We're scared witless

South Africans live in fear of house robbers, drug addicts and rapists - and worse, they believe many of the people meant to protect them are on the take.

SA in HIV cost spiral

The amount of money the country needs to spend on HIV programmes every year will keep on increasing for the next 20 years.

Sunday Times responds to SARS 'rogue unit' claims

The Sunday Times said last night that it rejected claims by reporter Pearlie Joubert that the ex-husband of the former editor of the newspaper influenced its reporting on the SARS rogue unit.

Athletes ring bell for murdered Sindani

Controversial sports administrator Banele Sindani, murdered in front of his young daughter at home early yesterday morning, has drawn praise from various quarters, even from a former foe.

Phiyega: I won't cop out

Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has said no amount of "underhand tactics" will force her to resign "without the opportunity to present my side of the story".

An ocean of troubles

Police are investigating a case of theft and fraud against veteran Cape Town wildlife campaigner Nan Rice.

'Beaten' by ANC boss

ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs has been accused of beating up a colleague for failing to write a report on the organisation.

Fertiliser blow to farmers

The month-long strike at a Foskor acid plant in Richards Bay has put a strain on the production of animal feed and fertilisers for the country's agricultural sector.

Broadband star twinkles in SA

South African internet users are using more data than ever.

Sexes of one mind after all

It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.

SACS pupil survives Plett Rage stabbing

A Cape Town matriculant visiting Plettenberg Bay for the Plett Rage student festival was stabbed three times while trying to fend off a robber snatching another festival goer's handbag.

Chris Brown cancels Australia, New Zealand tour

American R&B singer Chris Brown has cancelled a planned tour to Australia and New Zealand, his promoter said Wednesday, after officials indicated he would be denied a visa over his conviction for assaulting pop star Rihanna.

Answers blowing in the wind

November was a tragic month all around the world, and this was reflected in what South Africans googled.

Stellenbosch steadfast

Stellenbosch University has hit back at accusations on social media that its council is using the university's language policy to oppose transformation.

'Better tomorrow' in Burkina

Burkina Faso's president-in-waiting, Roch Marc Kabore, promised a brighter future for the West African country yesterday after becoming its first newly elected leader in three decades.
German Chancellor Merkel attends CDU and SPD fraction meeting in Berlin

Germany ready to join war against IS

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved plans yesterday for Germany to join the military campaign against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, a big step for the country, which has long resisted taking a direct role in the conflict.

Italy's king of pasta in drive-by shooting

A businessman known as the "king of pasta" in southern Italy was shot at a dozen times in his car, in an attack thought to be linked to his refusal to pay protection money to the Mafia.

Factory has the ability to clone people

The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has developed technology that is advanced enough to replicate humans - but he is holding off for fear of public reaction.

UK spies can turn phones into bugs

British spies fighting Paris-style terror attacks deploy cyber-snooping technology that turns your smartphone into a mobile bug, privacy campaigners warned at a London trial into allegations that the UK tramples on citizens' rights.

Motion to impeach Zille fails

The ANC's bid to have Premier Helen Zille impeached has failed.

Mashiphumelele shack dwellers start rebuilding lives

Families who lost their homes when 1 123 structures burnt to the ground in Masiphumelele on Sunday morning have started to rebuild their homes and piece their lives back together.