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A dependable lifeline for all

LifeLine received its first call on Saturday March 16 1963 in Sydney, Australia

Digital death planning for dummies

What happens to your life on the internet when you pass away? Qudsiya Karrim explores the options.

Google accused of dodgy business practices in Kenya

Google has been accused of fraudulent practice and undermining business efforts by a Kenyan mobile company.

Eid-ul-Adha: Lambasting the slaughter

Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, has activists, Islamaphobes and Muslim vegetarians in a spin.

Starting from the top

The judges encouraged other small companies to take a leaf out of AfriSam's book.

Real help for real people

The Anglo American Chairman's Fund is the oldest professionally managed corporate social investment programme in South Africa.

Raid highlights factory abuses

Apart from poor pay, scores of the predominantly female employees in the textile industry are subjected to appalling working conditions.

eThekwini’s big spenders

No one in KwaZulu-Natal knows how to flaunt it quite like Sibusiso and Shawn Mpisane.

Gang’s killing raises issue of cop violence

The deadly force by police in Durban that left six criminals dead has reignited concern about the alarming levels of police violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

Learning from learners

Schools and institutions -- <b>Commendation: Girls and Boys Education Movement Clubs</b>.

Horticulture to the rescue

Schools and institutions -- <b>Commendation Grootbos Private Nature Reserve</b>.

White is the new green in roofing

Energy efficiency and carbon management, sponsored by ABB -- <b>Commendation: Vital Health Foods</b>.

Building on a small footprint for cement

Energy efficiency and carbon management, sponsored by ABB -- Winner: <b>AfriSam South Africa</b>.

Web celebs

Given the millions of bloggers, it's no mean feat for them to get noticed, let alone famous. But here are some who've catapulted to web celeb status.

GSK drops drug prices for poor nations

The world's second-biggest drug company is cutting its prices for some countries – but not for HIV patients, writes Qudsiya Karrim.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries