The real Bill Gates joins Twitter

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has just joined Twitter with a verified account, having been preceded by numerous fakes.

Ricky Gervais quits ‘pointless’ Twitter

'I just don't get it I'm afraid,' says comedian who quits micro-blogging site after less than a month of tweeting.

The trouble with Twitter

Far from delivering a "wisdom of crowds", social networking sites have created only a deafening banality.

2009: The Year of Twitter and Facebook

Twitter, fuelled by smartphones and online bursts of 140 characters, soared to lofty heights over the past year while Facebook eclipsed MySpace.

No point in advertising to Facebook’s 350m users

The software-engineering and server-farm infrastructure needed to support 350-million users burns money, and so does the bandwidth they use.

Twitter chief tells Murdoch: Paywall will not work

The co-founder of Twitter warns Rupert Murdoch that his plans to charge for online content were a vain attempt to "put the genie back in the bottle".

German officials probe Twitter election ‘leaks’

German officials were investigating on Monday how accurate results of the country's election appeared on Twitter before polling stations closed.

Twitter close to securing $100m cash injection

Dotcom darling Twitter is close to securing a cash injection of $100m, with executives due to complete a surprise funding round.

Tweeters and bloggers show we do like Mondays after all

The first day back at work was always assumed to be the day we are most miserable, but in fact it is the second happiest day of the week.

Twitter: ‘Maybe we can be a company of hundreds’

In the final instalment of our three part chat with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, he discusses the site's crucial moments so far.

Twitter’s Biz Stone: ‘We got lucky’

I met up with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to discuss life at the company, and to find out what things are like inside the most talked-about start-up.

Michael Jackson’s death on Twitter

Within minutes of people hearing reports of Michael Jackson being taken into hospital, the social networking site Twitter was buzzing with rumours.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders