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Pope Francis names first Sri Lankan saint

The revolutionary Catholic pope has called 17th-century missionary Joseph Vaz a model of reconciliation after the country's recent civil war.

Pope’s third book on Jesus reaffirms virgin birth

Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus which reaffirms the the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith.

Vatican convicts computer expert in Vatileaks case

A Vatican court has convicted a computer programmer of helping the Pope's butler leak confidential papers in a scandal that embarrassed the Vatican.

Case against Pope’s former butler adjourned

The case against Paolo Gabriele, in which he is accused of stealing and leaking documents alleging corruption in the Vatican, has been adjourned.

Pope decries technology without God

Pope Benedict, leading Catholics into Easter, says technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God, poses a threat to the world.

Italy enthralled by reluctant hero

The officer ordering the captain of a capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard has become an instant hero, credited with saving national honour.

Pope decries commercialisation of Christmas

Pope Benedict has ushered in Christmas, urging people to see through the commercialism of the season and rediscover the significance of the day.

Wall Street protests sweep the globe

Anti-greed protesters rallied globally on Saturday, denouncing bankers and politicians over the international economic crisis.

Occupy Wall Street protests go global

Demonstrators worldwide have shouted their rage against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship.

Santa Croce restoration offers rare close up view

For lovers of Italian art, the Santa Croce Basilica is as close as you can come to ascending a stairway to heaven and looking angels in the eye.

Pope says God was behind Big Bang

God's mind was behind scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident.

Pope says Christmas mass amid security concerns

Pope Benedict prayed for peace on Friday as he led the world's Roman Catholics into Christmas at a mass marked by heightened security.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

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