Samsung scraps production of the Note 7 over fire concerns

Samsung has taken the drastic step of killing off its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after failing to fix exploding batteries.

Smartphone makers bring us virtual reality headsets

Virtual reality headsets led the charge in the maelstrom of new gadgets to expand phones’ capabilities at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

The tablet explodes: Old and young charge towards tech

In the space of 5 years tablets have become a must-have device, a report shows that one in 10 three to four-year-olds own one.

Mobile payments grow up

The announcement of Samsung Pay, in direct competition with Apple Pay, is a signal that payments with mobile devices are growing up.

Samsung battles iPhone 6 with its Galaxy S6

Samsung, LG and HTC unveiled their high-end smartphones at the world's biggest mobile fair, in the hopes of challenging Apple.

Amazon Fire phone: The crash and burn

Amazon says it will take its chances in the smartphone market despite the poor ratings of its Fire phone, but can it survive among the other big boys?

Samsung takes Berlin at tech expo

At the annual IFA consumer technology expo in Berlin, most of the big guns rolled out new weaponry, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Tablets: Samsung, Sony in hot pursuit of iPad Air

The iPad might be the benchmark for tablet design and efficiency but Samsung and Sony have released tablets that redefine the idea of a "benchmark".

Emerging stocks rise as India leads world gains on election poll

Stocks in emerging markets have rallied, with India seeing the biggest gains on expectation that the main opposition party will win the elections.

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Fit is a go

Samsung has launched its Galaxy Fit. Liron Segev, who's not too fond of wearable devices, has been impressed with its performance.

Bigger smartphone screens? It’s all about video

As smartphone screens go ever-larger, some expect a backlash and a return to poky displays. But there is a powerful force behind the trend.

Mobile World Congress’s top seven gadgets

The main focus at the Mobile World Congress was on big names like Samsung, Sony and Nokia but smaller and lesser known brands also made a splash.


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