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The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 81 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city...

‘Kung Fu’ nuns cycling for the environment

After facing the consequences of climate change first-hand in their own villages, the nuns decided to start marching with two strong messages

Everest ‘traffic jam’ survivor calls for tougher rules

Mountaineering has become big business since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of Everest in 1953

Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th

Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new world record by climbing Mount Everest for a 24th time

Rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers on Nepal’s Mount Gurja

The accident is believed to have happened either late Thursday or Friday, but there are no surviving witnesses

Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan

Nepal's efforts to increase its tigers are part of a 13-country plan to double the number of tigers worldwide

Slice of Life: ‘I fought to get out that tiny door’

'It was almost like a stampede; people were falling on the floor.'

Nepal newspaper due in court for case slammed as press freedom attack

The newspaper was subpoenaed on contempt of court charges for articles which implied that the chief justice wanted to hold office for longer

Now she’s a runner not a fighter

Former child soldier Mira Rai has become a star athlete who is blazing a trail for women in Nepal.

Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

Nepalis were fleeing Kathmandu as aftershocks rocked the area following an earthquake. The death toll in Nepal has risen to 4 310.

Nepalese dig for quake survivors

The death toll continued to rise in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily populated Kathmandu Valley.

Nepal gives in to some Sherpa demands to avoid Everest boycott

Nepal has agreed to set up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in climbing accidents after Mount Everest's deadliest disaster to date.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

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