No World Cup glory for Brazil

2014-06-06 05:00

When the final whistle blows at the World Cup, Brazilians will be left with some of the world's costliest soccer stadiums and poor public transport.

SA among the drunkest countries

2014-05-13 09:56

Mapped: See where South Africa ranks.

Crunch time for World Cup accommodation

2014-05-04 10:55

The countdown to the Soccer World Cup has fans scrambling for accommodation in Rio, where prices for the few available hotel rooms have skyrocketed.

ILO: World faces jobs crisis

2013-01-22 11:28

Global unemployment is set to beat the all-time record of 199m in 2013, with the youth hit harder than ever before, says the International Labour Organisation.

Indian central bank holds rates

2012-12-18 11:59

India's central bank has kept interest rates on hold, but says it plans to boost the flagging economy, raising the odds of a rate cut as early as January.


Transit of Venus

2012-06-06 09:49

Sky gazers around the world have held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch Venus slide across the sun - a rare celestial phenomenon. See all the pictures.

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Condoms for...nobody?

2010-09-29 12:00

Coming to South Africa soon? Bring your own condoms; we certainly don’t have enough to share, writes Glenda Muzenda.

Foreign fan numbers 'promising'

2010-06-16 12:36

About 110 000 visitors came to SA for the opening days of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with more expected to arrive, organisers say.

Superstar musos for FIFA 2010

2010-03-17 10:53

FIFA has announced the first group of superstar musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert.


South Africa amongst the drunkest countries in the world

2014-05-13 08:48

Mapped: See where South Africa ranks among the world's heaviest alcohol consumers.

World not ready for ageing population

2013-10-01 08:31

Experts are concerned that the world is not prepared to support a growing elderly population.

India aims to stop welfare fraud

2013-01-02 09:37

The country is to pay billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor, under a new plan to cut out the middlemen blamed for massive fraud.

EU, IMF agree to lend Greece €49bn

2012-12-13 15:51

Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to release €49.1bn to Greece, with most of that sum flowing immediately.

M&R sinks into full-year loss

2011-08-31 16:50

Construction firm Murray & Roberts has posted a loss for the year as it made provision for contract completion costs and possible regulatory penalties.

The game is up

2010-09-28 22:15

Before gloating over India's sporting woes, consider the real economic cost of the World Cup, writes Greta Steyn.

Superstar musos for FIFA 2010

2010-03-17 10:53

FIFA has announced the first group of superstar musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

2008-12-11 11:30

Bruno's life is forever when he strikes up a friendship with the only boy who appears to be around.

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