Sean Christie

Zambia’s guardian is quite a guy

Sean Christie recalls a 2011 interview with new Zambian Interim President Guy Scott, a self-proclaimed do-gooder.

Leaderless farm strike is ‘organic’

Fed-up farm workers have bypassed unions and political parties and have taken matters into their own hands, writes Sean Christie.

Drawing inspiration from the comic underground

Sean Christie goes on a seven-day mission into South Africa's 'exploding' cartoon culture.

Story of an African farm murder

In July 2010, three people were brutally murdered on Sherwood Farm in KZN. But what really happened that night only unravelled in the courtroom.

Vote lobbying lands SA in hot water

Amid worsening relations with Nigeria, Pretoria stands accused of buying support for its candidate for African Union commission chief.

Answer to the truckers’ queue

As part of our Dispatches series, we take a look at how trucker Willie gets through Beitbridge.

Wildlife prices too big for genes

Stampede for buying rare animals has boosted the game industry -- but alarm bells are ringing over exorbitant pricing.

New president grows power base

New president of Malawi Joyce Banda has fired some members of government and parliamentarians have crossed the floor, strengthening her power base.

SADC lapse deals Nigeria a prized ace

South Africa's continental rival, Nigeria, has seized an opportunity that arose when Africa's southern region suspended its own court.

SA and the AU: It’s complicated

A complex matrix of issues stymied Dlamini-Zuma's bid for Africa's top job.

Failed promises steal the glitter from MK’s golden jubilee

It should have been a glorious celebration. Instead it had veterans wondering what they fought for.

Africa divided over climate-smart agriculture

Agriculture is a big issue for the Africa Group at COP17, with many African delegates sporting "No Agriculture, No Deal" badges.


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