Intimate Portraits Gideon Mendel captured the evolving essence of SA's first mixed suburb
South Africa will not host the African Nations Cup next year, says Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula.
A British solo yachtsman was rescued on Friday night following a harrowing few hours at sea.
Cricket's bad boy, Kevin Pietersen, has returned home. And only in South Africa can the "clever" chapter titles in his book - such as "Doos and don'ts of Textgate" and "Say hello p**s, say goodbye p**s" - be fully appreciated.
Miss SA organisers are determined to prove that the nation's loveliest are not airheads. Of course, this has not always been the case.
Xolile Mngeni, the man convicted of shooting dead Swedish engineer Anni Dewani, died in the hospital section of Goodwood Correctional Centre yesterday. He had suffered from a brain tumour.
American reality-TV star Ethan Zohn's curly black mane and friendly, laid-back attitude to life made him one of Survivor's most popular winners.
Funnyman Loyiso Gola and his band of merry men are pretty confident they're going to win an Emmy award.
A fight between Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and SAA board members over the fate of the airline's chairwoman resulted in an exodus of board members this week.
The government is to sell its 13.9% stake in Vodacom - worth R25.7-billion - so it can use the cash to prop up its cash-guzzling state-owned companies, including Eskom and South African Airways.
Barely six months into her job as public enterprises minister, Lynne Brown is taking tough measures in her bid to stop South African Airways's dependency on state bailouts.
Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau looks set to return as the ANC's mayoral candidate in the 2016 local government elections after being elected unopposed as the chairman of the party in South Africa's economic hub.
As top cops and international crime fighters gathered in Cape Town this week for the Crime Stoppers International Conference, two robbers made off - with paste jewellery - directly across from the venue.
Controversial diet guru Tim Noakes has admitted that mainstays like cream and yoghurt were quietly removed from his programme's all-you-can-eat "green" list after complaints that dieters weren't losing weight fast enough.
A disciple of Tim Noakes's Banting diet has banned women from a 12-week slimming programme, claiming they don't lose weight as fast as men.
The secret of Bono's shades
School rugby is in a fix, with games being cancelled amid claims of suspiciously over-sized boys.
Cruzing Through the Years: She was stunning in 2000......ravishing in 2006...and take a look at her now
National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete suffered another blow when political parties rejected her preferred candidate for the post of parliament's CEO.
What started as Brian Ortner fooling around with his Go Pro video camera on a water slide has become an international sensation on YouTube with just over 1.9 million views.
China has seen a massive construction boom and a move away from "boring" buildings in recent years.
Nigeria's government and Boko Haram on Friday agreed to a ceasefire that brought closer the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped more than six months ago.
Never again will I criticise CNN or BBC World for their repetitive programming and recycled news. After the TV blackout during the coup d'état in Thailand this week, I was rather shocked to discover just how much I missed them. After all, what is a hotel room without Wolf Blitzer or Christiane Amanpour blaring at you?
IT'S not just beautiful lions and gorillas that are threatened. These less glamorous animals need our help too, and the Ugly Animal Preservation Society is trying to draw attention to them.
It was supposed to be a dream trip up the coast to celebrate his wife's retirement. But a freak accident ended their holiday - and almost their lives - when Rodney and Maria Lakay were hit by a Lamborghini while watching a rally in Knysna last month.
When baggage gets lost in transit, it's usually the airline that is red-faced.
Captain Dawie Uys, the commander of the doomed South African Airways aircraft the Helderberg, which crashed into the Indian Ocean in November 1987, was - contrary to recent reports - keen and happy to fly on the fateful night.
Hollywood A-list couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron have been slipping in and out of KwaZulu-Natal.
Most New York waitresses are adept at dealing with awkward situations when it comes to customers who are unable to pay their bill.
If this was meant to be the dry and dull part of the trial before Oscar Pistorius finds out his comeuppance, the bombshells in court this week reinforced the "trial of the century" tag.
There is a mysterious man who watches Shrien Dewani from the balcony that looks down on Court2 in the High Court in Cape Town.
As Winnie Madikizela-Mandela turns to the courts to claim ownership of Nelson Mandela's Qunu home, details have emerged of a previous bid she made to gain ownership during their divorce.
The city of Johannesburg has put Zindzi Mandela's house - derelict and abandoned - up for sale to cover her municipal debt.
An Eastern Cape advocate is set for a nasty grilling this week over allegations that he misled the court with false claims about former president Nelson Mandela's health last year.
Melville in Johannesburg is known for its street cafes and nightlife - and as a hub for folk who think outside the box.
US pensioner James Wathen seemed doomed when his medical condition - which was related to an unknown illness - deteriorated after six weeks in a hospital in the US state of Kentucky.
The farmworker who was forced to abandon Thandi Modise's farm, near Potchefstroom, North West, after being left without food for weeks is still struggling.
Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. Now a new start-up is developing a device that could detect dozens of cancers with a single blood test.
It normally takes no longer than 48 hours to get one's certificates replaced if they have gone missing or are stolen.
Gauteng has 19 weighbridges but only three are in full-time operation to ensure trucks comply with the law.
A job advertisement from the year 2044 has come into my hands: "Female professional sought to play key role in dynamic social media company. Leaving the premises is optional, as we now offer a state-of-the-art Home Life Simulation Programme with a wide range of virtual friends, pets and lovers to choose from.
An Australian professor of poetry has been suspended for using racist and sexist language after sending a bizarre series of e-mails in which he called Nelson Mandela a "darky", Prime Minister Tony Abbott an "Abo-lover", and referred to Aborigines as "human rubbish tips".
Al-Qaeda's leading terrorism franchise has presented a new challenge to the American-led coalition in Syria and Iraq by calling on the group to back Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant despite the two groups' fierce rivalry.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng is the "big man" of the SABC - protected and promoted for protecting and promoting an even bigger man, President Jacob Zuma.
Tipping. In a country where you can't pop out for a loaf of bread without having to compensate a local car guard outside the store, it's almost become a dirty word.
It is 37 years to the day that the government, in an attempt to crush an increasingly belligerent black resistance, banned 19 black consciousness organisations and publications, including The World and Weekend World newspapers and threw scores of its opponents in jail.
Parliament, by its very nature, should not be a comfortable place for the executive arm of government.
The SABC may be having difficulty keeping its most popular soap operas on air, but when it comes to governance and its riotous boardroom, the public broadcaster never fails to serve up another gripping episode.
Open the Currie Cup archives and pen this semifinal into them with indelible ink as one of the best-ever knockout matches - it was that good.
IN a new book profiling the work of Pep Guardiola, Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich, journalist Marti Perarnau reveals the Spaniard's true feelings about the "tiki-taka" term associated with the football played by his brilliant Barcelona team.
Pep Guardiola clashed with Jose Mourinho after the bad-tempered 2013 European Super Cup clash against Chelsea - but, as journalist Marti Perarnau reveals in a new book, their feud reached boiling point when they were at Barcelona and Real Madrid two years previously.
From the outset of his reign as Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal has urged supporters and observers to wait for three months before judging his impact at Old Trafford.
I'm surrounded by angry men. Not at home, though with two teenage boys in the house things can get heated. No, it's on the sports pages that I feel beleaguered.
ARSÈNE Wenger has promised to address Arsenal's lack of defensive cover after being granted complete autonomy at the annual general meeting to spend the January transfer fund exactly as he pleases.
The South African women's national side secured a semifinal date in sensational style with an emphatic victory that booked a date against nemesis Nigeria on Wednesday.
Sundowns and Wits missed an opportunity last night to gain ground on Absa Premiership log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
This columnist suspects that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has a cure for the Ebola virus disease.
Kaizer Chiefs meet Ajax Cape Town in a tasty top-of-the-table Absa Premiership hors d'oeuvre at Cape Town Stadium today.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces another month out after suffering a fresh injury on his return to training.
Bongani Ndulula spoke out for the first time about what has been described as the tale of two Ndululas, given his lethal ratio in front of goal when he is in a Bafana Bafana jersey and his impotent alter ego in the AmaZulu shirt.
By his own admission, Claude Le Roy has been on a coaching adventure since his playing days in France ended. He relied on his brains to gain prestige on a continent with which he has an emotional connection.
Sergio Aguero scored four goals in a game of four penalties as Manchester City recorded a memorable 4-1 win over 10-man Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium yesterday.
Russia's sports minister said yesterday that Russian Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpischev may appeal against the one-year ban imposed on him for making derogatory remarks about American sisters Serena and Venus Williams.
Skipper Michael Clarke failed again as Australia lost a four-day warm-up game against Pakistan A by 153 runs in Sharjah yesterday.
Pick leaders extra carefully.
In 320 matches covering 375 innings in an international career that is now into its tenth year, AB de Villiers has been out stumped just nine times. Which is as it should be given his outrageously slick footwork and his bulletproof confidence at the crease.
Unbeaten world champion Floyd Mayweather is being sued by two boxing brothers involved in sparring sessions that were shown on a television reality show.
The world could be Hekkie "Hexecutioner" Budler and Ryno "Lion" Liebenberg's oyster if they emerge victorious in their super bouts in Monte Carlo on Saturday night.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson took exception to being asked about his rape conviction during a live television interview in Canada and began swearing at CP24 news anchor Nathan Downer.
Lineouts superb, but mauls and missed tackle count hinder Meyer's men
Australian rugby was plunged further into crisis yesterday when under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie resigned a few hours before the Wallabies were beaten 29-28 by New Zealand in Brisbane.
Sheffield United vehemently deny reports that the club have offered a new contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans.
NEWLY crowned world champion Marc Marquez will start on pole position for today's Australian MotoGP as the fastest qualifier.
Next month, William Kentridge blitzes Joburg with three shows and two books. Oliver Roberts met SA's foremost artist in his hallowed studio, where they talked about the stretchiness of time, the physicality of thought and his 'pathological' urge to work
Ever wonder about your fellow passengers? Leigh-Anne Hunter did, so she asked them to spill their secrets
With Honors is a 1994 Hollywood flick about a homeless man (played by Joe Pesci) who moves in with a bunch of college students who live in a commune. After the Christmas break the students return to find that the homeless fellow has cooked a tasty, sumptuous meal.
ALL fashions come around again - just look at crop tops and high-waisted pants. Wait long enough and you'll find yourself back in it. The same is true for being single. In our 20s we were all single. As we hit our 30s everyone got married. And now a whole lot of unbundling is happening (or whatever Gwynnie calls it), and suddenly I'm no longer the only single in the village.
Your chances of hooking up with movie deities like Eva Green or Leo DiCaprio are slim. But these steely co-stars might be within your reach. By Thomas Falkiner
Delirious parody and powerful allegory combine in this superb science-fiction thriller, writes Kavish Chetty
Poland's latest casts a beam on the risks of a calling, writes Nikki Temkin
The popular press has been afflicted by a pesky infestation of pseudo-scientific articles predicting the rise of insects as a staple food.
IT wasn't quite Rio standard, but Durbs certainly rotated its booty last Saturday at the Redd's Street Carnival .
These two don't do things by the book. He proposed to her in front of a crowd, they got hitched in a dockyard & she flash-mobbed her own speech. By Sibongile Mafu
Carrie is still in a state, and all these familiar streets are kinda weird for us too
You could be forgiven for jumping to conclusions when you see the names Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in a movie about amoral gangsters - the conclusion that the movie will be awesome, in case you're wondering.
I find psychology fascinating, even though I have only a basic understanding of it.
It might seem odd to slam a kids' cartoon for being gross and offensive one week, and then recommend a show known for being those things the next.
What books are on your bedside table?
Elizabeth Sleith follows a path of genius and madness on a five-star river cruise in the South of France
An overland trip becomes a rescue mission in Zaire
THE human tragedy of the haemorrhagic fever that has almost brought Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to a standstill is obvious enough, but it also poses a very real threat to the economies of Africa and specifically the tourist industry.
Our travel expert answers queries on routes and destinations around the world
Visitors stand on the new glass floor at this famous tower in Paris.
Martin Gayford visited China to discover the amazing history behind a new British Museum exhibition of treasures, from the time when the Chinese empire was the most powerful in the world
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Peter Hughes enjoys the champagne service as Cunard's Queen Victoria completes one leg of a round-the-world voyage
Travel news for people on the move
Paul Ash heads to Zambia for a dinner run aboard the Royal Livingstone Express
One of the best created English gardens since World War 2 could be destroyed by its maker - because the nation does not want it.
Simon Veness reports on a new Harry Potter theme park in Florida that's taking ingenuity to magical heights
Bad weather turns a Cederberg climbing trip into a cave-camping adventure for Marianne Schwankhart
In the Lowveld, a wine safari means you get to combine your vino with real wild animals. Bridget Hilton-Barber went exploring with her corkscrew
Watching leaves change colour is big business in the US, writes Peter Davies
Patrick Coyne plays pass the mountain pass in a 1960 Rover saloon
Bobby Jordan reaps the benefits of ageing on a lazy getaway in the Bovlei valley
The black mushrooms with roasted taleggio & thymeun
The best things in life are often rare - as is the case with SA's indigenous beefsteak mushroom, writes Melissa de Billot
60ml (4 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
According to multiple websites, the world's largest living organism is not the blue whale but a mushroom. A specimen of Armillaria ostoyae, also known as the honey mushroom, allegedly covers more than 2 200 acres in Oregon.
We use the word "mushroom" loosely. Most of us think of mushrooms as spongy vegetative growths with stalks and round caps.
Mother and daughter Kotie and Ida van Tonder come from a family that has been farming in Darling in the Western Cape for generations.
These Karoo cheese producers are carving out a special identity for their goods by incorporating timeless Italian techniques. By Brian Dick
Punk Hop, Mad Giant Brewing, 440ml bottle, R32-R36
Have you noticed that there is no official English name for the mushrooms known in Italy as porcini, in France as cèpes, and in Germany as Steinpilze (or "stone mushrooms", because they look like small rocks poking through the undergrowth)?