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17 August 2018 7:49 AM 'Predictable action on track' prompted Alonso F1 exit

London - Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso said on Thursday that "poor action on the track" prompted his decision to step away from Formula One. Alonso, 37, will leave F1 at the end of the season and he will race more in the world endurance championship and in the US where he needs to win the Indy 500 to complete motor racing's 'Triple Crown' 18

16 August 2018 1:46 PM Jean-Claude Van Damme's son pleads guilty to holding roommate at knifepoint

Arizona — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on 3 October and authorities say Van Varenberg likely will get probation. Tempe police arrested Van Varenberg last September on suspicion of aggravated 19

16 August 2018 3:18 AM Aggressive, alien crayfish invades Free State dams

An invasive species of crayfish is taking over aquatic systems in the Free State, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has announced. The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkia) was discovered in a dam in the Free State Goldfields. "It spreads all over the world – Europe, China; I think even to South America. It was probably brought in as part of aquaculture 22

14 August 2018 2:50 PM FIRST LOOK: Liu Yifei as Mulan in the live-action Disney remake

Cape Town – Walt Disney Studios has released the first look at Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan and she looks like a true warrior. After a year of searching and nearly 1 000 candidates, Disney announced last year that Liu will play Mulan in the live-action epic from director Niki Caro. Announcing the start of production, Disney tweeted a photo which shows Liu – who is also known 25

14 August 2018 4:01 AM Survivor SA: Philippines finale heading to Cape Town with promises of new surprises

Cape Town – The 6th season's 2-hour finale of Survivor South Africa: Philippines on M-Net (DStv 101) will end on Thursday, 16 August. Host Nico Panagio will reveal the final vote tally and the winner in a live broadcast that will take place in front of a live studio audience, done for the first time from Cape Town. The previous 5 seasons of Survivor 35

13 August 2018 11:22 AM Billiat thankful for Chiefs team-mates' motivation

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has paid tribute to his new team-mates, revealing that their motivation helped him score his first goal for the club. Billiat's late strike put the cherry on top of a convincing performance in Amakhosi's 3-0 MTN8 quarter-final victory over Free State Stars on Saturday. Earlier, Dumisani Zuma and Leonardo 27

12 August 2018 7:01 PM Rain hampers proceedings on day 3 of unofficial Test

Cape Town - Rain had the final say in what was meant to be a crucial third day in the second unofficial Test between India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’ in Bengaluru on Sunday. The visitors could only add 75 runs to the overnight tally after most of the day’s play was lost due to bad weather. Ankit Rajpoot (2/42) picked up two of the four wickets to fall as the visitors 28

10 August 2018 6:58 PM Kenya former governor charged over corruption

A Kenyan court on Thursday charged former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero with corruption and wasting public funds, following a new crackdown on public graft. Kidero, who lost in 2017 polls to the ruling coalition, was charged by the Special Economic Crimes Court with attempted fraud and mismanagement of public funds, relating to property transactions 72

10 August 2018 8:12 AM Von Berg remembers meeting 'hero' Warne

Cape Town - Shaun von Berg may be 31-years-old, but he is enjoying a breakthrough period in his career currently. The leg-spinner was a part of the Proteas Test squad that lost 2-0 in Sri Lanka, and he is currently part of the South Africa 'A' side doing battle against India. Now that he is being noticed a bit more, some pundits have drawn comparisons 20

10 August 2018 3:45 AM Microsoft threatens to pull Gab services over anti-semitic posts

Microsoft threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting a complaint about anti-Semitic posts on the social-media site, a new twist in the technology industry’s controversial crackdown on hate speech. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing division said it would take action in two business days if Gab didn’t remove two posts 87