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Blood on the tracks

The war within rail agency Prasa continues.

Hijackers steal passports

Hundreds of South Africans are at risk of having their bank accounts cleaned out after the hijacking of a courier van and theft of visa applications for the UK.

Parliament boots out security heads

Parliament has suspended the head of its protection services, Zelda Holtzman, and her deputy, Motlatsi Mokgatla, with immediate effect.

Home truths for the Flats

Can better urban design reduce crime in even the most deprived communities? This is the question that a new initiative by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape provincial government will try to answer in the affirmative.

Sandton streets shutdown

One of the richest parts of South Africa's richest city will be in lockdown for October.

Cape Town Cup lost badly

City of Cape Town officials are licking their wounds after a pre-season tournament with English club Crystal Palace and Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon flopped.

SA in control as Dale passes landmark 400 wickets

Dale Steyn claimed his 400th Test scalp as he shared six wickets with JP Duminy, putting South Africa on top on the first day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka, yesterday.

NBA's Big Five: Team World vs Team Africa

Here are five NBA superstars you can look forward to seeing in the Team World versus Team Africa exhibition match at the Ellis Park Arena tomorrow:

Players down but not yet out

Negotiations between Mamelodi Sundowns and various Premier Soccer League clubs around the loan or sale of several of the Chloorkop side's fringe players are continuing. But with a month left of the transfer window, there has been little sign of the promised clearout.

Scale down nuclear programme and do us all a favour

The government has justified keeping the public in the dark about the cost of its project to build eight nuclear reactors on two grounds: Doing so would jeopardise the procurement process, and that it is still negotiating the price.

The Big Read: Thinking outside the rules

Do you have ADHD? In all my years of speaking to large school audiences, this was the first time a primary school child had the courage to ask such a very personal question, after an admittedly energetic speech in which I left the stage and took the microphone for a walk.

Nkandla issue fudged

The submissions by ministers of police and public works to the ad hoc committee on Nkandla basically verify the public protector's findings.

The wolf at many doors

At least half of the South Africans living in a big city would have to take a loan or use a credit facility to deal with an unexpected expense of R10000.

Facebook smiling as revenue cracks $4bn mark

Facebook now chews up one out of every five minutes people spend on cellphones in the US, the social network revealed as it unveiled its second-quarter results.

Angry Birds attempt to fly high again

Finnish game maker Rovio launched Angry Birds 2 yesterday, a sequel to what the company claims is the most downloaded mobile game series of all time.

Tito becomes Wits professor

Tito Mboweni, formerly a labour minister and governor of the Reserve Bank, will join Wits University from tomorrow as an honorary professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences.

The real food heroes of Tanzania

Though sex, fights and confessionals draw viewers to most reality television shows, it is the revolutionary portrayal of women as "heroes" that makes one in two Tanzanians watch a home-grown series aimed at raising the profile of women farmers.

Film Review: Small is beautiful

Even with a round dozen films under their collective belt, Marvel Studios are still finding new ways to play within the confines of the comic-book genre.

Malik seals deal to make 'real music'

When Zayn Malik left One Direction in March, he claimed he wanted the opportunity to be "a normal 22-year-old".

Disney and Nyong'o find true romance

Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o appears to be a firm favourite with Disney.

Amazon gives Clarkson a new set of keys

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will present a new car show for Amazon Prime Video after signing a "landmark global TV deal".