Michael Hamlyn

DA: Eugene de Kock must stay behind bars

Reacting to reports that the release of convicted apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock is imminent, the DA has insisted that he should not be released.

Motshekga ‘most unhappy’ with poor matric results

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday she was "most unhappy" with the 60,7% pass rate for the National Senior Certificate exams.

The island of poets

Stephen Gray visits Cape Verde, one of the world's most arid desert islands, and discovers hope and an extraordinary lyricism amid the poverty.

Opposition welcomes ‘prudent fiscal policy’

Opposition parties praised the stability and continuity of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's first major financial policy statement on Tuesday.

Gordhan provides more cash for more cops

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is planning for an extra 22 447 police officers to be recruited by the 2012/13 financial year.

Cable theft costs Telkom R3-billion

In the past three years Telkom has suffered almost R3-billion in losses because of cable theft, Parliament was told on Friday.

Competition chief ‘shares De Lille’s concerns’

Competition Commissioner Shan Ramburuth has told Patricia de Lille that he shares her concern over the high costs of telecommunications.

Minister looks to clean up Home Affairs Dept

Home Affairs Miniser Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Friday announced a cluster of measures designed to improve service from her department.

Attorney/advocate distinction to be abolished

The historic distinction between attorneys and advocates is to be abolished in South Africa under a Legal Practice Bill.

FF Plus takes Winnie matter to electoral court

The Freedom Front Plus is determined to see that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is not allowed to contest the forthcoming election.

Zuma gives NPA reason to pause

The NPA has let it be known that it has been supplied with additional information by Zuma's lawyers which has necessitated further investigation.

ANC turns to comic strip to boost electioneering

The African National Congress has launched a comic strip to boost its chances of being re-elected next month.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world