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Weekend blackouts

The energy regulator's blunt refusal to grant Eskom a tariff increase will hit South Africans hard, especially at weekends.

Shot set off stampede

The tavern in Cape Town where six people died in a stampede allegedly sold alcohol to children who were celebrating the end of mid-year exams, and neither did it ask to see IDs at the entrance.

Lesotho on brink again

Lesotho's newly elected government is on the brink of collapse after the assassination of the army's former commander and the flight of ex-prime minister Tom Thabane and his coalition party members to South Africa.

'Eyesore' to be bulldozed

The "monstrosity" that is the controversial nine-storey block of flats on Durban's Berea should be demolished, the Durban High Court ruled yesterday.

Only a 'cissie' is a real man

So you call yourself a man?

Wages of 'sin' is an inquiry

The vice-president of UCT's student representative council may face an investigation for calling gay marriage a "sin".

Meyer's tricky target

Like those before him, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will be under pressure to meet the SA Rugby Union's transformation targets when he names his final 31-man World Cup squad on August 31.

Wimbledon warhorses get going at full gallop

Serena Williams moved past the halfway mark in her quest for a rare calendar year grand slam and Novak Djokovic clicked smoothly back into gear as the 129th Wimbledon Championships opened for business yesterday.

Alliance with taxi industry will improve transport efficiency

The cake is getting smaller every day but the demand for a bigger slice of the profits in the taxi industry is increasing almost every hour.

The Big Read: SA is desperate for a sign

There are all kinds of names for it. Some call it a silver lining, others say it is "the green shoots" that former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont referred to in 1991, while others know what it is when they see it but haven't assigned a specific name to it.

Beware the decoder swap scam

If anyone understands how massive a problem corporate fraud is, it's Jabulani Mogale.

Greeks sense a tragedy

Stunned Greeks faced shuttered banks, long supermarket queues and overwhelming uncertainty yesterday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its international creditors plunged the country deep into crisis.

Markets survive heavy weather

Global markets dipped in response to developments in the Greek debt crisis, but the sell-off was relatively contained.

Wealthy shun internet shopping for the traditional method

Even as shoppers flock to the internet to get the skinny on everything they want to buy, many wealthy patrons still prefer the traditional method.

Disillusioned youths give up seeking work as a bad job

Youth unemployment increased between 2008 and the first quarter of this year, and more young people have given up looking for work, Statistics SA's youth labour market report showed yesterday.

This is what makes men tick

Most of the time when you hear the word testosterone it is followed by some nonscientific generalisation about anger, adultery or banking (or a near rhyme of that word).

Fooking Around: Hooked by art's dark corners

"Oh dear darlings, load-shedding is expected," tweeted the staff of New Church Museum shortly before the opening of their Walter Battiss exhibition in May.

Return of the doe-eyed siren

For the past decade and more the market in retro-glamour cards and bedsit wall posters has been dominated by the doe-like eyes and slender neck of Audrey Hepburn.

Biff breaks his silence

"Intemperate" - this is how South African cricketer Graeme Smith has described his estranged wife's rants on social media.

Kendall blasts Kim off top spot on Instagram

Can the internet handle the Kardashian/Jenner heat?