With no mortgage worries or maintenance headaches, costly rentals are gaining favour among the rich.
Sihle Tshabalala is going back to prison.
Unions aligned to embattled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi are split over whether he should quit the federation or wait to be expelled.
Isibaya fans, cast and crew cheered and rose to their feet in victory not once, not twice, but seven times as the überpopular show picked up seven honours at the Royalty Soapie Awards in Durban last night.
The families of three South African yachtsmen who disappeared at sea more than two months ago have been given a glimmer of hope after an online search of satellite images spotted what is believed to be a life raft.
Pam Golding Properties in the Western Cape has warned potential tenants to be on the lookout for "phantom" landlords.
The SABC board has been plunged deeper into chaos after two more members critical of operations boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng were booted out this week.
More than 820 000 children are working in South Africa as child labourers.
Cecil John Rhodes is leaving the University of Cape Town.
It is a price war between two food outlets - one famous for burgers, the other for breyani.
The 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival has spunk and a youthful vibe - and it should be called something else, because jazz just ain't the word.
Michael Jackson's (self-proclaimed) No1 fan turned out for a tribute show to the King of Pop on Thursday night at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, north of Durban.
The Sunday Times apologises to former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils for stating as fact in a headline that the "spy tapes" exposed him as the mastermind behind the manipulation of the National Prosecuting Authority ahead of the ANC's Polokwane conference in 2007 concerning President Jacob Zuma's corruption charges.
Three former Miss Worlds head a list of some of the most beautiful women in South Africa who will be at Sun City tonight for the crowning of the new Miss South Africa.
The battle between police commissioner Riah Phiyega and National Prosecuting Authority boss Mxolisi Nxasana has taken another turn with cops now accusing the top prosecutor of protecting DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach.
One Direction fans have the best parents - the kind of folks who drive their obsessive teenagers to Lanseria Airport to camp overnight so they can be there when the band arrive.
All are equal before the law, but, as with everything else in life, even among judges it appears there are those who have much and those who do not.
Some consumers walk around with more loyalty cards in their wallets than cash. But the joke is on those of us who scoff at this, because they are coining it.
He does not seem the type who prefers sushi to boerewors, but Schalk Burger's favourite thing about living in Japan was the food.
The Department of Justice and Correctional Services has transferred George Louca to another prison hospital section - after an urgent plea by the Cypriot high commission that "he was dying".
"I do nothing. I only get out [of the cell] on a Saturday when I come to the phone."
Eskom is getting tough on households that owe it money and is laying down the law - pay up or be blacklisted.
A bid to sue high-flying couple Jerry Vilakazi and his wife, Doreen, for R9.5-million, has been abandoned at the eleventh hour by the National Empowerment Fund (NEF).
The leadership battle in the DA is hotting up, with two party leaders confirming that they will compete for the influential post of federal chairman.
She has been doing it for 50 years - and she is going to keep on doing it until "amadolo angasavumi" (my knees give in).
Constitution Hill is one of Joburg's most versatile places. The home of our Constitutional Court, it also houses an art gallery, a museum, a restaurant and a venue for cool events.
The final dispatch, for 76 years the SA Press Association provided essential fodder for local newspapers, but it could not survive changing technology and the end of a gentleman's agreement. It will send out its last news item on Tuesday.
Does your child aspire to be the next Kim Kardashian or Kanye West? Whether you like it or not, the celebrity culture flourishing in the era of Instagram and Twitter puts kids at risk of developing narcissistic traits.
Many of the details of Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone's life are still shrouded in mystery. Which is the point, really.
Most people would probably agree with the students at the University of Cape Town that the statue of Cecil John Rhodes is an irritant and a constant reminder of unpleasant memories.
I'm walking through the Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg in my socks. Around me people are taking measurements, drawing lines on the wall to form a grid and holding a ladder, atop of which artist Robin Rhode is perched, drawing a line.
Chris Barron asks sports scientist Ross Tucker whether South African take the Cricket World Cup too seriously...
Nineteenth-century French writer Gustave Flaubert was of the view that "our worth should be measured by our aspirations more than our works".
1930-2015: Jack Downey, who has died aged 84, was one of two CIA operatives shot down during a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China in November 1952; they were captured and held in prison for nearly two decades, while the US government denied that they were spies.
Perhaps it is a measure of our maturity in these matters that the Proteas' loss in the Cricket World Cup semifinal to New Zealand was not accompanied by the habitual self-loathing that has greeted our demise in previous tournaments. Or perhaps we have resigned ourselves to coming off second best. When all else has failed, we pluck virtue from adversity and call ourselves good losers.
Unions representing home affairs staff are threatening to strike unless the department reverses its decision to rearrange their working hours. The department says it wants to improve service to the client.
For an English monarchy that has lasted more than 1000 years, there can have been few more improbable occasions than the ceremony of remembrance this week for the reburial of one of the most bloodstained medieval sovereigns, King Richard III.
1930-2015:Malcolm Fraser,who has died aged 84, was one of Australia's most powerful prime ministers and was, by the end of his tenure, the second longest-serving premier after Sir Robert Menzies; but as his Labor vanquisher, Bob Hawke, once observed: "He won the votes of the Australian electorate but not their hearts."
Something is unsettling about the image of University of Cape Town students with their mouths covered in tape while protesting against the statue of Cecil John Rhodes.
The time is right for the large bronze statue of Cecil Rhodes, brooding over the city from the entrance of the old campus at the University of Cape Town, to be removed.
It seems almost ironic that the protests against the Rhodes statue on the grounds of the University of Cape Town as a symbol of white privilege and oppression should take place just as we celebrated Human Rights Day this month, a commemoration of the Sharpeville massacre in which numerous students were killed and injured by the apartheid regime.
1923-2015: Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, was the creator of modern Singapore and the outstanding Asian statesman of his generation.
Bob Hewitt got away with his sex crimes for 30 years, but this week the cocky, sunburnt Australian tennis pro was convicted of sexually assaulting three children. All of them - Suellen Sheehan, Theresa Tolken and an unnamed woman - had been his protégées. He coached them in tennis. He was in a position of authority and trust.
It is the kind of bizarre stuff of which banana republic legends are made. But, sadly, it is all true drama unfolding in front of our very eyes. Two of the country's most senior public servants - the top cop and the chief prosecutor - are embroiled in a bitter public spat that can only further erode citizens' confidence in the criminal justice system.
One can only presume that King Goodwill Zwelithini did not have his two Swazi-born wives in mind when he called for foreigners to go back to their countries. Not at all, it was explained.
FC Twente star midfielder says there's now 'common ground' between him and Bafana coach
A Touch of Madiba magic could well have been responsible for the inspired Bulls win over the Crusaders last night.
Thabo Rakhale is a magician with the ball and has the world at his feet
They had to travel more than 32 500km, across the Indian Ocean and four Australasian cities in search of it, but the Lions have at last found the springboard to launch their Super Rugby campaign.
The SA Football Association (Safa) is set to chop its national executive committee from 34 members down to 20.
Fernando Alonso had barely passed the medical exams that allow his return to Formula One before he was accusing his employer McLaren with an explosive testimony of the accident that threatened his career.
With the new-look grasscourt season only three months away, in June, Britain's beefed-up summer of tennis received a major boost when world No3 Rafael Nadal committed himself to the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club for the first time since 2011.
The BlitzBoks are chasing their first Sevens Cup final title in Hong Kong and maintained their 100% record alongside Fiji as the quarterfinals took shape.
Six weeks and a day after it all started, the 2015 Cricket World Cup reaches its climax today in the final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Floyd Mayweather's adviser, Al Haymon, is trying to talk Thomas ''Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen out of a potentially destructive fight against baby-faced but menacing multiple boxing champion Gennady ''GGG" Golovkin.
It started with tinsel and ended in tears. There was so much wrong with the way South Africa approached this Cricket World Cup - from the ridiculous fuss made at the announcement of their squad, to the outrageous nonsense that accompanied their send-off, to their seeming inability to do anything without a consultant hovering, to the selection of Vernon Philander ahead of Kyle Abbott for the semifinal.
Defeat sometimes makes people demented. What else can one deduce from the gibberish Russell Domingo spewed upon touchdown at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday morning?
It's a distant rivalry that is made more intriguing by the mega-rich owners of the clubs Mamelodi Sundowns and their well-heeled Democratic Republic of Congo counterparts, Tout Puissant Mazembe.
Victor Matfield might be wrapped in cotton wool after Pieter-Steph du Toit’s injury
New Zealand reached the World Cup final because a steady, unspectacular 36-year-old South African played the innings of his life.
His obits are already appearing and, very pertinently, to the majority, the reports of his demise do not seem in any way exaggerated.
Mesut Ozil has attracted plenty of criticism for going missing in games, and has even found himself under attack for going missing while being nowhere near a football pitch this week.
The Highlanders banked a crucial bonus-point as they ran in five tries in a substantial 39-21 victory over the Stormers in Dunedin yesterday.
A much-improved scrum in the second half steered an ill-disciplined Chiefs to a 37-27 win over the Cheetahs in Hamilton, New Zealand, yesterday.
Sunfoil Series champions spearheaded by quickie Kagiso Rabada
Don't think disaster, think opportunity - former Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga looks on the brighter side of load-shedding.
Eskom's recent credit downgrade by Standard & Poor's to "junk status" will have an impact on "the whole value chain of the energy industry", says former CEO Jacob Maroga.
As President Goodluck Jonathan left the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange after a visit two weeks ago, traders sang For He's a Jolly Good Fellow. Some investors would prefer that he keeps walking.
Basil Read's share price was unchanged at the close of trade on Friday despite the release of dismal annual results.
Selling new cars is a tough ask right now.
Sun International has kept shtum since launching its R9.4-billion tilt at gaming group Peermont, the owner of Gauteng's lucrative Emperors Palace casino.
Warren Buffett knows you are weak. Even if you hit the gym regularly and demonstrate Buffett-esque discipline with your investments, sooner or later you are going to gulp down a sugary cold drink and put your money into mac and cheese with a bright orange hue.
The announcement last week that Sun International would buy Peermont Global for R9.4-billion took the market by surprise, but Sun International had for some time had low-key, on-off discussions about buying South Africa's third-largest casino group.
Vodacom, South Africa's largest cellular network operator by subscriber numbers, pushed the wrong buttons this week, raising the ire of customers furious about an increase in contract prices that will kick in from May.
The share price of Capitec, which has made a bundle by lending to South Africa's downtrodden, breached the psychological level of R500 for the first time this week.
Internet service providers are poor at responding to inquiries originating on their websites, seemingly unaware that 78% of sales from customer inquiries go to the company that responds first.
So, the president is yet to respond to my suggestion of a crowdfunded private investigation into Nkandla to clear his name and restore his reputation.
Whatsapp, the world's most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice services as part of its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile telecommunications industry executives everywhere.
Manufacturing in South Africa is in serious trouble and the situation continues to worsen.
Expect champagne and pinot noir to fly off bar shelves this weekend in Hong Kong as the city plays host to its biggest party of the year, the annual Sevens rugby tournament.
Zayn Malik's departure from British boy band One Direction has caused such consternation among fans that British employers have been inundated with requests for compassionate leave.
The board of cement giant PPC killed the proposed merger with rival AfriSam in favour of a possible deal with a foreign company, insiders said on Friday.
Capitec's share price has surged more than 137% since Gerrie Fourie took over from Riaan Stassen last year as the bank's boss.
Dear Corruption Watch, my neighbours complain that their municipal water and electricity bills are incorrect.
The troubled Old Fashioned Fish and Chips franchising company, which was responsible for signing up franchisees, is now also in line to be liquidated after the High Court in Pretoria awarded an order to a frustrated franchisee this week.
Grant Pattison, who was selling generators as CEO of Massmart until September last year, will now peddle renewable energy solutions - taking advantage of the power crisis in South Africa.
Redefine Properties's takeover of Fountainhead is back on the table after a change of heart on the part of the target's largest investor.
The Reserve Bank has signalled that it may raise interest rates at its next policy meeting in May - much sooner than markets had anticipated -- despite the poor performance of the economy, which has been hamstrung by electricity constraints.
South African stocks snapped a two-day losing streak on Friday as shares in cement maker PPC rose when it announced the end of merger talks with a rival firm.
In A few weeks, business website Moneyweb will clash with Naspers's Media24 in the high court in a case with serious implications for the business of news.
Profitability versus sustainability - are these mutually exclusive? I hardly need to motivate why this is such an important question. Humankind stands at the precipice.
When Leslie Maasdorp suddenly stepped down as CEO of Advtech a week ago, he left behind a raft of plans he hoped to implement this year, one of which was to launch a maths academy for pupils of public-sector schools.
Data centres have for a long time offered large organisations the ability to free themselves from hardware constraints, running applications and storing data in a safe and managed space.
Africa's economic growth rates and rising youth population mean that more and more entrepreneurs are looking to the continent for business opportunities.
Vodafone, which owns 65% of cellular provider Vodacom, is fast losing patience with South African regulators.
Some of the big guys lost on the Swiss franc. Turns out, one of the little guys won.
Scientists and social commentators who have seen the future are betting on better times for our species. That said, our long-term evolution hinges on the iffy chances that our environment will sustain us.
She's 56, she has cancer, she has bills to pay. So she started selling sex. By Oliver Roberts
Once upon a time, middle-class kids made their own way to school. Shanthini Naidoo wonders what happened
Abandon all hype; some experiences just aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Sue de Groot finds out how the National Theatre Live project works.
Chris Rock is a comedian who wants to be taken seriously. In 'Top Five' he plays Andre Allen, a comedian whose audience will not allow him to deviate from the hammy comedies he is known for, much to his frustration.
Despite Ndumiso Ngcobo's lack of experience with actual muti, he's well acquainted with all the different ones out there from first-hand anecdotes. Beware, he cautions.
Volkswagen's excellent new runabout feels like a car worth a whole lot more money - even on the highway at higher speeds, writes Thomas Falkiner.
Jay Naidoo and comrades are sowing the seeds of justice on a mystical farm, writes Kevin Bloom.
Sandiso Ngubane found some apps to improve your sex life and put your flirting skills to the test.
News anchor Ayanda-Allie Paine lives a life that matters and she's helping the kids from her 'hood do the same.
Think of the drama in a conventional marriage, multiply by three, add a chauvinist, and you get 'Umlilo', writes Rebecca Davis
Rosa Lyster queries whether mutual admiration for an Internet search engine is enough to sustain a long-term relationship.
Mention Mauritius and most of us think about cocktails on the beach. But, as Louise McAuliffe discovers, it has a great selection of adrenaline shots too
Serving up everything from old-school coke floats to the hottest cocktails, here are the top spots to quench your thirst in Durban - plus what you should order while you're there.
Helga Barnard discovers that the Czech Republic is not only a fascinating European destination, but an affordable one too.
Janine Stephen escapes to secluded Bobbejaansberg, a charming farmhouse surrounded by beautiful views.