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Drowning in a sea of incompetence

The government is forking out millions of rands a month on lights and water bills for empty buildings it owns - nearly 200 of which are listed as being at the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean.

R145-million collected since e-toll discount

The SA National Roads Agency has collected nearly R145-million since offering a 60% discount to those who have not been paying their e-toll accounts in Gauteng.

Cape Town's tinderbox: Khayelitsha's TR section has more fires than any other residential area

A badly scarred Sajimi Siphumle stands in one of the narrow, sandy passageways that separate most of the 3,300 households in TR Section in Khayelitsha.

Arson fear at Wits campus

Wits University is investigating an apparent attempt to burn down a campus building at the weekend.

IEC's deputy chair breaks ice with his nifty tool of the trade

What do the president of the Dominican Republic, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthulezi have in common?
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, raises objections before being evicted from Parliament

The enemy is shaken - Malema

THE violence and intimidation inflicted on the EFF during a three-day campaign blitz in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend showed that the ANC was getting nervous, party leader Julius Malema said yesterday.

Battle of bulge not so easy

The launch of a new weight-loss reality television show has psychologists and obesity specialists issuing warnings about the dangers of such programmes.

Mandela gold a hard sell

A South African businessman wants to sell a set of the only gold casts of Nelson Mandela's hand, estimated to be worth more than R150-million.

Thrills and spills galore

The 91st edition of the world's biggest ultramarathon, the Comrades Marathon, yesterday was never going to be complete without a landmark being set - and a monumental collapse.

Boks battered but 'good to go'

The newly selected Springbok squad limped into Stellenbosch yesterday, but coach Allister Coetzee was happy they would all be ready to take part in his tough schedule.

Promotion hopes alive

National First Division side Mbombela United breathed new life into their PSL promotion play-off campaign with a 1-0 victory over top-flight University of Pretoria at Tuks Stadium yesterday.
Soccer

Baxter wants more success at Supersport

Stuart Baxter has won a trophy with a squad he adopted just five months ago, so Supersport United might be an even stronger unit next season when he brings in the players he wants.

Controversial cartoon was a failed experiment

Zapiro's cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma as an organ grinder and new National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams as his dancing monkey has provoked much debate and in the process caused considerable offence.

The Big Read: The SABC's long-running farce

This column was supposed to be about the SA Broadcasting Corporation and its nonsensical decision to ban footage of protests from its television news broadcasts.

Vitality backtracks on Apple deal

If you're among the Discovery Vitality Active members who signed up for an Apple Watch thinking it would be fully sponsored, thanks to your gym activity - only to have the new points criteria leave you paying in every month, there's a glimmer of hope.

Clear threats to our democracy

Democracy must operate within the confines of the constitution and must be clearly distinguishable from mob rule and anarchy.

Cyber criminals make big bucks as security budget cut

There have been more than 10000 reports of suspected attacks by cyber criminals on South African individuals and businesses in the past six months.

Depp 'off his head on drugs'

A Friend tried to shield Amber Heard from husband Johnny Depp during a drunken rampage, according to papers filed as part of her application for a domestic violence restraining order.

Adele serenades SA couple

It's not every day that fans get serenaded by their favourite artist, especially not when going down on one knee to propose to their significant other.

Where is Fred Flintstone?

It's not every day that traffic authorities reach out to help those whom they have just ticketed.