PERU

‘Christ of Theft’ statue poses dilemma for Peru

The 37-metre acrylic and concrete structure, which cost $800 000, is viewed by some as a symbol of corruption

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the crisis in their country

Critics leap on goal-shy Socceroos

National broadcaster ABC said that "Australian football needs clarity, ambition, direction, rejuvenation".

Australia bow out as Peru claim World Cup consolation victory

Peru were already out before this game but they still had a huge travelling support, clad in the country's distinctive white and red colours

Women ran things in ancient Peru, a new study argues

A new book reveals how women in ancient Peru, far from being marginalised and invisible, were political and economic decision-makers

Fast forward to modern arts destination Lima

Food has been at the forefront of Lima's cultural renaissance, which has given its people creative confidence.

Peru hostages rescued after 25 years

The 13 adults and 26 children had been used as slaves in remote mountain communities.

The meat and potatoes of Peru’s ‘exotic’ dishes

A search for South America’s tuber that comes in a variety of colours and sizes leads to discovering in Lima a chef’s culinary playground.

Fusion par excellence

Most Peruvian cuisine is centred on the native aji chilli pepper.

Peru laps up gastro boom

The South American nation is enjoying a gastronomic boom that is putting it on the A-list of global cuisine.

‘New’ indigenous tribe discovered in the Amazon

An indigenous tribe which has had no contact with the outside world has been located in Brazil's Amazon near the Peruvian border.

Peruvian doctors amputate wrong leg, then right one

Peruvian doctors amputated the healthy leg of an 86-year-old man, then amputated the other leg when they realised their mistake.

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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

Press Releases

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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