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Watch: Pepper spray alarm sends robbers running

Watch: Pepper spray alarm sends robbers running

A pepper spray alarm thwarted a group of robbers who broke into a Botha’s Hill shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Lifestyle - By News24Wire | 18 January, 2017
Home Affairs minister wants layout change at OR Tambo airport

Home Affairs minister wants layout change at OR Tambo airport

South Africa recorded a healthy increase in the number of travellers entering and leaving the country during the 2016/17 festive season.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 18 January, 2017
We trust our phones more than we trust other people – and that can be a problem

We trust our phones more than we trust other people – and that can be a problem

Our increasing reliance on information from devices, rather than from other people, could be costing us opportunities to build social capital – the intangible bonds that help society function.

Lifestyle - By The Conversation | 14 January, 2017
South Africa among the top 25 ‘booziest’ countries in the world

South Africa among the top 25 ‘booziest’ countries in the world

A new map based on the WHO’s annual Global status on Health and Alcohol shows the world’s booziest countries based on the amount of alcohol they consume in a year.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 13 January, 2017
The most expensive cars in South Africa

The most expensive cars in South Africa

Research and analysis group Lightstone Auto has published a list of the most expensive cars in South Africa as at the end of 2016.

Lifestyle, Wealth - By Staff Writer | 12 January, 2017
South Africa prepares for possible Typhoid outbreak

South Africa prepares for possible Typhoid outbreak

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has announced plans to prevent typhoid fever from reaching South Africa, following a recent outbreak in neighboring Zimbabwe.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 9 January, 2017
These are the best and safest airlines in South Africa in 2017

These are the best and safest airlines in South Africa in 2017

AirlineRatings.com has named the 20 highest-rated and safest airlines in the world in 2017 – as well as providing ratings for 5 South African airlines.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 9 January, 2017
5 things you need to know about South Africa’s super-rich

5 things you need to know about South Africa’s super-rich

These are the 5 things you need to know about South Africa’s ultra-wealthy.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 7 January, 2017
Top 10 wildlife estates for South Africa’s ultra-rich

Top 10 wildlife estates for South Africa’s ultra-rich

New World Wealth has compiled a list of the 10 best wildlife estates in South Africa.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 7 January, 2017
Buying into the myth of romantic love is bad for your health

Buying into the myth of romantic love is bad for your health

We keep on searching for our “missing half”, but divorce rates attest to why this ideal doesn’t exist – and by looking for it, we could be negatively impacting our health and mental well being.

Lifestyle - By The Conversation | 6 January, 2017
Forget 72.5% – South Africa’s “true” 2016 matric pass rate is far worse

Forget 72.5% – South Africa’s “true” 2016 matric pass rate is far worse

The department of education has released the overall matric pass rate figures for the class of 2016, announcing that the country’s overall pass was 72.5% – 1.8 points higher than 2015.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 5 January, 2017
Matric exams are easy – and mean very little: Jansen

Matric exams are easy – and mean very little: Jansen

UFS vice chancellor and rector, professor Jonathan Jansen has a message for 2016’s matrics: well done if you passed your exams – but remember that it means very little.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 5 January, 2017
South Africa’s matric pass rate history: 1995 – 2016

South Africa’s matric pass rate history: 1995 – 2016

The department of education has announced the matric pass rate for 2016: 72.5% – this is how it compares to the years that have come before.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
2016 matric pass rate climbs to 72.5%

2016 matric pass rate climbs to 72.5%

The department of education has released the overall matric pass rate figures for the class of 2016, announcing that the country’s overall pass was 72.5% – 1.8 points higher than 2015.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
Matric pass rate obsession masks South Africa’s real education crisis

Matric pass rate obsession masks South Africa’s real education crisis

The obsession with a blanket ‘matric pass rate’ every year is covering up the real crisis in education in South Africa – a focus that is easily gamed, and only tells half the story.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 4 January, 2017
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