National Party

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

A Sona to reflect troubled times

Ramaphosa and his role model Nelson Mandela became presidents of South Africa in very trying times

Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate

My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships

Campaigning by billboard

Political posters persuade the undecided, rally supporters to a cause and get the public to vote

Rule of law requires our real respect

Be aware that history repeats itself — even when two types of government appear vastly different

Non-fiction

History, politics, drugs, terrorists, cartoons, sport celebrities and memoirs ... expand your knowledge over the Christmas period

Police breathe new life into ‘cold case of over 30 years’

Police are investigating the allegations of a paedophile ring contained in the book 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island'

Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’

Dimitri Tsafendas, the man who killed the architect of apartheid, was an enigmatic ‘revolutionary’ with a ‘deep social conscience’

Of ciphers and little favours

The Broederbond itself — dedicated to ensuring the supremacy of Afrikaners —was split into verkrampte and verligte tendencies

Coalition crash leaves DA cornered

The party has a lot to do after the spectacular failure of its much-vaunted strategy to govern

The battle for restitution in Alex is never-ending

It’s not only the original property owners but also young people who dream about land

Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free

Apartheid’s ministers must account for their crimes and we too need to confront them

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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