Cold War

Make corruption reporting meaningful

Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism and sexism

Bid to settle Mars could solve Earth’s crisis

Africa must be part of developing technology that may make inhabiting the Red Planet possible and help the continent survive climate change

US-China decoupling myth busted

The co-dependent partnership is in the conflict stage and the real decoupling may be between American politicians and the country’s citizens

Democracy still rules – for now

The world should be wary of creeping autocratisation, even in democratic countries

Are the Russians forging an ’empire’ in Africa?

Russia's increased presence on the continent is mostly about pursuing lucrative business opportunities

Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them

To stay abreast in these confusing times, the public service must be empowered to act

Set course for the heart of the Sun

They promise the earth and never deliver, but sometimes the world’s leaders give us the sun, the moon and the stars

Djibouti’s squandered independence

My country is not independent. It’s an open air prison, writes Daher Ahmed Farah

Human rights face uphill struggle

Authoritarian countries will put liberal democracies under pressure

Q&A with Tom Hanks: In defence of fairness

Tom Hanks speaks about his role as a lawyer who has to defend a KGB spy during the cold war years.

Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement

We bring you ten facts about the Non-Aligned Movement which was founded by a group of countries that refused to take sides in the Cold War.

Moratorium on US adoption of Russian children

Russia has signalled that it could soon slap a moratorium on US adoptions of local children despite the signing of an agreement on the issue in 2011.

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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

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

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

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