Press Freedom

Total onslaught on the pillars of democracy

Final battle for freedom of speech will end up in the courts, which will also come under attack.

Vuka, South Africa, wake up!

Remember this moment of media tribunals and the misappropriation of mines -- it is the hinge around which our future will pivot.

It’s ‘a political game’

<b>Mmanaledi Mataboge</b> talks to press ombudsman Joe Thloloe about the proposed media tribunal.

The nine lives of Wa Afrika

Mzilikazi wa Afrika made headlines as the journalist arrested by police. We take a look at his career thus far.

SA’s press freedom debate goes global

Media watchdog, the International Press Institute has sent an open letter to President Jacob Zuma urging him to address press freedom concerns in SA.

Press freedom: From daylight to nightmare?

Pinch me, somebody! Are the unprecedented protests by newspaper editors unnecessary hysteria? Is the press watchdog crying wolf?

Media Tribunal: Why Stop There?

The ruling party should regulate all heretical texts and performances across every medium, argues <b>Adam Haupt</b>.

Bloody year for global media

On World Press Freedom Day, reporters are being asked to observe a minute's silence for the 1 500 journalists killed in the last 14 years.

Ugandan journos resort to self-censorship

Ugandan journalists are resorting to self-censorship as fears of being harassed by government security agents rise.

US army releases Iraqi journalist

The US military freed a Reuters photographer in Iraq on Wednesday after holding him for almost a year and a half without charge.


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