Guinness World Records

Africa’s unique triumphs in the Guinness Book of World Records

We all know that Africa is home to many of the world's biggest, fastest and deadliest. But here are 15 wonders - some you probably had no idea about.
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Weekend 101: US shutdown and Guptagate continues

The US government shuts down nonessential services and Jacob Zuma is named as ‘Number One’ in Guptagate saga.

Richard Branson the guest of honour as SA breaks Mini-cramming record

Twenty-five women crammed into an old-school Mini to break the Guinness World Record of 23, previously held by the UK.

Go hang! Can you handle the suspense?

Held by nothing more than the skin on their backs, the 13 suspended from a crane wanted to break a record - or just their pain barrier.

The world’s oldest person dies at 116

Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, who became the world's oldest person on December 17 2012, has died at the age of 116.

#FastestFilmSA equals #winning

A South African feature film shot in less than 11 days may be up for a Guinness World Record.

Wacky record-setters triumph on Guinness World Records day

Limber ladies crammed into a car, charity stunts and thousands of children stacking cups are just some of the events on Guinness World Records day.

World’s biggest school prepares Indian kids for life

The first day in class for any new pupil can be an overwhelming experience, so imagine arriving for lessons as one of 40 000 pupils.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.