Partying Oscar hit on Reeva 'double'

Oscar Pistorius chased after a Reeva Steenkamp lookalike just weeks after he gunned down his model girlfriend.

Ex-top cop scores R10m deal to find three laptops

Former Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros's company was awarded a R10-million deal to investigate the theft of three laptops at the State Information and Technology Agency (Sita) - even though it had neither a track record nor was it listed on the government database.

Hlaudi hands out thank-you bonus to SABC staffers

The SABC has paid about R42-million in "thank you" bonuses to its staff and middle managers - in addition to normal bonuses.

A dressing down for Juju after 'Barbie' jibe

The gloves are off between Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Each has accused the other of style suicide.

Scenes of hell at MH17's final resting place

Bodies, books and debris from downed plane lie scattered over a huge swathe of farmland

Mbeki: no regret over arms deal

Thabo Mbeki once vented his anger at arms deal critics and whistleblowers by writing an open letter to the nation - quoting the Bible.

Bling rules at club where Oscar lost it

Tucked away in a little corner in Nelson Mandela Square between designer stores is one of South Africa's poshest clubs, The VIP Room.

Schalk and his medical aid excited about Japan

Schalk Burger, once known as rugby's wrecking ball, is looking forward to being a little less physical on the field.

Jagger sings to beat the blues

Mick Jagger has said that throwing himself back into his work as a performer has helped him to deal with the death of girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

Pop wannabes dump their day jobs for a shot at glory

Idols contestant Professor Bhengu may be schooled in the intricacies of maintaining commercial aircraft, but there is only music on his mind.

Heirloom Bible back from the war after 72 years

New Zealander Jill Porter spent more than a decade looking for the family of a South African World War 2 veteran.

CSA bans four women foralcohol abuse

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has suspended four women players for alcohol abuse.

Nxesi tables plans for many chairs

The Department of Public Works has embarked on a multimillion-rand shopping spree for MPs and cabinet ministers, buying them new coffee tables, fridges, beds, dining suites and houses.

Miss Idaho puts illness centre stage

A US beauty queen has become a figurehead for diabetes sufferers: she won the Miss Idaho contest while wearing her insulin pump.

Fat's in the fire with Noakes diet

A world authority on heart disease says he is dangerously wrong, but Tim Noakes is betting on Banting

Middle-aged men get to break out the butter

Time magazine declared it was OK to eat butter again after new research at the University of Cambridge appeared to back the Banting diet principles - but dieticians and the scientific community are still sceptical.

Hungry for 'Revolution'

When Tim Noakes's latest book, The Real Meal Revolution, landed on the desk of Quivertree Publications late last year, the boutique publishing house decided to print 10000 copies. This "was a huge risk for us", said MD Craig Fraser.

US setting up 'spy base' in Swaziland?

The US is building a R1-billion embassy in Swaziland on a site roughly the size of five rugby fields.

Castle falls, abandoned by its laird

Heritage enthusiasts have moved to protect a Johannesburg "castle" abandoned by its owner.

Modise's farmworkers may take the fall

North West police have not excluded the possibility of charging workers on Thandi Modise's farm for the death of hundreds of pigs and cattle.

Malema challenges his 'unlawful ejection'

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says his ejection from parliament last month was embarrassing for him and his party.

SA losing its way, top jurist warns

retired Judge Bernard Ngoepe is a worried man.

Zuma drags feet on NPA probe

Two weeks after announcing a commission of inquiry into allegations against the national director of public prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana, President Jacob Zuma has yet to announce its terms of reference and whether Nxasana will be suspended pending the outcome of the probe.

Ponzi king's estate bringing in millions -- but not enough

About R20-million could be added next month to the kitty being accumulated to compensate 3000 investors who lost a total of R2.2-billion in Herman Pretorius's Ponzi scheme.

As Israelis move in, Gazans find few places to hide

Families flee in helpless terror as air and artillery strikes continue to devastate crowded areas

Death toll climbs to 342 in one of Gaza's bloodiest days

Israel's operation against Hamas saw one of its bloodiest days yesterday , with 46 Palestinians killed in Gaza and two Israeli soldiers dying in a clash with militants who infiltrated the Jewish state.

The short, unhappy reign of Mamphela Ramphele

Mamphela Ramphele's return to being "an active citizen" brought to a close a disastrous foray into politics that was met by controversy or failure at almost every turn.

Zuma in court bid to block princess who would be king

President Jacob Zuma has been drawn into a royal battle following a government move to block the daughter of the late king of eastern Pondoland from ascending to the throne.

Apology to the ANC

On June 1, we published a story under the headline "ANC must repay Kebble cash", which contained a number of inaccuracies, including the headline.

Matter of fact

In a report on September 1 2013, headlined "Magistrates: drunks, thieves and killers," the Sunday Times incorrectly stated that magistrates were drunks and killers.

Mystery of Madiba photo

Leonardo DiCaprio has claimed his personally autographed Nelson Mandela picture was stolen.

When the law on legal protest doesn't add up

What is the difference between a gathering and a crime? Six people, as 21 members of a community organisation have discovered after they chained themselves to railings outside the Cape Town Civic Centre last year.

Medication at the push of a button

Need a pregnancy test kit? Head for a vending machine - where you will also find cough syrup and condoms.

Home treats float salvor's boat

"Everything seems impossible, and then it is done." This quotation from Nelson Mandela is Nick Sloane's new mantra.

Developers gear up in race to buy legendary track

The lights are on and the overexcited voice of commentator Murray Walker is ready to scream "Go, go, go".

A 'struggle' writer hard to read and harder to ignore

Nadine Gordimer wielded a biting pen but critics found her stiflingly correct.

Comet from Springs borne aloft on her literary wings

Knowing and learning from Nadine Gordimer was a rich and singular experience, writes Maureen Isaacson

Power Report: Plenty lip, but not much service, from small firms

It's incredible just how unpopular this job makes me a lot of the time. Just this week, a major manufacturer accused me of scaring consumers for no good reason.

Complacency forces Aids back into the shadows

Starting today, thousands of activists, scientists and government officials will troop to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the 20th International Aids Conference.

Hlaudi: for once, it seems, the press has been too kind

The appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC's chief operating officer despite his dishonest and prima facie criminal behaviour raises serious questions about the willingness of public institutions and our government to respect constitutional institutions and obey the law.

Amateur sleuth obsesses over Lotz killing

You have to love Thomas Mollett. He is a guy of 42 with a ramshackle appearance and burning eyes who drives an ancient car, in the back of which a mannequin head is propped.

So Many Questions

This week, National Prosecuting Authority announced it would prosecute e-toll defaulters in Gauteng. Chris Barron asked Wayne Duvenage of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance...

Readers' Views: Would Rabbi Goldstein have approved of bombing Qunu?

'Chief rabbi slates Duarte comment" (July 13) refers. Rabbi Warren Goldstein is within his rights to criticise the ANC, the only political party in South Africa that has publicly spoken out against the bombing and killing of innocent Palestinians during the auspicious month of Ramadan, but he forgets that the three Israeli youths were killed by unknown people, and everyone condemned this and would assist in tracking down the killers.

Hogarth: Zuma scores another own goal - this time in Rio

NO 1 again missed the deadline for his response to public protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the R246-million spent on his Nkandla palace.

Complacency forces Aids back into the shadows

Starting today, thousands of activists, scientists and government officials will troop to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the 20th International Aids Conference.

Sunday Times editorial: Silencing Malema dishonours Mandela's legacy of tolerance

Julius Malema is a provocative politician guaranteed to get opponents hot under the collar given half a chance. His presence in parliament was always going to be a prickly issue for those tasked with presiding over debates in the National Assembly.

Salvation for Palestinians and Israelis lies in one another

The two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now dead. Israel's military incursions, Hamas's feeble rocket attacks and the failure of imagination among the leadership on both sides of this political divide have essentially left us with the carcass of a single state with two Bantustans - one more compliant in the West Bank and the other more belligerent in Gaza.

Fulfilling Mandela's wish to have his cattle thrive

From the age of five, Nelson Mandela had a special love for his cattle. And even as he grew older and more frail, that love continued - he would walk into his fields or ask for the herd to be brought closer to his Qunu home so that he could look at the animals.

SA consumers and their dark linguistic secrets

African language adverts are warm and persuasive- so why are they so scarce asks Tessa Dowling

Madiba jives forever at his birthplace

A smiling, dancing Nelson Mandela is now a permanent fixture at his birthplace in Mvezo after a life-size statue was unveiled on Friday.

The queen of, like, everything

There is a theory that, like the Great Wall of China, Rihanna can be seen partying from outer space.

'Bible' ruse saved Bard for Robben Island men

A reading from the Robben Island "bible" here on Nelson Mandela's birthday sounded very Shakespearean. That is because it was.

Is South Africa the boat that sinks below the rising African tide?

The emergence of a liberated South Africa two decades ago was initially seen as a major fillip to what was disdainfully referred to by some as a hopeless continent. It was hoped that a South Africa free of apartheid would be the rising tide that would lift all boats.

Boy whiz who found meaning in a bomb

Fifty years ago this week, on July 24 1964, Frederick John Harris planted a powerful bomb in the whites-only concourse of Johannesburg's Park Station, which killed one elderly woman and injured 23 other commuters.

Sunday Times editorial: Amid war, a real chance for peace in the Middle East

By the time we went to print yesterday, close to 300 lives had been lost in the Gaza Strip in the military conflict between Israel and Hamas. Unless a permanent ceasefire is declared soon, the death toll looks set to rise further as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration pushes ahead with its so-called Operation Protective Edge.

Mampara of the week:Leo Pistorius

The Oscar Pistorius blame machine was hard at it again this week, rescuing the world's most misunderstood man from his latest bad headline.

Safa won't bid for Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz's name could be removed from the Bafana Bafana coach shortlist after the South African Football Association (Safa) resolved not to engage in a bidding war for his services.

Jantjies journeys to find a new Elton

When Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies left for Japan hoping to pick up the pieces of a faltering career this week, it wasn't surprising that he had Morné Steyn on his mind.

'Japan choice the best for Super Rugby'

Japan is the only logical choice for Super Rugby when the southern hemisphere's elite provincial tournament expands into Asia in 2016, the country's head coach, Eddie Jones, said at the start of the weekend.

Caught in the act: Philander is fined

Vernon Philander's conviction for ball-tampering raises the spectre of SA having used illegal tactics to become the No1 ranked test team.
Super Rugby Qualifying Final - Brumbies v Chiefs

Brumbies suck wind out of Chiefs' sails

The Brumbies ended the Chiefs' two-year domination of Super Rugby with an epic 32-30 play-off win in Canberra yesterday.

Sam sets tough Commonwealth medal target

Team South Africa at the Commonwealth Games oozes talent, but even these stars will struggle to match the target of 43 medals at Glasgow 2014.

Leading Edge: Sri Lanka prospers in midst of madness

We were in the midst of the madness of crossing Custom Street when a man made us an offer he thought we could not refuse: "In through the main gate. Only 100."

Wanted: A sizzling hot PSL campaign

The World Cup may be over but fans can now look forward to local and English league action

Captain Amla keeps Sri Lanka in the test

A Sky alive with fluttering frivolity took the edge off the grim battle on the ground as the first test between Sri Lanka and SA oozed towards conclusion in Galle yesterday.

Open season on SA sides

2014 was a year to forget as only the Sharks qualified for play-offs

What happens after a marquee player leaves ...

The departure of Luis Suarez has left a huge void in the Liverpool side, but not every team falters, as the Reds might, after selling their star player

Safa suits ignore expert advice for voodoo magic

"The level of our players nowadays is technically worse. Our ball control is worse, as is our passing, and people sometimes confuse juggling with the ability to play football, but they are different things."

I'm not playing mind games, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says the outcome of his title duel with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will be decided on the track and not by any mind games.

Kiplagat chases world record

Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1500m runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Young Mobara gets chance to show he's top of the class

Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa hopes the versatility of his team's much talked about prospect, the 19-year-old Abbubaker Mobara, does not become a stumbling block in the player's career.

SA's Tete takes IBF world title

Zolani ''Last Born" Tete made the most of his 67 minutes for Mandela when he punched his way to the IBF junior-bantamweight title on Friday.

The big spenders gear up for major challenges

The English Premier League season starts in just under a month's time and all 20 clubs have been busy adding to their squads in time for the kickoff.

Banks in firing line over R699

Banks are in the firing line as hundreds of people who bought cars under the "discounted" R699 scheme have been granted an "urgent hearing" by the Eastern Cape High Court on Tuesday.

Strikes are not the only disincentive

Calm down South Africa. Despite what CEOs say, not every car manufacturer will pull its operation out of the country every time the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) goes on strike.

Waterberg Coal still in the black, CEO says

Conflicting reports on the Waterberg Coal Company, a steep plunge in its share price and an ominous silence from owners of the BEE shares, have raised serious questions about the future of this ASX- and JSE-listed operation.

Heads or tails, SA gold coins are still worldwide winners

South African gold coins are proving popular with foreign investors. The retail division of the South African Gold Coin Exchange, or Scoin Shop, reported record sales of about 10000 Krugerrands and collectible coins last year, 30% higher than in 2012.

A nudge before a season of hikes

The Reserve Bank has taken the bold step of nudging interest rates higher despite stagnating economic growth, affirming its inflation-fighting credentials as price pressures intensify.

New Brics bank needs to be more than simply anti-West

The Brics grouping started out as a political construct. But for it to gain relevance and enhance its global impact, it has to include commerce and industry.

Brics nations form their own mini IMF

The formation of the New Development Bank (NDB) by the five Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will help these nations pursue their ambitions.

FSB happy to take flak over new regulations

Bert Chanetsa, the deputy executive for capital markets at the Financial Services Board (FSB), is happy to take the heat for clamping down on trade in unlisted shares.

FSB has its own back with new rules

It is difficult not to feel some sympathy for the Financial Services Board (FSB) because for them it really is a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Disappointing Alexander Forbes returns to JSE

Pension fund giant Alexander Forbes will relist on the JSE on Thursday, seven years after being bought out during the private-equity rush of 2007.

Woolies ready to rule the south

Ian Moir headed out with the small team that managed Woolworths's takeover of David Jones to dinner in Cape Town on Thursday to celebrate the deal that will transform it into the second-biggest retailer in the southern hemisphere.
Ian Moir

Moir sees no change in DNA as businesses are spliced

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir sits in a sunny office on the sixth floor of a building steeped in the group's history, and nearby a team of "among the best people from Woolworths and Country Road" is working fervently on integration and taking the deal forward.

HCI's exec enrichment defended

HCI, Tsogo Sun's controlling shareholder, has defended a R200-million interest-free loan to its top five executives, saying it is an effective way to secure their long-term commitment to the company.

MTN Zakhele keeps eye on rules

MTN Zakhele and Sasol BEE are the only two empowerment schemes that do not use the over-the-counter trading platform provided by Equity Express. Sasol BEE is the sole counter listed on the JSE's BEE sector.

Wonga under NCR's whip

Controversial online micro-lender Wonga SA has a month to shape up or face the music.
Rob Rose

Last Word: He who pays the expert calls the tune

There's nothing like an ignominious company crash to reveal just how empty words like "independent" and "expert" can actually be.

Big business does the dirty on smaller rivals

The boss of smaller employers' body says labour barriers are stifling small business, writes Chris Barron

Meeting workers' ire in workplace and outside

Labour union movements are facing a decline on a global scale. In South Africa, however, those unions that are able to successfully connect wider social injustices to their members' cause and mobilise people around this are increasing their membership numbers.

Small firms may not be SA's saviours

What do Clem Sunter and Julius Malema have in common? They share the policy goal of creating a million small businesses in South Africa.

Not even Ken can save Barbie now

Barbie sales fell 15% worldwide in the past quarter as demand for the doll continued to plummet.

Davies led the way vetoing unfair deals

As the weeks turn into months and the months into years, it is looking increasingly likely that the hugely ambitious trade agreement between the EU and the US, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, will go the way of the World Trade Organisation's Doha Agreement.

Communication a huge issue for ANC

Siyabonga Cwele, the telecommunications and postal services minister, said this week in parliament that there was no confusion in the ANC.

Rants and Sense: Why global executives give SA a miss

Figures released this week show just how cheap it is to live in South Africa.

Row accentuates how shareholder activism cuts both ways on the floor

The long-running brouhaha at JSE-listed flooring company Accentuate highlights the double-edged sword of shareholder activism - for both activists and the company targeted.

Banting diet fad is keeping the tills ringing

Retailers are tapping into the high-fat food phenomenon as the Tim Noakes diet hype grows, and restaurants serving pizzas, stodgy pastas and crusty sandwiches adapt.

Corruption Watch: What happens when Thuli leaves in 2016?

I am a great supporter of our current public protector, who seems to have done her best to investigate and report on corruption in the government.

Greeks 'blame' foreigners for economic tragedy

Most Greeks think their economic crisis over the past four years was "premeditated" by foreign centres of influence, according to a university survey report issued on Friday.

French watchdog could slash fees

People in a wide range of occupations in France, from notaries and lawyers to chemists and taxi drivers, may have to cut their fees 20% under leaked proposals by the country's financial watchdog.

Typewriter nostalgia is no cure for espionage

German politicians, in fear of American spies, have been trying out an anti-espionage device: the typewriter.

In defence of the Gautrain

Gautrain operators have been accused of milking the taxpayer by gobbling up hundreds of millions for what is effectively a subsidy for elite commuters. A plan to extend the service has been slammed as a waste

Corporate lethargy is the new malaise

Our corporate world has lost its mojo.

@*!# me, the crisis has me cussing

CEOs swear more often in times of financial crisis, and the use of profanities peaked after the start of the recession, new research has revealed.

Working on textbook solutions

Christina Watson is the CEO of educational publisher Via Afrika Publishers. She tells Margaret Harris she loved being a teacher - for the four months she worked as one - but when an opportunity presented itself for her to join the world of educational publishing, she jumped.

How to learn from your job interview failures

You read a ton of articles giving you sound career advice, you wrote the perfect covering letter to go with your killer CV and answered all the questions during your interview like a pro - but did not get the job.

Sign Post: A generation of IT girls on the rise

'Don't be scared," says Hlulani Bayoli, standing at the front of a classroom filled with teenage girls. "It's nothing hectic."

Getting ready for his close-up

Do you manage your own financial affairs, and would you say you're good at handling money?

The backseat of beyond

Leigh-Anne Hunter finds out what drives some of Joburg's metered cab drivers
Ndumiso Ngcobo

Hide in plain sight

Judging by the muted response to the story about the capture of the Jozi FM presenter, Donald "Duck" Sebolai, who is a suspect in the brutal murder of his girlfriend, I'm going to go ahead and assume that I am the only one who is bothered by the details.

Dress Sense: Toss the blouse

And try a little harder, old chaps, unless you're okay with looking like a biddy in a slack suit, warns Jeremy Thomas
Sibongile Mafu

The conch: Lobola me this

"Stand a chance to win one of five cows in our lucky draw when you buy a base set on credit," says this poster for a bed store.

So dark the dream

Kavish Chetty basks in the eternal sunshine of predictability

Music: Heart and Mole

Clean-living singer-songwriter proves that it's hip to be square, writes Nikita Ramkissoon

Books: Prize comic

St Aubyn's satire on literary awards is great comic writing. By Michele Magwood

An acquired taste connoisseurs love

The Road of Excess puts Ingrid Winterbach in a new league - that of Afrikaans writers, including Etienne van Heerden, Antjie Krog, Marlene van Niekerk, Andre Brink and Breyten Breytenbach, whose works are routinely translated into English.

DVDs & Games

This thoroughly unpleasant piece of misogynistic violence was released in US cinemas last year as Hustlers. It is always a bad sign when a film changes its name on DVD to try and con a fresh audience into watching it.

It's over. Now go to sleep

Just four years to wait until Shakira shakes her booty in Russian

Beauty: Miss conception

Mothers who missed a crack at Miss SA can enter as Mrs. Shanthini Naidoo finds out why they care

Profile: It's good to be a girl

Gender activist Eve Ensler is in SA to direct a play about teenage challenges. Shanthini Naidoo met her at rehearsals to talk about the power of performance

Humour: Room service

There's nothing quite like hotel sex. Maybe it's the high thread-count, beds the size of a pacific island, or paying R400 for a dinky of JC Le Roux that trick us into believing we're rich, which turns us on, and makes us want to have decadent sex.

Art: Carrion painting

Sean O'Toole meets an artist who turns tar and fur into a tender rendering of death

The lion's pen

Not everyone is a fan of Nadine Gordimer's novels. They are not easy to read, partly because they say things that are not easy to hear.

The Moment: At play from dust till dawn

The great pursuit of happiness pays off as the couple finally wed, writes Thembalethu Zulu

The vintage wedding

My parents, Marais Retief and Retha Steenkamp, were married on April 7 1914 in Ermelo, where Retha's father was a well-loved and highly respected farmer in the district. They had two children, myself and my brother (15 years apart).

The Pulse: Nelson's life

If it's Thursday night, it must be gallery opening night in Joburg, and last week was no exception.
Ecstasy Aunt

Ecstasy Aunt: 20 July 2014

I'm an 18-year-old virgin. I keep having fantasies about my maths teacher, which is weird because I do not like him. Is this normal? - Studious

Spotlight: Perfect harmony

Last week we invited responses to our (admittedly subjective) list of the 100 greatest songs recorded in SA in the past 50 years.

The Big Read: Moth to a flame

When Réunion's volcano fails to deliver, photographer Ruvan Boshoff finds some fireworks of his own

Accidental Tourist: The leopard of leshiba

It's fun to camp alone - until you feel like food

My Kind of Holiday: Nick Boraine

Nick Boraine is an actor/writer. He appears in the documentary about the quest for global reconciliation, A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, which has its world premiere at Durban International Film Festival today.

Peter's Post: Travels to Japan

Our travel expert answers queries on routes and destinations around the world

Agent's Alert! Christmas in Seychelles from R33550

Seyunique has been recognised by Air Seychelles as the largest travel company outbound to Seychelles since 1997.

Where in the world?

This aerial view shows "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" as it is opened to the public this week at Universal Studios Japan.

Road Trip: Highway surfer

Heading south on the N9, Paul Ash enjoys some tunes and tales of lost trains on one of South Africa's great drives

Cool Spots: Pedal Pushers

Adam Ruck takes a look at some of the best cycling holidays and short breaks for both the specialist and the not-so-expert

Food Destination: Kitchen confidential

Chris Caldicott suffers no more than an expanding waistline on a food-focused tour of India

Weekend Escape: In the twitter-sphere

On a flight of fancy, Nancy Richards tackles the new Swartland bird route in Darling

French food to learn its 'fait'

New decree lifts the lid on how fresh that fresh food really is, writes Henry Samuel

In Transit:New canal to rival Panama

Travel news for people on the move

Writers' Block: Doctor on board

In response to Luisa de Oliveira's query about in-flight medical emergencies (Writer's Block, July 13), this is what the airlines had to say:

Readers' World: The Grand Scheme

Catherine Sempill has an epiphany crossing the 'cold, uninviting and inhospitable' Altiplano

Main Course: Mash up

Avo ball with avo cado

This Week: 20 July 2014

I grew up in Durban in the shadow of an old avocado tree that dominated the front garden.

Rumblings: Bliss in the Avo belt

The name avocado comes from the ancient Aztec word for the fruit auhacatl, which means testicle, because of its shape.

On the hop: Black Dragon Double Chocolate Stout

Most people imagine Port Elizabeth as an uninteresting city, and in many ways it is.

Avocado express

Absolutely fabulous avo goes with absolutely everything

Tonight's Supper: 20 July 2014

Corn and bacon fritters with avocado, coriander and yoghurt dip

The Restaurant: RocoMamas, Randburg

The first and indeed last time we found ourselves in the flat expanse of snow-covered mielie fields that calls itself Omaha, Nebraska, it was Y2K.

The producer: Ndivhuwo Nyambeni

How did you become interested in farming avocados? My father was farming avocados, so let's say it was in my blood.

Hayden is cooking tomato and spekboom salad

In the second programme of his series, The Hayden Quinn Show, the former MasterChef Australia finalist heads to Stellenbosch for more adventure, travel and food.

Chatsworth finally joins the gated community

Chatsworth has joined the list of suburbs in Durban forking out extra cash to install booms in a bid to keep criminal elements at bay.

Church pamphlet writer apologises to Hindu community

The man behind a pamphlet questioning whether Christianity or Hinduism "made the most sense" has apologised, describing himself as an "overzealous American who made a mistake".

Killer bug put babies at risk

A potentially lethal bacteria - and not just the refurbishment of its nursery - forced staff at RK Khan Hospital in Chatsworth to remove 15 critically ill babies from its care.

Police act against pavement traders

Traders operating without permits outside a Phoenix shopping centre have been asked to pack up or face a future of fines and confiscated goods.

Young singer 'can motivate our youth'

At 16, Pragathi Guruprasad is no ordinary teenager.

Journey of devotion in tribute to Madiba

The Mandela Collection Nelson Mandela has been immortalised in various art works and mediums globally by a world grateful for his selfless life

Ode to a dome from inside giant bubble

The sleek and the stylish turned up in Durban's city centre last week - after dark.

Movie lovers mark cinema milestones

"Lights, camera, Africa" read a banner at the opening of the Durban International Film Festival on Thursday night.

Top chefs share their kitchen secrets

Amaravathi Palki, Durban's first authentic Indian restaurant, has been feeding satisfied Durbanites for more than 17 years.

Top honour for Durban radiographer

Durban's Dr Fozy Peer is celebrating her quantum leap to the presidency of an international radiography organisation by going on a pilgrimage to Islam's holiest shrine.

All the help couples need to make their big day a success

Couples who are planning to tie the knot later this year can look forward to a wealth of useful advice and guidance at this year's 15th annual Sunday Times Eastern Bridal Fair.

Outrage over attacks on Muslim worshippers

The South African Council of Muslim Theologians has urged worshippers to be alert and take appropriate action to prevent a spate of attacks on mosques during the holy month of Ramadan.

India flights to avoid Ukraine

India's civil aviation ministry says Air India and Jet Airways will immediately change their flight paths to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine.

Schoolgirl's green message writ large

A 17-year-old artist has attempted to save the planet with colour and paint - and the community of KwaDukuza has commended her for it.

Wig-makers have stylish streak

When Marriam Khan first tried her hand at creating a hairpiece for a customer, she wigged out.

Kabaddi takes a deep breath -- and goes pro

India's indigenous sport of kabaddi took a big step towards cementing its popularity with the launch of the Bangalore franchise team, the Bengaluru Bulls, this week for the forthcoming Pro Kabaddi League.

Romance blossoms in the Indian heartland

When this movie was announced last year, the first thing to create a huge buzz was the unusual title, which producer Karan Johar changed from Humpty Sharma Ki Love Story to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Late bloomers chase chance of love in moving tale

Prakash Raj was so impressed with the Malayalam film Salt and Pepper that he decided to embark on a lavish project to simultaneously remake that film in three different languages - Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

Catwalk queen to take on a classic love story

Brilliant filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan are set to work together again after their super success with the epic romance Jodha-Akbar.

Train your brain to change your life

Do you sometimes go through those low periods in your life in which you look around and it seems everyone else is doing so much better than you are?

Hand over your trust with your car keys

It never ceases to amaze me that people can go back to their doctor with the same ailment and keep paying until the problem is resolved.

Hell hound lurks behind everyday looks

When I first got the Golf R 2.0 TSi DSG for testing, I was not one of those who stared at it with mouth agape.
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1 week       $0.99***
1 month R100.00   R69.33** $2.99***
3 months R300.00 R173.30*    
6 months   R346.60*    
1 year   R693.20* R831.96**  

* This includes the weekday e-edition of The Times. However, you can choose to subscribe to receive only the The Sunday Times e-edition.

** This includes the weekday newspaper edition of The Times. However, you can choose to subscribe to receive only the The Sunday Times newspaper edition.

*** Apple charges in US Dollars ($) but your account will be debited in Rands. This payment will recur.


Online Access

What is Sunday Times online access?
Sunday Times content from the newspaper is available here on Times LIVE. This quality journalism which South Africa has come to expect for over 100 years comes at a price. It is discounted on this website as not all parts for the newspaper are available. Should you wish to view the articles you will pay for and read, they are all listed on this page (picture and headlines).

What if I am a subscriber to the newspaper edition?
Currently it is not possible for print subscribers to get access to this content. This subscription is separate to your newspaper subscription until further notice.

What is the process to get Online Access?
  1. You will need to Register for an Account on the website.
    This is in order for the website to recognise you.
  2. Then you will login and select your subscription option.
    You can initially select a 1 month or three month period.
  3. You will then pay via credit card. We will make other payment options available in time.
  4. You will then login again, and the website will give you access to all the articles on the Sunday Times page (click and read).
  5. You will be emailed a password. Please keep this handy should you need to re-enter.

If I've paid on one computer, how can I view it on another computer, or device?
Sunday Times Online Access is best viewed on a personal computer or tablet device. The mobile version ( will not run Sunday Times content for the time being.

HELP: I have a payment problem or cannot remember my password or it won’t let me in.
Please email and we will attend as soon as possible.


What is the E-edition?
The e-edition is a digital replica of the newspaper. It looks exactly like the newspaper, page for page, and you can scroll through it and search for words. It is not the same as on this website as articles are listed here without the same context as in the newspaper.

Where can I get or view the E-edition?
The e-edition is purchased from this website It displays all the various options available. Please note that there are various newspapers around the world entitled "The Sunday Times" or "The Times" so ensure you select the South African version.

How can I view the E-edition on a tablet or mobile device?
You would download the Press Reader app (for iPad/iOS, Blackberry, Android, Google, Windows etc), please check the links from Then you would pay for a newspaper title depending on your store (iTunes, Google Play etc).

HELP: I have a payment problem or cannot remember my password or it won’t let me in.
Please call 0860 52 52 00 or email, or

Editors' Choice App for iPad

What is the Editor's Choice?
The Sunday Times Editor's Choice brings award-winning journalism from South Africa's leading Sunday newspaper, The Sunday Times. You can also enjoy hand-picked stories and daily updates from The Times newspaper.
The editors of the Sunday Times and The Times newspaper choose 25 stories, Sunday to Friday, that are downloaded to the app every morning.

Where is it available?
The app is downloaded from the Apple iTunes store for iPad.

How does payment work?
The app is free to download and content will be uploaded every morning to the app, excluding Saturday.
There are two payment options for accessing the Sunday Times Editor's Choice content for the iPad.
  1. Buy a weekly recurring subscription for only $0.99.
  2. Buy a monthly recurring subscription for only $2.99.
  • These subscriptions will auto-renew until you choose to cancel
  • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
  • Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
  • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
  • You can manage your subscription and switch off the auto-renewal by accessing your Account Settings after purchase
  • You cannot cancel the current subscription during the active subscription period.
  • If you choose to share your personal data with us all personal data is handled under the terms and conditions of Sunday Times' privacy policy and terms of use. More details can be found here:
  • This app requires an internet connection at all times.

I want to cancel recurring payments. How do I set that up in my iPad?
View all the instructions on the Apple support website
Pay particular attention to the section entitled "Turning off auto-renewing subscriptions on an iOS device".

HELP: I have a payment problem or cannot remember my password or it won’t let me in.
The purchase happens from your iTunes account and is with Apple, where we cannot intervene. Email us at and we will offer directions.

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Can I manage my print subscriptions on this site?
No, rather visit or please call 0860 52 52 00 or email, or

HELP: I have a problem with my newspaper subscription payment or delivery
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Sunday Times

Editor's Choice

The Editor's pick of the best stories direct to your iPad. Daily news updates from The Times.

$0.99 per week

Sunday Times


The complete Sunday Times & The Times, as they appear in print, on the device of your choice: PC, Mac, iPad, Android and most tablets.

R173.30 for 3 Months


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