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Valeria Luiselli tells stories to shame us

Over and over again she writes about the lost children picked up on the United States border

Our wonderful wetlands need protection now

Humanity is amazed by our natural world but fails to value its importance to our survival

AJ vs Ruiz: Searching for nuance

The Clash of the Dunes is one of the most anticipated bouts in recent memory but something feels off about the whole affair

Green projects in cities are the key to big finance

Climate-friendly policies for urban areas have immediate benefits, both social and economic

A cleaner energy future is in sight

The plan calls for a significant increase in renewable energy, but still includes coal, gas and nuclear power

The academy is riddled with contradictions

Academic spaces are unwelcoming to students of colour. We need to be honest in recognising this

El Chapo awaits life in prison sentence by US judge

Guzman, the 62-year-old former leader of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February of crimes spanning a quarter of a century

Drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

Uber is expected to launch its initial public offering on Friday giving it an estimated valuation of some $80-billion

The vegan tourist

Tours and experiences designed specifically for the ethical and food-specific requirements of the vegan are starting to become a popular trend

Trump lawyer attacks Mueller report as ‘calumny, lies and distortion’

Rudy Giuliani mounted a combative defence of Trump in Sunday talk show appearances, taking aim at Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators

New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak

Under the new rules, anyone who has not received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or does not have evidence of immunity risks a fine of $1 000

No human producer? No problem

A computer has, for the first time, been used to produce an album, but people are still needed for the creative side

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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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