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Drug shortages killing patients

In April, Dorcas Thokoane, 46, could walk to the 12 Apostles Church, in Moroka North, Soweto, 10 minutes from her home.

All roads lead to Jozi

Ten thousand - that's how many people move into Johannesburg every month, according to the city's mayor, Parks Tau.

Blood test to detect all cancers

A simple blood test has been developed that could provide the key to detecting all forms of cancer.

'Not on our doorstep'

First it was the tolling of the road over the scenic Chapman's Peak that had residents of the Cape Peninsula up in arms. But, after months of complaining, they have learned to live with the change.

'I ask you with all my heart. Stop!'

Pope Francis made an unscripted plea for peace in Gaza during his weekly Vatican address yesterday.

Food to give you creeps

Kinshasa's Gambela market has insects for every occasion - from white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and termites.

The Shark of Messina wins Tour

Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani yesterday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race.

Baxter, Vlad V ready to play ball with Mashaba

New Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba has received backing from the coaches of two of South Africa's biggest clubs.

A long day at the crease

Ninety-Eight overs is a long time in Test cricket, especially on the last day of a match in which the opposition have picked their bowlers well, and when you need only a draw to clinch the series.

Death certificate should cite 'State incompetence'

People are dying every day in South Africa because government hospitals do not have stocks of the medication needed to keep them alive.

The Big Read: One giant leap of faith

I have at home a copy of Life magazine that is one week short of 45 years old. On the cover is an astronaut in his stubby, backpacked white suit that now seems simultaneously so sweetly old-fashioned yet somehow still futuristic.

Gold Cup: it's a real LSD trip

Racing wouldn't be racing without hard-luck stories. It's a hurly-burly game with heavyweight athletes battling it out at high speed, using acceleration, balance and muscularity.

Tragedies KO airline

Malaysia Airlines is likely to change its name as part of a radical overhaul following two major tragedies within six months.

Exports to Africa boost SA economy

Exports to other African countries are helping the South African economy, which has been under-performing in the past five years.

Not music as Bose sues Beats over patents

Beats Electronics, the headphones maker bought by Apple for $3.2-billion in May, is being sued by Bose over claims it has infringed patents on noise-cancellation technology.

Some of my best friends are sadomasochists but...

The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that a film has turned you on.

Vampire Facials: Beauty is blood deep

Depending on how you feel about needles, the new cosmetic craze will either horrify you, or appeal to your desire to be forever young.

Eating Up: Obsessed with healthy eating? Beware, you may be sick

If you switch on your TV or open a magazine, chances are it will only be a short while until you come across someone encouraging you to be healthy, to eat better.

Comic relief for geeks

Tens of thousands of comic book and science-fiction fans, many dressed like their favourite fantasy characters, descended on San Diego, California, at the weekend for the annual Comic Con fair, at which the industry reveals its plans for the coming year.

Rappers don't do 'humble'

Not one for modesty, rapper AKA believes that his new album, Levels, is "the album of the year".

Cocksure doctors give man the unkindest cut

A man in the US has filed a malpractice suit against doctors he says removed his penis without his consent during a circumcision.