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Hope, peace and reconciliation: Pope Francis in Mozambique

A papal visit will highlight the importance of the recently signed peace agreement between the government and opposition

Mother Teresa will achieve sainthood this weekend – 19 years after her death

The nun was beatified in 2003 after the procedure to establish her case for sainthood was started two years after her death instead of the usual five.

Pope Francis to make John Paul II a saint

Pope approves second miracle to allow canonisation of John Paul, but John XXIII will become saint without requirement.

Mexico to brandish holy relic in fight against crime

A vial containing the late pope John Paul II's blood will soon be winging its way to Mexico in a bid to help bring down crime in the country.

Pope John Paul beatified before huge crowd

The late pope John Paul moved a major step closer to sainthood on Sunday at a joyous ceremony that drew more than a million people.

Mugabe to attend Vatican ceremony despite EU ban

The Vatican on Friday said Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will attend Sunday's beatification ceremony for the late pope John Paul II.

Pope Benedict XVI in TV talk show debut

The Pope took part in a chat show on Friday, addressing Côte d'Ivoire and Iraqi Christians, but avoiding scandals that have rocked Catholicism.

Turk who shot Pope John Paul released from prison

The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II nearly 30 years ago was released from a Turkish prison on Monday.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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