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Gay dads' big break

Gay men who "have a baby" born by a surrogate mother are entitled to paid maternity leave.

'Salary cap a lethal blow'

A call to cap the salaries of senior municipal officials has deepened the division between the government and the SA Local Government Association.

Old-school names to go

Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer appealed to schools yesterday to change their name if they were reminiscent of the apartheid era.

Pilot's kamikaze mission

A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appeared to be deliberate intent to crash, a French prosecutor said.

One Direction arrive minus one pretty boy

Teenage girls across South Africa aren't sure whether to laugh or cry after news that British boy band One Direction has arrived in South Africa - without pretty boy Zayn Malik.

Looking for a slice of the custard pie

Somewhere inside you - buried beneath the bills you pay and the office outfits and having a boss - there is a little boy or a little girl who loves custard.

Shaky times for Bafana

Thanks to the SABC blackout on Wednesday night, Shakes Mashaba was not under the microscope in Bafana Bafana's away 3-1 thumping of Swaziland at the Somhlolo Stadium.

Smith's golden touch steers Australia to final

Steve Smith was the man of the match and the man of all the crucial moments as Australia downed defending champions India by 95 runs to reach the World Cup final yesterday.

Acid test for Pollard against Carter

We will again see a master-versus -pupil showdown when the Bulls take on the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld tomorrow night.

Ebola: World was slow to act but excelled when it did

On Monday, a year after the start of the outbreak of Ebola that ravaged west Africa, killing more than 10 000 people and infecting at least 25 000 others, Médecins Sans Frontières launched a blistering attack on the tardy international response to the epidemic.

The Big Read: Unravel history, don't erase it

There are few things more painful than reading the contorted reasoning of Rhodes Scholars as well as Mandela Rhodes Scholars justifying the fact that they benefited from the estate of the Victorian colonialist even as they are now required to spit in his face.

ANC built the dependency monster

President Jacob Zuma said this week that South Africans tend to exaggerate the extent of their problems while they wait for government to do everything for them instead of helping themselves.

Rates steady as inflation starts to bite

South Africans should count themselves lucky the interest rate was kept unchanged yesterday.

We can end this the Madiba way

In 2002 Nelson Mandela made a counter-intuitive decision that took my breath away. Little did I know that it was soon to alter my own working life fundamentally.

Giving Directions: Take a spare pair of knickers

Big Concerts, the promoters of tomorrow's One Direction event at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium, have issued a set of "safety and security rules" for concert-goers.

Hammy Time: Rock finally finds a role he can riff on

Chris Rock's last outing as a director was 2007's I Think I Love my Wife, an occasionally funny but generally misguided remake of a film by French director Eric Rohmer.

Jazz keeps cats purring

The saxes will be playing and 30000 music fans will be swaying when the 16th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival gets under way today.

Lamar's 'Butterfly' floats to top

Rapper Kendrick Lamar topped the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for the first time, as his latest album became the second-biggest seller of the year so far.

James May talks about quitting TV

James May says he might quit TV and the car business altogether now that colleague Jeremy Clarkson has been kicked off Top Gear.