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February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

Visitors from outer space – or military aircraft made on Earth ?

Are China or Russia ahead of the US in aerial technology or are intergalactic visitors trying to make friends with us?

Australian media challenge ‘unprecedented’ contempt charges over Pell reporting

Twenty-three journalists and 13 media companies face fines and prison terms for allegedly breaching a gag order

Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: official

The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found

BuzzFeed story, video prompt media soul-searching, Trump attacks

Two events have been latched upon by US president Donald Trump to bolster his long-standing grievance that the press is biased against him

Selling Africa’s good news stories

Low pay and precarious work conditions for most African journalists lead many to seek work with Western news outlets

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

The coordinated effort comes amid Trump’s persistent claims that media outlets that publish articles critical of him are churning out 'fake news'

This is why ‘Catbook’ won’t work

'Why people allow Facebook to make up their minds for them is beyond me and that might be the real question here'

Trump slams anti-breastfeeding claims

The US president hit back at The New York Times for publishing ‘fake news’

US Open to revamp seedings for pregnancy absences — report

The WTA Tour does not have protected seedings for players who return from absences

Figureheads won’t help women

It takes political mobilisation, education, laws and economic opportunities

Pulitzer Prize recognises journalism that unmasked sexual harassers

The Pulitzer Prize recognises achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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

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