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A tale of two Chinas: The story of South Africa’s switch from Taipei to Beijing

Former president Nelson Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC

Snowden hopes to leave Moscow airport on Wednesday

Edward Snowden hopes to be granted papers this week allowing him to end his month-long stay in the transit area of a Russian airport, says his lawyer.

Reports of China ex-leader’s death fuels rumour mill

Sparking speculation about a leadership transition due in China next year, Chinese media has denied former president Jiang Zemin has died.

China’s censors scrub rumours of ex-leader dying

Rumours of retired Chinese leader Jiang Zemin's death sent internet censors into overdrive, in turn spurring people to craft more inventive postings.


Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

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