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White claims gold, slams ‘gossip’ as winds throw Games into chaos

The US snowboarding great may have won his third Olympic gold, but he still faced questions over sexual harassment claims laid against him

Winter Games not on ice just yet

US and North Korea and a Russian doping ban haven’t dampened spirits or ticket sales

Sochi Olympic torch bearers return from space

A trio of astronauts who carried an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games into space last year, have landed safely despite bad weather.

Letters to the editor: February 21 to 26 2014

From making fun of Russia at the Winter Olympics in Sochi to focusing on the matric pass-rate standard, here's what our readers had to say.

Sochi Olympics: What to look out for as speedskating starts

From medal threat Charles Hamelin to Russia's Viktor Ahn enjoying home-ice advantage, here are five things to watch for during speedskating.

Sochi Olympics kick off with a glitch before fairy tale show

One Olympic ring failed to unfurl but President Vladmir Putin nonetheless declared Russia's Winter Games open under a burst of fireworks.

Sochi Games: Putin’s project of personal importance

As the Winter Olympics begin, Russia's President Vladimir Putin hopes that a successful event will enhance the country's international reputation.
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Weekend 101: Putin, politics and looking pretty

Our weekly roundup includes the Harmony Gold mining tragedy, Sochi’s Olympic-sized woes, the Zille-Ramphele debacle, and a lesson on good looks.

‘Sochi for the win’, said no one ever

According to some reporters on Twitter, the Russian Olympics can be described in two words: epic fail. Here are nine hilarious #SochiProblems tweets.

Sochi Olympic flame lit after world’s longest relay

The Olympic flame has reached Sochi, following a 65 000km route, the longest in the history of the Games.

Elton John to Putin: I will show you those abused by laws

Elton John has told Russia's President Vladimir Putin that he has met Russians abused under legislation banning "homosexual propaganda".

Russia expels US journalist critical of Putin

Russia has barred a US journalist who is critical of President Vladimir Putin for five years, saying he violated his visa regulations.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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