The human cost of fast fashion

Oxfam report reveals 100% of workers surveyed at Bangladeshi factories which make clothes for H&M and Cotton On are unable to make ends meet.

Mdingi isn’t your hype beast

Three years into a globally appraised luxury fashion business this designer is investing in honesty and environmental integrity

Inextricable link between jazz and fashion

Bonded by history as much as the present, the two genres of expression work together effortlessly

Feelings don’t get the respect they deserve

"Feelings are at the core of everything we do and yet we do not give them the intellectual, personal and public attention they deserve".

Keeping your hat on in Jo’burg

An Indian immigrant-turned-milliner built the iconic Master Mansions, which stands firm amid the wind of change

Tunisia fashions its style on past heritage

Tunisian designers are making their mark with outfits inspired by their country’s heritage

Slice of Life: Searching for ‘dapper guys in townships’, the black kind

Siphamandla Dlamini wants to collaborate with visionaries.

The continent’s next generation of menswear designers showcase Spring/Summer 2016/17

There's an eclectic mix of design and style in store but overall the impression is of comfort and ease.

Africa, this is for you

Lukhanyo Mdingi is a fashion star on the rise. And while he’s shining on the international stage, his focus is on rebuilding his home ground.

Sneak peek at fashion’s Super Bowl

The cash, the gossip and the general over-the-topness make for compelling viewing

H&M faces Twitter backlash over SA ad campaign models

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has just launched in SA, but has already managed to alienate the country's 80% black population in just 140 characters.

Designer’s minimalist collection wows at Menswear week

Acclaimed young designer Lukhanyo Mdingi appreciates that it takes more than a pretty collection to build a brand that has staying power.


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