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.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders