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Driving Ma Zuma

Within days of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announcing the imposition of austerity measures on all government departments, the police spent nearly R3.7-million on luxury cars for President Jacob Zuma's wives.

'No Red Ants killed or injured in protest'

The two people killed in Monday's violence in Hammanskraal might have been day labourers picked up in nearby Soshanguve.

Makhura questions the cadre deployment code

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has admitted that the ANC is failing to appoint properly skilled people to crucial positions in government.

Media firms score low in busting corruption

South Africa's embattled mining industry comes out tops in a first-of-its-kind survey assessing whether local companies are doing enough to stamp out corruption.

Joburg still stuck in billing mire

The City of Johannesburg is still struggling with its billing crisis, its ombudsman said yesterday.

Mchunu supporters to field independent candidate

Aggrieved supporters of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu are not going down without a fight.

Power, water, rates hiked

Mayoral committee member for finance Geoffrey Makhubo announced an increase in Johannesburg rates yesterday. He said electricity tariffs would increase by 6.93% and waste removal services by 7.5%.

True grit put out to pasture

The last time there was a rugby player of such stature from Namibia, it was still South West Africa and the man was Jan Ellis.

Big clubs want Mncwango

Thobani Mncwango believes his national team call-up will increase his value as he revealed that "big clubs" are looking to sign him for next season.

Zika virus could drive Willett from Rio

Masters champion Danny Willett insists he will not risk the health of his family in pursuit of Olympic glory in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Ronaldo shakes off 'dead leg'

Cristiano Ronaldo played down fears over his fitness ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday after the three-time World Player of the Year limped off towards the end of training yesterday.

Failure to rein in brutal violence a betrayal of 1994

A sickening photograph of the bloodied body of a man is doing the rounds on social media. His battered corpse is partly covered by a sheet of corrugated iron but there is no mistaking the flames shooting out of his abdomen.

The Big Read: The race card is looking less like the ace of spades and more like a joker

An ornithologist noted that starlings, or the Indian myna here, move "at the same time, in the same direction, and all at once".

Why I refuse to self-censor

Twenty years ago, Pieter-Dirk Uys wrote an article with the headline "Zapiro ventures where comrades fear to tread". I suppose I have done it again.

New era calls for MTN

Phuthuma Nhleko spent more than a decade building MTN into Africa's biggest wireless operator by rushing into markets few rivals would touch, from Syria to Afghanistan to South Sudan.

‘No Brexit’ poll buoys pound

The pound has jumped amid evidence that the campaign to keep Britain in the EU is extending its lead.

French cops raid Google offices

French police searched the Paris offices of US internet giant Google yesterday as part of a tax fraud investigation.
Beer from a bottle of Corona is poured into a glass in this picture illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 5, 2015. The new group would combine AB InBev's Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona lagers with SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell. AB InBev would add certain Latin American and Asian breweries to its already large presence and, crucially, enter Africa for the first time. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

EU clears buyout of SABMiller

The EU's anti-trust regulator yesterday cleared the blockbuster buyout by the world's top brewer AB InBev of rival SAB Miller but only on condition it sold off most of SABMiller's European business.

Bill Cosby to face the music

A Pennsylvania judge yesterday ordered comedian Bill Cosby to stand trial on accusations of sexual assault, the most serious setback so far for a man who epitomised the all-American dad on the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show.

Strict filming bylaws to be relaxed

Cape Town's multibillion-rand film industry "could shut down" if draconian bylaws limiting the industry from succeeding are not amended.

Gay radio out of the closet

While the idea of a strictly gay radio station might once have been dismissed as chasing rainbows, Pretoria-based Gay SA radio has turned that notion on its head.

Scientists know Y men live shorter lives

A simple blood test to identify if men have lost crucial genetic material in later life could finally close the gap in life expectancy between men and women, scientists believe.

Bushfire Festival: C'mon baby, light your fire

Maybe it's because I'll be 35 soon. Not exactly middle-age in this era of longer-life expectancy thanks to fitbits, fixies, smoothies, kale, banting and whatever else it takes to get you annoyingly healthy types up in the mornings - but old enough to wonder why I haven't done certain things.

The breakfast of also-rans

I don't eat breakfast. It's not that I dislike what's offered. Given the choice of breakfast food or lunch food, I'd almost always choose eggs or waffles. It's just that I'm not hungry at 7.30am when I leave for work.

Street Wear: A fix for sneakerheads

Sneakers were designed primarily for sport, but over the years we've seen their popularity grow.

Drink Inc: Behind bars, and loving it

A bartender is an odd fixture in your life: the secular pastor to whom you confess your sins and the neighbourhood watch who lets you know when your significant other was last seen in the bar licking the back of someone's oesophagus.