John F Kennedy

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

Bid to settle Mars could solve Earth’s crisis

Africa must be part of developing technology that may make inhabiting the Red Planet possible and help the continent survive climate change

DA’s ‘street fighter’ to tone it down

In his run for the post of party leader, John Steenhuisen says he will respect any outcome.

To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown

It was not until Donald Trump came to office that the US would decide to return to the Moon, under the Artemis program, named for Apollo's twin sister

What has Obama’s presidency really accomplished?

Barack Obama's ascent to power had meaning, but now his interventions are too rare and too piecemeal to constitute a narrative, writes Gary Younge.

JFK: A conspiracy of echoes

Theories about the death of John F Kennedy are in overdrive as the 50th ?anniversary of his death approaches — even John Kerry is weighing in.

Why the JFK story can never really be put to bed

The 50th anniversary of the killing of America's 35th president has renewed the spotlight on the events in Dallas on November 22 1963.

Politicians forget about the future

Our planet urgently needs to be saved from our leaders' present state of fatal short-termism.

Anniversaries from ‘unhistory’

The way we remember the past often illuminates what we choose to forget.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin to be auctioned in Los Angeles

For the John F Kennedy-assassination conspiracy junkie who has everything: Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin. Body not included.

Greeks aim to bring Callas collection home

Her relationship with Greece may have been as tempestuous as her love affair with Aristotle Onassis, but three decades after her death Greeks, it seems, cannot get enough of Maria Callas. So much so, that the cash-strapped Athens government has unprecedented plans to snap up the last great collection of paraphernalia.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

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

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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