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  • More tension as parents and security guards clash outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

    14 January 2019 3:05 PM 113

    There was pandemonium outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Monday afternoon after security guards and parents clashed. The school is embroiled in a race controversy after a picture showing pupils at the school separated according to race went viral. The confrontation on Monday happened after a man who had come to pick up his niece

  • Tongaat Hulett appoints new CEO to sweeten its prospects

    14 January 2019 2:13 PM 481

    Tongaat Hulett [JSE:TON] has announced that Gavin Hudson will serve as the sugar producer’s new chief executive officer and its newest executive director from the beginning of February. This comes during a period of considerable difficulty for the company, including a recent 12% dip in its share price in November and failure to meet key targets, which

  • WATCH: Monty Panesar's disastrous quiz show performance

    14 January 2019 1:38 PM 167

    Cape Town - Former England spinner Monty Panesar did not have the best day at the office when appearing on quiz show, Mastermind. The show, which aired over the weekend, saw Panesar battle his way through 15 questions. He got 1 right. Clearly a little nervous, things got worse for Panesar and after he got his first question right, he got his next 14 wrong

  • Kvitova coasts into Australian Open Round 2

    14 January 2019 12:33 PM 141

    Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova strolled into the Australian Open second round with a straight sets win over Magdelena Rybarikova of Slovakia on Monday. The Czech eighth seed struggled with her serve early in the match before finding her rhythm for a 6-3, 6-2 victory. The 28-year-old has been in strong form leading into the season-opening

  • Cilic eases past Tomic at Australian Open

    14 January 2019 12:11 PM 147

    Melbourne - Last year's Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic wasted little time in reaching the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Sixth seed Cilic, who lost an epic final in five sets to Roger Federer a year ago, took a shade over two hours to progress on Margaret Court Arena. The former US Open champion

  • Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

    14 January 2019 11:33 AM 120

    Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's

  • Proteas jump to 2nd in ICC Test rankings

    14 January 2019 11:16 AM 154

    Cape Town - The Proteas have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the ICC Test rankings. This comes after South Africa defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in the final Test at the Wanderers on Monday to complete a 3-0 clean sweep at home. South Africa gained four points to reach 110, two points above England in the list led by India

  • Anderson relieved to beat Melbourne heat

    14 January 2019 11:02 AM 108

    Melbourne - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson was relieved to come through his first round encounter in hot conditions at the Australian Open on Monday. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, saw off tricky Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in two hours and 53 minutes. Anderson, who has reached the fourth round at Melbourne

  • Proteas' Olivier falls short of 116-year long record

    14 January 2019 10:52 AM 116

    Cape Town - Proteas speedster Duanne Olivier fell short of making history in the three-Test series against Pakistan which concluded at the Wanderers on Monday. Olivier, 26, picked up his 24th wicket of the series in Pakistan's second innings when he bowled skipper Sarfraz Ahmed for a duck. It left Olivier needing just one more wicket to equal the record

  • Murray likely to have Wimbledon statue erected

    14 January 2019 10:50 AM 95

    London - Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is likely to be honoured with a statue at the historic Grand Slam venue, the All England Club's chief executive told the BBC. The 31-year-old Scot - who won the grasscourt Grand Slam in 2013 and 2016 - announced last on Friday retirement was on the cards due to a chronic hip injury. He then choked back tears