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World Cup of fraud

After a day of arrests that tore into the heart of international soccer's highest governing body, the question now is who is the high-ranking South African bid committee official the FBI names only as co-conspirator #15.

Zuma's vaudeville act

President Jacob Zuma tore into the opposition parties in parliament yesterday in an off-the-cuff departure from his prepared response in the debate on the Presidency's budget vote.

Rest in peace, in private

Property developers have given Johannesburgers a new way to go out in style - a private cemetery in Nasrec for those who appreciate a little exclusive tranquillity.

SA docs in world-class skin-graft advance

A team of South African doctors has made medical history by devising a cheap and effective way to grow skin for burn victims.

New dawn for Nigeria?

Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in as Nigeria's next president tomorrow - and he has a daunting to-do list after promising wholesale change during elections two months ago.

'Domestic Violence Act given a black eye'

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega must answer why only one police station out of 156 checked complied with the Domestic Violence Act.

Blatter on a platter?

Surely this was the ultimate expression of Fifa democracy in action: seven leading executives, who had converged on Zurich in the expectation of another week of convivial expense-padding, being escorted off their five-star premises by plainclothes police under the cover of giant bedsheets.

Puma power pays off

It used to be that the Griquas were the strongest undercards in South African rugby, but the Pumas might have wrested that tag in the past few seasons.

Darkest day that could end well for world soccer

Yesterday might well go down in history as football's darkest day.

The Big Read: No victors on this 'V day'

Monday, June 1, is "V Day". This is not shorthand for victory in war but represents the brave new world of South Africa's latest visa regime for foreign tourists.

Hunger gone in our lifetime, says UN

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its annual report yesterday.

SARS always gets its man - 92% of the time, anyway

The SA Revenue Service has over the past financial year achieved a 92% conviction rate in cases it had handed over for prosecution, including tax and customs-related crimes.

I've seen the future and, believe it or not, it works

These are boom times for the prophets of doom. South Africa has gone pear-shaped.

We've arrived: Please don't call us trendy

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce hate the word "trendy". After 30 years in business, they say they're most interested in honing their craft and making clothes that transcend the whims of fashion.

I love my shop: Hello Tiger! Swedish fashion chain to earn its stripes in Hyde Park

Tiger of Sweden opened its new concept store in Hyde Park last week. Lauren Greaves, marketing manager of the Tiger of Sweden brand in South Africa, spoke to Andrea Nagel.

Fifty cows for Malia Obama

A Kenyan lawyer has offered US President Barack Obama 50 cows and other livestock in exchange for his 16-year-old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a news report said.

US storm sinks Noah's big premiere

South Africa's golden boy Trevor Noah has been caught up in a storm - literally.

Please call our love-struck teacher, Swift asked

A US teacher obviously has a bit of a crush on Taylor Swift - he has promised his class that, if he gets a phone call from her, he'll cancel their final exams.