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  • 'Baby Shark' driving you crazy? Creator warns penguins are next

    15 January 2019 10:38 AM 127

    "Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)" is the YouTube sensation that’s been viewed more than 2 billion times and made the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week as its top new entrant. The jingle has also become such an earworm that late-night-show host Jimmy Kimmel proposed throwing those responsible in jail for life. Love or hate it, the South Korean company

  • WATCH: I was so close to playing for Barcelona

    15 January 2019 10:26 AM 180

    Cape Town – Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela says that if it wasn’t for his drug and alcohol abuse he would have been playing for Spanish giants Barcelona. The now retired 38-year-old Mabizela is an HIV/Aids councillor and spends most of his time giving advice to young people on how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. "The major stumbling block

  • SAFA refutes former CEO's Gupta link claims

    15 January 2019 10:21 AM 113

    Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims made by former CEO Leslie Sedibe that millions of rands were illegally received ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. According to Sunday World, Sedibe revealed that former Local Organising Committee (LOC) head and current SAFA president Danny Jordaan set up a meeting with Ajay Gupta

  • Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

    15 January 2019 10:19 AM 149

    Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial

  • Fadlu Davids joins Orlando Pirates

    15 January 2019 9:26 AM 166

    Cape Town - Former Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids has joined the Orlando Pirates technical team as an assistant to head coach Milutin Sredojevic, the club announced on Tuesday. After going five months without filling the vacancy left by Benson Mhlongo, the Buccaneers have now appointed Davids after he recently left the Team of Choice

  • JMPD officer behind bars after allegedly accepting R10 'cooldrink bribe'

    15 January 2019 9:25 AM 143

    A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was arrested in Protea Glen, Soweto, on Monday evening after he allegedly accepted a R10 "cooldrink bribe". "He was caught red-handed taking money from a taxi man who didn't have a number plate and was driving without a licence," JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24 on Tuesday. JMPD chief David

  • Svitolina fires into Australian Open Round 2

    15 January 2019 9:14 AM 141

    Melbourne - Big-serving sixth seed Elina Svitolina blasted into the Australian Open second round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over qualifier Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday. Svitolina, who scored the biggest win of her career in clinching the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore in October, fired down nine aces to power past her Swiss opponent in just over an hour. The Ukrainian

  • PICS: Betty's Bay residents recall 'panic' as fire inched closer to homes

    15 January 2019 9:02 AM 577

    Residents in Betty's Bay are picking up the pieces after a fire raged through parts of the small town and other parts of the Overstrand area in the Western Cape over the last two weeks. The Overstrand fires have been raging since New Year's Day. To date, 31 homes have been destroyed and 28 were damaged. The fires have been contained and pose no danger

  • Proteas shoot up individual Test rankings

    15 January 2019 8:32 AM 99

    Cape Town - A number of Proteas players have shot up the individual rankings following the side's 3-0 Test series win over Pakistan. Aiden Markram is the country's highest-ranked batsman at No 8 on the list having moved up 2 places while there is a return to the top 10 for Hashim Amla, who moved up 3 places. The biggest mover following his century in the third

  • Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

    15 January 2019 8:08 AM 104

    Cape Town - Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise. "It’s obviously ideal to have continuity but we’ve been working with coach Pote (Human) for long and everyone is excited to play for him. He was also part of our coaching team last year," Van Zyl told Netwerk