Stephen Hawking

SA professor enters ranks of Royal elite

Salim Abdool Karim joins Newton, Hawking and Einstein as a member of an extraordinary society

‘Multiverse’ theory cut down to size

​With a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists

Breakthrough Starshot plans to sail to closest star

Project Breakthrough Starshot plans to send robot spacecraft to our closest star, Alpha Centauri, on a trip that will take 20 years.

More questions about how old the universe is

Rowan Philp's article about different opinions on the origin of our universe contains some differences with Liz Krusei's article in March's Astronomy.

Hawking vs Turok: Betting on the origin of the universe

Ten years ago Stephen Hawking made a bet with the man in the office next door at Cambridge University: SA's Neil Turok, the son of ANC MP Ben Turok.

Stephen Hawking and CERN team win $3-million in science prize money

Stephen Hawking, world-famous cosmologist, and the team behind the discovery of the 'God particle', have won a $3-million science price each.

Technology breaks the silence

New devices give people such as Alan Martin, who has cerebral palsy, the chance to communicate properly for the first time.

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

Britain's most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking, will appear at the opening ceremony of London's Paralympic Games on Wednesday.

Unwell Hawking misses 70th birthday scientific debate

British scientist Stephen Hawking missed a scientific debate marking his 70th birthday as he was only discharged from hospital two days earlier.

Hawking turns 70, defying disease

As Stephen Hawking turns 70 this week, scientists are baffled how he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.

God did not create the universe, says Hawking

God no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the universe, UK scientist Stephen Hawking said in extracts published from a new book.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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