Pw Botha

‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era

Beautiful voices, good laughs and sadness in this film, about religion, war and conscripts during apartheid

Minnie’s death raises questions

The author was probing new leads after linking apartheid-era ministers to a paedophile ring

‘Lost Boys’ author found dead. What happens now?

‘Lost Boys’ co-author Mark Minnie was reportedly found dead on Monday in Port Elizabeth

Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free

Apartheid’s ministers must account for their crimes and we too need to confront them

Winnie’s death a chance for us to introspect

Judging her by long-held patriarchal standards only exposes our society’s misogynistic gaze

Editorial: It is time that we listen and learn

We find ourselves in a vitriolic debate about our history —who did what, why did they do it, who can be trusted and who sold out

Mozambican war victims embrace their new home in Limpopo

The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is an affirmation of self. It is the urgent aspiration for dignity and agency.

Thanks for reminding us Steve, we want to apologise for apartheid

As the architects of apartheid, it's time for black people to collectively say sorry for the system Mandela designed to exploit white people.

Zuma’s Nkandla comparison raises alarms

The FW de Klerk foundation has said Zuma's comments regarding the distinction between proper state expenditure and self-enrichment are disturbing.

A plaas baas is still the bee’s knees

Colonialism and apartheid came and went, but the defining symbol of status - a farm - remains the same.

PW Botha’s secret stroke blocked path of reform

Did the rupture of a blood vessel in PW Botha's brain prevent SA from starting the process of a negotiated settlement in 1985 rather than in 1990?

The day apartheid started dying

Hermann Giliomee explains how former president PW Botha's Rubicon speech increased white South Africa's isolation in 1985.

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