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China coughs, investors catch a chill

The outbreak of the coronavirus is having a negative effect on global markets

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago but today we have more borders and walls than ever

Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The collaboration between Thomas Mapfumo and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, broke new ground and should have grown cult status

Alarming surge in xenophobic language

Populist politicians increasingly blame migrants for a range of problems. At home, the government, police and even trade unionists are doing the same.

How to get women’s voices heard in African politics

Getting women into politics is only half of the challenge. The second half is to make sure that women are not only seen, but also heard

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

At the end of 2017, by comparison, 68.5 million people were counted as being forcibly displaced by violence or persecution

Germany plans to ban gay, lesbian ‘conversion therapy’

The German health minister plans to pass a law which prohibits gay and lesbian people from converting to heterosexual people

Hopeful Messi keen to end Argentina title drought

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner will look to win his first piece of silverware with his country

What should we expect from Banyana at the first World Cup?

Should we temper our expectations as Banyana Banyana enter their first World Cup?

Planet Earth: Declare an emergency

Humans must urgently redefine a good quality life — and it should not include buying stuff

‘If we don’t rehabilitate reason, we will        not be able to fix our broken world’

Achille Mbembe is the first African scholar to win the prestigious Gerda Henkel Prize. He was recently interviewed by historian Andreas Eckert

Latest

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