Robert Booth

Surfing association vows to weed out drug-takers

A surfing world champion's death has prompted drug-screening of professional surfers, in a move that could wipe out the sport's alternative image.

US security firm targeted in ‘Robin Hood’ hack attack

Hackers from Anonymous say they have "diverted" $500 000 to charity using credit card information of the customers of a US security firm.

Corruption hinders efforts to stem trafficking through Ghana

Local drug police sabotage expensive scanning equipment and tip off smugglers to avoid detection.

Fears over West African drugs route

WikiLeaks cables show US concern that cartels are trafficking in the region on a massive scale.

Million-dollar palate

declared Bordeaux's new vintage the best in living memory. But how can they judge wines that won't be ready to drink for another few decades?

Spliff society

Rastafarian priest Headley Samuel holds up a stem of pungent marijuana and reveals his recipe for bliss: "Fast, breakfast, drink aloe vera and smoke ganja." His routine, which he says takes him to "the highest spiritual realm", makes him a lawbreaker. But soon that may change.

The end of the hardback

The decision to scrap the system of selling a hardback a year before releasing the paperback has created waves in the publishing world, writes Robert Booth.

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High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Partner row hits Mabuza Eskom deal

Former business associate says Nomvula Mabuza was not authorised to use his firm’s credentials to win the R100-million maintenance contract

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories