Fintech fills the funding gap

New companies are plugging the funding gap for small businesses, especially in townships

ANC manifesto: Zuma’s big promises

We break down the ANC's manifesto launch in Nelspruit - the highlights, logistical issues and the crowd’s reception of President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC’s 2014 trials and tribulations

At the ANC gala dinner in Nelspruit, ministers share what aspects of the ANC's 2014 manifesto most excites them and what challenges the party faces.

Nelspruit mayor does Disney World

A R250 000 overseas jaunt by Mbombela municipal mayor Cathy Dlamini and others has come under heavy fire from the Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga.

Meanwhile, back in the bush

From far and wide, tens of thousands of South Africans have poured into Nelspruit for Innibos, an event that has become one of SA's premier festivals.

Two charged with ‘political’ killing

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of the head of communications of Mpumalanga's department of sports, culture and recreation.

Missing documents stall Mbombela deal

Nelspruit's Mataffin community has accused its board of trustees of skulduggery after court documents went missing over the Mbombela Stadium land.

Nelspruit’s playful stadium a source of so much trouble

The roof of the World Cup stadium in Nelspruit is supported by 18 huge iron giraffes that look as is they were designed by a gifted pre-schooler.

Nelspruit: Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife, football fans coming to this host city won't be left twiddling their thumbs between games.

Will the pitch Mbomb?

Fears grow that the pitch at Mbombela Stadium will not be ready in time for the start of the World Cup. David Smith reports.


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