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'No brand is above the law'

Carmaker Ford had to be threatened with an ultimatum to make it take action - "Either you sort out your combusting Kuga SUVs or we will".
BEST, WORST OF TIMES: Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report laid bare the state of leadership in 2016 Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

Madonsela 'worried' about who runs SA

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela says some of the information she uncovered during investigations for her State of Capture report have made her "worried" about who runs this country.

Teenager survives shocking tragedy

Just two years ago, a Cape Town teenager lost his father to brain cancer.

ASA sinks teeth into Aquafresh

It has been exposed in a battle of toothpastes that when it comes to protecting your pearly whites Aquafresh Complete Care is not necessarily better than other brands, as suggested in an advert.

Arts school puts energy into green alternatives

"Greening" is an art at Chistlehurst School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

Inequality still the curse of SA

The total net wealth of only three billionaires in South Africa is equivalent to the total wealth of the poorest half of the population, says an Oxfam report released yesterday.

Principal aghast at his phoney college bust

A principal of an unaccredited college in Johannesburg got the shock of his life yesterday when Department of Higher Education and Training officials paid him a visit and declared his college bogus.

No resting place for the dead in Mosul

When four rockets crashed into his east Mosul home in November, Abu Abdel Malik's 60-year-old step-mother was killed instantly. But she wasn't properly buried for more than a month.

PSL plays it safe, prolongs season

The Premier Soccer League has officially extended the end of the Absa Premiership season to June 17 and pushed the Nedbank Cup final to June 24 as it tries to cram in the remaining 2016-2017 fixtures.
THE PLAYERS Championship - Round One

Bad back may interfere with Rory's goals

Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open play-off defeat by England's Graeme Storm on Sunday.

Heated moments

World No1 Andy Murray was tested and Stan Wawrinka lost his cool as the big names struggled on a hot first day at the Australian Open yesterday.

DRC trump Morocco as Ivory Coast and Togo draw

Democratic Republic of Congo's Junior Kabananga struck early in the second half to earn a 1-0 win for his country over Morocco in their opening Africa Nations Cup match in Oyem, Gabon, last night.

Please bring our comrade Mohamed back home safely

Today our hearts go out to the family of Shiraaz Mohamed, the South African photographer working with the Gift of the Givers to document the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Syria, who has been abducted.

The Big Read: The past is not what it was

On most days the elderly woman sits and watches the world from her balcony, waving to people she knows, peering at people she doesn't.

Fear nothing but phobia itself

The language of phobia is so common today that we scarcely give it a second thought.

Book Marks: Bitter truth about sugar

Here's the female Jack Reacher in a thrilling new debut. Sam Wylde, a Close Protection Officer, looks after the rich and powerful, like the Sharifs, Pakistani textile tycoons with a few dark secrets of their own. Equal parts domestic angst, pulp action and very unladylike behaviour.

Meagre economic growth forecast

The South African economy might struggle to muster growth of more than 1% this year, the International Monetary Fund said in a report published yesterday.

Foschini sales up on UK division

The Foschini Group posted better than expected Christmas sales, buoyed by its recent UK acquisitions, sending its shares up 6% to a 20-month high.

Maputo skips on R820m interest on bond

Mozambique said yesterday it would miss a $60-million (about R820-million) interest payment on a 2023 bond due this week, as its economic crisis deepens over hidden debt, a fall in commodity prices and a cut-off in aid.

Pound pushed lower in face of hard Brexit

Britain's pound took another hammering yesterday following reports that Prime Minister Theresa May was ready to take the country out of the European Union abruptly - in a so-called "hard Brexit".
Angry Birds movie main character Red is pictured during the premier in Helsinki

Rovio in flight to London after 'Angry Birds' brand flop

Finnish mobile games and animation company Rovio Entertainment said yesterday it was stepping up its hunt for new hit games by opening a studio in London to focus on new multiplayer games that would not rely on the firm's Angry Birds brand.

Depp shells out $7m to split from Heard

Film star Johnny Depp's tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalised on Friday, ending the couple's marriage after months of highly publicised claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail.