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Broken Oscar 'sobs himself to sleep'

Oscar Pistorius was heard weeping inconsolably during his first night in prison.

Minister to bang heads with ANC Gauteng boss

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters will take on the leader of the ANC in Gauteng next month when her department seeks to close "information gaps" in submissions before the e-tolls advisory panel.

No gain, no TB drugs

Pharmaceutical companies are decreasing their investment in TB even though multi-drug-resistant TB kills more than half the people who contract it.

Dewani ballistics fiasco

Shrien Dewani's defence team has made a mockery of the state's ballistics expert.

Repairs to ripped-up beaches

Most Durban beaches reopened to bathers yesterday, but the effects of last week's rough seas, fierce wind and heavy rain remained.

Parliament under siege

Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament yesterday as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Gutsy Swallows end Chiefs' winning run

Kaizer Chiefs' eight-match Absa Premiership winning run was brought to an end when they were held 1-1 by Moroka Swallows in a Soweto derby at FNB Stadium last night.

World Cup still in reach for Banyana

Next year's Women's World Cup is still an attainable goal for Banyana Banyana, but they will have to do it the hard way, which is to win the third place play-off.

Counter-cyclical spending will come back to haunt us

The government was very vocal about its spending being "counter-cyclical" during the global financial crisis and the recession that later hit our shores.

The Big Reads: JZ's 'Groot Krokodil' tears

Never mind those pesky "clever blacks" who so irritate His Excellency the President. We have our share of "clever whites" as well, both local and exported.

Ain't no fallout when I go nuclear

A letter to Her Serene Majesty the Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson MP:

Investors step up bid to oust PPC board

PPC shareholder Foord Asset Management has increased its stake in the cement-maker to achieve the 10% support required to request a meeting to elect a new board, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Inflation in friendly territory

Inflation fell to 5.9% in September to within the Reserve Bank's target band for the first time in seven months, releasing pressure on the bank to raise interest rates.

Hosken's Golding put on ice

Marcel Golding, the executive chairman of Hosken Consolidated Investments - the company that owns e.tv - has been suspended for gross misconduct.

Mask up and head for the hills

With the closest known US cases of Ebola diagnosed about 260km away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances.

Whiff of success: Seeking the scent of love

What does freshly shampooed crotch smell like? Sara Frigerio, manager of the Avery perfume store in Milano, can tell you. She was in Johannesburg last week to give locals a sense of the emotions that smells can evoke.

Bucket hats all the rage

The bucket hat - also known as "spoti" locally - has become this summer's hottest property.

Homeland's home girl

Familiar locations are not the only thing Capetonians will see in the latest season of Homeland.

Jill Scott's coming back for a soul appearance

Three-Time Grammy Award winner Jill Scott is returning to South Africa - 18 months after headlining last year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

I did 'bald' cover for my daddy - Lee-Ann

Model Lee-Ann Liebenberg has blasted critics who "haven't even bothered to read" the You magazine cover story in which she appears bald to raise cancer awareness.