Trayvon Martin

New series spotlights Trayvon Martin killing

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premiered on the Paramount Network and BET on Monday, a docu-series bankrolled in part by rap mogul Jay Z

Blackballing Kaepernick: Fear of the black athlete

By blackballing Colin Kaepernick, NFL owners are telling all black athletes to stay silent and subservient.

A month when black history and activism take centre stage

The story of Assata Shakur – wanted by the FBI since 1973 – shows how revolutionaries do not ‘drop from the moon’ but are shaped by society.

Police ‘executed my unarmed son’- #Ferguson in 7 pictures

The St Louis suburb of Ferguson enters its fifth day of unrest as police crackdown on demonstrators protesting the killing of an unarmed black teen.

St Louis protests grow over teen’s death

Tensions have risen in the St Louis suburb where Michael Brown (18) was shot multiple times by a police officer.

Zimmerman arrested after domestic dispute with girlfriend

George Zimmerman - acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin - has been arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend, say police.

Zimmerman got away with murder, says juror

A juror says that she feels neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

Thousands rally to protest Trayvon Martin verdict

Demonstrators took to the streets in US cities on Saturday to vent their anger over the acquittal of the man who shot unarmed Trayvon Martin to death.

Acquittal in Trayvon Martin case a travesty

Not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, charged with killing an unarmed teen in the US raises painful questions, writes Gary Younge.

Trayvon Martin related protests sees 13 arrests

At least 13 protesters have been arrested in Los Angeles in a second night of unrest over the acquittal at trial of George Zimmerman, say officials.

Trayvon Martin juror reveals details of case debate

A juror from the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin said the six-women panel was sharply divided when deliberations began.

Trayvon Martin: Black leaders call for civil case as protests grow

Demonstrators have condemned George Zimmerman's acquittal as black community leaders call for a civil rights case in the US for Trayvon Martin.


Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

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