Selectors bowled AB a Philander yorker

Cricket SA's board hung Vernon Philander out to dry by demanding his selection for the World Cup semi-final, making captain AB de Villiers reluctant to play in the match, say sources close to the Proteas.

Advocate takes to the street

Usually known for arguing complex court cases, advocate Pearl Mathibela will from today until April 30 don her robes not for her appearances in the high court but to stand outside parliament to protest against the lack of transformation in the legal profession.

Vavi okay with the sack

If I am fired "so be it", Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi declared yesterday.

Mental check call for pilots

A database accessible through the internet that would allow examiners to check on the mental health of pilots might one day red-flag individuals with psychological problems.

Dawning of the disease-free age

The first baby conceived by means of an artificial insemination procedure that includes checking embryos for genetic disorders has been born.

Malema adds to the 'Rhodes must fall' chorus

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema yesterday urged students to eradicate "all symbols of apartheid", adding that they must also take "a practical role" in the demolition of statues of Cecil John Rhodes.

Hewitt: Tennis had warnings

Rapist Bob Hewitt's liking for young female players was an open secret in the tennis world, but no one suspected how far he had gone.

Social grant fraud down

The Department of Social Development's biometric system has reduced the number of social grants fraud cases,according to Minister Bathabile Dlamini, who said cases with a value of R149-million had been finalised in the past three years.

Rhodes gets a scaffold before his execution

Scaffolding and plywood planks were put up around the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town yesterday, in line with a decision on Friday by the university senate that it should be covered up until it is moved.

Nigeria election nightmare

A fingerprint recognition machine refused to identify President Goodluck Jonathan as a legitimate voter in Nigeria's crucial national election on Saturday.

'Honey trap' UK cop fights for life

A British man is fighting for his life in a Cape Town hospital after being drugged and robbed in a five-star hotel, according to British newspaper reports.

At least 10 trapped after mudslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

At least 10 people have been buried by mudslides and hundreds more have been evacuated after heavy rain triggered flooding in Indian Kashmir, police said.

Mbalula wants to tax sport

Federations that fail to deliver on agreed transformation targets will face expulsion from South African sport, Sport minister Fikile Mbalula warned this weekend.

Four policemen shot in N3 hijacking

Four Policemen were shot on Sunday following a hijacking at the London Road off ramp onto the N3.

Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Global powers were due to gather with Iran, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached.

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, sending startled residents fleeing from their homes, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage.

Idols reap teen ecstasy

British boy band One Direction enjoyed the perks of an all-boy band when performing before thousands of screaming and adoring fans during their first show in South Africa at the weekend.

Hope ramped up at skateboard school

"What are the three things we do?" Rayne Moses asks a group of Grade 4 boys.

Finally! The real reason hipsters grow beards

Scientists think they might have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why are so many of today's men growing beards?

Death threats for US hunter

A Texan big game hunter has been given permission by the US government to import the carcass of a rare black rhino after he kills it in Namibia, despite heavy opposition.
Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg

Panicking captain's last words

"Open the damn door," shouted the captain of the doomed jet as it headed for the mountainside.
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