Space Shuttle


Space is for everyone

Dr Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, says developing countries should be involved in space exploration.

Astronaut tweets pictures of SA from space

An astronaut living at the International Space Station has taken South Africa to new heights by tweeting pictures of the country as seen from space.

With space shuttle era over, Nasa prepares for Mars mission

Nasa announced details of plans on Friday to determine if Mars has or ever had the ingredients for life.

Space shuttle disappears in a puff of cigar smoke

Cigars were passed around, flowers brightened desktops and Nasa employees hugged, laughed and cried after the shuttle Atlantis landed one final time.

Astronauts pack up for the last train out of town

<em>Atlantis</em> astronauts finished packing more than two tonnes of old equipment and trash on Sunday for the last shuttle ride back to Earth.

Nasa tracks space junk heading for ISS

Nasa is tracking a piece of Soviet space debris that could collide with the International Space Station (ISS), the US space agency said on Sunday.

Atlantis blasts off on Nasa’s final space shuttle mission

Atlantis blazed a path into history this afternoon when it blasted off on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old US space shuttle programme.

Endeavour touches down after final mission to space

<i>Endeavour</i> glided home for its final landing early on Wednesday and the conclusion of the next to last mission of the shuttle programme

US military’s mini space shuttle lifts off

A prototype miniature space shuttle blasted off aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday.

Shuttle Discovery soars into space one last time

<i>Discovery</i> blasted off for the last time on Thursday, carrying six astronauts and carting a load of supplies and a robot for the space station.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

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