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Medicines nightmare: Drugs can take years to be approved by regulator

The sick are paying inflated prices for treatments and are being denied access to new drugs because approval for their use in this country is being held up in a regulatory backlog that amounts to a bureaucratic disaster.

Super sleuth signs off: Ex-cop Piet Byleveld dies at 67

Veteran former police detective Piet Byleveld died in a Johannesburg hospital yesterday after being diagnosed with cancer about two months ago.

Parents shut out of alleged sex-pest teacher's bail hearing

A Durban father whose teenage daughter allegedly received nude images and sexually suggestive messages from her schoolteacher was left fuming and disappointed when he was excluded from a bail application for the man in the Durban Magistrate's Court yesterday.

ANC puts on show in Nquthu as poll arrives after bumpy ride

Voting stations for the highly anticipated by-election in the northern KwaZulu-Natal municipality of Nquthu opened at 7am yesterday.
Johannesburg skyline

Jozi vows to fix billing foul-up

The City of Johannesburg has announced a "serious failure" in the processing of more than 500000 of its customer statements for April.

KZN killers strike again

An ANC ward councillor has been killed in Umzimkhulu, in southern KwaZulu-Natal, only a month after the murder of the town council's speaker.

Police grab gang at cleansing ceremony

A gang of heavily armed men - whom the police say orchestrated a spate of crimes in KwaZulu-Natal - were collared in a police swoop during a traditional cleansing ceremony.
Light illuminates Mount Everest during sunset in Solukhumbu district also known as the Everest region

Saray's third Everest attempt blown off course

Saray Khumalo is determined to become the first black African woman to reach the top of Mount Everest, after her two previous attempts failed.

ANC man hopes film provides great escape

One of the most daring prison escapes in South Africa's history will be immortalised in film, but the hero just hopes it will make it to the big screen.

Retailers urged to follow Woolworths’ lead and remove sweets from checkout points

The health department has urged retailers to follow Woolworths' lead and remove sweet treats from their checkout points‚ saying consumers need all the help they can get to make healthier food choices.

Hlaudi fails in bid to stop his SABC disciplinary hearing

Hlaudi Motsoeneng's case in the Labour Court was dismissed on Wednesday afternoon with him being ordered to pay the costs.

Man killed defending girlfriend from gang of rapists

A man was killed on Friday evening as he tried to fend off a gang of men attempting to rape his girlfriend.

Baxter's salary is 'no one's business'

New Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is either earning the same or less than his predecessor, Shakes Mashaba, SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has intimated.
Formula One - F1 - Monaco Grand Prix

F1 drivers are worried about new kerbs at Monaco

Top drivers set to race in this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix yesterday expressed fears that new kerbs around the swimming pool complex section of the demanding city course could be dangerous.

Fantastic leader for competitive Bok squad

The third Springbok training camp held in Johannesburg in preparation for next month's three-Test series against France was an enjoyable experience.

Malcolm Marx yet to commit his immediate future to South African rugby

He is in a position to cement his place in the Springbok starting line-up‚ but Malcolm Marx is yet to commit his immediate future to South African rugby.

Hunt sweats his heroes

If you thought Gavin Hunt would take it easier on his men at Bidvest Wits on the training ground now that they have become Absa Premiership champions, you would have been mistaken.

When it comes to clay courts, Bruno has seen it all

Bruno Slastan has been first on court at the French Open on every day the tournament has hosted since 1989, using all his experience to prepare the world's most celebrated clay surfaces for five hours before play starts.

The Big Read: It's time for talking tough on racism, sexism

It is so disheartening to witness the relentless display of racism and sexism in our educational institutions. From the display of Nazi symbolism in posters on the campus of the University of Stellenbosch to the student posters depicting women as sexual objects at the University of Pretoria, there is no shame in these young men.

Manchester attack shows futility of the 'war on terror'

The suicide bomber attack on concert-goers in Manchester is ghastly and reminds us of the futility of the West's "war on terror".
A salesman walks past the Chevrolet cars of General Motors, kept on display inside a showroom in Ahmedabad, India, April 30, 2015.

General Motors pull-out has workers worried sick

General Motors SA's suppliers, workers and the charities it sponsors are starting to wake up to the effects of the automotive giant's abrupt notice of its withdrawal from this country.

Art for the man in the street

Owning a Monet or Rembrandt is out of reach for all but the richest investors.
The Wider Image: Printing prosthetics in Taiwan

In the age of DIY bionics: Engineer 3D prints cheaper prosthetic arm

After losing his right forearm in a factory accident, Chang Hsien-Liang tried several artificial limbs but he was never satisfied.

For love of a transgender child

For months in the Lemay home, the same phrase was repeated over and over by their troubled young child, barely more than a toddler, who showed growing signs of depression.

5 ways to spot the difference between a hipster & a geek chic stylista

According to trend forecaster Dion Chang, the look you should be after is geek chic. But haven't hipsters flown this fashion flag for the last 10 years? So what's the difference?
2017 Billboard Music Awards – Show - Las Vegas

Why Cher is NOT mutton dressed as lamb

It's rare that Gwen Stefani is upstaged. But the chanteuse didn't stand a chance when she presented the Icon Award to Cher on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Rugs to riches: local designer upcycles vintage carpets into high-end handbags

When she isn't running with her dog or hiking, Jessi-Jean Havemann is making her ethically designed Balthazaar bags and cushions. She believes that anyone can have an impact with the right approach and a good idea.
Yummy Nutella buns.

How to make yummy Nutella buns

Turn an easy bun recipe into something really special with swirls of soft hazelnut chocolate spread
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