Free State

Stay in China, government tells homesick South Africans

As ‘impisoned’ children at epicentre cry to be reunited with their parents, top official says families mustn’t be ungrateful

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

Impossible choices in QwaQwa: What it takes to get water

A broken municipality and a four-year crisis forces residents to consider desperate choices, such as trading sex for water

From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools

People are living in some of the many schools that have been closed because of low enrolment numbers. Others are used as business premises

Independent candidates snatch wards from the ANC in embattled Maluti-a-Phofung

Expelled ANC councillors win wards in the Free State municipality, but party retains council

Mkhwebane loses again, this time over Vrede dairy probe

High court says public protector’s failures when probing Gupta-linked project "impacted on the rights of the poor and vulnerable in society”

Silicosis case settlement brings hope

The payouts to affected miners who were part of the class action will provide a modicum of justice

Zondo commission: There is a culture of fear in the Free State govt

While giving evidence on the Vrede Dairy saga, Roy Jankielsohn said officials who speak out against malfeasance could end up dead

The biggest mess ever broadcast

The fight for press freedom and against Hlaudi’s antics is documented by one of the SABC8

Child offender closes the circle

Children commit crimes. The reasons they do are rarely simple and the solution is not a criminal record

Leadership can fix poor schooling

School district officials and principals can achieve great results if they collaborate meaningfully

Billions lost in disorganised municipalities

The AG has called for more leadership from municipalities and local government, as his office prepares to get more power to force accountability

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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