On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images

We explore the issues involved in artists’ reasonable or fair use of other people’s works

Forget plagiarism: There’s a new and bigger threat to academic integrity

Weeding out student essays from paper mills will require work by established academia and a renewed commitment to integrity from varsity communities.

Is Gavin Rajah’s latest creation a shameless rip-off or a fluke?

The fashion designer is again linked to claims of plagiarism, this time over a dress worn by Reese Witherspoon and designed by Han Chong.

The millions we spend on stolen ideas

Plagiarism transgresses a university’s core values and leeches a fortune in subsidies from the state.

Editorial: Shame academic frauds

We ask Minister Blade Nzimande, all 26 vice-chancellors and every faculty dean to please declare publicly their views and policies on plagiarism.

Crediting where credit’s due

Chris Roper explains why it is still very necessary, even in an age with the powers of HTML, to attribute ideas correctly and sufficiently.

Media24 and reused content: Is it killing journalism?

The outcome of MoneyWeb's plagiarism case against Media24 will be a turning point for media houses and news aggregators in South Africa.

Moneyweb suing Fin24 for ‘plagiarism’: Standard practice or parasitic?

In light of Moneyweb taking Fin24 to court for "plagiarism", are sites like Fin24 parasitic, or is Moneyweb failing to keep up with the times?

High school pupils lost for words

Copy-and-paste plagiarism substitutes for real understanding in school projects, a new study finds.

Woolies guilty of good old-fashioned plagiarism

The ASA has found Woolworths wilfully contravened advertising standards by plagiarising Frankie's "Good Old Fashioned" phrase.

Copycat academic ‘quits’ Oz post

Abebe Zegeye denies he was dismissed after an <i>M&G</i> article on plagiarism.

Plagiarism case kept under wraps at Wits

The university has kept quiet about an academic's dismissal last year for 'too perfect paraphrasing'.


Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it