​On hope and the death of nostalgia in South Africa

If South Africa is neither hopeful nor tragic, what posture should we take in relation to the future?

Premiers signal virtue in provinces

Displays of conspicuous frugality replace flashy inaugurations as leaders promise delivery

Prayers, dancing planned for Zuma’s inauguration

Jacob Zuma will be sworn in as president of South Africa for the second time in a ceremony including a music concert, prayers and a dance performance.

‘We dare not let ?the people down’

Mugabe seems to have come to terms with the fact that this will be his last stint as president.

Mugabe inauguration: To be attended by many, boycotted by one

Around 40 leaders have been invited to attend Robert Mugabe's "grand" inauguration - an event election rival Morgan Tsvangirai will not show up at.

Lectures that open the ivory tower up to public understanding

Inaugural lectures provide a platform for lecturers to present the research that has been the focus of their careers, a new UCT publication says.

Kenyans jubilant as Uhuru Kenyatta gets sworn in

Thousands of Kenyans have gathered for the swearing-in ceremony of Uhuru Kenyatta, who is still facing an international crimes against humanity trial.

Inaugural fashion: Michelle Obama sports Jason Wu

The biggest questions around the US president's inaugural celebrations have not been about what Barack Obama would say but what his wife would wear.

Biggest Obama event this weekend? Michelle’s new hair

US President Barack Obama says his wife Michelle's new hairstyle was the most "significant" event over the weekend of his second inauguration.

Barbara Walters hospitalised after inauguration party fall

US veteran ABC newsperson Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador's home in Washington and has been hospitalised.

Obama sworn in for second term in White House ceremony

President Barack Obama has taken the official oath for his second term at the White House in a small, private ceremony.

Ghana opposition boycotts President Mahama’s inauguration

Ghana's opposition boycotted the inauguration of President Dramani Mahama, ignoring his appeals to end a dispute over last month's election in Ghana.


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

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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.