The 100 women for whom the Sunset Game Lodge was bought voted to sell the property because they were making no money from it, according to interviews with the Sunday Times.
As South Africans pray for Nelson Mandela's return to health, Britain's The Guardian newspaper reports that two films - to be released this year - will compete to offer the ultimate portrayal of the global icon.
Tina Joemat-Pettersson has the Teflon touch. She appears to be immune to any sanction, no matter how serious the claims against her.
AGANG leader Mamphela Ramphele says the ANC is using old National Party practices - fear, patronage and stealing from the poor.
Tony Blair has been forced to deny rumours linking him to the divorce of media magnate Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng.
The smell of burning rubber and the sound of revving engines and cheering petrolheads filled the air as the second Top Gear Festival hit the streets of Durban and the Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday.
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has made some notable gaffes. Here are some that have made viewers cringe:
A father wrongly accused of raping his eight-year-old daughter was meant to be released from jail on Friday. But, because of an administrative bungle, he is spending the long weekend behind bars.
Iran's new president, a moderate cleric known for his conciliatory nuclear talks with world powers, will take office carrying the hopes of reformists seeking less repression of social freedoms and a more pragmatic foreign policy.
At about 3pm every day this week, Winnie Madikizela Mandela came to visit her ex-husband. She obliged the waiting horde of photographers by parking on the ground floor to afford them a clear shot of her, instead of driving down to the privacy of the basement parking, as Nelson Mandela's other visitors do.
The Rivonia trialists did not go to prison so that ANC members could reap the rewards of freedom through self-enrichment and greed.
Something is wrong when a major town does not fly the national flag outside its city hall.
As Nelson Mandela spends his eighth day in a Pretoria hospital, villagers in his homestead in Qunu in the Eastern Cape continue to live under the scrutiny of local and international media.
Asanda Jezile, the 11-year-old singing sensation with South African roots, is already in talks with record companies, but her parents have denied that she has landed a recording deal with Simon Cowell.
South African engineer Stephen Murdoch is celebrating the birth of a behemoth.
Kerri Mel O'Loughlin was hooked on computer games and loved watching the popular television series Two and a Half Men.
Zola Budd has taken talented teenage runner Irene van Niekerk under her wing.
A special group of amateur photographers have shown remarkable talent with snapshots of their cities in the Sunday Times Youth Photography competition.
So extraordinary were this week's remarks aimed at the DA's Lindiwe Mazibuko that they made it onto the Guardian newspaper's Top 10 sexist moments in politics.
They call them the Blue Machine - the army of about 6000 DA volunteers tasked with winning Gauteng in next year's election.
The Venezuelan congress is to discuss legislation this week that would prohibit mothers from bottle-feeding infants in an attempt to encourage breast feeding and reduce the use of baby formula.
The British government has warned airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden, who leaked information on top-secret US government surveillance programmes, to fly to the UK.
Medical MarvelIn intricate operations that can last more than a day, surgeons are able to dramatically improve the abilities and appearance of horrifically disfigured people. For one woman this has meant a new life, writes Katie Drummond
Michael Douglas may have retracted his claim about what caused his throat cancer, but - as the mother of two red-blooded sons aged 18 and 21 - the story still triggered anxieties about the link between oral sex and this type of cancer in men.
For years there has been an anecdotal belief that high levels of stress are linked to the greying of hair. Now, following a study with mice, researchers have confirmed there is some truth in it.
A Stand Against the StigmaThe British actor and writer Stephen Fry's public admission that he has attempted to take his life a second time is not an act of self-indulgence, argues Tim Lott, a fellow sufferer of depression
The US is considering a no-fly zone in Syria as it weighs options for intervention in the two-year-old civil war, according to Western diplomats.
Admin error. Clerical error. System error. It has almost become a mantra among businesses when they mess up.
At Game head office, which allowed Jayraj Bachu to pay R499 for a printer priced R1300, because the cheaper advertised model he urgently needed was out of stock and not available for another month.
At job websites that waste consumers' time and data bundles on automatic links to sites where courses and even unrelated goods are advertised.
Pope lauds stance on UK gay marriage
Last year, Pontsho Pilane offered the following advice to the University of the Witwatersrand when it embarked on a search for a new vice-chancellor: find someone who had been a student and a lecturer long enough to know what the "gist" of Wits is.
That Wendi Deng has had an interesting life, hasn't she? The more I learn about her, the more I admire her. And fear her. She is sort of like the best Bond girl ever, combined with the best Bond villain ever, and she certainly knows how to look after herself.
Mahmoud Ahmadi-nejad was always the West's most fascinating bogeyman. Kim Jong-il may have been more of a laugh, even if the jump-suited Korean's taste for lobster and golf became rapidly less funny when his gulags and starving subjects came to mind.
As I listened to the address of the Speaker of the National Assembly on Tuesday, I was reminded of how far we have come since President Nelson Mandela delivered his first state of the nation address.
Dame Janet Suzman, in Johannesburg to act in Solomon and Marion by Lara Foot after an absence of 37 years from the city's stages, admits she would far rather be called "Sir Janet" - not everyone understands what it means to be a "dame".
Khanya Mehlo, 36, came to Johannesburg for the first time in April this year. Now he is hoping to get out of here before he gets eaten.
This week observers of US politics were seized by excitement about at least one event that has nothing to do with the National Security Agency: Hillary Clinton has joined Twitter.
William Kentridge, arguably South Africa's best-known living artist, will be giving a series of free public lectures in Johannesburg, beginning on Thursday.
Let us hope Obama takes this nonsense in his stride
Sunday Times Editorial: Thirty-seven years ago today, the tide of our history turned when the children of Soweto marched against the guns of white supremacy and 13-year-old Hector Pieterson was shot on the corner of Moema and Vilakazi streets.
Sunday Times Editorial ; It is high time that President Jacob Zuma drew a clear distinction between party and state. That Zuma struggles with this fundamental principle of democracy and good governance was once again evident as he paid a visit to ailing former president and freedom struggle icon Nelson Mandela at a Pretoria hospital this week.
There is a young woman who lives in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Johannesburg whose life exemplifies that of many of her peers.
Aristotle believed that the youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. As South Africa marks 37 years since the historic student march of 1976, it is worth reminding ourselves why those young people risked all and faced the might of the apartheid police.
The world has been shocked by whistle-blower revelations to the effect that the US is using a top-secret surveillance programme to spy on its citizens. Chris Barron asked local IT lawyer Paul Jacobson...
By their gags shall ye know them
Patricia de Lille earned her Mampara award just for getting Cape Town into the potty war that threatens to become the measure of her success as executive mayor of the Mother City.
1954-2013: Iain Banks, who has died aged 59, was a novelist who achieved popularity and critical success in two separate fields - literary fiction, for which he appeared on the first Granta list of young writers beside the likes of Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and AN Wilson, and, as Iain M Banks, science fiction, much of it set in an interstellar anarcho-communist utopia called The Culture.
1944-2013: Bill O'Hagan, who has died aged 68, was a genial Daily Telegraph reporter with a generous girth and a flair for publicity, which he used to great effect in his mission to revive the great British sausage.
1947-2013: Rashid "Bomber" Khan, who has died at the age of 65, starred in one of the greatest football teams in South Africa - Orlando Pirates when it was untouchable in the late 1960s.
SA had dodged a bullet, got out of jail, beaten fate to the punch, and ticked all the other cliché boxes. But the look on AB de Villiers' face after all that and more had happened on Friday night was not relief.
Hot Seat: Kgothatso "KG" Montjane rubbed shoulders with Serena Williams as she reached the semifinals of the French Open wheelchair tennis tournament last week, writes David Isaacson
In Spain, they were glad to see the back of him. There, Jose Mourinho was widely dismissed as an irritant on the face of the game, a vandal who had wrought damage on its dignity. In England, however, they appear only too thrilled that he has graced that country once more with his favour.
As arguably rugby's murkiest discipline, it should surprise few that the ruck throws up wide-ranging opinions on how it can most effectively be bossed.
Crisis, what crisis? Just seven days after his defeat in Rome prompted dark mutterings about the state of his physical condition, Usain Bolt resumed normal service this week with a resounding victory at the Bislett Games in Oslo in the quickest 200m time of the year.
The Springboks were barely recognisable for most of this match yesterday and their all-white change strip had little to do with it.
South Africa's task in Addis Ababa is to halt a juggernaut. Ethiopia's transformation from the abandoned orphans of African football to respected middleweights has been rapid, its basis strong home form.
When Stan Christodoulou officiated in his first boxing tournament at 17, Beatlemania was a novelty and Muhammad Ali was six months away from becoming world heavyweight champion for the first time.
Chiliboy Ralepelle boasted, err sorry, posted, a picture on Twitter of him at Leopard Creek this week. Former Bulls teammate Daniel Adongo quickly pricked his bubble with a riposte: "r u the caddie or finally gonna play today?"
Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is relishing the prospect of the elevated expectations placed on him and his side as the pressure intensifies to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Itumeleng Khune will today lead South Africa into the most crucial match of his short stint as captain of his national team.
It was only eight months ago that Jenson Button was warning his erstwhile McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton that he would "hurt" his career by moving to Mercedes.
The Baby Boks have paved the way to defending their IRB junior world championship title by booking a place in the semifinals of this year's tournament in France. In the process, a number of future stars have come to the fore, with Cheslin Kolbe stealing the spotlight.
Maybe the "fried chicken" part of Sergio García's attack on Tiger Woods stuck in the victim's consciousness. Certainly the world No1 was not slow in Philadelphia to pay tribute to those black golfers who cleared a path through segregation and prejudice.
The British and Irish Lions rugby team now touring Australia are cheats, former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer alleged yesterday.
A newly discovered understanding of the defensive systems in which he operates has seen JJ Engelbrecht's career go places again.
England's bowlers face suspicions of ball-tampering at the Champions Trophy, and the Proteas are among those asking tough questions of the hosts' tactics.
Warnergate has given the Champions Trophy what it lacked: a real story. The mental image of an uncivilised oaf taking aim at a virginal innocent's non-existent chin was worth at least a thousand headlines. Here's one from the Sun: "Aussie bully-boy David Warner last night made a grovelling apology to Joe Root after drunkenly throwing a punch at him".
Robin Peterson does not have Faf du Plessis's hair, Dale Steyn's tattoos, or AB de Villiers's ambition to record the next "treffer".
"There were," Russell Domingo said with the effortlessness of someone who does his homework, "nine South Africans in Birmingham watching our game against Pakistan".
It was a compliment to Gordon Igesund's quick, organised style of football he has instilled into Bafana Bafana that the 3-0 win against Central African Republic last weekend was so good it almost started a fight.
After months of angst over preparation delays, Brazil stepped into the global spotlight yesterday in a key test of the country's readiness to stage the World Cup next year.
As high-level leaders of government, business and labour met on Friday to stabilise the troubled mining environment, tempers flared at one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines in Rustenburg.
A protracted land claims dispute has divided the platinum-rich nation, writes Lucky Biyase
With plummeting earnings and flat growth in mobile subscribers, Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko went to great lengths at a results presentation on Friday to assure stakeholders the group was not broken.
By investing in the poverty-stricken Eastern Cape, mechanising operations and making astute acquisitions, Aspen CEO Stephen Saad has built up an R80bn pharmaceuticals company, writes Ray Hartley
Does size matter? Nedbank's CEO Mike Brown says it depends on the measuring tool one uses.
Between 2008 and 2013 the South African banks got rid of enough employees to almost fill the FNB Stadium.
Eskom plans to invest R1-billion over the next five years in underground coal gasification (UCG) research projects as it aims to diversify its energy mix and lower its carbon footprint.
Rather than protectionism, producers should embrace innovation
Industry says adverts help punters to choose, but study says youth will drink more
Allegations of pensioners' money being used to purchase gleaming headquarters, withholding information, and irregularities in the appointment of the provisional curator of the Cadac Pension Fund are fuelling a looming court battle.
Don't blame the Kimberley Process if diamonds continue to fuel violent conflict and human rights abuses, chairman Welile Nhlapo said this week.
Dawie Roodt tells Adele Shevel over a steak about his unorthodox teaching methods, his admiration for Margaret Thatcher and Augusto Pinochet, and being a free-marketeer intrigued by communism
Trade and investment held ransom by lack of access
The Financial Services Board accepts that criticism comes with the territory and is to be welcomed. What is of concern is the manner in which this criticism has been levelled against the board in the aftermath of what has been referred to as the "startlingly inappropriate and lenient" sentencing of J Arthur Brown.
Now Survé resorts to juvenilia tweeting - give me a break
South Africa's local and global competitiveness are under attack largely from domestic forces that are containable and controllable.
How should prosecutors decide which cases to pursue? How do we know when there has been improper interference or corruption?
Mark Shuttleworth certainly is not afraid of taking the proverbial bull by the horns.
You can bet your last Rolo that when the newspaper headlines blare about markets collapsing, the next day will see a dramatic recovery - and so it was this week.
Governments and intelligence agencies are not the only entities engaged in covert activity as the tools of communication and data exchange evolve. Ordinary individuals, working in large corporations, are engaging in a spot of covert activity themselves.
After the release ofthe Galaxy S3 a year ago and its more compact sister, the S3 mini, a few months later, Samsung's new offering, the S4, provides the most sensory experience yet in the Galaxy S series.
Abenomics is working. Or is it? Japan is going for broke with Shinzo Abe's plan to reverse more than two decades of economic decline.
One might assume that the value of a painting is based on its artistic merit and the popularity of the painter.
The JSE rose on Friday as investors bought recently battered shares such as retailers, while resource companies such as Lonmin got a boost from talks to ease labour strife and violence in the mining sector.
If you want a million bucks, start off with a hundred million and get into the airline business.
Controversial low-cost carrier won't be selling tickets here any time soon
Cindy Charter is a debt collector with Trafalgar Property Management, but despite the stereotype, she does not deal in broken kneecaps. She tells Margaret Harris that she uses the Debt Collectors Act and supporting legislation in her job
Britian's highest court has ruled that millionaires may not use their business interests to shield their wealth from their spouses in divorce cases, in a landmark ruling against an oil tycoon.
Procrastination is something that comes naturally to taxpayers. Ignore the problem and hopefully South African Revenue Service will forget about it. This used to be quite effective, but the new Tax Administration Act now makes it the worst course of action for taxpayers.
Despite house prices going sideways for the past five years, low-cost housing remains the most active part of the residential property market.
Emerging nations from Brazil to Indonesia acted on Thursday to stem capital flight as the market sell-off of recent days began to rattle governments across the world.
What did your childhood teach you about money?
Everyone has the responsibility to develop their own careers, but too many people do not.
Cursory examination of the inflows and outflows between unit trusts from year to year reveals typical human (animal?) behaviour: choosing what appears to be a winner
The JSE will from July 1 make it easier for traders to take advantage of the volatile rand-dollar exchange rate.
President Jacob Zuma hit back at opposition parties in parliament this week for blaming him for pushing the exchange rate into double digits with his remarks at a news conference two weeks ago.
Followed for her opinions on objects of beauty, Cape Town blogger Diana Moss likes a quiet life. Anton Crone met her
The first time I had feelings for a woman, I must have been about five years old.
Earlier this year I found myself doing El Camino, a centuries-old pilgrimage from France to Spain that spans some 700km. I did only the last 100km as I couldn't afford to get away for more than a week, and because 700km sounded like an awfully long way to walk.
One of my colleagues was recently accused of having a temper. All he had done was fling a pot plant across the room. It didn't hit anyone and the plant was already dead, so he protested, rightly, that the accusation was unfair.
Think back to that famous year of living differently, and learn from it for a better future
Well done. You've survived your mid-life cycle and although your heart's still a little bruised, you're making plans to move on with your life.
Test your knowledge with quizmaster Tom Maydon
Lisa King is one of five Joburg women selected to participate in a unique project that aims to promote the talents of unpublished photographers around the world. She tells Oliver Roberts how her idea came from a childhood flashback
The actor on dealing with unexpected adulation and having a name that sounds like, well, flatulence
Thomas Mag ... uh, Falkiner grows a moustache and gets behind the wheel of an authentic '80s icon - a Ferrari 308 GTS
Comedy addicts get a dose of Coen screwball and a capsule of Almodóvar camp
Publishing decisions are too important to be made with a clear head, says Alison Lowry
Five amazing ways to recycle these versatile shipping workhorses ... and where to get your own
More than 400 years after she sank, Henry VIII's warship finds a new home in Portsmouth that will fire the imagination. By Sophie Campbell
In the great hitchhike of life, there are no free rides
Tim Thabethe presents the Afternoon Drive on 94.5 Kfm.
We would like a family holiday in the Seychelles, but can't afford a luxury resort. Can you advise us of any guesthouses or self-catering apartments that won't cost us an arm and a leg? - Betty
Ian Shiffman justifiably praises the high-quality and professional service on board the Queen Mary 2.
Travel news for people on the move
Chris Harvie takes his padded pants on a Botswanan cycling safari
Claire Keeton heads to the home of a new arts festival, but still manages to ride a bike. Pictures by Marianne Schwankhart
Since 2005, Google has mapped 45 million kilometres of road in 194 countries. But, wonders Tom Chivers, is it ruining the way we travel?
Michelle Jana Chan fulfils a dream by setting off on the Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge
From London to Tokyo by train is not as far fetched as it sounds, writes Julian Ryall
James Oatway enjoys a cheap, cheerful escape
Donal Conlon encounters zebus, potholes and dancers on a three-day ride through Madagascar
Lucy Markewicz brings us a range of flavourful ways to enjoy our favourite fowl
Interesting coastal baking puts Birdseed Cake recipe to the test and discovers that it needed amending
The first chicken I knew and loved was a fine white cockerel called The Model
Mine is a rather simple roast chicken recipe. No loosening of the skin and slathering with melted butter and olive oil.
In the first of our new series rating wireless coffee shops, bean-lover and connectivity slave Bridget Hilton-Barber ventures forth with her laptop
A vegetarian dish won our curry contest, reports Hilary Biller
Food sage Michael Pollan tells Xanthe Clay why we need to think about how, and how often, we eat out
My potted herbs are showing no signs of slowing down and I even have sweet basil, which should be long gone by June
Italian, Chinese or Russian chicken on the menu for you to try
Andrea Burgener wonders why we're so obsessed with eating the blandest, most tasteless part of the bird
Is it the crunch of the raw cabbage and carrots or the saucy mayonnaise that glues the combination together that makes coleslaw such a good partner with chicken?
Shanthini Naidoo crosses a few roads in search of the right takeout for the day
The restaurant sits in the corner of Montecasino piazza, the interior is bold and contemporary, with bright orange and green seating
The appearance of a curry is determined by the combination of spices and herbs.
All the versions of vindaloo I have made before contained pork but in this one I use lamb shanks, which add a rich flavour to this spicy, partly sour and slightly sweet curry. You can also use chicken, of course.
Make this simple pud decadent by adding custard and cream
Durban businessman Rajiv Narandas is contemplating legal action against a Virgin Active in Westville after they banned him from their gyms for one year on Friday.
The much awaited Ragas of the Desert was finally staged at Gold Reef City's Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg last Sunday.
The second Tamil production by Fox Star Studios is once again being co-produced by director AR Murugadhaas.
It always generates a lot of interest when family members unite for movie projects.
Fans of local comedy will soon get to see some new talent in the form of Durban's Pamela Naidoo. The 23-year-old drummer and actress is the newest team member of the Dingalings Productions company.
Meet your favourite uncles in the funny business
Try some of these delicious chicken recipes from concertina fillet strips in green masala to tenderised fillets crusted with a mixture of nutritious seeds, nuts and oats, shallow-fried in butter and oil ...enjoy!
A mother of three will spend the next 15 years in prison for pretending to enlist the aid of a tokoloshe in acts of fraud against her elderly victims.
A Chatsworth councillor will have to answer to the municipal council over his alleged misuse of the state's property.
A chance meeting between two old school friends has given 704 children the chance to better their reading skills.
Durban author Aziz Hassim, who immortalised the city's historic Casbah district in his award-winning debut novel, The Lotus People, died on Friday afternoon. He was 78.
The Johannesburg Muslim Lawyers Association seeking US President Barack Obama's arrest when he arrives in South Africa this month, says it received an "unbelievable" amount of support following their statement.
Durban audiences scored when Nu-Metro hosted the premiere of Spud 2: The Madness Continues at the Suncoast Cine Centre on Sunday night.
A group of villagers in eastern India killed an elderly woman and her daughter-in-law after accusing the pair of practising witchcraft.