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On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

The strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in ads and Twitter's decision to ban them

‘Game Changers’ review: What’s the beef?

‘The Game Changers’ is a peculiar trip down the path of athletes on a plant-based diet that has got everyone else in a tizzy

Successfully impeach Trump? What are Democrats smoking?

The Democrats will need about 19 Republican senators to vote to impeach the US president

Hamilton stirs up social media storm with pro-vegan post

The five time world champion said that the only way to save the planet is to go vegan

Fallist court case isn’t black and white

The ruling on Kanya Cekeshe makes it clear that the law and justice don’t always coincide

Are SA’s university professors a bunch of socialists?

A recent column by Ivo Vegter in the Daily Maverick posited that there is a ‘strong left-wing tendency in academia

A tangled web: UK judge’s spider brooch trends online

Judge Brenda Hale delivered the court’s damning verdict against Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a huge glittery spider pinned to her right shoulder

EDITORIAL: Justice must be seen to be done – in court not online

Judges should expect their judgments to be robustly debated, trashed even if it is warranted

The age of the feminist influencer

One African feminist's view on how social media clout chasing has stalled progressive politics

New app developed to detect Twitter bots — in any language

A new application is able to detect auto-generated tweets independent of the language used relying on machine learning

‘Be strong my leader’ — Zuma shows support for embattled Gumede

The former president, who is also facing corruption charges in the Durban High Court has asked his comrade to be strong as "this too shall pass"

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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