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  • Oosthuizen leads SA charge in Abu Dhabi

    15 January 2019 6:05 PM 1318

    Cape Town - Louis Oosthuizen will lead the South African charge at the opening European Tour event of the year, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Oosthuizen joins 15 of his fellow countrymen this week in a star-studded field at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which gets under way on Wednesday. Oosthuizen, who is SA's top-ranked golfer, will look to continue his form into the new year following

  • SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

    15 January 2019 5:24 PM 1325

    Cape Town - They may not be the biggest guys on the field when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs in the PRO14 Round 11 match on Friday, but an exciting battle can be expected between the scrumhalves from both teams in the South African derby. Two of the most experienced men from either side happen to be playing in the No9 position - Sarel Pretorius

  • By killing the internet, Zimbabwe kills commerce and the lights

    15 January 2019 5:05 PM 966

    When the Zimbabwean government ordered internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, it also plunged homes into darkness because people can’t pay their utilities online. Most people in the southern African nation use Econet Wireless Zimbabwe's Ecocash mobile-phone payment system for daily transactions

  • Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appears in court for girlfriend's murder

    15 January 2019 2:49 PM 1304

    Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend. The 56-year-old musician of Gillitts, was released on R2 000 bail and was ordered to hand in his British passport. His girlfriend, 55-year-old Jenny King of Forest Hills, was found dead in the bedroom of her home by a relative on Saturday

  • WATCH: Gunfire, explosions reported near upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital, Nairobi

    15 January 2019 1:28 PM 973

    An upscale complex in Kenya's capital is under attack, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The complex in Nairobi includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices. Police spokesperson Charles Owino says that "we have sent officers to the scene, including from the anti-terrorism unit, but so far we have no more information." Ambulances, security

  • What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

    15 January 2019 12:45 PM 953

    What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister

  • Arsenal goalkeeper Cech to retire at end of season

    15 January 2019 12:04 PM 150

    London - Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. He wrote: "This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right

  • Man dies after being set alight in Hillbrow mob justice attack

    15 January 2019 12:01 PM 105

    A man has died in hospital after he and another man were set alight in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Monday. The alleged attack happened after residents accused the two men of stealing a handbag from a woman. "The community chased them down and caught them. Unfortunately, once they were caught they applied mob justice," Captain Kay Makhubele told News 24 on Tuesday

  • Cheetahs speedster tops PRO14 try-charts

    15 January 2019 11:46 AM 104

    Cape Town - Cheetahs wing Rabs Maxwane has ambitions of finishing the 2018/19 PRO14 as the competition’s leading try-scorer. The 23-year-old had been a shining light for the Cheetahs this season and currently tops the PRO14’s try-scoring chart with eight tries. He told Netwerk24 that he would like to finish the campaign as the leading try-scorer

  • PIC: SA super hero jerseys unveiled for Super Rugby warm-up

    15 January 2019 11:08 AM 119

    Cape Town - South Africa’s top players wearing their new jerseys inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will run out at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, February 3. It will be the first public appearance of the new-look jerseys, which will serve as the third strips for the South African sides in this year's Super Rugby competition