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Gupta mansion rezoning row

The controversial decision by the Johannesburg City Council to approve the Gupta family's application for the rezoning of the property on which their mansion stands is to be reviewed by the newly elected DA administration.

Varsities grind to a halt across country

Several universities around the country remained closed yesterday because of student protests.
A new large-scale study has revealed what researchers believe to be the maximum time an individual can sit each day before it starts to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Graduates are not packing for Perth

Despite a turbulent political landscape and tough economic times, South Africa's professionals, from doctors and dentists to engineers and lawyers, don't want to pack for Perth.

'Black tax' blocks road to success for many employed South Africans

"Black tax" is one of the factors preventing many South Africans from reaching their dreams.

Donald's got nothing on Hlaudi

There's something alluring about Hlaudi Motsoeneng. If you ask him what it is, he'll probably say: "I'm Hlaudi Motsoeneng, baby."

Tax lure for future city skyscraper king

Wealthy investors eyeing a lucrative tax incentive are queueing to buy apartments in what will become Cape Town's tallest building.

Abused doctors 'must be protected'

Junior doctors who are victimised at work or subjected to unfair labour practices can report abuses without fear.

Tag tussle in 'paedo' case

The Department of Correctional Services is pulling out all stops to prove that alleged British paedophile Nigel Lee Tucker tampered with his electronic monitoring device and is a flight risk.

First three-parent baby 'revolutionary'

The world's first three-parent baby has been hailed as "a huge deal" for the future of reproduction.

Teenager wins top prize at Google fair

Johannesburg teenager Kiara Nirghin's drought-busting idea using avocado and orange peels has earned her the grand prize at the Google Science Fair.

Peres sought peace, a dream that's fast fading

Shimon Peres, who died yesterday aged 93, strove for peace with the Palestinians with the Oslo accords he helped negotiate more than two decades ago, but his dream is rapidly fading.

Chiefs find mojo

Three wins in a row brings a hint of confidence to Kaizer Chiefs as was the case last night in their 2-0 Premier Soccer League victory against Free State Stars.

Can Boks change direction?

After a sobering Rugby Championship defeat to the All Blacks in Christchurch, the wounded Springboks have had a fortnight to refocus ahead of their penultimate home Test of the year against the Wallabies in Pretoria.

Tahir welcomes Oz onslaught

Australia's aggressive approach towards spin on their recent tour of Sri Lanka saved their bacon in the limited-overs component of their trip.

A blow and a win for Halep

Simona Halep reached the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open in China yesterday despite being knocked dizzy and forced to retire from a doubles match a day earlier.

Next on the 'bung' sting list is ...

As Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following disclosures about his conduct, the Football Association faced a separate crisis over the alleged bribery of managers.

In the Guptas' house there are many mansions

When we think of state capture, allegations of the wealthy Gupta family using friendship with President Jacob Zuma to generate profits and exert influence spring to mind.

The Big Read: So you want to be elected president?

To the outsider, the US elections present an absurd spectacle. How can a billionaire businessman who calls Mexicans rapists, routinely insults women, stereotypes black Americans, admires the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, threatens to bar Muslims from entering the country and to kill the families of terrorists, become a presidential candidate?

All a-jitter: wither Twitter?

With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service - which has long struggled to define its core purpose - might end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions, depending on who buys it.

Spilling the beans: The super-duper superette

My favourite superette, Eastern Temptations, keeps getting better and better. Initially stocked with produce of an Indian bent, the expanded shop now offers an ever-increasing range of both Indian flavoured goods and general produce.

Hungry for Shoprite

It would be a "natural development" for international retail group Steinhoff to take over Shoprite, Africa's biggest supermarket chain, South African retail tycoon Christo Wiese says.

Top shipping firms probed for collusion

The Competition Commission searched the premises of six of the world's leading shipping companies, including AP Moeller-Maersk, as part of an investigation into allegations that they colluded to fix cargo rates between Asia and South Africa.

Acne sufferers 'likely to live longer'

Spotty teenagers may have the last laugh over their peers with perfect skin after research found that those who suffer from acne are likely to live longer.

What we learned: Hot looks for cool seasons

South African Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2017 previewed next year's cooler seasons trends. Furs (usually fake), off-the- shoulder evening wear, the return of metallics, and lace popped up in some collections. Here's what we learned.

Rearguard action: This is the bottom line

Bootylicious woman can and will be as fashionable as the rest - and a black, up-and-coming designer has found inspiration in her own "black bottom".

Behind the seams: Notes from backstage

The average fashion show lasts seven minutes. Seven minutes of forming snap judgments about garments that you can't even see properly as they whip past on beautiful people you can't help noticing more than the clothes. Seven minutes of distraction and then it's over.

'Skollie' carries SA's hopes to the Oscars

South Africa is planning on sending a skollie to the Oscars.

Playboy's 'badass' Muslim pin-up girl

Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism.

Riri out the blocks with Puma show

Before she even set foot on the Paris catwalk yesterday singer Rihanna was making headlines with her second collection for Puma, sending supermodel Gigi Hadid sprinting off in a pair of stiletto sneakers.
U.S. singer Madonna attends the world premiere of 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' in London

Madonna joins naked voting club

It's often said that politics in the US are rather more glamorous than those in the UK. They have The West Wing and Netflix's House of Cards, the UK has The Thick of It and the original House of Cards.

Dylan revisits 1966

Bob Dylan is releasing a 36-CD box-set of his 1966 world tour, a controversial series of concerts that followed the folk great's shock decision to go electric.