Mars One Project

What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

Mars mission: How to emigrate to the Red Planet

South Africans are packing for the fourth rock from the sun, but do the trip’s finances add up?

Why on earth would I go to Mars?

Kobus Vermeulen has spent his life dreaming of adventure – and now the Red Planet is calling.

Four South Africans make round three of Mars One mission

Four South Africans are among the 100 hopefuls who have made it through to round three of the Mars One human settlement mission.

Final frontier fiasconauts raise Mars bar

The launch to Mars is still a decade away but preparations for the Red Planet expedition are well under way.

Reality stars doomed to die on Mars

Mars is currently the only known planet inhabited solely by robots, but that will change when a TV project establishes a human colony on its surface.

The ultimate Big Brother challenge: Living on Mars

The countdown for a one-way trip to the Red Planet has begun and several South Africans want to go.

Earth a little bit cramped, says shortlisted Mars explorer

Florence Porcel, a Frenchwoman living in Paris, would give anything to live on Mars, saying she has always felt "a bit cramped on Earth".

Mars One: Reality bites

Ten years from now you, yes you, could be one of two men and two women touching down on the surface of Mars, ensuring your place in the history books.

South Africans bid for stay on Mars

At least 35 000 applications have been received for the Mars One project and five were from South Africa, according to its website.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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