Poverty

The price of freedom

The poor are suffering the consequences of the costly land policy that the ANC government opted for.

Basic learning an uphill battle

The war in Mozambique may have ended 18 years ago, but its legacy lives on in the classrooms of rural schools in Zambezia province.

UN chief urges faster progress in reducing poverty

The UN has warned that failure to meet global poverty-reduction goals by a 2015 deadline will spawn increased instability and violence.

Escaping poverty in Kosovo

Kosovo authorities estimate that today 300 000 to 550 000 Kosovars live in Germany and another 200 000 in Switzerland.

Twenty years after Mandela’s release, SA struggles

Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, South Africa is a vibrant democracy, but millions still live in poverty.

Latest

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

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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