It's A Wrap 2012

Googling it: SA’s trending Google searches for 2012

Riaan Cruywagen, Hurricane Sandy and the iPad 3. We list the trending topics of this year's South African Google searches.

OMG!!! *sobs* Your furry is giving me feels

Welcome to the world of furry: a bizarre, sometimes pornographic, rambunctious new form of participatory pop culture.

Almost dead in Movember

When armed robbers came calling, all Billy Rivers could think of was his stupid 'Movember' moustache.

Nine sexist statements that rocked 2012

Important people make idiotic remarks all the time, but these are now so much easier to appreciate thanks to the viral power of social media.

Online censorship in 2012

The number of countries filtering online content has increased. Pornography and security are reasons given to block politically sensitive information.


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it