African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions

Ramaphosa to look into explosion of VIP protection costs

An IRR report alleges that the budget allocated to VIP Protection Services exploded from R353-million in 2008/2009 to R1.5-billion in 2018/2019.

Zuma goes down laughing— at us

Confronting his political death, he cares nought about anyone or the tainted legacy he has bequeathed South Africa

Markets calm over Ramaphosa win— for now

News that Cyril Ramaphosa had been elected ANC president pleased the markets at first, with the rand dollar exchange rate improving

​ANC men must toss patriarchy and accept that women can lead

It will take women more than 20 years to lead if ANC men don’t strategically give women an opportunity to lead the ANC in December.

A caring president should make the nation feel safe

Antisocial tendencies, such as xenophobia, emerge in a context of neglect - like children who do not feel safe or cared for.

Zuma: If I were a dictator …

President Zuma has elaborated on what he would do differently if parliamentary democracy did not get in his way so much.

Calls for change in format of President’s Cup

International captain Greg Norman believes it's time to give the host team the option of deciding the schedule of play in the President's Cup.

Americans build a 4-point lead at President’s Cup

The Presidents Cup has seen sudden drops in temperatures and Tiger Woods winning only one point to a final day that holds so little drama.

US funding to train 140 000 African healthcare workers

A new programme funded through the US government hopes to support research efforts in Africa and increase the number of healthcare workers.

SA, US boost fight against Aids

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and SA Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane have signed an agreement to bolster the fight against Aids in SA.


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