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The silence of their friends

"Let history not judge us harshly as the friends who were silent while Zimbabwe burnt."

Evan Mawarire’s next chapter: #ThisFlag pastor to run for local office

The pastor is running for the Ward 17 councillor position and he has formed a loose coalition of other independents

The flame of justice flickers on

A new breed of African freedom fighter is emerging, challenging authoritarianism with pure ideas that seek nothing but progress through liberty

#ThisFlag leader Mawarire arrested for ‘praying with students’ at protest

Pastor Evan was taken into police custody after addressing students gathered in support of protesting University of Zimbabwe medical students.

Turbulent Zim faces a grim 2017

Widespread activism and a heavy-handed crackdown has led to a tense stand-off

EXCLUSIVE: World Bank stand on Zim saluted

Recently I penned a letter to the World Bank in response to allegations that it was planning to lend the Zimbabwean government money.

Mugabe vows to ‘deal harshly’ with social movements calling for his resignation

Zimbabwe's president says the ongoing protests in the country are a nuisance and that his government's patience 'has run out'.

Suspicions over Itai Dzamara’s disappearance fuel the current anti-Mugabe protests

Itai Dzambara disappearance and activism was a catalyst to the current protests in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent

Zimbabweans are defiant and undeterred by rising data prices which they believe are in retaliation by the Zim government to social media activism.

Meet Zimbabwe’s superhero who may have been inspired by #ThisFlag’s Evan Mawarire

​The #ThisFlag movement and its founder have enjoyed support online and on the street but a different kind of hero is inspiring Zimbabweans on YouTube

‘Un-Zimbabwean’: Robert Mugabe dismisses #ThisFlag creator Evan Mawarire at a funeral

President Mugabe took the funeral of a Zanu-PF stalwart to quote scripture in his take-down of the #ThisFlag movement creator Evan Mawarire.

How smugglers and traders have to hustle after Zim’s ban on imports and cash crash

Traders are responding to being fleeced by hustling everything from ice cream to eggs.

Latest

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