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Soaring sexual violence pushes Sierra Leone to face ‘rape culture’

Many attacks go unpunished, and those that are reported often fail to end in indictments or make it through the judicial system, rights groups say

A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone

The poor country epitomises the step-by-step realisation of democracy taking place in Africa

Opposition leader takes charge in Sierra Leone

But the losing candidate promises to challenge the legality of the election

Sierra Leone: Flood survivors stuck in temporary shelters

It's been over three months since a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, left 6,000 persons affected. Many continue to live in temporary shelter

Doubts about fire that destroyed Sierra Leone opposition’s party offices

Sierra Leone opposition leader has seen his party office go up in flames, been arrested on several occasions and charged in court.

Sierra Leone bans festive gatherings on Ebola fears

The army is to enforce the government's travel ban during the Christmas period and a military presence aims to deter street celebrations.

Sierra Leone’s Ebola-hit Freetown is a city on edge

Just a day's drive from the epicentre of the outbreak, it's little wonder Ebola propagates panic quicker than it spreads death in the coastal city.

Corruption hits the pop charts

It is a measure of the frustration people in Sierra Leone feel about corruption that a rap album dealing with this subject has topped the country's music charts. Sierra Leone has become notorious for widespread corruption in the public and private sectors and the public has lost confidence in an anti-corruption commission.

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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