Football World Cup 2018

Croatia head for first World Cup final after foiling England

In London, an initial wave of elation turned to heartbreak as 30 000 beer-soaked fans in Hyde Park watched their team come up short

Coming home? Not this year as England bows out

England's hopes dashed in semifinal against Croatia.

Fans go wild as England reach World Cup semis

England has reached the semifinals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990

Critics leap on goal-shy Socceroos

National broadcaster ABC said that "Australian football needs clarity, ambition, direction, rejuvenation".

Kroos strike brings Germany back from the brink

The 10-man reigning champions were in deep trouble when Kroos stepped up to steer in his dramatic winner in the final minute

Neymar limps out of training setting Brazil on edge

The 26-year-old could be seen grimacing as he held his right ankle as he took part in a training session

English police on high alert to curb abuse surges during World Cup

Millions across the globe have been counting down the seconds until the Fifa World Cup. But it was another story for abuse victims

Cheryshev stars as Russia rout Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

Denis Cheryshev said there were "no words to express" how he felt after he struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia.

Fifa opens bidding on World Cup TV rights

Fifa has invited broadcasters in more than 40 European countries to bid for rights to show the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Burma reinstated to 2018 World Cup

Burma has been reinstated to the 2018 World Cup qualification tournament after Fifa after disqualification in July this year for crowd violence.

Fifa election heats up amid bribery scandal

The Fifa presidential election campaign intensified on Thursday amid the World Cup bribery scandal.

Fifa executive members suspended by World Cup probe

Fifa suspends two members of its executive committee for one to three years by its probe into alleged mis-dealings in the 2018 and 2022 bidding


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