Olympics 2012

Le Clos: SA’s sports star of the year

Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos has been crowned sports star of the year at the South African Sports Awards.

Coldplay to headline emotional ‘Festival of the flame’ closing ceremony

London 2012 organisers have promised an emotional celebration to bid farewell to the Olympics and Paralympics.

Semenya berates critics: I know I did my best

Caster Semenya has struck back at her critics who suggested she deliberately underperformed at the London Games to avoid controversy.

Excited SA welcomes Olympics team home

South Africa's London Olympic Games team returned home to a hero's welcome from scores of supporters at OR Tambo International on Tuesday morning.

From Bolt to badminton – the best and worst of Olympics 2012

Here are ten of those who came away from London 2012 with a golden glow and ten others who might be wishing they had done things differently.

Londoners untouched by Olympic spirit

While the magnificent Olympic Park glows with the "spirit of the Games", London residents feel they have been given a raw deal during the showpiece.

Gold for Uganda as curtain falls on Olympics

Marathon runner Stephen Kiprotich has clinched Uganda's only second ever Olympic gold medal, as the curtain slowly dropped on the Olympics.

Caster committed to getting gold in Rio 2016

There's no rest for the best, as 21-year-old Caster Semenya says she already plans to start concentrating on winning gold at the next Olympics.

Mexico stun Brazil to take home soccer gold

Mexico stunned Brazil to win their first gold in the Olympic men's soccer tournament with a shock 2-1 victory over five-time world champions Brazil.

A ‘symphony of British music’ to end Olympics

Spice Girls, The Who, George Michael, The Muse and Fatboy Slim are just some of the acts expected to perform at the Olympics 2012 closing ceremony.
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Pimples: We can all dream

Sometimes, you have to look up from your textbooks and dream a little. After all, it's not winning or losing that counts, it's pretending you're taking part.

Pistorius overcomes nerves to make Olympic history

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius has made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete in an athletics event at the Olympics.

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Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world