Hendrik Verwoerd

A usefully awkward encounter with Verwoerd

An interview with Wilhelm Verwoerd raises a conundrum about how to grapple with our past

Don’t censor the red berets, describe them

People need the facts to make informed choices, which is what journalists should be providing

Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’

Dimitri Tsafendas, the man who killed the architect of apartheid, was an enigmatic ‘revolutionary’ with a ‘deep social conscience’

The law can change racist minds

Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface

Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’

This beautifully written, well researched story of the origins of man forces us to today confront the social construct of ‘race’

Jury’s still out on whether Tsafendas was a political hero or a deranged assassin

It’s 50 years since Demitrio Tsafendas murdered Hendrik Verwoerd. In a new book, his advocate’s son describes how his legacy remains in limbo.

Our best Verwoerd forward

Melanie married into the family, but found that the name has been as much a source of strength as a burden.

FF Plus: DA renamed Verwoerd Primary to gain black voters

The Democratic Alliance has condemned the Freedom Front Plus over its criticism regarding the name change of Dr Verwoed Primary School in Meyerton.

Apartheid speech came as big surprise

The Rubicon speech was received with great dismay by South Africa's diplomats, writes Pieter Wolvaardt.

Where apartheid statues go to die

When a bust of Hendrik Verwoerd disappeared into the night in Midvaal, the question arose: What actually happens to the statues from our sordid past?

FF+: DA in late-night raid on Verwoed statue

Members of the DA removed a statue of the architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd, from Meyerton on Wednesday night, the FF+ has claimed.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

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