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Rand plunges as Hawks claw Pravin

A move by the Hawks to bring Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in for questioning has put the rand on the skids again.

Kasrils settles for R500,000

Finger pointing and mudslinging dominated a politicised defamation case in the Pretoria High Court on Monday that pitted ANC veterans and former Umkhonto weSizwe comrades against each other.

Masina voted mayor as ANC retains Ekurhuleni metro

The ANC retained the last of Gauteng's metros - Ekurhuleni - with an 11-vote margin, even as the validity of the election process was questioned.

KFC launches sunscreen that smells finger lickin' good

First it launched edible "chicken-flavoured" nail varnish; now, KFC has expanded its interests in the beauty world by launching a sunscreen. The face of the "extra crispy" campaign, George Hamilton, is tanned a deep shade of mahogany.

So, who's your daddy?

Three babies, two fathers, an egg donor and a surrogate mom.

Deadly strike on Boko

Nigeria's air force said it had killed a number of senior Boko Haram fighters and possibly their overall leader ahead of US Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in the north African country for talks on tackling the militants.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses mourners gathered for the burial of National Hero Charles Utete at the Heroes Acre in Harare

Parties turn up heat on Mugabe

Opposition political parties and civic groups in Zimbabwe have written to President Robert Mugabe seeking an urgent meeting ahead of Friday's mass march for electoral reforms and a protest against economic decline, police brutality and corruption.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie

Trumping Hitler on psycho scale

Donald Trump out-scores Adolf Hitler on a test used to determine psychopathic traits, whereas Hillary Clinton ranks between Napoleon and Nero, a researcher at Oxford University has found.

Chiefs outsmarted by the Clever Boys

Kaizer Chiefs got their league campaign off to the worst possible start as they slid to a 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits at Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg last night.

Twitter rage over Russian exclusion

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev yesterday slammed the rejection of Russia's appeal against a ban on its Paralympians from Rio over state-run doping as a "cynical decision".

Guardiola changing the game at City

THERE were a few cynical asides when Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of Manchester City. There were even those who hoped he would fall flat on his face and those who claimed he was "not all there".

Cheetahs chase Currie Cup after the Super rugby sidestep

The peculiar but conscious decision of the Cheetahs to put Super rugby behind them while they were still playing in it is now reaping rewards.

Gordhan hounding brings back dark days of despair

For a few precious weeks, South Africans could have been forgiven for believing that the country might, after seven years of despair under President Jacob Zuma, be about to turn the corner.

The Big Read: DA vulnerable in triumph

Jacob Zuma once famously blamed Jan van Riebeeck for creating South Africa's problems.

The Big Read: The book no-one knows how to read

The world's most mysterious book has been locked away in a vault at Yale University in the US for the past half-century, its worn pages accessible to few and its secrets decipherable to no one.

Letter: Youth league is the future

If the ANC Youth League believes it is in a position to orchestrate the future role of ANC elders, it is no fantasy.

Gem of a deal for Wiese

Christo Wiese, South Africa's richest man, recently ventured into diamonds and, after buying a stake in Trans Hex, a Cape Town-based miner of the precious stones, said he saw opportunities to consolidate diamond operations in the region.
Beer from a bottle of Corona is poured into a glass in this picture illustration taken in Sarajevo

SABMiller to split shareholders for vote

Shareholders of SABMiller can be treated as two separate groups when they vote on the company's takeover by Anheuser Busch InBev, a court in London ruled yesterday , granting a request from SAB for a split.

Street food: From bunny chow to bagels

"Spicy, fragrant, slow-cooked mutton or beef curry crammed in a quarter of a freshly baked, hollowed-out white loaf of bread and topped with sweet-and-sour pickles and a blob of yoghurt ..."

High spirits: Gin blossoms

The cool thing about a trend is setting it, not playing catch-up. And South African craft gins are right at the front of the pack, leading the revival of the white spirit.

Chilli of Soweto fires up the Ark

Hot off the press is the chilli of Soweto, the latest uniquely South African product to make it onto the international "Ark of Taste" catalogue.

Cancer risk in hormone drugs

Hormone replacement therapy can triple the risk of breast cancer, a study into one of the most commonly prescribed pills has found.

Usain Bolt loses his nut: Cheats on girlfriend

Usain Bolt has been photographed in bed with a Brazilian student in Rio de Janeiro amid rumours he would be marrying his girlfriend Kasi Bennett after the Olympics.
Toya Delazy portraits

Toya Delazy gets fans pumped for Africa tour

Singer Toya Delazy is due to tour Africa later this year in a lead up to the release of her new album.

Wheels come off ‘Ben-Hur’

Even an epic chariot race made with today’s computer technology couldn’t redeem Ben- Hur.

Thousands for Trevor Noah's tie

Just what would you pay for a piece of Trevor Noah?