Signatures reveal truth

Thuli Madonsela versus Jacob Zuma - a clash of personalities that can be explained by the curlicues and flourishes of their signatures.

Lesotho anarchy

Lesotho is in political crisis. Two days after a military coup was reported, it was unclear last night who was in charge of the mountain kingdom.

'Ordinary people pay your salaries'

Effective public administration is not a privilege in a democratic society but a fundamental right, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said yesterday.

Home Affairs told to 'back off'

An immigration official who claimed to be checking if a Ghanaian man had entered into a marriage of convenience with a South African woman pried into intimate details of their relationship and forced the woman to undergo a pregnancy test.

Cops 'not worthy of uniform'

A police officer found guilty of corruption, prostitution and public indecency has been described as an "embarrassment to the police".

Cape Town cash drain as system springs leaks

Capetonians are paying more than they should for water and electricity, according to the city's mid-year budget and financial performance assessment conducted by the national Treasury.

Boost for male circumcision

A campaign to promote medical male circumcision has been stepped up in the Western Cape with the launch of two mobile surgical theatres.

City flowers to suffer

Cape Town blooms could soon wither after metal thieves stripped a compost plant used to supply them with nutrients.

'Racist' musos unfazed

Hip-hop group AmaCde yesterday said a complaint against one of its songs will give "African employees who experience abuse, mistreatment and exploitation at the hands of Indian employers a chance to make submissions" to the SA Human Rights Commission.

Shoppers want that authentic feel

Shoppers are increasingly looking for stores that reflect the values of their community.

More Putin 'double talk'

President Vladimir Putin yesterday called for talks between Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Kiev government on issues including "political organisation and statehood".

Slow-beat jazz

Maybe it was the after-effects of Saturday night jolling, or the effects of pot - a strong whiff of it permeated the area - but the crowd at yesterday's Jazz on the Lake, at Jozi's Zoo Lake, took a while to get going.

Temperatures to rise following cold front

Temperatures are expected to improve this week following an intense cold front, the SA Weather Service said on Monday.

'Boob Aid' raises millions

A group of Japanese porn actresses raised millions of yen at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for Aids prevention.

Inspired by special boy

A special school was all Alison Moschetta, 46, wanted for her special son. But when she could not find a suitable school the mother of four left her job to start her own special-needs school.

Fizzing with a cuppa 'tea beer'

Extracts from the rooibos tea leaf were the secret ingredient that saw a student's brew take top honours at the seventh annual SA Breweries Intervarsity Beer Brewing Challenge this weekend.

Cholesterol control drug breakthrough

An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug has roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported yesterday.

Mozambique rivals come out of hiding to cement peace deal

Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and his rival Afonso Dhlakama will meet face-to-face this week to cement a peace deal aimed at ending two years of hostilities and clear the way for elections.

Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours.

New test fast-tracks diagnosis for malaria

A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood, researchers reported Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine.

SADC leaders to meet over Lesotho unrest

Foreign ministers of three Southern Africa Development Community member states will be discussing the recent events in Lesotho, Dirco confirmed on Sunday.
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