Gay Marriage

The Constitutional Court’s spanking judgment does not pander to public opinion

"We have a painful and shameful history of widespread and institutionalised violence."

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Same-sex marriage advocates have launched legal action against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue.

​Home affairs minister rejects call to amend discriminatory same-sex law

Officials who refuse to marry queer people should put their jobs before their beliefs, say activists.

Less than a third of home affairs officials are willing to marry same-sex couples

Religious freedom, at times masking discrimination, is used too often to trump others’ right to marry.

Toast our Olympic Amazons with gay abandon as they are the real winners

In a country where homosexuals are routinely subjected to violence in various forms, let’s remember that it was two gay women making the nation proud.

Gay poll: Irish could go either way

Surveys favour a yes vote in the referendum but activists fear the public may yet spring a shock defeat.

Uganda: Life in prison for ‘gay acts’

Uganda has passed a law that makes some gay acts punishable by life in prison, says a spokesperson for the legislature.

Gay marriages to be allowed in England, Wales from March

Same-sex marriages in England and Wales can be held from March 29 next year, announced Britain's equalities minister Maria Miller.

Philippine churches stay anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, despite Pope

Philippine Catholic leaders are standing firm against contraception, abortion and gay marriage despite Pope Francis' comments urging a change of tone.

Gay couples wed as equality arrives in New Zealand

Same-sex couples say "I do" as New Zealand becomes the first Asia-Pacific country - and only the 14th in the world - to legalise gay marriage.

Obama applauds US Supreme Court verdict on gay marriage

US President Barack Obama has applauded a US Supreme Court decision on Wednesday that made married gay men and women eligible for federal benefits.

Vincent and Bruno say ‘I do’ in France’s first gay marriage

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau have said "I do" at an emotional ceremony celebrating France's first official gay marriage after months of protests.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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