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WTF, Fifa? The tribes have spoken

Indigenous Brazilians want to be respected, not saddled with "the world's most expensive bird toilet".

Cultural appropriation was all Miley Cyrus was doing

Miley Cyrus's MTV Video Music Awards act was less a homage to hip-hop and more a minstrel show, writes Hadley Freeman.

Tyler-made for getting laid

Back with their first album in eight years, rockers Aerosmith want everyone to 'make more love'. Their track record so far is impressive.

Deep Read: Hollywood’s biggest kook

An upcoming Vanity Fair article about Tom Cruise promises eye-popping revelations. It's the final proof that he's become the new Michael Jackson.

‘Mommy war’ a Republican ploy

The United States's Republicans are pitting women against one another in an attempt to distract from the real issues.

Up close with Kermit

Scandalously, no Muppets are up for Oscars this year. But they will be among the presenters of awards at the ceremony. We speak to Kermit the Frog.

Want to be fit? No sweat!

It is a testament to mankind's determination to exercise without doing any.

DSK trial was of accuser, not accused

Nafissatou Diallo's past lies carried more weight than forensic evidence of the event in room 2806.

DSK: A trial of the accuser, not the accused

The Strauss-Kahn case proves that only a woman who has led a life as sheltered as Rapunzel makes a convincing rape victim.

Nothing clichéd about geek’s take on women

Director and writer Paul Feig's view of himself as a struggling outsider mirrors the focus of much of his comedy.

The white boys’ club

After Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to be given the best director award at last year's Oscars, there was hope that a traditionally male-dominated barrier had been broken at last.

Oprah goes out on her OWN

“Dream it, do it.” This is not the resolution of a person, but rather the motto of the US's newest television channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Election night 2010: Fox News strikes back!

At Fox HQ, even something as domestic as a midterm election could well be an international terror attack.

Miracle Madge frees gays, eyes world peace

"Madonna helps free gay Malawians!" is one cheering headline amid the dross that came out this week, writes <b>Hadley Freeman</b>

Even the good get sick

Breast cancer is a tragedy, if not one that always has an unhappy ending.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Press Releases

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place