'Jacob Zuma living in a world of his own'

President Jacob Zuma, who said he could not stop the prosecution of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan because his interference would drive the country "closer to [becoming] a banana republic", has an "incredible ability to ignore the public mood".

Cape varsity descends into nightly war zone

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Bellville campus exploded into a war zone yesterday.

'Bloated education system too expensive'

South Africa is not prioritising education, resulting in the university crisis that has led to disruptions on campuses across the country for more than a month, Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said.

'Human error' may have caused train crash

"Human error" might have caused Monday's Metrorail accident in which one person was killed and almost 250 others were injured.

Tap pensions to fund fees shortfall - EFF

As higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande once again outlined why free higher education for all was not a possibility, the EFF proposed a retirement fund levy to fund the country's fees shortfall.

No more bursaries for 'good girls'

Uthukela municipality will no longer be offering university bursaries to virgins.

Zuma can't 'save' advocates

The courts will save advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi from further disgrace - not an inquiry instituted by President Jacob Zuma into their fitness to hold office.

Bank says no finance to captive lion trade

Operators of canned lion hunts and traders in exotic pets should not expect any financial assistance from Nedbank.

There's a killer on the road

More than a year after car safety seats for children became compulsory, South Africans continue to put their young ones at risk.

Sweden rejects 'dop' system

A storm is brewing in the Swedish parliament over the controversial stocking of South African wine.

Seto outclasses Chad again

Chad le Clos suffered his third consecutive short-course 200m butterfly defeat to Japan's Daiya Seto yesterday - this time in the Tokyo leg of the World Cup series.

Pitso finds destiny on a cool Egyptian night

YOU don't have to be a Sundowns fan to share the elation of the team's Sunday night triumph. Or a Cheetahs supporter to celebrate the unbeaten run in the Currie Cup by the Cinderellas of South African rugby.
 From left, Mzikayise Mashaba, Anthony Laffor, Teko Modise and Tebogo Langerman during Mamelodi Sundowns' training session ahead of the 2016 CAF Champions League Final between Zamalek and Sundowns at the El Borg Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt on 22 October 2016 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

New CAF rules catch Platinum Stars offside

South Africa will not be allowed a third team in next year's African Champions League because the Confederation of African Football has changed the rules to limit participation to just two teams from one country.

Aussie great comes to praise Steyn

You wouldn't expect an Australian to say something like this: "Dale Steyn is just coming back from an injury but he's the class act that all fast bowlers of this generation aspire to be like."

Ronaldo back on form soon, says Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane does not understand why some fans have turned on Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portugal striker struggles to end a barren streak.

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

The keenly awaited question time with President Jacob Zuma in the National Council of Provinces has come and gone. What did it tell us about the state of the nation - and the state of the president - as ANC political infighting erupts into the open?

Spilling the beans: Try this super sun-dried tomato recipe for thighs

RETRO TOMATOES: Many things from the 1990s are best left behind: hair scrunchies, the music of Ace of Base, and chilli-laced chocolate desserts to name a few.

Balancing act for Pravin

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces a tough balancing act today when he unveils a mid-term budget meant to boost the ailing economy and show his looming fraud case is not distracting him.

Nasty, brutish and short

Broken Tusk stands firm, ears flapping in anger. The six-ton elephant refuses to budge, jealously guarding his bales of lucerne.

City stays: Playing all the angles

Johannesburg's newest urban bolthole, QSL at 44 Stanley, is a chic amalgamation of industrial luxury.

Restaurant review: A pint of the best, thanks

Tucked neatly underneath David Higgs' latest ode to culinary grandiloquence in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is a cheery little restaurant that's managed to repackage elements of township cool into something more palatable for the suburban crowd.

Bar code: Posh spot is intoxicating

Gone are the days when you could sidle up to a bar and ask for a beer - nowadays it's about what kind of artisanal ingredients you can find swirling around in your beverage. Once you become accustomed to this fact, you'll realise that The Landmark bar is a treasure.

New Club: Industry in the name of fun

Dahlings, you just have to get there.

Bottle of the week: This fruit bomb is a classy act

Doran Family Vineyards Incipio 2014

African rap musos produce new beat

The African music revolution may not be getting the airtime it deserves, but you are likely to hear it in the hip-hop lyrics in which local artists are collaborating with others on the continent.
Cast member Cumberbatch poses for a portrait while promoting the movie

Cumberbatch unlocks new Marvel universe

The latest superhero to dominate the big screen, Doctor Strange, is taking Disney's Marvel universe in an unconventional direction, says Benedict Cumberbatch.