Umkhonto Wesizwe

Inside the Security Branch: Torture between brandy and boerewors

A former SB operative, Paul Erasmus, talks about the torture of a young trade unionist, Neil Aggett, and the machinations at John Vorster Square

Dispute over the occupation of RDP houses

Those involved in the distribution of government houses in Gauteng fear for their lives

Business tycoon Thandi Ndlovu remembered

The construction entrepreneur died in a head-on collision on the N14, as she made her way to a funeral in the North West province

Can the NPA save face on unresolved apartheid deaths?

Doors have opened for the Timol, Simelane and Aggett families but doubts still linger about the NPA’s behaviour and culpability

From the archives: The life of story of Thandi Modise, guerilla

THE LIFE STORY OF A GUERRILLA: PART II On the streets of Jo’burg, old military habits die hard

Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla

The first in a two-part series by Thami Mkhwanazi. This week: Life in the camps

MK years a  good prep for speaker

With a weaker ruling party and more numbers in the more vocal opposition parties, her work will be cut out for her.

eThekwini stutters as polling gets underway

Protests and strike action hamper IEC start to election

Impimpi accusations are ‘reckless’

The Cope leader’s claim that the president informed on him during apartheid has been described as ‘politically bankrupt’

The land: SA’s unifying and divisive issue

The land hearings of 2018 were fraught, emotive discussions of a matter of national importance

Family loses hope MK fighter is alive

To find peace, the mother and sister of Nokuthula Simelane are asking for her to be presumed dead

South Africa has a new Poet Laureate

The work of acclaimed writer Mongane Wally Serote reveals the point at which poetry meets politics

Latest

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