We live in the Earth, not on the Earth, but continuing with an extractive mindset will be the end of us all
Arch was one of the most positive, funny, life-affirming people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, writes Richard Branson.
The state should use funds to build an alternative transport system that is safe and reliable
Lately our worst AI dreams have entered a realm much closer to home
The private, no-fee university has been deregistered by the education authorities after falling into the red to the tune of some R30m.
M&G readers speak their minds about policies against European culture in the arts and EFF commissar Andile Mngxitama’s open letter to Richard Branson.
The EFF has a message for all who continue to trade on the spoils of colonial battles.
Aid for Uganda has been pulled and its currecy has slumped following a bill which prescribes life imprisonment for some homsexual acts.
The US government shuts down nonessential services and Jacob Zuma is named as ‘Number One’ in Guptagate saga.
Twenty-five women crammed into an old-school Mini to break the Guinness World Record of 23, previously held by the UK.
Richard Branson’s plan is in the balance as Virgin Galactic argues with New Mexico over $200-million spaceport.
The $8-million production plant where the first fleet of passenger-ready Virgin Galactic spaceships will be built, has been completed in California.
Billionaire adventurer Richard Branson announced on Tuesday that he plans to travel to the deepest parts of the world’s oceans.
Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes said he will auction off seats on an AirAsia flight where Virgin boss Richard Branson will dress up as a ‘stewardess’.
Virgin Racing has sold a major shareholding in the team to a Russian sportscar maker, Marussia Motors, Virgin boss Richard Branson revealed Thursday.
The world’s first commercial passenger spaceship moved a step closer to take-off on Friday, as tycoon Richard Branson unveiled a new runway.
Billionaire Richard Branson has urged people to invest in Zimbabwe, saying the world was wrong to wait instead of helping the nation.
An Angry Richard Branson has branded Britain’s airport closure a joke as volcanic ash cloud continues to cause travel chaos in Europe.
New Formula One team Manor GP is to be rebranded as Virgin Racing following the announcement of a sponsorship agreement with Sir Richard Branson.
If this was the start of the second space age — as Richard Branson and enthusiastic fans insisted — then someone forgot to inform the weatherman.
Businessman Sir Richard Branson and President Jacob Zuma intend establishing a disease-control centre in South Africa by next year.
Virgin CEO Richard Branson was in Johannesburg to present awards to students at his School of Entrepreneurship on Saturday.
He’s been described as science’s first real rock star and the most famous physicist never to win a Nobel Prize. He knows black holes and p-branes inside out and he’s headed for South Africa. Cambridge Professor Stephen Hawking, author of the best-selling A Brief History of Time, arrives in Cape Town this week to deliver a public lecture, his first on the African continent.
Air travel is booming as the world’s population grows and fares fall, but its impact on the Earth’s sensitive climate must be taken into account in any new global-warming pact, green groups say. More than 900 delegates flew into Bangkok this week for a meeting on global warming, spewing about 4 181 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Bleary-eyed readers of the <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i> on Tuesday April 1 could be forgiven for falling for Eskom’s bold new "sector-sharing plan" to save electricity. We round up some of the day’s best pranks.
Virgin Galactic, billionaire Richard Branson’s space travel venture, plans to order five more spaceships and aims to turn a profit in five years from its commercial launch in 2010, an official said on Thursday. Prospective space travellers have so far placed deposits totalling more than -million for tickets that cost 000 each.
I have spent most of my life trying to fight injustice — and thankfully there is still the space to do so in South Africa. But not once did I consider the impact of South Africa’s archaic public- and private-sector rules on people who were born elsewhere. Of course, for many if not most political and economic refugees, coming to South Africa is a harrowing experience.
Britain set a two-week deadline for a private-sector rescue of Northern Rock on Monday, as it confirmed plans to convert its billions of pounds of loans to the stricken bank into bonds in a bid to smooth a deal. The financing package will tie the government to Northern Rock, Britain’s biggest casualty of the global credit crunch, for years to come.
Video games in freight containers won a Sowetan entrepreneur a cash prize of R100Â 000 at a Johannesburg business college on Tuesday. Between October and December last year, more than 50 hopeful Sowetan business people entered the Soweto Entrepreneur Business Plan competition.
Britain has asked the European Commission to approve the aid it has provided to struggling mortage lender Northern Rock, a Commission spokesperson said on Tuesday. ”Last night [Monday], the British government notified us,” EU competition spokesperson Jonathan Todd said.
A consortium led by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has been picked as the preferred bidder to rescue Northern Rock and plans to repay £11-billion (,6-billion) quickly to the Bank of England. Half the cash will come from the consortium and half will be raised through a rights issue at 25 pence per share.
Shareholders in ailing British bank Northern Rock could be left with nothing and the Bank of England could still be funding the lender in three years. A briefing memorandum sent to potential buyers of Northern Rock by its advisers showed it could still owe as much as £5,9-billion to the Bank of England in 2010.