Luiz Inácio “lula” Da Silva

Lula da Silva is free and fighting fit

​After 580 days in solitary confinement, Brazil’s former president vows to oppose the country’s ultra-rightwing government

Brazilian left reels as country lurches right

Bolsonaro's resounding win in Sunday's run-off put an emphatic end to the electoral dominance of the Workers' Party

National-populism: A new global model is born

The new model brings together fake social care, exacerbated nationalism and a compensatory pro-business approach

Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead

If Jair Bolsonaro gets more than 50% of the vote to lead the field of 13 candidates, he will win the presidency outright

Brazil is choosing a new president. Here’s what you need to know

Whoever ends up as president will be at the helm of the world's 8th-biggest economy, an oil producer and major energy consumer

The man who could save Brazil is in jail

Despite a plea from the UN, the country’s court ruled that Lula da Silva can’t run in the presidential elections

Ex-Sao Paulo mayor named as jailed Lula’s running mate

Despite being behind bars, Lula leads the voting intentions of a third of the electorate, according to polls

Brazil, weary of corruption, faces bleak poll

Blighted by a series of political scandals, the country’s hard-won democracy is on the skids

Lula’s arrest leaves volatile Brazil stumbling

With six months to go before a presidential election, Lula's imprisonment for corruption has created ever deeper divisions

Brazil’s Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence

Lula was found guilty last year of taking a luxury apartment as a bribe from a construction company

New dawn, old problem: Our democratic system

The new president’s plans for a better future must include ending party proportional representation so that citizens can have a say and drive change

Development: We need a Brazil process, not a Lula moment

Sustained reforms and strong leadership will enable South Africa to reap economic prosperity, says Lyal White.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

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

Press Releases

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

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