The funeral for Joe Mafela is taking place at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto campus. Follow it here.

Sources reveal Brad Pitt secretly joined Angelina Jolie and their kids on their recent trip to Cambodia

Perhaps whatever god Mel Gibson believes in has a sense of humour. In what will probably be his last movie for a long, long time, he stars opposite Hollywood’s most unlikely housewife, Jodie Foster, as a husband and father trying to save his family through his relationship with a hand puppet.

Metal is the white hip-hop. Both are defiant, proudly working class (or whatever polite term for poor-ass nobodies you prefer) and more concerned with style, culture and fashion than the actual music.

The relationship between parents and their child is much like the relationship between a dog and a fire hydrant – except that in this case, the fire hydrant keeps squirming until it’s old enough to get the hell out of there – hopefully before the dog’s continual attentions eats through the paint job and destroys it for life.

Famous people's deaths have always caught me offsides. Stars aren't meant to wrinkle and waste away. They're meant to live for ever, like Peter Pan.

Sports commentary must be the easiest job in the world. It’s a simple matter of mixing metaphors and combining clichés with the searingly obvious while wearing a hideous tie.

This is probably going to be my last column for Channel24, because 30 seconds after its publication I’ll no doubt be arrested and thrown in jail to begin my new life as a prop in my cellmate’s game of Happy Families.

This is probably going to be my last column for Channel24, because 30 seconds after its publication I’ll no doubt be arrested and thrown in jail to begin my new life as a prop in my cellmate’s game of Happy Families.

Through sport and music we get to live in one world - even if only for a moment, says Anton Marshall.

Because I care so little about the football that I still call it soccer, I’m at a bit of a loss for a column subject this week.

The saying goes "If you build it, they will come." But if you build it in South Africa, we will whine.

"No one should be protected from the effects of his own stupidity", someone once said.

Dancing is like sex: Even if you're bad at it, it's still great fun trying, says Jean Barker.

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