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Matric results 'missing'

The Department of Basic Education is in turmoil after its database suffered an alleged ''catastrophic'' hack attack and important information was lost.

State defies democracy

South Africa has done very little to promote or protect human rights, according to a Human Rights Watch report released yesterday.

Sunk and disorderly

The City of Cape Town yesterday began examining video footage recorded at Wednesday's chaotic council meeting as it prepared to discipline councillors accused of disorderly conduct.

Cereal sugar rush test

If you think breakfast cereal is healthy, read the fine print.

Cops scour CCTV tape for Winelands murder clues

Police are examining CCTV footage recorded at the upmarket De Zalze Golf Estate, in Stellenbosch, following the brutal triple murder there earlier this week.

Learn to live with potholes

Johannesburg has admitted that it has no immediate fix for the blight of potholed roads despite increasing its projected expenditure on roads infrastructure by 250%.

Costa out for three: FA

Diego Costa will probably miss Chelsea's Premier League clash with Manchester City after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

Blatter stands again

Fifa boss Sepp Blatter yesterday submitted his candidature for a fifth term as president of world football's governing body.

Serena and Maria: Cold war on a hot court

Arch-rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a dream Australian Open final yesterday while Andy Murray ground down Tomas Berdych to give himself a fourth crack at winning the Grand Slam title.

Mantashe has the right idea but must go a whole lot further

Finally the ruling party has woken from its slumber to the realisation that something has to be done to fix our gravely ailing municipalities.

The Big Read: Great reckonings in little rooms

If you think science and romance cannot mix, go and watch the third-best movie yet made.

Selling homes to tourists is smart

The people of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece will all tell you that the best tourist is the one who buys property.

Slowing inflation puts more gas in SA's tank

Consumers should not expect an interest rate cut any time soon.

Lonmin to put brakes on spending

Lonmin will cut capital spending for this year by 26% because of low metal prices and as furnace breakdowns curb output by the world's third-biggest platinum producer.

Apple sends Samsung to outer space

Samsung is closer to losing its crown as the world's smartphone leader after posting a plunge in quarterly earnings yesterday, a day after rival Apple reported the biggest profit in corporate history.

Midas had nothing on Apple

There are certain universal rules: birds fly, politicians lie, Apple makes money.

Movie Review: Kicking Nazi butt

It's April 1945, the war in Europe is almost over but of course the Nazis have decreed that all Germans must be prepared to fight to the death for the Fatherland.

On the radar and Also opening

Following a story on Grantland.com that referred to him as "gone", legendary actor Gene Hackman was the victim of a death rumour.

Everything gets mixed up for the Met

Big hats, 50000 people and some fine horses will be on show at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town tomorrow. But Legislate, the favourite to win the J&B Met, has been withdrawn from the race.

Game of two halves

What do you do when the sexiest man in the country has an equally sexy twin?

No soft soap in 8pm 'war'

The gloves are off and the 8pm soapie war promises to get bloody as fresh details about e.tv's new telenovela, to rival SABC1's Generations, emerged yesterday.