Pop Music

Songs for the end of the world: pop music and climate change

Analysis: from Lana Del Rey and Weyes Blood to the 1975 and Matmos, pop stars are showing it's a wild time to be alive to observe the end of the world

Gaga’s ‘Artpop’: Disco delight or darkwave disaster?

"ArtPop" is an energetic mix of disco, darkwave, R&B and cheese, and while there are some sure-fire hits, the misses are far, far off the mark.

Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ cuts through the hype

Miley Cyrus has been hell-bent on getting her new record 'Bangerz' to the top, and we have to give it to her - it's not half bad.

Did Bieber pull a Miley Cyrus with the ‘lolly dance’?

Licking seems to be the latest craze as Justin Bieber features in the new single from R&B artist Maejor Ali, calling on fans to "lick his lolly".

Sticking to a winning template

Three decades and 11 albums in, the Pet Shop Boys still feel like they are renting their place as unlikely pop stars.

Adele adds more trophies to her cabinet at Brit Awards

The biggest awards night in British music honoured artists often left out of other international ceremonies.

Madgic moments

Her half-time show at the Super Bowl was met by outrage and barbed comments, but there was some classic Madonna magic.

Learn how to dance like Lady Gaga

There is a fine line between dance that suggests surrendering to the spirit of pop, and movements that prompt passers-by to dial emergency services.

Lady Gaga steals the show (again)

Lady Gaga was the big winner at last night's MTV Europe Music Awards, while Justin Bieber brushed off allegations that he had fathered a fan's child.

K-pop rocks Japan

South Korean bands strike gold in the world's second-largest music market.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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