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Fire licks at history

One of the most valuable museum exhibits in the country, including treasured bottles of wine and 17th-century artefacts, was bundled onto bakkies to save it from the inferno that continued to sweep through the Cape Peninsula yesterday.

Lesotho has new leader

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has effectively been booted out of power after opposition parties formed a coalition.

It's naval-gazing season

It's not unusual for Cape Town to be filled with Brits and Germans at any time of the year, especially summer. But they don't normally arrive on warships.

Farm limits to be 'negotiated'

A proposal by the government to limit farms to 12000ha is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to press ahead with the redistribution of land to black farmers, Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana said yesterday.

Things we lost - and gained - in the fire

It's midnight in Noordhoek and the mountains above Muizenberg are burning. The air is smoky. My two cats are uneasy.

A drink a day makes you pretty

If you worry about the effect your daily glass of wine is having on your looks, it's time to relax, because scientists have revealed that alcohol makes you beautiful.

Chiefs on course

Kaizer Chiefs laughed aside claims of potential panic in the Absa Premier Soccer League title race to restore a double-digit gap at the top of the standings as they beat Ajax Cape Town 1-0 at FNB Stadium last night.

Pakistan look to pin SA back

South Africa's fast bowlers are the baddest men in the whole damn World Cup town, badder than old King Kong, and meaner than junkyard dogs.

African Hunt abandoned

Wits University coach Gavin Hunt made it clear where his priorities lay between competing in Africa and gunning for the domestic Absa Premiership title after his side's 1-0 PSL victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday night.

Lesotho stability impossible under current dispensation

A new leadership will take over in Lesotho after the national elections on Saturday. But, if truth be told, nothing much will change except the portraits hung in parliament and in government buildings.

The Big Read: It's all fun and Games until the economy gets hurt

Nobody likes a wet blanket, or to have rain on their parade. But there was no shortage of negative blowback to Monday's front page story in this newspaper.

Please comrades, let the Games not begin

Sometimes I wonder about the goings on in this fishing village I call home.

Naspers gets busy in Nigeria

Naspers plans to use new products and services to attract more customers to its $58-a-month pay-TV offering in Nigeria as a weaker naira increases costs.

Fashionably Late: Clothes for the coNNoisseur

To celebrate the revamp of her brand, music and style icon Nhlanhla Nciza - from the well- known South African band Mafikizolo - will be showing the evolution of her clothing label NN Vintage at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg.

Next Generation: Millennials take a sharp turn on the runway

Everybody's (least) favourite trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort, stood in a darkened foyer at the University of Johannesburg and told her flock of onlookers that the future of fashion will be in the hands of younger, smaller brands.

Design Minded: Shape of things to come

There was a lot to see at the DI Expo, including the "most beautiful object in South Africa" nominations and various exhibition stands from African countries including Senegal and Kenya.

Khuli Chana fires back

At the end of Khuli Chana's new music video for 9 Shots -the song that relives the night he was shot by police pursuing a kidnapper on October 28, 2013 - Lady Justice removes the blindfold from her eyes.

Mom and Dad are now Big Brother

Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Is your eight-year-old making unauthorised detours to the sweet shop after school? Chill.

Behind bars to front of camera

A smooth criminal whose hot mugshot melted the hearts of female admirers looks set for fame in the fashion industry.