clash

The Canterbury Crusaders are hoping to host the Sharks in London in what would be Super Rugby's first match outside the southern hemisphere.

Fiji offers free holidays to quake-hit New Zealand

Fiji resort operators say they will offer residents of earthquake-devastated Christchurch free beach holidays to help them recover from the disaster.


South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.