Armstrong hits back at federal lawsuit

Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong says that his former team overlooked allegations of doping because of a lucrative sponsorship deal.

Doping casts shadow over athletics

More cheats are being caught, but there are fears that the public will view the problem as endemic.

Science tries to overtake dopers

Science is becoming the front-runner in discovering how far the human body can be pushed.

Sprinting champ Gay tests positive for doping

Former double world sprint champion Tyson Gay has delivered a further body blow to his troubled sport by failing an out-of-competition dope test.

Pistorius tested negative for drugs twice during Paralympics

Oscar Pistorius was tested for drugs before and during last year's Paralympic Games in London, says the International Paralympic Committee.

Anti-doping head shocked China produces ‘99% of illegal substances’

China's anti-doping head has said he was "shocked" after an anti-doping agency alleged the country produces large amounts of illegal substances.

Athletics drug cheats will follow Lance Armstrong down

Lance Armstrong's admission to Oprah Winfrey that he was a drugs cheat has thrown a sidelight on to the parallel endurance sport of distance running.

South Africa retests over 50 top cyclists for EPO

Lance Armstrong's confession has pushed South Africa's anti-doping body to retroactively test blood samples from over 50 top cyclists.

Armstrong stripped of Sydney Olympics bronze medal

The International Olympic Committee has stripped American cyclist Lance Armstrong of his Sydney Olympics bronze medal, said officials.

Lance Armstrong: A chronology of doping denials

Cyclist Lance Armstrong has spent over a decade vehemently defending himself against a litany of doping allegations. Here's a list of his denials.

Armstrong prepares for Oprah interview

Lance Armstrong has been mentally preparing himself for a no-holds-barred interview with talk show queen Oprah WInfrey about his history of doping.

Armstrong may admit to doping, report

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, is weighing whether to admit he used performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times has reported.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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

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