International Rugby Board

More tweaks for World Rugby laws

Changes to the rules of rugby bring the law of unintended consequences into play.

Lapasset remains International Rugby Board chair

Bernard Lapasset has retained his position as International Rugby Board chairperson after winning elections against vice-chair Bill Beaumont.

New Zealand, South Africa seek Sevens solace

New Zealand and South Africa are hurting before the third leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Indian Ocean city Port Elizabeth from Friday.

Fiji wins Gold Coast Sevens

Fiji rallied from 12-7 down at halftime to beat reigning world champion New Zealand 26-12 in the final of the Gold Coast Sevens.

Saracens match moved to Newlands

The Western Province Rugby Football Union has refused to allow Saracens to play their Heineken Cup match against Bairritz at the Cape Town Stadium.

IRB rankings puts All Blacks on top

New Zealand remained officially the world's best team after the latest edition of the IRB rankings was published ahead of the World Cup semifinals.

Everyone is replaceable, IRB tells NZ

The International Rugby Board responded to a possible New Zealand withdrawal from the next World Cup by saying "everyone is replaceable".

Fans condemn IRB’s ‘double standards’

Fans clamoured have condemned the leniency of Rugby World Cup organisers toward England after fining Samoa for wearing the wrong mouthguard.

World Cup scheduling compared to slavery, apartheid

The scheduling row that has soured the World Cup took on a new dimension with a Samoan player accusing the IRB of exploitation akin to "slavery" and

Rugby board confirms use of TV ref for kicks

The IRB says referee Wayne Barnes could have asked for television replays to check whether a penalty kick in the SA vs Wales game was successful.

‘Rugby world, New Zealand is ready’

The IRB has declared New Zealand ready to host an "extraordinary" Rugby World Cup despite questions about the tournament's make-up and unsold tickets.

IRB warns New Zealand against World Cup rip-offs

The International Rugby Board chief has warned price gouging during the Rugby World Cup threatens to sully New Zealand's reputation with tourists.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world