International Space Station

Of Italy’s first female astronaut … and a coffee machine

A craft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has docked with the International Space Station, along with a specially-designed espresso machine.

That’s no moon, it’s the ISS

International Space Station ISS celebrates 5000 days of occupation. Such a large and costly project is bound to generate lots of interesting facts.

Christmas in space: Astronauts do festive fix on ISS

Space station astronauts have repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk.

Astronauts complete first spacewalk to fix station’s cooling system

Astronauts, their spacesuits rigged with snorkels, have begun repairs to the International Space Station's cooling system.

The Dragon has landed – capsule docks at space station

The world's first commercially owned unmanned cargo capsule has successfully docked at the International Space Station.

SpaceX Dragon flies by space station

The world's first private supply ship orbited the International Space Station on Thursday, acing a critical test in advance of the actual docking.

Three-man Soyuz craft lands safely in Kazakhstan

A Soyuz capsule with two Russians and an American on board has touched down safely in mild weather on the sweeping steppes of central Kazakhstan.

US marks 50th anniversary of space flight

John Glenn has marked the 50th anniversary of the flight that made him the first American astronaut, while criticising the current space programme.

Soyuz with US, Russian astronauts docks at ISS

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has docked at the International Space Station.

Russian, US crew blast off safely for space station

Three astronauts have blasted off to the ISS as Russia seeks to restore confidence in its space programme after recent botched launches.

Stranded Mars probe ‘won’t phone home’

Russia has made desperate efforts to give a vital boost to a pioneering Mars probe that now hangs in a low Earth orbit and could crash back down.

Russia blames scientists for rocket crashes

Russia has blamed a recent spate of disasters threatening the future of the International Space Station on negligence by rocket scientists.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders