Oscar Judge Under fire

Oscar Pistorius's great escape from a murder verdict could be short-lived. There have been growing calls from South Africa's top legal minds for the state to appeal against his conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide - a ruling that has shocked the nation and the world.

Kebby admits he ran away from MK camp

Kebby Maphatsoe, the deputy defence minister who accused Thuli Madonsela of being a CIA spy, yesterday admitted he had run away from an ANC military camp during the struggle days.

General defies arrest as he returns to Maseru

Renegade Lesotho army chief Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli resurfaced in Maseru this week despite facing treason charges. Police say it is too risky to arrest him.

Now a veggie packhouse for JZ's wife as Zumaville grows

Millions more rands are being pumped into the 'first town built by blacks after apartheid'

Zuma family 'enriched by upgrades', says SIU

Former public works minister Geoff Doidge has been blamed by department officials for allegedly putting pressure on them to cut corners in their implementation of the controversial "security upgrading" at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

Scotland's future lies on a knife edge

Polling experts last night said the Scottish independence referendum was "too close to call" as a clutch of surveys gave contradictory pictures of the state of the campaign.

EFF gears up for first 'people's assembly'

Three provinces are giving the Economic Freedom Fighters a headache in the run-up to its first national elective congress in December, but in the other six all is going according to plan, says party leader Julius Malema.

African Bank's 'f*** the poor' man says sorry

Tami Sokutu, who shamed bankers everywhere by dismissing poor people with his "f*** them" comments to the Sunday Times, has apologised - almost a month later.

'MK hero' Kebby not so heroic after all

Angry former Umkhonto weSizwe fighters have accused Kebby Maphatsoe - who almost caused a diplomatic row this week - of being a sell-out who ran away from an ANC military camp.

Horror attack recalled in Marine murder trial

A Former Royal Marine who was killed in a violent attack after a Sharks rugby game was remembered last month at the unveiling of his tombstone in the UK.

WesBank faces whiplash over 'strong-arm' repo practices

Vehicle financier pulled over for 'breaking law' and dodgy tactics

Boy arrested after inferno consumes 60 stray dogs

About 60 dogs on "adoption row" in a Manchester home for stray canines died in a fire that raged through their kennels this week.

SA men take part in Harry's games

Among the 400 wounded soldiers taking part in Prince Harry's Invictus Games in London this week were two South African-born soldiers, one of whom has developed a bond with the prince.

Bloody end for the ruthless criminal with a gentle smile

Fast cars, expensive clothes, guns, money and evading capture. These were the things that Sakhumzi Mvoko lived and ultimately died for.

The future: financial ruin or a return to riches?

Oscar Pistorius left court on Friday inwardly delighted at his acquittal for murder - but outwardly, he claims, destroyed financially.

EFF antics take the biscuit for retailers

Cape Town biscuit maker Mantelli's is at it again. The company's new radio advert pokes fun at parliament and how debates have degenerated to the biscuit level.

Cuba pledges doctors for Ebola

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2400 people, the UN said on Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the West African health crisis.

'Judge Masipa asked the wrong question'

Judge Thokozile Masipa's reasoning in finding Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder has come in for sharp criticism from many in the legal fraternity.

Adding up the ANC's attacks on Madonsela

This year the ANC and its alliance partners have repeatedly attacked the office of the public protector and its incumbent, Thuli Madonsela.

At the Steenkamps' bar, a verdict: 'Dolus what? He killed her and klaar'

The eyes of the world were glued to television screens as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered her verdict, but in Reeva Steenkamp's home town of Port Elizabeth many looked away.

'Frustrating' appeal compounds paralysis

There are times when Andrew Merryweather just needs a hug. But this simple act of comfort is denied to the Capetonian, who was left without "proper physical feeling" following an incident in 2006 when he was involved in a fight with eight schoolboys.

Wine auction matures from simple beginnings

Auctioneer Anthony Barne has a habit of politely asking "are you all done?" before he bangs his gavel for a sale.

Couple win Messi battle

A couple in Argentina have won the right to name their baby after football star Lionel Messi.

King says road paved with bad intentions

Controversial AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has snubbed the government's plan to build a multimillion-rand concrete road to his sprawling palace.

Nat Nakasa's reburial ends tragic chapter

Ndazana Nathaniel Nakasa, the self-proclaimed "Native from Nowhere", has finally been laid to rest on his home soil.

Soft cell for Pistorius if he is sent to prison

Oscar Pistorius is in for a soft landing should he get a jail sentence following his conviction for negligently killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Even defaulters have rights - so don't give in to bullying

Bank collection agents who repossess vehicles from defaulting clients are operating illegally.

Ashes ceremony for SA plane victim

The remains of Cameron Dalziel, the only South African to die in the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine two months ago, will soon be brought home after they were positively identified by DNA tests.

Jests, jousting and jabbering

Gerrie Nel Shows His Softer Side

Opposition gets a say on Mbete's ANC 'bias'

The ANC has agreed to debate an opposition motion of no-confidence in speaker Baleka Mbete in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Kidman grieves for her father

Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore.

Teen cellphone suicides

Two teenage girls in Agartala, northern India, committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using cellphones at school, police said yesterday.

Australia ends great white cull

Australian authorities have ended the shark cull in which 68 of the apex predators were killed over three months.

In Brief

In Brief: A quick summary of international events

Palin clan in boozy brawl

Sarah Palin and her family were reportedly involved in a mass brawl at a snowmobile party that had to be broken up by the police.

SA's Keo hits the floor on top US TV dance show

When most boys were playing soccer on the streets of Mabopane outside Pretoria, Keoikantse Motsepe was in tights, dancing.

The TV reality show with a finale that let us down

For members of the public, the Oscar Pistorius trial was like a reality TV show.

Khulubuse takes 'No 1' as wife in lavish wedding

Khulubuse Zuma, taking after his polygamous uncle President Jacob Zuma, yesterday married one of his four fiancées - Swazi princess Fikisiwe Dlamini.

Watchdog backs Sunday Times against Munusamy

Ranjeni Munusamy - who famously parted ways with the Sunday Times after passing a rejected story on to a rival publication - has lost a complaint to the Press Ombudsman against the newspaper.

Millions to be spent on drive to transform varsities

The government intends paying R140-million a year to ensure transformation comes to South Africa's universities.

Killer's instinct helps fight poaching scourge

A dog called Killer has helped bring two suspected rhino poachers to book.

Black female lawyers 'pour tea, lure clients'

Used as "window dressing" to lure clients and as tea ladies in meetings, black women face a double curse in the legal profession.

Keep wife happy and enjoy life

The secret to a happily married life is keeping the wife happy, according to a study by Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, both in the US.

Rupert 'request' stalls M-Net rhino horn story

Tobacco tycoon Johann Rupert asked Carte Blanche to delay the screening of a documentary last week that apparently raises tough questions about a R232-million lottery donation earmarked for the fight against rhino poaching.

Matter of fact

Correction

'Religious people are not better'

Deeply religious people are not likely to do more good than others, according to a study by two US universities.

We live in a corrosive society, trapped between fear and lawlessness

South Africa is beset by aggression, incivility and the denial of responsibility writes Mark Gevisser

The Pistorius verdict matters because these crimes happen so often today

Many people who feared a failure of justice comparable to OJ Simpson's acquittal are relieved that the Blade Runner has been found guilty of culpable homicide. I am not, writes Deborah Orr

Power Report: Is Kalahari.com too popular for its own good?

Its a fact of life that if you fly high, make grandiose claims and reap the benefits of lofty status, people usually hold you to a higher standard.

The red-carpet revolution that changed our sense of (un)dress

When a 29-year-old Liz Hurley stepped out wearing "that" Versace safety-pin dress, at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral, the world was agog at her daring. That slit! Why, it was almost thigh high. That plunging cleavage-revealing V front. How could she be so brazen?

Coming to terms with an outcome that flattened the national spirit

The collective wail about the Oscar verdict comes from an ancient place where blood must have blood

No Olympian heroism as Oscar fails to man up

Lethal domestic violence is too commonplace to be of national, let alone international, interest. But celebrity elevated Oscar Pistorius above every other man who killed his girlfriend on that Valentine's Day, and every other day before and after.

Verdict an injustice to a nation trying to make a break from its violent past

Judge Masipa's ruling implies that fear of attack in South Africa justifies an extreme reaction- but the country is no more flooded with weaponry than many others writes Tim Butcher

Obama finds few rushing to join anti-Isis coalition

As soon as US President Barack Obama announced his intention to lead a "coalition of the willing" against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or Isis, his core coalition partners began to fidget and reach for the exit door.

'Friends' keeps it in the family

Children worldwide still adore the US sitcom, writes Allison Pearson

Richie seals it for All Blacks

The Springboks' drought against the All Blacks continued on a rainy night, but that they came within a whisker of blowing the lid off the Cake Tin speaks of their courage.

Time to bring buzz back

Excitement still abounds, tickets sold out in a matter of hours - but where are the goals?

Flyhalf Pollard here to stay

The Springboks might have lost, but coach Heyneke Meyer was not down in the dumps after yesterday's 14-10 defeat by the All Blacks.

Young guns knocking on Meyer's door

The Springboks' end-of-year tour will be one of the last opportunities for coach Heyneke Meyer to solidify his squad ahead of next year's World Cup.

Audacious Pumas put the cat among the Super Rugby pigeons

The Pumas have been the fairy-tale story during this year's Currie Cup, second on the standings into the second half of the campaign - but their ambition does not end there.

Johnson's exit a costly exercise for SuperSport

Cavin Johnson turned down a technical director role after it was agreed to terminate the coach's contract at SuperSport United, in a hiring and firing saga that appears to have been an unusually expensive process for the normally frugal club.

Msibi's career is one for the books

Dumisani Msibi had his head in the clouds for a moment after a surprise Bafana Bafana call-up for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria.

Chiefs extend their log lead

Kaizer Chiefs had to shuffle their pack for yesterday's match against the University of Pretoria but still proved too strong as they kept up their 100% start to the season and extended their early-season lead in the standings.

Lions end Province's run

The Golden Lions struck lethally from turnovers to hand Western Province their first Currie Cup defeat of the season in a pulsating game yesterday.

Igesund off to winning start at SuperSport

Gordon Igesund returned to club football after a two-year stint with Bafana Bafana and found it a lot scrappier than the international stage, but earned a victory in his first match as SuperSport United coach in Atteridgeville last night.

Tests on Ajmal's over-extended arm led to ban

Saeed Ajmal's bowling action was more than double the permitted 15-degree extension during his testing by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Cheetahs, Sharks share spoils in humdinger

After the disappointment of the Springbok defeat to the All Blacks, the Cheetahs and the Sharks provided just the right dose of morphine to numb the pain with an intriguing spectacle yesterday.

Scots' referendum triggers outflow

INVESTORS pulled $27-billion out of British financial assets last month - the biggest capital outflow since the Lehman crisis in 2008 - as concern mounted about economic and financial consequences if Scotland leaves the UK.

Return to sender as Post Office staff strike

AS ONE strike ended another started at the beleaguered Post Office this week, threatening to finally drown one of South Africa's oldest ...

Medical licence for BAT nicotine inhaler

A NEW nicotine inhaler to be sold by British American Tobacco (BAT) has been licensed in the UK as a medicinal product, marking the arrival of a novel alternative to the fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes.

Bitter turnaround medicine for Ellerines

MORE than 2800 Ellerines staff may lose their jobs by the end of the year if a dramatic plan to save the embattled furniture business by shutting almost half of its stores goes ahead.

Crisis of relevance for unions

TRADE unions aren't just fighting employers. They're fighting each other as union membership drops - a ...

Would Thuli also be filed under 'too hot to handle'?

IF Thuli Madonsela comes knocking on Nonkululeko Gobodo's door for a job once her terms as public protector ends, will she employ her?

Sasol cuts off cash to Durban oil exploration

SASOL, which is exploring for oil and gas off the Durban coast in partnership with Italy's Eni, has halted spending on the project until there is certainty on a minerals amendment bill.

There's no more shaking the Apple tree

THE announcement this week by Apple that it will shortly release two new iPhone models as well as a smartwatch was surprising only in that there were no surprises.

China forbids MBA freebies

CHINESE officials are rushing to withdraw from executive MBA programmes after the government, as part of a widening anti-corruption campaign, banned them from accepting scholarships.

Accounts of Pikoli row don't add up

Auditing IntegrityNonkululeko Gobodo says her firm does not bow to ANC influence - despite the state contracts

Watch rivals scorn new Apple timepiece

APPLE'S long-awaited smartwatch looks "too feminine" and its design will not stand the test of time, luxury giant LVMH's watch guru has told German media.

Meet tech's new wearable

NOT since Steve Jobs's black turtleneck has a piece of clothing been so talked about after an Apple product unveiling.

Giving back and nurturing talent

How responsible are you with money -are you stingy, careless or too conservative?

Global events drive SA pension fund returns

WHY does it matter what foreign investors think about South Africa? It might come as a surprise, but the fate of our market is increasingly in the hands of overseas investment managers.

SA vineyards make African inroads

SOUTH African wine producers are trying to capitalise on the booming middle-class market in Africa.

But not many seem to have developed ...

Crisis of relevance for unions

Trade unions aren't just fighting employers. They're fighting each other as union membership drops - a skirmish expected to lead to a jump in strike activity as union bosses seek to prove their relevance.
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AngloGold investors revolt

AngloGold Ashanti faces a possible shareholder revolt over its plans for a $2.1-billion rights issue and asset split.

Sasol cuts off cash to Durban oil exploration

Sasol, which is exploring for oil and gas off the Durban coast in partnership with Italy's Eni, has halted spending on the project until there is certainty on a minerals amendment bill.

Return to sender as Post Office staff strike

As one strike ended another started at the beleaguered Post Office this week, threatening to finally drown one of South Africa's oldest institutions in ever-growing piles of undelivered mail.

Bitter turnaround medicine for Ellerines

More than 2800 Ellerines staff may lose their jobs by the end of the year if a dramatic plan to save the embattled furniture business by shutting almost half of its stores goes ahead.

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High noon for Net1 over grants

A SHOWDOWN is looming between Net 1 UEPS Technologies and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini over whether third parties should be allowed to "deduct" money from social grant payments.

Cops delay Telkom CEO's day in court

DELAYS in the police inquiry have stalled a court bid by the man who accused Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko of driving with cloned number plates.

AngloGold investors revolt

ANGLOGOLD Ashanti faces a possible shareholder revolt over its plans for a $2.1-billion rights issue and asset split.

Techno innovations are all in the family

THERE was a golden thread linking the launch of the Apple Watch and iPhones in San Francisco this week and the launch of the Samsung and Sony smartphones and smart watches in Berlin the week before.

Skip the zoo, live it up in London and New York

HOLIDAY months are times to think about whether we would rather be living somewhere else - and there have been plenty of "best city" rankings to aid our reflections.

Rand takes a knock but there's life in it yet

MUCH has been made of the rand's latest slide to a seven-month low against the dollar, and the negative implications this may have for inflation and interest rates.

Casual workers' raw deal hard for unions to address

THE prevalence of labour brokers who provide temporary workers for the labour market remains a thorn in the side of unions.

New 'African Bank' to list by February

A NEW "African Bank" will be listed on the JSE by February, though details remain murky.

Retail power gives Steinhoff muscle

BEFORE Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste presented the furniture group's annual results this week, Eric Ellerine went up to shake hands and congratulate the team on the hefty rise in dividends - up 88% to R1.50 a share.

Musk's end goal is a city on Mars

ELON Musk's SpaceX and Boeing are competing for more than $3-billion (about R33-billion) in funding for the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit.

Steady SABMiller a good bet in emerging markets

SABMILLER continues to rank among the multinationals likely to perform best in emerging markets over the long term.

Kirk's also from the Santam CEO factory

HEARD the one about the Irish brothers who came to South Africa as chartered accountants and became corporate power brokers?

Building a strong third player beats whingeing

CELL C's leadership team must feel like it is on a rollercoaster ride it cannot get off. One moment it is shrieking in delight as its regulator, Icasa, gives it a significant price advantage over its bigger rivals; the next, it is crying out in terror as those benefits are torn away from it.

Currency weakness a bitter pill

RED flags were flying this week over prospects for local manufacturing when the head of one of South Africa's most global companies warned that regulation in local pharmaceutical pricing could impact future availability of some products.

Cash-flush FirstRand is not in a hurry to hoist its flag in every country

FIRSTRAND CEO Sizwe Nxasana has this little R10.2-billion headache.

The problem is the bank has lots of money but cannot find good ...

Coveted Montalcino wine hoax leaves a sour taste

AN ITALIAN wine-consultant-turned-hoaxer sold the equivalent of 220600 fake bottles of the coveted Tuscan Montalcino wine on the wholesale market from 2011 to last year before the police caught up with him.

Investors can't ignore 'non-financial' issues

LAST week, the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness report was released. It rated South Africa third out of 144 countries on the effectiveness of boards and second on protecting the interests of minority shareholders.

Under-fire NUM says it is still blue-collar

THE National Union of Mineworkers says its alliance with the ANC does not mean it has lost touch with the working class.

African Bank board failed everyone

DID African Bank's board fail its shareholders and the public? This is the key question that has emerged since the bank was placed under curatorship last month.

Sasol steams ahead as mining output dips

SA petrochemicals company Sasol reported a 14% increase in full-year earnings, boosted by higher chemical prices and a weaker ...

Yes, we do practise what we preach

LAST week's column expressed the innocuous opinion that there is at least as much to be learnt from personal experience as there is from other people's analysis.

Relax with a glass of 24-carat gold-leaf wine

DUBAI built the world's tallest building, put a ski slope inside a mall and gave its cops a Lamborghini for a police car - so where else would you sell a $150 ( R1645) bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling white wine with flecks of 24-carat edible gold leaf at the bottom?

JSE on flat note, but AngloGold rebounds

SOUTH African share prices ended flat on Friday, but AngloGold Ashanti made up some of this week's sharp losses, triggered by a planned demerger and $2.1-billion rights issue.

Aliens, the CIA and Kebby's tinfoil hat

THERE'S nothing like a cracking conspiracy theory to haul the kooks out of their wormholes in the far corners of the internet.

Rand takes a knock but there's life in it yet

Much has been made of the rand's latest slide to a seven-month low against the dollar, and the negative implications this may have for inflation and interest rates.

Retail power gives Steinhoff muscle

Brfore Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste presented the furniture group's annual results this week, Eric Ellerine went up to shake hands and congratulate the team on the hefty rise in dividends - up 88% to R1.50 a share.

Scotland vote risks 'scary' Asian flight from sterling

Powerful investors across the world have woken up to the possibility that Scotland may vote to break up the UK, with some already preparing defensive action that risks a potentially dangerous flight from sterling and Britain's bond market.

Thrilled by the 'dance' of selling

Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Properties, began his career in confectionery, where, he tells Margaret Harris, he discovered what a good salesman he was.

How to ensure honesty on CVs

It is not only high-profile executives in the public sector who embroider their CVs. More companies are ensuring that all candidates' claims are investigated to pick up instances where they have not been completely truthful about their qualifications.

Giving back and nurturing talent

Buhle Mda, the only female member of the multi-award-winning a cappella group The Soil, tells Jana Marais about investing in young designers and learning to play bass guitar.

Sign Post: Techno innovations are all in the family

There was a golden thread linking the launch of the Apple Watch and iPhones in San Francisco this week and the launch of the Samsung and Sony smartphones and smart watches in Berlin the week before.

The football empire

Millions of South Africans are emotionally enslaved to English Premier League teams they've never seen in the flesh. How did this happen? Sipho Hlongwane investigates the long-range voodoo of the world's biggest league ...

Pilling yourself together

More and more adults are using Ritalin to rein in their wandering minds - whether they have ADHD or not. By Leigh-Anne Hunter
Ndumiso Ngcobo

A noble uncle, recalled with awe

I was at a Sunday family lunch when I heard that my uncle, the poet, Black Consciousness activist and social commentary writer Mafika Pascal Gwala had passed on.

The Conch: DIY? Fine, but don't try it alone

Some people do yoga; others fancy bird watching and Lego's big, too, but I like DIY building.

Chaps, you must delete history

My friend Riaan is in big trouble with his wife. He was at rugby when she called and said he needed to leave immediately and get home fast.

Goggas: Prawn apocalypse

A wise old arthropod knows the shocking truth about why the end is nigh. By Louis Greenberg

Message in a bottle

Some encouraging words planted on a Mauritian beach led to bliss in Devon for this Anglo-South African couple. By Sibongile Mafu

Cutting loose with the suits

A party at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange? Yes, indeed - thanks to Power 98.7.

The last of the breed

It looks like the '60s, it feels like the '60s, but it's totally Generation Y

Bolder & boulder

Funny-shaped rocks are a drug for thoughtful jocks, writes Anton Ferreira

Movies: Crosses to bear

Dark-hearted parable offers laughter in the face of human trauma - and it's brilliant. By Kavish Chetty

Music: Thou shalt not stop thinking

Isaac Slade of The Fray, who hit SA next week, puts the doubt into Christian rock

No easy judgments

Michele Magwood stopped by Ian McEwan's place. They talked about his new novel, creative clicks & Stone Age dogma

Something phishy this way comes

When Kurt Cobain died, he damned all fans of his music to an eternity of unanswered questions.

Simmer down & taste this

A bit of a froth over Master Chef's Mdlankomo, but she's focused on the food

The Big Read: A country song

Mention Georgia and most people think you mean the US state. But, as Paul Ash discovered, the little nation on the Black Sea is beautiful, fascinating and begging to be explored

Accidental Tourists: Phone booths and funny girls

How things have changed for backpackers in the Information Age

My Kind of Holiday: Alex Caige

Alex Caige is the host of the weekend breakfast show on 94.7 every Saturday and Sunday, 7am - 9am.

Peter's Post: Milan to Malta

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

Where in the world?

Tall ships are moored up outside the Royal Naval College this week in London, England.

Agent's Alert! Three days at Victoria falls from R3990 pps

Gateway Travel is offering a dream holiday to the Victoria Falls.

Writers' Block: The new rule and single parents

There is another dimension to the issues raised in your Comment section "Let's not fight over the kids" (August 24), on how the new immigration rules affect children, who must now produce an unabridged birth certificate.

In Transit: Virgin quits Cape Town

Travel news for people on the move

Historical Spots: Some like it Scots

As Scots get set to vote this week on the question of independence from the UK, Oliver Smith names 10 tourist sites for those keen on Scottish history

Hot Spot: His city of Marble

Two thousand years after the death of Rome's first emperor, Harry Mount finds the city he rebuilt still bears the glorious imprint of his reign

Food Destination - Greece: Athens' marvels

Griffin Shea is surprised to find the food as enthralling as the antiquities

Reader's World: Surviving the 'death road'

Jarno Sneyders took his family to Bolivia and travelled a route known as the 'most dangerous in the world'

Weekend Escape: Salt of the earth

Velddrif is crammed with flavour, writes Janine Stephen - and that's not just the bokkoms

A long way from the Front

Tom Rowley learns the truth about a World War 1 naval battle staged on the tranquil waters of Lake Malawi

Local Destination: Karoo state of mind

Chris Marais enjoys a fine example of a growing hospitality trend: the classic farm stay

Yes Chef!

Shaping creative culinary minds across the country, chef schools provide aspiring Jamie Olivers with the necessary credentials for their careers. We spoke to a few leading mentors about what got them started in the industry ...

This week: 14 September 2014

The SA hospitality and tourism industry is one of the country's fastest growing employment sectors - the good news is that we need chefs.

The right stuff

Jackie Cameron made a name for herself as a chef at Hartford House. Now she's opening a culinary school

Kitchen confidence

Dr Diane Abrahams, director of the School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Johannesburg

Carved in stone

Students at HTA school of culinary art obey these 10 commandments

The winning chef: Zwelithini Tshuma

The young Sandton chef rose to the challenge, and triumphed

Hayden is cooking

Travelling around Southern Africa, Hayden Quinn has eaten a smorgasbord of local flavours.

Too many chefs? never

We bring you our guide to the best culinary schools in South Africa

Decapitated victim's mom seeks closure

Minutes after hearing the chilling details of her 39-year-old daughter's brutal decapitation, all Desiree Murugan's mother Ambi wanted was to see her daughter one last time.

Gender inequality a plague in South Asia

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18, according to a United Nations report that lays bare what it calls "glaring inequalities".

This ride is sheer delight for the whole family

Balaji Mohan, who made his directorial debut in Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, returns to the screen with another bilingual film in Tamil and Malayalam.

3D science-fiction movie expected to be a huge hit

Director Vikram Bhatt and the lovely Bipasha Basu have teamed up in the past for super hits in the Raaz franchise.

An inspiring tribute to an Indian boxing hero

Since winning the Miss World pageant in 2000, Priyanka Chopra has become a sensation in Bollywood.

Joburg and Durban - the great divide

"Durban people don't understand how hard we work in Joburg . They think it's all fun and games and money falls into our laps."

Tsogo Sun's selfie event was a happy distraction

For some, selfies are merely silly, embarrassing, ludicrous and foolish image effigies.

Dinner in the dark an enlightening experience

It was a case of the blind leading the artificially blind at Durban's Imbizo conference centre at Sibiya Casino on Saturday night last week.

Bollywood stars raise funds for flood relief

Bollywood A-listers have joined humanitarian efforts to raise funds for the victims of the flooding in Jammu and Kashmir which has claimed at least 215 lives.

Letter: Censorship needed to stop cyber anarchy

A recent article on the Sunday Times's Facebook page about an anti-Indian song and the outcry that was generated, "Anger over anti-Indian hate speech and lyrics", was followed by a throng of racist and unsavoury comments by readers.

Healthy, meat-free dishes can be delicious

Food made good and flexitarianism were the buzz words of a fine-dining taste adventure at Umhlanga's five-star Harvey's recently.

Big cats drool over little dogs

In India's agricultural districts, where leopards prowl at night, it is not livestock that is on the big cats' menu but man's best friend - the dog.

Their love just kept growing stronger

The mutual sparkle in each other's eyes lit the spark for Priyanka and Jerome Govindasamy when they met at work in 2011.

People cry out against spread of gambling

Community members turn up to tell public hearings they do not want machines in their areas.

School will allow religious strings

A private Christian school in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, agreed this week to allow its Hindu pupils to wear religious adornments.

Champion farmer comes to share skills

Indian citizen Sumant Kumar's knowledge of South Africa used to be restricted to Nelson Mandela and cricket.

Girl, 10, sought in retail cash theft

Police are on the lookout for two suspected shoplifters who are believed to have stolen R20000 from a Gateway mall store - one of them a girl aged about 10.

Calls to ban housing project are 'just racism'

Objections to a multibillion-rand development in Rietfontein, east of Johannesburg, have been labelled "racist".

BunnyKats in a quest to save the earth one hop at a time

Two Durban eco-warriors are hoping their bunny mascots will help position Durban as an environment-friendly hub of South Africa.

Interpol's new leading light

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khanhas become the face of Interpol's global campaign against organised crime.

Living a dream and making a difference

Two years ago Kashmir-born Bushera Bashir left a good job in Singapore, packed up her life in a suitcase and bought a ticket to Johannesburg so that she could follow her heart.

Inter-faith vigil to speak against terror

South African Muslims will today lend their voices to a global chorus condemning atrocities committed by terror groups including al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and al-Shabaab.

From novice to queen of the board in just one year

It took Aarti Datharam just one year to go from learning the basics of chess to representing South Africa in an international competition.

Reddy has big plans for world council

Humbled and honoured is how renowned mathematician Professor Daya Reddy feels about becoming the new president-elect of the Paris-based International Council for Science.

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