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.


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.