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  • WATCH: Nadal pokes fun at sleeping journalist

    14 January 2019 10:49 AM 95

    Cape Town - Spanish world No 2 Rafael Nadal has poked fun at a journalist who appeared to fall asleep during his post-match press conference at the Australian Open on Monday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion opened his campaign with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wildcard James Duckworth. While another journalist asked a question, Nadal spotted the sleeping

  • LIVE: Zim govt warns 'rowdy' protesters

    14 January 2019 10:25 AM 102

    AFP is reporting that Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers. Residents in Epworth, a poor suburb east of the capital Harare, on Monday woke up to find boulders

  • Proteas whitewash Pakistan after Wanderers win

    14 January 2019 10:06 AM 108

    Cape Town - The Proteas have secured a series whitewash against Pakistan by winning the third Test at the Wanderers on Monday morning by 107 runs. Starting the day needing 228 runs with seven wickets in hand, Pakistan were blown away once more by the Proteas speedsters with Duanne Olivier (3/74) and Kagiso Rabada (3/75) doing the bulk of the damage as the hosts

  • Wozniacki fires into Oz Open 2nd round

    14 January 2019 10:05 AM 79

    Melbourne - Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki's bid to retain her Australian Open crown began with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium on Monday. The third seed won her maiden Slam at Melbourne Park last year and is bidding to become the first woman to defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013. The Dane comfortably

  • Isner loses to Opelka in tallest ever Grand Slam match

    14 January 2019 8:18 AM 93

    Melbourne - American No 1 and ninth seed John Isner was knocked out of the Australian Open on Monday in one of the biggest shocks of the first round. The 6-foot-10 (2.08m) Isner was beaten by 6-foot-11 (2.11m) fellow American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5) in a battle of the giants. No fewer than 87 aces were powered down between

  • AB de Villiers confirms groundbreaking trip to Pakistan

    14 January 2019 8:11 AM 106

    Cape Town - AB de Villiers has confirmed that he will play in Pakistan for the first time since 2007 in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL). De Villiers, who retired from international cricket last year, is playing for the Lahore Qalanadars in this year's tournament. Only available for the group stages of the tournament because of family commitments

  • Nokia looks to Africa for 2019's fastest mobile development

    14 January 2019 7:29 AM 99

    Nokia head of customer marketing and communications in the middle east and African regions Joachim Wuilmet said the African continent is on the cusp of the next great mobile phone innovation in 2019. Writing in a circular from the multinational telecommunications giant, Wuilmet said mobile subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 44% in 2017 and smartphone

  • Sharks to start Super Rugby without Jean-Luc du Preez

    14 January 2019 7:28 AM 98

    Cape Town - The Sharks will begin their 2019 Super Rugby campaign without the services of flank Jean-Luc du Preez. It is a massive blow to the Durbanites, who rely heavily on the physicality that the 23-year-old brings to their pack. According to SARugbymag, the injury was sustained during Du Preez's three-month loan spell with English club Sale Sharks

  • Kings hooker off to Scotland

    14 January 2019 6:30 AM 122

    Cape Town - Southern Kings hooker Michael Willemse has reportedly agreed to join Scottish club Edinburgh. Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that the 25-year-old will head to Murrayfield after the current PRO14 campaign. Willemse was schooled at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth and represented Eastern Province at junior level before heading for Cape Town where

  • Bus carrying schoolchildren rolls over in Laersdrift, Mpumalanga

    14 January 2019 5:54 AM 86

    One child has reportedly died after a bus carrying schoolchildren rolled onto its side on the R555 near Laersdrift, Mpumalanga, on Sunday. According to a Facebook post by Specialised Investigation PSTT, the bus was travelling from Steelpoort to Middelburg when the accident happened. Netwerk24 quoted an unnamed sourced who confirmed the incident, saying