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Nobel is a no-go

South Africa's image as a "beacon of democracy" suffered a major blow yesterday as it became clear that the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, to have been held in Cape Town, could not go ahead because key participants pulled out over the Dalai Lama visa debacle.

Nuke deal 'not in bag'

The government has made a U-turn on the nuclear deal with Russia, saying the nature of the agreement was not communicated properly.

Get Coked on juice

Parents who believe fruit juice is a healthier drink to give their children than Coca-Cola might have to think again.

Texas in an Ebola tizzy

Health experts in Texas were taking stock yesterday of how many people may have been exposed to Ebola - a day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the US.

Boys' naked pictures cause stir on Twitter

Pretoria's top schools are in a state of panic after naked pictures of at least 20 teenage boys were posted on Twitter in the country's biggest sexting scandal.

Shuttleworth gives R350m to fight state

Billionaire, astronaut and victor of a decade-long legal wrangle with the South African Reserve Bank, Mark Shuttleworth, has pledged nearly R350-million to help others fight the state in court.

Galatasaray gunned down

Arsenal ignited their Champions League campaign last night with a 4-1 thrashing of a feeble Galatasaray side, with Danny Welbeck grabbing a hat-trick in a one-sided Group D clash in north London.
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City need a morale boost

Manchester City are no longer Champions League novices, but at the start of their fourth consecutive campaign they still give the appearance of being uncomfortable, impoverished guests at a rich man's party.

A young Lion in the fast lane

Young Highveld Lions fast bowler Kagiso Rabada believes he has what it takes to succeed against Australia.

Hong Kong holds up a mirror to submissive SA

The threat to democracy and the constitution comes not only from politicians but citizens. South Africans have become docile and unwilling to make sacrifices.

The Big Read: In search of the vanished voter

Dwindling voter support is giving the ANC sleepless nights.

Taking a leaf from Boston's book

I left for New York last Tuesday to spend Rosh Hashanah with extended family in Boston.

Amplats in the deep end

Less than a year after tearing up a $57-million annual supply contract with its main buyer, Anglo American Platinum is struggling to implement a new strategy of selling directly to end-users against a backdrop of weak prices, sources said.

Windows 10: A first glimpse

Microsoft showed the first glimpse of its newest Windows operating system, touting new features such as a custom application store and added security, seeking to woo businesses that shunned the previous version as confusing and hard to use.

NDP a non-starter, says EFF's Mpofu

South Africa had fallen so far behind with its implementation of the National Development Plan that it would be difficult to catch up, Economic Freedom Fighters' Dali Mpofu claimed during the Black Management Forum's two-day conference yesterday.

The case for working mothers

Convention says women can't have it all, but a new report provides further evidence that they can have happy, healthy children as well as a full-time job.

Curtain Call: Au revoir Jean Paul

After 38 years, Jean Paul Gaultier has retired from his women's and men's ready-to-wear collections and accessories line, which he started when he was just 24 years old.

Send me an angel: Secret's out, South Africa

The story of Victoria's Secret started with a man. Roy Raymond wanted to buy thigh-high stockings for his wife without feeling embarrassed about perusing the lingerie department.

'Generations': Tau back?

Will veteran actor Rapulana Seiphemo be on screen in the "new" Generations when the soapie makes a return in December?

Candice a natural blonde

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel's secret is out - she's not a fan of the Brazilian wax.

Big call for the NoPhone

Forget the iPhone, here comes the NoPhone.