Phillip Tobias

Out of the heart of darkness

Palaeontology has a long history of pushing the ‘pure race’ theory but finally reached the conclusion that ‘we are all one human race’

Little Foot: Two assistants credited for finding ‘needle in haystack’

Little Foot grabbed the world’s attention and the palaeontologist credited with the discovery was sure to recognise Stephen Motsumi and Nkwane Molefe

Tobias: Framed by famous fossils

It's not unusual to hear an octogenarian described as a fossil but you dared not say that about Phillip Tobias, writes Anthony Paton.

An ability to breathe life into the minutiae

What was it that made Phillip Tobias so charismatic? He undoubtedly had personal magnetism, which is impossible to analyse, writes Jane Dugard.

Evolution of the man who rocked the cradle of humankind

Goran Strkalj and Jane Dugardpay tribute to Phillip Tobias - one of the world's greatest palaeoanthropologists - who died last week at the age of 86.

South Africa’s eminent prof of fossils dies

After battling a long illness, Professor Emeritus Phillip Tobias passed away on Thursday morning.

Sharing a bone or two will tempt the tourists

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust launched 'Scatterlings of Africa', which aims to use fossils to promote common aancestry and heritage tourism.

Of Shakespeare and detachment

At work a few weeks ago I began to see sudden flashes of light, which was strange for a cloudless day in Port Elizabeth...


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders