Rio De Janeiro

Bolsonaro’s three-month rule a disaster

Even the rats are jumping ship as the economy flounders amid poor governance decisions

Brazil flirts with a neo-fascist

The bitter reality is that there is a real chance of the country returning to a dictatorship and its darkest days

The man who could save Brazil is in jail

Despite a plea from the UN, the country’s court ruled that Lula da Silva can’t run in the presidential elections

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

The natural history and anthropology museum was founded in 1818 by King Joao VI and is considered a jewel of Brazilian culture

Echoing Marielle Franco, Brazil’s black women speak out against violence

Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale

Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil

Ishay Govender-Ypma stands beside Christ the Redeemer, which embraces Rio, to reflect on the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway

Residents from the favelas of the Brazilian capital say the global showpiece and its legacy project have done nothing but compound their misery.

​Refugees set aside their scars and trauma to focus on their quest for Olympic glory

A team of refugees from the world’s conflict zones is seeking glory and acceptance at the Rio Games.

​SA may not have players on Rio hockey fields but can be proud of one man: the umpire

John Wright will blow the whistle at the Olympic Games for the fifth time in August.

Rowing’s a cinch if you’ve zapped personal zombies

After battling cancer, heavyweight rower Lawrence Brittain is stronger than ever.

Brazil’s games are in a ‘bad phase’

Six months before Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympics, the country is struggling with a Zika epidemic and political and economic woes

Khaya Dlanga: No shame in playing football like a gogo

This group of grandmothers speaks the language of football, with dignity and a spirit that transcends the beautiful game.

Latest

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

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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