Tech Factor

‘Stop spying’ says Fry

Group urged European leaders to take a stand against industrial-scale spying by US and British intelligence agencies.

Online communities should leave solving cases to experts

Although it is tempting for social media users to help to solve cases like the Boston bombing, they should leave it to the experts.

Facebook and Google spread ‘their’ net

New mobile users from poor countries will end up thinking 'web' and 'internet' are just other words for Facebook and Google.

Making dates safer

Blind dates and random hook-ups are becoming more common, thanks to technology — and technology is also helping to keep people safe.

Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph

With Knowledge Graph, Google has radical plans to transform the way we search the internet … again.

Getting in touch with Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 marks the most significant change to the world's most popular operating system since its conception in the early Eighties.

Samsung Galaxy Note: A great alternative

The new Samsung Galaxy Note could unseat Apple from the top of the most-desired list.

Smartphones: The good, the bad and the ugly

A technophile looks at the smartphone platforms of today and predicts what the future looks like.

Tech Factor: Microsoft readies the lifeboats

Software giant plans to morph into a services company, writes Alistair Fairweather.

How to beat the hackers

Jon Tullett shares some online security tricks that will keep the web wolves from your door.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Press Releases

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

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