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VIPs' bling patrol

Ordinary South Africans live in perpetual fear of being attacked by criminals but the cabinet and premiers have over 5 000 police officers at their disposal to call on for help.

Sanral presses N1 toll plan

Cape Town motorists should take the pain of paying for road upgrades now, or fork out exorbitant fees later.

Zuma's laugh is hiding his hurt

The door is still open for Zwelinzima Vavi and Numsa, both ousted from union federation Cosatu, to join hands with the Economic Freedom Fighters, says Julius Malema.

Jozi trash heap mounts

The strike by Johannesburg waste collection workers has cost the city more than R8.75-million - and the 30000t of waste that has piled up is a serious health hazard.

Lifting fish ban fury

A government plan to allow fishing in South Africa's oldest marine protected area along the Tsitsikamma coast has sparked a huge outcry from experts, who say it is "highly irregular" and could have a devastating effect on fish stocks.

'Teen cops' on the Rage beat

With 21 Jump Street-styled undercover narcs on point and an army of volunteers called the Red Frogs keeping an eye, the class of 2015 was in good hands.

Bucs blew chances

The Stade Olympique de Sousse erupted in deafening noise after Etoile Sportive Su Sahel soaked up a second-half storm from Orlando Pirates for a 1-0 second-leg victory to lift the CAF Confederation Cup trophy.

Concept of day-night Tests pick up speed

Before a (pink) ball was even delivered in the historic day-night Test at Adelaide Oval, the concept received a tremendous boost. It came in the form of a positive response from Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Owen still confident

Coach Owen da Gama remains confident his South African side can progress to the knockout stages of the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations and keep their Olympic dreams alive despite a 3-1 loss to hosts Senegal in their Group A opener on Saturday.

Paris climate talks a last chance to save the planet

Cop 21 gets under way today. For those of you for whom the acronym is a mystery, it's got nothing to do with the police and everything to do with climate change.

The Big Read: Lightning can strike thrice

When I was at school a kid named Roland was struck by lightning.

Woodruff has golden touch

The biggest winning bet in South Africa's history was landed at Turffontein. And it wasn't in a horse race.

We are at debt's door

Growing debt in South African households and easy access to credit is "the biggest time bomb" facing the country, said Ismail Momoniat, deputy director-general of the Treasury.

Dangers that lurk in monolingualism lost in clamour over Afrikaans

In this season of protest, when vestiges of apartheid are being challenged on campuses across the country, Afrikaans has come to assume the symbolic status at Stellenbosch University that was held by the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town earlier this year.

Health Briefs

Arthritis sufferers look to tiny particles for relief

Soapies rule with South African TV watchers

Soap Operas continue to rule the airwaves in South Africa, remaining the most-watched genre on South African television - and home-grown productions are leading the pack.

Fat's in fire over skinny models

The editor of Vogue has said she "absolutely strongly believes" the use of extremely skinny models on the catwalk does not give girls body issues.

Cassper Nyovest KOs KO in SA's hottest MC stakes

Cassper Nyovest has knocked out KO and seized this year's title of South Africa's Hottest MC, according to an MTV Base panel of hip-hop industry heavyweights.