M&g Tabloid Edition 2013

The good, the bad and the Bosman

Herman Charles Bosman's colourful life story ?has been equally sanitised and sensationalised. The true story turns out to be rather well-hidden.

When advertising goes native

The era of ads being easily distinguishable from reporting may be a brief golden age we will soon look back on as a fond memory, writes Eve Fairbanks.

Zombie DNA? It’s science, yo

Science fiction can't beat reality, now that we're growing brains in vats, isolating zombie DNA and trying to re-enact Jurassic Park.

Bonfire of the vanities: Divorce, death and designer dresses

Bongani Madondo puts on his voyeuristic shades to see how 2013 went tabloid.

Breaking news! Can someone fix it now?

This year the journalism business got hysterical. Which would be funny if it wasn't so weird.

Social media: Smile. Snap. Send. Repeat

A period of what should have been deep reflection and remembrance became the Twitterisation of a South African icon, writes Eve Fairbanks.

Grim tales of the Brothers Gupta

How a little-known family in India climbed to the top of the South African political – and economic – game.

Pistorius ‘spike’ breaks journalism!

Chris Roper reflects on the end of traditional media and why we are the tabloid nation now.

Latest

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

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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