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MPs stand up to Fifa

Parliament has told Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to ask international soccer controlling body Fifa why it is keeping this country in the dark about its investigations into allegations of match-fixing relating to Bafana Bafana's friendly games ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

'Charge parents of child brides'

Parents who force their daughters into marriage or consent to ukuthwala could face the wrath of the law in future.

Men the slacking champs

Workplace slackers are slowly taking over - and men are better at procrastinating than women.

Another US hostage 'beheaded'

The Islamic State released a video yesterday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over US air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

Tlakula resignation 'overdue'

Embattled Independent Electoral Commission chairman Pansy Tlakula's most ardent detractor has welcomed her "long-overdue resignation", calling it a warning to other "hyenas".

Concourt backs police in race case

After seven years of wrangling, Renate Barnard has lost her legal battle against the SAPS.

Mbete still bullies us in parliament -EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs lived to fight another day when Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete did not suspend them yesterday, as she had threatened after their disruption of parliament on August 21.

Faf fires, SA fizzle

The lightning that dazzled South Africa's display against Australia a week ago did not strike a second time in Harare yesterday, even with Faf du Plessis again raining thunder on the bowlers. Instead, the Aussies avenged their defeat that day with an emphatic win.

Strauss due his chance to start

Adriaan Strauss is overdue a start, and Tendai Mtawarira, Victor Matfield and Morné Steyn's familiarity should earn them a recall when Heyneke Meyer reveals his Springbok team to play Australia today.

Has LVG lost plot on Danny?

The most eye-catching deadline day deal might have been the arrival of Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford but, when you really stop and think about it, the most surprising was the sale of Danny Welbeck to one of Manchester United's rivals.

ANC in trouble if it fails to heed Gordhan's warning

After the general election in April some commentators marvelled at the fact that. despite its lacklustre performance in office, the ANC was still able to win with an impressive - albeit slightly trimmed - majority.

The Big Read: Make my day, witch!

Canelé are hard to bake. They involve beeswax, caramelisation, custard, and French voodoo. But when you get them right they are small golden ziggurats of deliciousness.

It is criminal not to deal with crime

Shortly before my wife, Linda, left for New York, she placed a telephone order with a kosher butcher for the delivery of chickens.

Car sales in slow lane

We are taking as long as possible to pay off our cars.

JD gets debt off its back

Investors in JD Group had an uncle in the share-price business yesterday. The furniture retailer, which owns Joshua Doore, rallied by as much as 6.9% to R24 a share.

Digital Festival: Set to download the future

There will come a time when the dreams of 1980s sci-fi fans are finally realised.

Wild at heart: Eating off the fat of the land

Foliage is Chris Erasmus's take on forest-to-plate eating, writes Kim Maxwell

Bar None: Chocolate bars made with all things nice

When Jane White, 24, got fed up with psychology studies she told her mother she just wanted to bake.

Fast-tracking fame the 'Idols' way

This season of Idols SA has barely warmed up - it is only at the Top 16 stage - but some viewers are already stoking the fires and age is the spark.

Twitter tool shows who rules the roost

At school there is always a pecking order. The most popular kids shape the status quo (read: the blind lead the blind), and the rest simply fall into line.

Angie's dress designed 'for laughter'

Angelina Jolie wore an Atelier Versace dress embroidered with dozens of drawings by the couple's children for her wedding to Brad Pitt.