US embargo still puts Cuban ingenuity to the test

The old saying that necessity is the mother of invention is put to the test daily in Cuba, both because and in spite of a 45-year-old embargo that prevents Cuba from importing goods from the United States. Vintage American automobiles have become a quintessential part of life on the island.

Ivan hits Cuba, moves towards US

Hurricane Ivan sliced through the western tip of Cuba late on Monday, tearing off roofs, triggering mudslides and hurtling toward the Gulf of Mexico and the United States coast after killing at least 71 in the Caribbean. Ivan's eye made landfall at Cape San Antonio late on Monday and took about three hours to cross the western tip of Cuba. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?cg=BreakingNews-Business&ao=122138">Ivan pushes up oil prices</a>


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.