Don’t forget the human

Change elicits fear at first, but if it adds value we must learn to embrace it

The fight to save, not close, a McDonald’s in France

The campaign to prevent the 'McDo' is an unusual development for politicians better known for their opposition to multinational companies

The politics of iintw’ezimnandi

"The fridge nje wasn’t an area you could casually visit as and when you pleased."

SA’s ferocious fast food appetite

In the face of waning incomes, rising food prices and a weak and volatile currency, the takeaway market is growing.

Ramaphosa declares R76-million, rest kept confidential

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared R76-million in personal wealth, but it is just the tip of the iceberg in the politician's bank balance.

KFC follows Nigerian fast food pioneer in African growth

Global fast food retailers are moving into the underserved African market and following in the footsteps of a successful local entrepreneur.

McDonald’s to upsize in Africa

Africa will form part of a growth strategy for the world's largest restaurant chain, McDonald's.

McDonald’s to Bugaboo gain from South Africa’s black middle class

The middle class continues to grow, and could well become the saviour of the South African economy.

Anonymous hackers ‘take over’ Burger King’s Twitter account

Burger King's Twitter account was hacked apparently by hackers from Anonymous who took it over and rebranded it with rival McDonald's logo and name.

McDonald’s goes vegetarian in India

US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, said it will open its first vegetarian-only restaurant in India next year.

Hydration myth exposed

Anyone who has visited the Olympic Park will not have missed the ubiquitous branding of two of its sponsors, McDonald's and Coca-Cola.

Global slowdown chips away at McDonald’s boom

McDonald's, the fast food giant that managed to ride out much of the Great Recession, has been bitten by the global slowdown.


Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it