More than 60 people have been arrested in Gauteng following a spate of xenophobic violence in the province.
They say the police drove slowly behind the marauding mob — keeping a polite distance — as if fearful of offending it with their presence.
“I was not safe in the DRC. I was not safe in Joburg, now I am not safe in Durban. I don’t know what to do. I can only pray,” said Alex Musambia.
Mmusi Maimane does not get himself into DA leadership battles he is unlikely to win.
The bench is still a man’s world in South Africa. But why is it that so few women come forward to serve in the judiciary, those who appoint the country’s judges wanted to know this week.
DA leader Helen Zille broke down in tears publicly three times this week, days after claiming that the decision to quit as her party’s leader was her own.
To successfully lead the official opposition you need to be able to do three things: win votes, provide a vision and raise money.
The brother of a Port Elizabeth man who has joined the terrorist organisation Islamic State has spoken out against his sibling’s decision and says it has put him and his family in grave danger.
Comedian Riaad Moosa’s social media campaign #MuslimNotExtremist, aimed at debunking stereotypes about Muslims, has attracted the attention of New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams.
Move over, Lewis Pugh, here comes Ram Barkai. He might not hold as many world endurance swimming records as Pugh, but Barkai and three other South African swimmers scooped top spots at the first Ice Swimming World Championship in Murmansk, Russia, last month.
Chicago, Rome, Bangkok and Melbourne are each getting one — and now the Pretoria East suburb of Menlyn is clinching bragging rights to a multibillion-rand green precinct.
Never mind the rhino, save our cycads.
Jo Noero has more than 200 “children” scattered across South Africa. He is not a nomadic lothario but an architect, who regards the buildings he has created over the past three decades as family members.
First she promised to bring home a South African hero jailed in Canada, now she is being sued for failing to deliver a Zulu history book that was commissioned by King Goodwill Zwelithini.
Jozi's thespian crowd came out to play on Tuesday evening at the 11th annual Naledi Theatre Awards, held at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.
Ebrahim Mohamed Ali knows why his brother Abubakar was killed - it was because he was a Somali.
Like Mozambican Ernesto Nhamuave, who became known as the “Burning Man” after pictures of his agonising death were sent into the world, Ethiopian Tesema Marcus suffered a similar death a week ago.
AS the tension from three weeks of xenophobic violence intensifies, South African companies operating elsewhere on the continent are on high alert following threats of tit-for-tat attacks on expatriates.
South Africa is in the grip of yet another xenophobic spasm. From photographs and TV footage it appears these brutal acts of violence against foreigners have been carried out exclusively by black South Africans.
South Africa’s crippling electricity debacle is proving to be a crisis of convenience for Eskom ’s new acting chairman, Ben Ngubane.
The family of a Big Brother Mzansi contestant who may have been sexually assaulted by a fellow housemate say they have been prevented from speaking to her by the show’s owners.
The government’s back-to-school plan for teachers is getting a R1.1-billion boost as it seeks a radical overhaul of the teaching of maths and science.
A yacht that once belonged to the sultan of Zanzibar has been “rediscovered” in a Knysna boat yard — and is now due to return to its home turf to be restored to its former glory.
Little Foot, the celebrated hominid skeleton found in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg in the ’90s, has emerged once again as a vital clue to human evolution.
Spectacular, endangered animals such as the rhino and elephant are often in the spotlight — but this week it was the turn of the humble donkey.
It looks like just a casual game for beach bums but Frisbee throwing is a rapidly growing sport in South Africa.
“We are against the creation of concentration camps for monuments.”
As smooth and sophisticated as the tipple they swigged, Durban’s yuppie brigade were properly schooled in the art of savouring single malt whisky this week.
Cape Town recently took third place in a reader survey of the world’s best food cities by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
Former intelligence chief Niël Barnard started top-secret talks with Nelson Mandela in prison in the late 1980s.
The townships of KwaZulu-Natal are on fire. Dead bodies have been left in the wake of this mayhem, which shows no sign of abating.
Violence against foreigners erupted after certain remarks were made about them by Edward Zuma and King Goodwill Zwelithini. Chris Barron asked the president’s son...
The outgoing DA leader is determined to achieve a realignment in SA politics, writes Chris Barron.
A look at the science of sexiness reveals the surprising secrets of attraction.
Omar Badsha’s exhibition pursues ways of thinking beyond the prism of politics, writes Tymon Smith.
It was fitting that the memorial for Peter Makurube saw the Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg, packed with musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and poets on Monday night.
In a month in which South Africa should be basking in glory for reaching the milestone of 21 years as a democratic nation, mayhem is taking over our streets.
Percy Sledge, the American soul singer who has died aged 73, rose to fame with the 1966 hit When a Man Loves a Woman.
Next year’s local government poll, and articulating a credible message for it, is the test Helen Zille’s successor will have to pass — and time is limited, writes Tony Leon.
The savage attacks on foreigners have stunned and embarrassed us all. We’re at a loss for words and we seemed unaware that we were capable of such depravity.
Helen Zille came, she saw and she certainly conquered. In a post-apartheid South Africa, Zille saw off party rivals, friends and enemies with equal vigour and alacrity.
Günter Grass, who has died aged 87, won the 1999 Nobel prize for literature mainly for his first novel, Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum).
The more car-related complaints I investigate, the more I realise how little most car buyers know about this complex industry. And it’s a dangerous ignorance, because other than property , a set of wheels is usually a consumer’s most important and expensive buy.
A royal disaster.
South Africa Under-23 head coach Owen Da Gama is set to be hauled over the coals, with even his future potentially discussed, when he meets SA Football Association CEO Dennis Mumble this week.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer admits he is frustrated, nervous, emotional and tense as he watches weekend after weekend
of Super Rugby, wishing he could get more time with his players in a World Cup year.
With the Premier Soccer League (PSL) soon to bring down the curtain on another season, one of the more widely debated accolades will come under scrutiny and the young player of the year award will once again put an emerging talent under the microscope.
Cricket SA (CSA) admitted last night that chief executive Haroon Lorgat had been "consulted" about the composition of the SA team in the World Cup semifinal last month.
In securing their first regular-season Super Rugby double over the Sharks, the Bulls may have extinguished any hope the Durban side had of winning the South African conference.
The Stormers held on to record a hard-earned victory over the Western Force in Perth in their Super Rugby clash yesterday.
It has been that kind of season for the Cheetahs. One step forward, two back.
It’s a shame Percy Sonn is no longer around. Or perhaps it’s for his own good, given what is going on in the offices in which he ranted and raved with rampant righteousness.
At the midway point in Super Rugby, South African teams are lagging behind the best from Australia and New Zealand.
Success is sometimes closer than you think. Sometimes you just have to pull yourself towards yourself.
Fans are to be charged for a weigh-in for the first time at a major boxing event on Friday, May 1, when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao step on to the scales inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Distance star Stephen Mokoka ran by himself to smash the 20-year-old South African 5 000m record in Stellenbosch yesterday.
Super athlete tells how he won 122 races in a row
Nothing exists in SA cricket, circa 2014-15, before or after the moment in which a skinny, bearded bloke from Joburg smashed Dale Steyn for six on an electric evening at Eden Park last month.
Boxing SA (BSA) has descended into chaos and the sports body’s operations have ground to a standstill as disgruntled staff members continue to stay away from work.
It seemed a simple enough question to Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho but, as recent history at Anfield has shown, it has the potential to be incendiary.
Myles Brown came, swam and he conquered.
Recovering after open-heart surgery, Graham Hill this week admitted he had toyed with death by delaying the operation to focus on his job as national swimming coach.
Tough conditions and even tougher opponents made it difficult for Bidvest Wits to earn the home Absa Premiership victory they would have hoped for against a game Chippa United.
With its new wrap-around roof to keep out the icy mistral , the Stade Velodrome in Marseille is barely recognisable from the time when Bakkies Botha and Jean de Villiers made their test debuts there in 2002.
It took Swys de Bruin two days to recognise what a prodigious talent Patrick Lambie was — quicker than it takes SA ’s president to respond to an international humanitarian crisis.
With Michael Phelps taking the night off, Katie Ledecky flew the US flag at the Mesa Pro Series swimming meeting with a sizzling 400m freestyle victory.
Steven Gerrard is gunning to lead Liverpool against fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in an FA Cup semifinal at London’s Wembley Stadium today.
It’s a shame Percy Sonn is no longer around. Or perhaps it’s for his own good, given what is going on in the offices in which he ranted and raved with rampant righteousness.
I am an African, born and bred on the southern corner of our beloved Mother Continent.
South African companies with operations north of the border are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence, blamed on remarks by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.
SA firms are major players in the global buyback mania, which, some say, is fed by executive greed.
It looks as if Johan van Zyl, the outgoing CEO of Sanlam who is credited with turning around what was a lumbering Afrikaans insurance giant back in 2003, may team up with his family in a new business venture when he retires at the end of this year.
Nkosana Makate, the inventor of the "Please Call Me" cellphone SMS service, just won't give up.
Telkom is at the mercy of the North Gauteng High Court, which will decide on Friday whether the state-controlled company must hand back 6000 vans it has been leasing from Daimler Fleet Management for its field technicians.
A KwaZulu-Natal sugar-cane farmer's grand plan to build an R800-million, 16.5MW renewable energy plant on his farm could be thwarted by a massive land claim that could swallow the entire property earmarked for the project.
A row is brewing between the local oil refining industry and the industry's regulator.
The National Credit Regulator's company secretary, Lesiba Mashapa, says the watchdog body is winning the war against unscrupulous credit providers.
Shifting profits to low-tax jurisdictions not only erodes South Africa's tax base, it erodes the base for paying living wages to employees - as well as the base for creating value for black economic empowerment partners.
Only the keenest small-cap followers would have followed the conversion of struggling IT firm ConvergeNet into a new listed private equity offering called Stellar Capital.
Would a rose by any other cost smell as sweet? A Deutsche Bank report shows that South Africa remains one of the cheapest places in the world to spend money - and Australia the most expensive.
A local innovation that makes it easier and cheaper for small-business owners to swipe customer credit and debit cards is about to be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand.
Dear Corruption Watch, what exactly is Ipid? It has been much in the news, and now it's "studying" the McBride court record.
Forgive my jangling tone, but I've consumed enough sugar in the past few days to be the key case study at a dentists' convention or the new poster boy for an anti-diabetes campaign. But all in the name of brand research.
Just as South Africa's broadcasting digital migration project looked to be making solid progress for the first time in years, one of the protagonists in the long-running war over the encryption of TV signals is unleashing its lawyers, potentially setting the process back by months, even years.
If you, like most South Africans, don't have much of a clue about what's happening at Megawatt Park, it's no coincidence.
South African share prices followed global stock markets lower on Friday as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China.
Norway's sovereign wealth fund is pouring a bigger share of its cash into Africa in a bid to capture some of the fastest growth in the global economy.
Eskom's threat last week to cut bulk power to the worst municipal defaulters had the desired effect as some rushed to set up payment plans to keep the lights on.
The appointment of former Liberty Group CEO Bruce Hemphill as new CEO of rival Old Mutual this week has left the market guessing about the insurers' intentions.
One compelling reason why shareholders back share repurchases is that they generally lead to a share price increase.
New beginnings can be daunting, but few can match the tale former Cadiz Holdings CEO Ram Barkai has to tell.
South African Airways is facing a R1-billion damages claim from Johannesburg businessman Robert Watson for allegedly orchestrating the failure of rival airline Sun Air in 1999 and misleading shareholders.
A sizeable war chest from the sale of Pepkor enabled investment company Brait to clinch a last-minute deal to buy 80% of the Virgin Active health club chain for £682-million (R12.2-billion) this week.
A better-than-expected trading update had investors in SABMiller toasting their good fortune as the share price recovered from a recent dip to close the week at R655.56.
The Khaya Lam Land Reform project is a partnership of the Ngwathe Municipality council in the Free State and the Free Market Foundation, which has begun a sponsored handout of title deeds to individual recipients. The foundation's Perry Feldman, a local farmer, discusses the project.
Towards the end of this year, Liberty's former CEO Bruce Hemphill will go head to head with his successor, Thabo Dloti, for a bigger slice of the African insurance pie when he takes the reins at Old Mutual.
It looks as if we missed a humdinger of a boardroom battle at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) a few years ago if last week's account by former CEO Neville Nicolau in this newspaper is anything to go by.
Bloomberg terminals, the computer systems used by hundreds of thousands of financial workers, went offline on Friday morning, causing havoc in the financial world.
We all know about the repurchasing activity of the big dual-listed entities such as Anglo American, SABMiller and BAT because they are required by the London Stock Exchange to disclose their repurchases on a daily basis.
As Samsung and Apple fight a marketing and innovation war for leadership in the consumer device market, it's easy to imagine it's all about the technology.
A senior guy at Liberty called me last Friday. He was phoning to let me know for the sake of my reputation that an insurance broker I was planning to interview was under investigation by the Financial Services Board for product churn and did I realise that by giving him a platform I was undermining my own credibility?
A meeting of high-profile investors and corporate executives held recently in New York heard from one CEO how the structure of his remuneration would allow him to make more in a few years than in his whole career.
Renowned American psychologist Abraham Maslow said: "One can choose to go back towards safety or forward towards growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."
Matthew Weiner defied studio bosses and bean counters to write something he believed in - and kept on doing it till his hit show 'Mad Men' came to a bittersweet end, writes Jane Mulkerrins.
When 50-year-olds are having babies and tweens are running business empires, is there still such a thing as middle age? Yes, and here's how you know you've hit it.
Fashion for fashion lovers and art for art aficionados, right? Well, not necessarily. These two disciplines rarely merge in one creative project, but it can be done.
On the only cruise ship built to navigate India's shallow Ganges, Bob Maddams sails from the heart of the Raj to the holy city of Varanasi.
It seems that Peruvians will use any excuse to host a lively, colourful gathering, writes Tania Auby.
Tiffany Prior, the fashion programme director for the Vodacom Durban July, on London and the bliss of Mauritius.
Tell us the name of the island in this photo to stand a chance to win R500.
Our travel expert, Peter Malherbe, answers queries on routes and destinations around the world.
Twenty years after the conservationist Gerald Durrell died, new species are emerging on Madagascar at the rate of one per week writes Richard Madden.
An intricate replica of some of the earliest-ever cave paintings - and the cave they were found in - opens this week in south-central France, writes Anthony Peregrine.
Think Zimbali and you think luxury but, as Shelley Seid discovers, this exclusive KwaZulu-Natal resort is a treat for nature lovers too.
Allen Schultz spends some time photographing the ancient walled city of Harar.