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  • Viviani wins opening Tour Down Under stage in brutal heat

    15 January 2019 7:19 AM 144

    Adelaide - Italy's Elia Viviani won a tight finish to take the opening stage of Australia's Tour Down Under in brutal temperatures in Adelaide on Tuesday. Deceuninck–Quick-Step's Viviani, the omnium gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and one of the world's leading sprinters, powered out of the pack to reel in Germany's Max Walscheid and claim the ochre

  • Cape Town 'no-fee' schools turning away parents who can't fork out cash, one mother told to pay for her child’s chair

    15 January 2019 7:03 AM 157

    Some "no-fee" schools are insisting parents pay once-off fees - turning away Grade R pupils whose parents can't afford to pay, GroundUp reports. South African schools are divided into five categories, known as quintiles. The quintiles range from the poorest to the least poor, with quintile 1 being the poorest 20% of schools in the country. Quintile 5 covers

  • Bulls welcome return of key players

    15 January 2019 6:45 AM 153

    Cape Town - The Bulls have received some good news ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season with the return to fitness of a number of key players. Wing Travis Ismaiel has fully recovered from shoulder surgery while flank Roelof Smit has bounced back from another serious knee injury. Fullback Warrick Gelant, flank Tim Agaba and loosehead prop Lizo Gqoboka

  • Record books favour Anderson ahead of Tiafoe clash

    15 January 2019 5:49 AM 145

    Cape Town - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will go into Wednesday's Australian Open second round encounter confident he can dispatch American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, opened his campaign in Melbourne on Monday with a four-set victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Tiafoe, who is ranked No 39 on the ATP Tour rankings

  • Koepka targets world No 1 spot in Abu Dhabi

    15 January 2019 4:59 AM 155

    Abu Dhabi - Brooks Koepka admitted he is gunning for the world number one ranking as he prepares to take part in the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. The American, who is ranked second in the world after winning the US Open and the PGA Championship last year, lost top spot to his closest rival Justin Rose when he failed to finish inside

  • WATCH: Benni's tribute to 'Chippaldinho' Masinga

    15 January 2019 4:47 AM 102

    Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy has paid tribute to Phil 'Chippa' Masinga - whom he dubs Chippaldinho - in a fitting video following his untimely passing from cancer. McCarthy, now head coach of Cape Town City, says that the 49-year-old "paved the way" for the now retired forward when he got into the Bafana Bafana squad. Further efforts

  • MONEY CLINIC: When do you need debt consolidation or a debt review?

    15 January 2019 4:00 AM 112

    QUESTION: Is it better to get debt consolidation or to be under debt review? ANSWER: Capitec Bank gives a good explanation of the different options when you get into trouble with too much debt and struggle to keep up with your monthly payments. Apart from debt consolidation and debt review, there is also debt administration through a court order and selling

  • Suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher to speak out after going underground

    15 January 2019 3:35 AM 103

    Solidarity is expected to announce legal action on Tuesday to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension" of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted. The trade union and Barkhuizen are to address a media conference in Centurion at midday about "recent events at the town's primary school", it said in a statement. It would also "announce

  • Jayme Closs says accused kidnapper shot her parents, taped her hands, feet and drove her to remote cabin

    14 January 2019 8:02 PM 110

    Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs has told police she tried to hide from the man accused of killing her parents and kidnapping her, but that he dragged her out of her home and threw her in the trunk of his vehicle. Prosecutors filed a criminal complaint on Monday charging Jake Thomas Patterson with two counts of intentional homicide, kidnapping and burglary

  • SA egg thief: Pablo Escobar of bird egg smuggling jailed after caught with rare eggs taped to his chest

    14 January 2019 3:38 PM 147

    A prolific bird egg smuggler was jailed for three years after he was caught at Heathrow Airport with rare bird eggs strapped to his chest. Jeffrey Lendrum, 57, pleaded guilty in the Snaresbrook Crown Court to four offences and he was jailed for three years and one month on smuggling charges, the BBC reported. The smuggler, who once complained that he was vilified