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SABC's R5 billion hole

The auditor-general has blasted the SABC for failing to bring anyone to book for blowing more than R5-billion in irregular expenditure.

Free university - online

A social entrepreneur has worked up a blueprint for a solution for the higher education fees crisis: the University of Everywhere, complete with a mass graduation party at Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld stadium.

Violence built into our DNA

The quest for an understanding of why humans kill one another has occupied philosophers, sociologists and psychologists for centuries.

Varsities grind to a halt across country

Several universities around the country remained closed yesterday because of student protests.

Pro Bono lawyer of the year takes on the sharks

Odette Geldenhuys has a deep hunger to fight for the legal rights of others.

Rhinos visit the future

Deep beneath the bustling streets of South Africa's busiest business hub, a creature lurks, protectively guarding its young.

Hot wings turn to cold, hard cash

A Domino's customer was left stunned when she received $5000 in cash instead of her order.

Female Black Mambas lose first battle to poachers

The all-female Black Mambas anti-poaching team had never lost a rhino since they were formed in 2013, but the killing of two animals this month shattered their proud record.

Trump fans urge total war against Clinton

It is 10 days to the next US presidential debate. And even some of Donald Trump's most ardent admirers agree: he must do better. They want him to focus more on policy and hit Hillary Clinton harder.

Screaming girl echoes the horror that's Syria

A young Syrian girl is heard screaming as she is pulled out of the rubble of a destroyed building in the besieged city of Aleppo during a four-hour rescue operation.

Dale Steyn looms

Dale Steyn has missed South Africa's last dozen one-day internationals and he joked last month that he "can't even make the one-day team at the moment".

Packed roster punishes Downs - Pitso

Mamelodi Sundowns' punishing programme is taking its toll on their free-flowing football, admitted coach Pitso Mosimane ahead of tomorrow's MTN8 final against Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium.

Boks look good to beat Wallabies on home turf

We have some really interesting rugby to look forward to at the weekend on both the international and local fronts.

Sepang a step into unknown

Experienced drivers - such as Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button - have no idea what to expect at the Malaysian Grand Prix as the Sepang circuit has been overhauled for this weekend's race.

Mighty battle ahead for Lions and Sharks

The Golden Lions' defence of their title could come to an end if they fail to beat the Sharks in the final round of Currie Cup pool tonight.

Varsity violence: Settle soon or we'll all regret it

Universities are fast reaching a tipping point as the increasingly violent campaign for free tertiary education - marked by arson attacks that have caused hundreds of millions of rands of damage - continues to rage on campuses across the country.

The Big Read: There are no wrong numbers

Every year on her sister's birthday, my wife sits down at her dressing table and writes out a letter in long-hand.

All a-jitter: wither Twitter?

With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service - which has long struggled to define its core purpose - might end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions, depending on who buys it.

Spilling the beans: The super-duper superette

My favourite superette, Eastern Temptations, keeps getting better and better. Initially stocked with produce of an Indian bent, the expanded shop now offers an ever-increasing range of both Indian flavoured goods and general produce.

Fear, beer batter rand

The rand tumbled for a second day yesterday, leading declines against the dollar among major and emerging currencies, amid speculation inflows arising from Anheuser-Busch InBev 's purchase of SABMiller may have run their course.

Markets fuelled by Opec output-cutting proposal

World stock markets rallied yesterday after Opec's shock deal to trim oil output.

Rock Girl rocks on

A group of 14 teenage girls is embarking on an eight-day road trip of a lifetime tomorrow.

Rearguard action: This is the bottom line

Bootylicious woman can and will be as fashionable as the rest - and a black, up-and-coming designer has found inspiration in her own "black bottom".

Behind the seams: Notes from backstage

The average fashion show lasts seven minutes. Seven minutes of forming snap judgments about garments that you can't even see properly as they whip past on beautiful people you can't help noticing more than the clothes. Seven minutes of distraction and then it's over.

Fresh faces: Meet the Milan-ennials

The next generation of shoppers might not yet be able to afford a keyring, but this didn't prevent luxury fashion houses from focusing on attracting them at Milan Fashion Week this week.

Movie review: ‘Deepwater’ blows — but in a good way

Explaining how an oil rig works to a cinema audience is no small matter. Explaining how one might fail - as the Deepwater Horizon did, six years ago, in America's largest ever environmental disaster - takes even more hard labour.

Series: Cowboys and, er, androids

Micheal Crichton's debut film, Westworld, was a massive, though unlikely, hit 43 years ago. The story of a futuristic amusement park where an "android malfunction" results in the slaughter of the day-trippers who visit the place to act out their fantasies with characters from an idealised past, it was little more than a crude mash-up of science fiction and Western tropes.

On the radar: Allen on Amazon

With Woody Allen's Amazon TV series "Crisis in Six Scenes" debuting on Sunday, work on fellow New York director Spike Lee's Netflix series is proceeding apace.