A dark spiral skewers sleep

Depression is a mood disorder that has physical effects, including disruption of a good night’s rest

You don’t snooze, you lose

Billions of rands are lost because workers are just not getting enough shut eye

Sending children to bed earlier cuts obesity

Kids that go to bed before 8pm are half as likely to become obese as those that sleep after 9pm.

​Keeping the lights on could make you sick

Harnessing light and ignoring millennia of evolving to live with natural light and dark cycles is not good for your health, according to scientists.

CES 2015: Now for a smart bed for kids

A company calling itself “a sleep innovation leader” has launched the SleepIQ Kids, a “smart bed” for kids, boasting a range of features.

Night of the phone-loving zZzombies

The latest science shows that your phone might be stopping you from getting enough sleep, raising the risk of accidents, heart ailments and diabetes.

Dreaming of an early night

Some of us are born larks, not owls — but try explaining that to a bunch of drunk friends at a late-night party.

Sweet dreams made of tweets

A nightmare can ruin the day ahead, but a birdsong app may make for better dreams.

Sleeping at work now has a name

Napping cops have inspired an addition to the workplace lexicon, the term "cooping".

It’s better to let sleeping teens lie

Research proves that adolescents could benefit from later starting times at high school.

In bed with the best of them

Cat Pritchard beds down on the conservative side of a R300 000 mattress at the Taj hotel and finds herself waking up slightly right of centre.

Hope for narcolepsy sufferers

If narcoleptics could be diagnosed and treated within a year of symptoms presenting the illness's impact could be greatly reduced.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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