Diepsloot

Foreign nationals need to assist police in curbing crime

Infraction knows no nationality, but identifying perpetrators is necessary to control it

Raw power dumped on farms

About 500 tonnes of sewage is trucked daily across Gauteng and disposed of on mielie fields instead of being used to make biogas

Jozi’s biogas plant goes to waste

The Northern Works sewage plant could generate 4.2MW of power but is operating at 20% capacity

Parents scrambling to get spaces in Gauteng schools

New application system allows children to apply for schools further than 30km from their home -- with 320 000 spaces available

Sex workers do it for their kids

Their chief concern is the wellbeing of their children so that they can do better than their mothers

OLICO Maths pupils score top marks in matric

Investing in the Future STEM Skills Development Award. Winner: OLICO Maths

The state of Joburg’s pipes

A kilometre of new piping costs R1-million. Johannesburg Water has 2 200km of ageing pipeline
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Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this

When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.

The third of us who live with so little

Here are the stories of the many who have to survive on very little.

‘I will rape them personally, those drunkard women in the short dresses’

In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.

‘I would have killed myself’: Free app puts care at rape survivors’ fingertips

In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment.

Child rape in Diepsloot: The shocking story that sparked outrage

Read an excerpt from the award-winning story that kick-started a campaign to link survivors of rape and gender-based violence to care.

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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

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

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