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25 September 2018 11:03 AM Home Affairs announces new visa amendments in a bid to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism to the country, South Africa is finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries, allowing travellers to enter the country without a visa. This announcement was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday in Pretoria. Citizens from countries which will now no longer require a visa to travel to SA include 24

24 September 2018 8:09 PM Law resigns as West Indies coach

St John's - Stuart Law is stepping down as coach of the West Indies in December after their tours of India and Bangladesh. Law announced his resignation on Friday, saying he's going to work for Middlesex in England from January to be closer to his family. "I have had to make the difficult decision to leave my role of head coach with CWI," Law said in a statement 25

24 September 2018 9:39 AM Victory lifts Thiem one place in ATP rankings

Paris - Victory in St Petersburg lifted Dominic Thiem one place in the ATP rankings, which Rafael Nadal still leads comfortably. The Austrian climbed to seventh on Monday, exchanging places with the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, in the only change in the top 20. Lower down, the Slovakian Martin Klizan, who lost to Thiem in the final on Sunday, jumped 16 places 24

22 September 2018 10:00 AM This is SA's entry for the 2019 Oscars

Cape Town - The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced on Friday that the feature film, Sew the Winter to My Skin, has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award. Jahmil X.T Qubeka’s adventure film wowed audiences at Cannes L’Atelier 24

21 September 2018 1:00 PM Local rocker Francois van Coke gets his own TV show

Cape Town - Soon Francois van Coke will be adding TV host to his long list of talents. The local rocker will launch Die Van Coke Show on kykNET (DStv 144) on Monday, 8 October at 20:30. The show will be a mix of game and talk show where everybody will be frantically and hilariously competing to win absolutely nothing. Along with some of the country's 29

21 September 2018 10:12 AM Australian tennis player serves 19-month ban for fixing

London - Australian tennis player Oliver Anderson can return to playing immediately after serving a 19-month suspension for deliberately losing a set in a match in a second-tier Challenger event in 2016. The Tennis Integrity Unit says the 20-year-old Anderson was provisionally suspended in February 2017 and later convicted of match-fixing. The TIU says Anderson 26

21 September 2018 3:23 AM Hlaudi Motsoeneng loses CCMA case against the SABC

Former SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to get his job back at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Thursday. Motsoeneng, who previously served as COO of the public broadcaster, wanted to be reinstated as group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was dismissed in 2017 after 26

20 September 2018 10:25 AM Rule changes for travelling minors to SA planned ahead of busy December holiday season

Visa reforms and waivers will soon be announced - including changes to requirements for travelling minors in SA - to be officially gazetted in October. Cabinet received a joint report from the Ministers of Home Affairs and Tourism - Malusi Gigaba and Derek Hanekom - which laid out many visa-related reforms that will make it easier for tourists, business 33

19 September 2018 11:55 AM Bok fullback: 7 options to replace Willie le Roux

Cape Town - Nothing has been confirmed yet, but there is a very good chance that the Springboks will be without Willie le Roux for their final two Rugby Championship matches against Australia and New Zealand. Le Roux has returned to Wasps in England where he is expected to play against the Sale Sharks this weekend, and his availability for the Boks beyond 25

18 September 2018 9:44 AM Rand holds firm despite developments in US-China trade dispute

The markets will be tuned to developments in the US-China trade dispute, said an economist. The US on Monday announced that it would levy 10% tariffs on additional Chinese imports worth $200bn which will come into effect next week. These tariffs are in addition to the tariffs in place for Chinese imports worth $50bn. But the rand appears to have held firm, having 27