‘I prayed and prayed but I was still gay’

I had a family I loved and playmates but I soon discovered that difference means I didn’t belong

Einstein’s ‘God letter’ to go on sale for $1-million

​A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York

Make the bat mitzvah more than ‘lite’

The very act of a girl reading from the Torah can shake Judaism out of its patriarchal stronghold and inspire her to become involved in the religion.

Amid the deafening silence are bits and pieces of God

Maybe God also dwells in the small mercies of strangers, in the aha moments when humans connect deeply.

Death and the high cost of living

Our health minister's ideas on euthanasia have no place in a secular country like ours.

A street guide for those in search of God in Jo’burg

Percy Zvomuya walked the streets of Johannesburg's CBD to find God. He was there in full force, mostly just not where you would expect him.

Meet Jesus, the bisexual drug addict

Controversial novelist James Frey talks to <b>Decca Aitkenhead</b> about truth, fiction and his new book <i>The Final Testament of the Holy Bible</i>.

Doomed cults

The weirdest -- and most doomed -- cults.

The end of the world as we know it

Anyway you see it, things sure look apocalyptic. Especially to these cults. <b>Lisa Steyn</b> drinks the Kool-Aid.

The silence of sounds

Through graceful 13th-century parables, Zen Buddhism reveals its enlightened nature, writes <b>Drew Forrest.</b>

knock, knock, [email protected]

God may or may not be on the internet, but Jesus certainly is, writes <b>Faranaaz Parker</b>.

What’s a nice Christian girl to do?

<b>Verashni Pillay</b> tries to separate the stereotypes and misconceptions about a girl and her God.


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