Higgs Boson Particle

Higgs Boson theorists win Nobel physics prize

Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium have won the Nobel Prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle.

Could this boson be the ‘God particle’?

A year since the discovery of a subatomic particle set the science world aflutter, evidence is mounting it may be the elusive Higgs boson.

Stephen Hawking and CERN team win $3-million in science prize money

Stephen Hawking, world-famous cosmologist, and the team behind the discovery of the 'God particle', have won a $3-million science price each.

‘I had a nightmare … ‘

The search for the arcane, theoretical particle known as the Higgs boson has occupied thousands of researchers for more than two decades.

An idiot’s guide to subatomic theory

How does one explain the Higgs boson to a layperson, a child, an idiot? Just use this handy guide to selective explanation.

Locals join the hunt for missing link

Thousands of scientists contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson, and among them were some of South Africa's brightest minds.

Like a boson: Higgs-like ‘God particle’ discovered

Physicists say they have found a new subatomic particle consistent with the "God particle" Higgs boson, which is believed to confer mass.

‘God particle’ is running out of places to hide

The hunt is still on for the elusive "God particle" but scientists say they believe they can come up with an answer by the end of 2012.

Mystery ‘creation’ particle still evades scientists

The mysterious "creation" particle believed to have turned flying debris into stars and planets at the dawn of the universe has evaded capture.

Race to find ‘God’ particle enters final stretch

The world's top atom-smashers have found tantalising hints that the long-sought Higgs boson particle truly exists, with proof "likely by late 2012".


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