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Universities must be a catalyst for innovation and for good

The Covid-19 pandemic is frightening, but it has also reminded us that we exist because of the care of other people

Citizens and civil society must fight to protect our democracy

Holding corrupt public and private officials to account is vital for our country’s wellbeing

Mandela Day: The next step is social justice

It isn’t enough for privileged people to take action for just an hour and seven minutes on July 18

Honour Mandela by protecting water

"Mandela’s values were not confined to realising political freedom but included issues such as environmental justice."

Activists build shack outside Zille’s official residence in ‘honour’ of Mandela Day

The protest forms part of the campaign for decent housing in the Western Cape

Mandela walked the long road to freedom with women

He saw women as equals in the fight against apartheid and, post-apartheid, we must do so too

​Gugu Zulu wasn’t himself, says Trek4Mandela expedition doctor on Kilimanjaro climb

Gugu Zulu, who died while trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, was not well a few days before the summit could begin, team doctor Roxanne Schutte said.

Trek4Mandela Kilimanjaro expedition leader in tears over Gugu Zulu’s death

Experienced mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane broke down and cried on Wednesday as he relayed the journey to Mount Kilimanjaro where Gugu Zulu died.

​SA (and the world) needs a Mandela, who delivered what he promised

He made decisions that are not popular with some today, but in those days under those circumstances were the best possible, writes Bheki Makhubu.

Madiba and his Day crassly cheapened

Mandela worship has gone rampantly out of all proportion, forgetting the man or the matters.

Government to remember Madiba

The department of social development says the first anniversary of Mandela's passing will be commemorated with an official ceremony of remembrance.

Mandela Day spectacle: Rugby and soccer fans gather in anticipation

Fans adorning both Bafana and Springbok memorabilia have gathered outside FNB Stadium ahead of the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day.

Mandela’s progress ‘remarkable’ as world celebrates his 95th birthday

The health of former president Nelson Mandela is "steadily improving", while Barack Obama sends his family's wishes for Madiba's 95th birthday.

Mandela Day: 6.7 things to do in 67 minutes

Forget handing out T-shirts and textbooks only on former president Nelson Mandela's birthday, here's 6.7 things you can do in 67 minutes any day.

Mandela Day: You cannot do much in 67 minutes

Activists believe a bit of paint does little to make a difference and that honouring Nelson Mandela needs true commitment.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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