Kibera

Kenyan rights groups demand clarity over activist’s death

Rights groups are demanding an investigation into the death of activist Caroline Mwatha. Police claim she died during a failed abortion

Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions

Affordable housing is one of Kenya’s development priorities. But how does it aim to achieve this when it continues to render thousands homeless?

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya’s history of post-poll violence

Media focus has been on Kenya's election being a trigger for violence, but that's only part of the story.

Kenyan women live in fear of election violence

Kenyan women have raised concerns that politicians and gangs are using young people to campaign for them and to threaten their opponents.

Sunlight + plastic bottles = Clean drinking water in Africa’s largest urban slum

A novel and easy way to disinfect water using freely available solar power is helping to combat the spread of disease in developing countries.

Kibera’s ‘flying toilets’ flushed out by peepoo bags

Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.

MIT class studies Kenyan slum’s clinic quandary

The Rod of Asclepius is mistaken as a symbol of snake worshipping in a high quality and nearly free clinic in Kenya's largest slum of Kibera.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.