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Relax kids: Now it's 2+2 = 5

The Department of Basic Education is setting pupils up for failure, say education experts who have slammed the department's decision to pass pupils who get only 20% for mathematics in Grades 7 to 9.

Cape's soaring success

Cape Town International Airport is to reach a milestone in the next few weeks - 10 million passengers in a year for the first time.

Tears roll at service for gospel hitmaker

A few minutes before being whisked away from her late husband's memorial service, gospel star Sfiso Ncwane's widow, Ayanda, was overcome by emotion.

Ford fans the flames of outrage

The only way the family of 33-year-old Reshall Jimmy could identify his body after he died trapped inside his burning 2014 Ford Kuga SUV was through a DNA sample from his brother.

Parliament lauds Madonsela & Co

Parliament yesterday bade farewell to heads of four chapter 9 institutions and applauded them for the role they played in advancing democracy.

Bail denied to coffin pair

As the magistrate began explaining his decision not to grant bail to the two men accused of kidnapping her son and placing him in a coffin, Lonea Mlotshwa felt like she might faint.

Teens changing the world one byte at a time

Fifteen-year-old Nomusa Soza wants to build a long career for herself in technology while challenging stereotypes in a male-dominated industry.

Now SPCA has the whip hand

The Constitutional Court, in a unanimous judgment, has ruled that the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has the statutory power to institute private prosecutions.

Ex-Safa president gets Fifa red card

Former SA Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani has been banned for five years by the Fifa ethics committee from all football-related activities

Tongue-in-cheek job ad to 'replace' Rosberg

Mercedes posted a tongue-in-cheek job advertisement yesterday as they seek a replacement for newly retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg.

Another South African stars for England

Batsman Keaton Jennings said scoring a century for England on his debut against India yesterday had been a "dream come true" after waking up a bag of nerves.
Football Soccer - Kashima Antlers v Auckland City - FIFA Club World Cup Match - First Round

Downs vs Japan's 'Chiefs'

Mamelodi Sundowns will have to overcome not only the reigning Japanese League champions for a place in the semifinals of the Club World Cup, but also fervent home support.

'Parent' responsible for thousands of kids is failing them

What do you do when your child fails at a task? Do you make the task less difficult? Do you remove it? Or do you find a way to help your child gain the skills necessary to succeed?

The Big Read: Magic is alive, my friends

It's Christmas time, and although I'm not a believer, I make a concerted effort to suspend any latent Grinchness at this time of year.

Better news for SA's economy in 2017

The South African economy will pick up next year as commodity prices rise and a historic drought eases, according to the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll, but it is still short of the necessary investor confidence to grow faster.
Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen

'Jumpman' Jordan gets his name back

Basketball mega-star Michael Jordan won part of his trademark suit against a China-based sportswear company yesterday , following a years-long struggle for control over the rights to his Chinese name.
Cast member Brad Pitt poses on the red carpet at the premiere of

Pitt's bid to hush up Jolie divorce details fails

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt's request to seal court documents in his high-profile custody and divorce proceedings involving actress Angelina Jolie was rejected by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday.

Series: The terrible mundanity of the first US nuclear family

The opening title card reads, "766 days before Hiroshima", but there's so much dust swirling around in the opening frames of Manhattan, the new drama series starting on M-Net Edge this evening (DStv channel 102), it's as if we're glimpsing the aftermath of that cataclysmic event.

Kirk hits a century

Kirk Douglas turns 100 today and in celebration he and his wife, Anne, are releasing a book in May. It's called Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood.