Shange paid the price for her honesty

Her book gifted me a vision of myself and many black women who carried my world

Bono’s charity admits to ‘toxic’ bullying at South Africa office

​The ONE Campaign―the anti-corruption charity fronted by U2 lead singer Bono― is embroiled in a major bullying scandal

Weheartbeat’s niche brand packs a punchy pulse

Weheartbeat prides itself on its intimate performances. This year the collective is set to expand

Papa Wemba leaves in style

Kwanele Sosibo remembers the flamboyant Congolese performer who died at 66.

Prince: So long you sexy motherf*cker

Three South African musicians talk about the spell of the purple one.

The politics of Prince

Rhodes University’s Vashna Jagarnath explains why she teaches her history students about Prince.

Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere’s ‘Sapphire’ refracts emotions

Bell le Pere is a helluva name but so is the music he played at Jo’burg’s The Orbit.

Music Review: Prince and his two-phase revolution

A year after his successful twin-album comeback, the Purple One does his thing again.

Zolani Mahola on how to stay grounded and fresh

Zolani Mahola talks about 'Sing-Off SA', how her band keeps on experimenting and her future plans.

Souad Massi: Songs in praise of freedom

Singer-songwriter Souad Massi talks history, politics, new music and giving hope to freedom fighters.

Souad Massi: ​Songs in praise of freedom

With a new album out, the Algerian singer uses her music to give hope to people fighting for freedom in the Arab world.

Staying true to the art: Aloe Blacc’s music journey

American singer Aloe Blacc talks about his transformation in the music industry, his experience at Oppikoppi and his views on the state of hip-hop.


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

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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