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Don't beat kids stupid

Children who are beaten by their parents do badly at school, often drop out and ultimately get lower-paying jobs.

'Madiba would weep'

Human rights lawyer advocate George Bizos said Nelson Mandela would have been ashamed by the violent attacks on foreigners in South Africa.

YouTube is 'lekker'

What do Gangnam Style, Oscar Pistorius, Julius Malema, an emotional Britney Spears fan and Charlie who bit his brother's finger have in common?

Long walk to graduation

It was a 4000km walk to the graduation podium for an Eritrean man who crossed five borders on foot to pursue his dream of studying geography in South Africa.

R300-trillion asset being drained of life

A shade under R300-trillion will get you the ocean and all that sails on it and lives in it.

Double cream for Clover's game show

In a twist to the argument that traditional media platforms are becoming less relevant, integrated advertising agency Seven Different Kinds of Smoke with client Clover and production company Quizzical Pictures produced a game show, The CloverLittle Big Cook Off, which won an SA Film and Television Award.

Hard choices for Ajax

Roger de Sa has admitted to a few sleepless nights as he plans his Ajax Cape Town team for the Nedbank Cup semifinal against SuperSport United tomorrow.

Enraged Bulls face a runaway storm

Last week Schalk Burger was sipping expensive champagne and eating fine foods after winning the Comeback of the Year award at the prestigious Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai, China.

IEC's reputation as a credible elections arbiter in question

Public trust in critical government and independent public institutions has been severely eroded under President Jacob Zuma's watch.

The Big Read: Hold on, we're not all bad

This time she did not come with her dog.

Ways to beat the water crisis

South Africa is facing a challenge of water scarcity and the situation is exacerbated by increasing population growth, urbanisation, expansion of economic activities, pollution, waste and climate change.

Goldman boss gives SA wary thumbs-up

The chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, is "generally bullish" on South Africa, which he describes as a "high-risk" market with "enormous" opportunity. But though he said the country was doing better than many, it was also "not meeting expectations".

MTN subscriber numbers up to 227.5m

Telecoms group MTN added 4.1million more users to its books in the quarter ended March, taking its total user base to 227.5million subscribers.

Movie Review: It's time to talk black

The biggest film of this week is Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is set to break box office records and turn the internet into a geek-infested tornado in which every frame of its 140 minutes is dissected.

Video Vikings: VHS is still the only way to open a vault of horror

Nine years after the last major Hollywood release on the VHS cassette format - David Cronenberg's A History Of Violence in 2006 - a movement to protect and preserve the obsolete format has begun.

Will Disney's Beanstalk break badly?

Fresh from rave reviews for his Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan is in talks to develop Beanstalk, his revisionist take on the classic fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk for Disney.

A shedload of panic for actor Boris

Life in Cape Town for top US actor Boris Kodjoe, who is filming a new TV series in the city, was swell until Eskom had its way with him.

Parow puts his life into words - from A to Zef

Jack Parow has a new title to add to his résumé: author.