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This is not who I am, says ‘Facebook rapist’

"Facebook rapist" Thabo Bester asked for the chance to "put things right", but was sentenced to 50 years in prison for raping and robbing two women.

‘Facebook rapist’ pleads guilty to rape, theft

The man dubbed the "Facebook rapist" has pleaded guilty to raping two women and robbing them of their valuables.

Alleged ‘Facebook Rapist’ to face murder, rape charges

A man believed to be the "Facebook rapist" will face charges of murder, rape, kidnapping and theft in the Durban Magistrate's Court today.

Alleged ‘Facebook rapist’ behind bars

SA police have arrested a man believed to be the "Facebook rapist" who kidnapped and murdered women around the country.


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

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

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