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Bringing down the house

The ANC caucus wants tough action to be taken against EFF leader Julius Malema and his 24 MPs after they forced the unprecedented suspension of President Jacob Zuma's reply to questions in parliament.

No flying to Ebola zones

South Africa has imposed stringent restrictions on travel to and from Ebola-stricken countries.

'Stolen' son now in China

When Port Elizabeth mother Elize Lin phoned her nine-year-old son on Wednesday to wish him a happy birthday, she believed her five-year custody battle for him was almost won.

Nine more years of mud schools

If the Education Department continues replacing mud schools with permanent buildings at its current pace it will not finish until 2023.

Looking for a little piece of sky

South Africa is dealing with an epidemic of child sexual abuse - 25446 children complained of it to the police in 2012 and 2013.

Aliens are so hot right now

Scientists are no longer listening for the chatter of alien civilisations light years away - they are now looking for the heat they generate.

Easy games over, now for the real thing

Bring on the Aussies. The Proteas' romp to a 3-0 whitewash over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo yesterday will make South Africans bullish about the chances of AB de Villiers's team in the triangular series that starts in Harare on Monday.

Balotelli gets the Red light

Mario Balotelli has confirmed he is leaving AC Milan, with his agent believed to be on Merseyside to finalise a transfer to Liverpool for a fee of around £16-million.

Los Pumas face 'Meneer'

The majority of Argentina's national rugby team has been mixed into the melting pot that is the Top 14 rugby union club competition in France.

'Slippery Jake' no longer has a free pass in parliament

It was bound to happen. The nation was spellbound yesterday when, for the first time in the history of our democratic parliament, the head of state was shouted at and told in no uncertain terms to answer questions put to him.

The Big Read: Once upon a time on an iPad

Facebook postings are seldom the source of profound insights into the human condition.

Who can step in for Big Vic?

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer recently told a story that underlines Victor Matfield's genius in a way the player himself couldn't even explain in his own book.

Regulator targets Capfin

The National Credit Regulator appears to be sharpening its teeth for unsecured lenders soon after African Bank was rescued by the Reserve Bank and six other financial institutions.

Yes, opting out is a free option

Businesses using SMSes as a marketing tool should be wary of charging customers for "opting out" of their SMS notification services.

Armscor payout 'racially biased'

Armscor workers affiliated to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are wrangling with the state-owned defence company about payments to be made from a post-retirement medical aid fund which is valued at just over R700-million.

Regarding the pain of others

After Islamic State militants murdered journalist James Foley, they released a video of his beheading, the New York Post put a picture of it on its front page, and millions have shared and seen the video via social media.

Film Review: Darkness at swoon

As long as Lars von Trier is around there will be hope for cinema.

The killing season 4: What America got criminally wrong

The subtle shift from the original Danish title Forbrydelsen ('The Crime') to the one for the have-to-remake American version, The Killing, erased its subtle double meaning.

Minaj fans try to bump off Miley

The video for Nicki Minaj's latest single, Anaconda, has undoubtedly saved it from tanking quickly - and at one point this week had her fans eyeing breaking a record.

Difficult to imagine life without Queen

More people love and watch SABC1 soapie Generations than don't, and the couch critics are certainly not the key to its success.

'Modern life killing sex drive'

A 100-year-old sex therapist, Shirley Zussman, has told Time Magazine that the fast pace of modern life is ruining sex.