In search of a new spirit of African unity

EC Ejiogu argues that it is high time we redefine pan-Africanism in a postcolonial context that accommodates diversity.

An African half-century

Fifty years on, we have yet to discover the ­­extent of colonialism's legacy on the continent.

A midlife crisis for Africa

During the annus mirabilis of 1960 17 independent African states were born, creating great expectations for the rebirth of a continent.

Player plunder

European countries still find it easy to lure the best African soccer talent thanks to the modern-day bait of sheer economic might.

Resisting the muse of imperial ‘science’

<strong>Brent Meersman</strong> takes a haunting walk through a Brett Bailey installation of Europe's history with Africa.

Baartman off the shelf

A ceramist selling sculptures of Saartjie Baartman has appalled historians and women, who say the pieces are neither ethical nor dignified.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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 

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it