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The R1-trillion beer

The world's two biggest brewers are to merge, bringing fears of job losses and concerns that the mega company will push up prices and muscle out craft-beer brewers.

Durban mom relieved after brutal father jailed

Three years after her battered face appeared on the front page of The Times during Women's Month, Tina Mbili is no longer afraid.

Cops nab Israeli 'crime boss'

An alleged Israeli mob boss linked to a string of brazen killings, kidnappings and assaults of rival gangsters across the globe, including South Africa, was arrested at a Gauteng casino this week.

Horror in a hijab

An anonymous call to Cape Town security officials about two suspicious men at the city centre railway station was followed minutes later by a wild shooting spree before one of the gunmen turned his weapon on himself.

Negative energy for SA

For the first time in the democratic era, the office of the auditor-general has complained about a minister unwilling to commit to addressing the root causes of trouble in her department.

Curry the best breakfast

The breakfast of champions for South Africans is curry, chips and cake.

Vic falls, Lood rises

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer appears to have been spared the difficulty of making a big decision at lock with Victor Matfield set to miss out on Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal against Wales at Twickenham.

The fast and the forgotten

Back in May, a day after Dale Steyn's infamous "last few balls" comment, a lot of South African cricket fans were hit with a sudden panic - our kingpin sounded mortal.

Indore: Pitch imperfect

While bowler Vernon Philander contends the "stats don't lie", they don't tell the full truth either.

Strong schools backed by parents should be supported, not curbed

Sweeping changes to our education laws proposed by the government, ostensibly aimed at broadening access to quality schooling, are likely to have the opposite effect.

The Big Read: A royal pain in the behind

Like all great fairy tales, it started with a palace; a gigantic thing, all gold and gleaming.

Recession is the trader's Everest

At a recent investor conference in London, I was privileged to attend an address by the legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who is the holder of several endurance records.

Wage plan for youth is a flop

South Africa's youth wage subsidy scheme has not been very effective in eradicating youth unemployment, the World Bank says in a new report.

Invest in the next big things

If history has taught us anything, it's that making predictions can make us look foolish.

Listen to the music and you'll hear your old age

Few things fill people with more dread than ageing.

Coffee Run: Platteland purgatory

On road trips I dream of drinking the perfectly frothed flat white at a farm stall. But usually I grab a polystyrene cup while filling up with petrol.

Water Bodies: Quick slip into Sandton

Bring towels, costumes, hats, sun- screen, a smile and your propensity for fun. This Saturday Slide Jozi is bringing a huge slip and slide to Sandton.

AKA zooms in on Noah magic

Rapper AKA sees a bit of himself in host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah.

Pan-African concert a melting pot of music

Based on the number of parties taking place this month, October should be declared a "dress rehearsal" for the festive season.

'Thrones' star in shade of grey

Emilia Clarke can't stand sex scenes, but the Game of Thrones star agreed to pose almost naked in a photo-shoot for US Esquire.