Bafana stranded in Equatorial Guinea

Bafana Bafana were left stranded in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea yesterday for an extra night because the Africa Cup of Nations local organising committee failed to arrange a planned charter flight.

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.

Forget Saturn, astronomers find lord of the rings

Astronomers say they have found the first-ever ringed planet beyond our solar system, a super-world with a girdle of halos 200 times bigger than Saturn's.

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%.

Cereal sugar rush test

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

Zuma set to face more heat

Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have agreed to push for President Jacob Zuma to take oral questions in the National Assembly more than once per quarter of the year.

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.

Mugabe bobs and weaves to AU post

African leaders are expected today to elect Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to the 54-member African Union's rotating chair, a choice critics say risks tarnishing the organisation's reputation.

Lawyer dons pyjamas in court

Attorney Anton de Beer, 45, was forced to don a gown of a different kind yesterday when he appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on a charge of theft.

Premier League clubs to charter a flight to bring players back from Afcon

West Ham and Newcastle are furious with the Senegalese Football Association for their lack of assistance in returning their players from the Africa Cup of Nations and even considered joining forces to charter a private jet.

Kim and Kanye West's bedroom antics

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are reportedly ''mixing things up'' in the bedroom so they don't take the fun out of trying to get pregnant with their second child.

Study suggests quitting smoking gradually

Giving up cigarettes "cold turkey," or without cutting back first, could lead to relapses that make it even harder to quit, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen.

China not lovin' plan for McDonald's on famed West Lake

US fast food giant McDonald's has served up a super-sized order of controversy by proposing a branch in a historic building in one of China's most frequently painted landscapes, Hangzhou's West Lake.

Canada spy agency given more powers to disrupt terror attacks

Canada's main spy agency will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation to be unveiled, Canadian media said.

Good bedtime habits improve kids’ sleep

Regular sleep-wake routines in the household not only help kids get good quality sleep, they also enable age-appropriate sleep duration, according to a new study from Pennsylvania State University in the US.

Plastic chemicals linked to earlier menopause

Women whose bodies contained high levels of certain chemicals found in plastics and cosmetics experienced menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower amounts in their systems, US researchers said Wednesday.

Portugal quick to back Figo's FIFA campaign

Luis Figo's decision to enter FIFA's presidential election has received a positive reaction in his native Portugal even though he faces a seemingly impossible task to unseat incumbent Sepp Blatter in May.

The new Candy Crush? Chinese language apps make learning a game

Philipp Mattheis knew his gaming app was addictive when he realised he kept checking his phone -- hooked by the brightly-coloured reminders telling him to play again or risk falling from the triple-figure level he had reached.
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