Press Freedom

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings — watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

A World of Khashoggis

Seventy-three journalists have been killed so far this year — often at the hands of those who, like the Saudi regime, are close US allies

London, Paris, Berlin demand ‘credible’ Khashoggi probe

The nations have called for those responsible for the journalist's disappearance to be held accountable

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Three men who allegedly carried out the car bombing have been arrested and are facing trial, but whoever ordered the killing remains free

French MPs adopt ‘fake news’ bill

The bills enable a political party to seek a court injunction preventing the publication of 'false information' three months leading up to an election

Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

While Riyadh claimed he had left the consulate after his visit, Turkish police said Jamal Khashoggi did not emerge from the building

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Carrie Lam maintains the decision was handed down by immigration authorities

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova murdered

Viktoria Marinova is the third high-profile journalist to be killed in the European Union in the past year, and the fourth since the start of 2017

Weekly Mail drew a line on censorship

​In the 1980s, the apartheid state imposed successive states of emergency, including censorship of the media

Mozambique imposes prohibitive new fees on foreign correspondents

Journalists must pay $2500 per trip to report from Mozambique

Turkey acquits top journalist in ‘espionage’ case

Erdem Gul, the Ankara bureau chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was acquitted by the Istanbul criminal court

Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for ‘breaking’ secrecy law

Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during reporting of a Rohingya massacre must face trial, a judge said Monday

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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

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