KFC 'fowls up' again

Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid KFC.

Chiefs stars cash out

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung yesterday fired the first salvo at his outgoing superstars Tefu Mashamaite, Mandla Masango and Itumeleng Khune - and their agents - accusing them of attempting to hold the PSL champions to "ransom".

Lion attack on camera?

Police are investigating the possibility that an American woman who was killed by a lion might have captured her last moments on camera.

Theft rife at schools

Burglary is escalating at schools around South Africa, with food, copper wiring and even books being in high demand.

Sepp Blatter has left the building

South African football is bracing for the fallout from the exit of one of its closest Fifa allies, president Sepp Blatter.

Medupi to cost you R300bn

When completed, the Medupi power station will have cost you, the taxpayer, R300-billion.

Bredasdorp accused 'let off hook'

The man accused of murdering a 15-year old girl in Bredasdorp was charged with abduction and statutory rape last June, but walked free after the court was told that prosecutors had "mediated" the case, The Times has established.

ANC 'undermining parliamentary democracy'

Signal jamming, the uproar at the State of the Nation address and the Nkandla debacle all came under the spotlight in parliament yesterday.

Wreck rewrites history

A 221-year-old shipwreck discovered just 100m off Cape Town's Clifton beach could help rewrite the history of the slave trade in South Africa.

Pretoria: Where the streets have two names

Nelson Mandela and DF Malan will battle it out in the streets of Pretoria again.

'Cats make kids stupid'

Cats could be making children stupid, according to research that links a parasite they sometimes carry with falling reading and memory aptitude in youngsters.

Mind the gap or spread 'em

Making yourself comfortable on a New York subway train could land you in hot water, especially if you take up too much space.

Mxolisi Nxasana calls it quits with R17 million send-off: report

A golden handshake worth R17 million is what made former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana's departure all the more convenient.

Frequent earthquakes force Japan to consider installing emergency toilets in elevators

Japan is looking at installing toilets in elevators and providing an emergency supply of drinking water for people trapped by the nation's frequent powerful earthquakes, an official said.

China relatives hope for 'miracle' in race to find ship survivors

Relatives of more than 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze river were hoping for a "miracle" Wednesday, as authorities said they were racing against time to find any survivors.

The SABC needs you!

Wanted desperately: SABC board members.

Caitlyn beats pants off Obama

Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has broken a Twitter record by picking up more than a million followers in under four hours.

State allowed to appeal suicide case

The state has been granted leave to appeal a high court ruling that gave terminally ill Robert Stransham-Ford, of Cape Town, the right to end his life with the assistance of a medical doctor.

Parties object to terms of third Nkandla probe

A third Parliamentary ad-hoc committee has been established to deal with spending on security at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home but opposition parties have strongly objected to the terms that it only study the report by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

Dutch 'paddy power' pulls electricity from rice fields

Dutch scientists have developed a revolutionary system that could one day help isolated villages around the world steadily generate electricity from mundane water-logged plants such as rice growing in paddy fields.

Masked men rob metro cops of guns in Langa attack

Two Cape Town metro police officers were robbed of firearms and cellphones at one of the city's most notorious smash-and-grab hotspots yesterday.
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