World Cup 2014

World Cup: It’s Messi vs The Machine

The world's best player will have to put in a stellar performance to stop Germany beating Argentina in the Fifa World Cup 2014 final in Brazil.

World Cup: Africa’s good, bad and ugly

Algeria and Nigeria headed home on Tuesday after another five-prong African World Cup challenge came to a disappointing end in Brazil.

Suarez says bite was not deliberate

Luis Suarez has told Fifa that he "lost his balance" and "fell on top of his opponent". Uruguay is appealing his lengthy ban.

World Cup: Algeria seeks revenge against Germany after 32 years

Austria and West Germany colluded to edge Algeria out of the 1982 World Cup and Monday is the first time they will have played each other since then.

Biggest scandals and shocks in World Cup history

Luis Suarez's third apparent biting incident on the field brings to mind other memorable moments on World Cup pitches.

Fifa investigates Suarez-Chiellini biting uproar

Uruguay's Luis Suarez could face a lengthy ban if an investigation by Fifa proves allegations he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini are true.

Germany’s lack of a ‘tough guy’ nearly costs them again

Germany's draw with Ghana has exposed the team's lack of a charismatic player who will take charge.

Odemwingie ends long Nigeria wait as Bosnia head home

Nigeria get their first win at the World Cup finals since 1998, while bundling out Bosnia.

Messi stunner breaks Iran hearts in injury time

A stunning from Lionel Messi spared Argentina's blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Iran.

Sao Paulo slum challenges World Cup winners to a match

Youngsters from a slum in Sao Paulo have thrown down a World Cup gauntlet: they have challenged the winners to play a match against them.

Rooney says sorry for England World Cup flop

Wayne Rooney on Saturday apologised to England fans for the country's disastrous exit from the World Cup after two defeats.

Costa Rica stun Italy to send England packing

Costa Rica reached the second round of the World Cup as Bryan Ruiz's header saw them to a 1-0 win over Italy which also knocked out England.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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

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