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19 May 2018 7:35 PM 'Land invasion' turns out to be peaceful housing protest

What was initially thought to be an attempted land invasion was found to be a peaceful protest on the need for housing, the City of Cape Town confirmed on Saturday. Police responded when roughly 200 people were thought to be invading a vacant piece of land in Grassy Park, with authorities being deployed to monitor the situation. According to police 19

19 May 2018 5:22 PM Lions of old see off ill-disciplined Brumbies

Cape Town - The Lions got back to winning ways after beating an ill-disciplined Brumbies side in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. The Brumbies were well worth their lead mid-way through the second half, but a red card to lock Rory Arnold - who had received a yellow card in the first half as well - coupled with the 10-minute 19

19 May 2018 2:54 PM Sharks edge Chiefs in Kings Park scrap

Cape Town - The Sharks got back to winning ways when they beat the Chiefs in their Super Rugby clash at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. The Sharks won a scrappy match littered with handling errors 28-24 after the sides were tied at 10-all at half-time. The Sharks, who lost 39-33 to the Bulls last weekend, scored three tries through flyhalf Robert du Preez 18

17 May 2018 2:10 PM Whiteley return 'around the corner'

Johannesburg - Injured Lions captain Warren Whiteley is nearing a return to action, says coach Swys de Bruin. The 30-year-old has been out of action for most of the Super Rugby season since injuring his knee back in March in a match against the Blues at Ellis Park. He was due to make his return on the four-match Australasian tour, but suffered another 18

15 May 2018 1:44 PM Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

Iran said on Tuesday that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the "brutal massacre" of Gazan protesters the previous day. "The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years of occupation," said foreign ministry spokesperson 27

15 May 2018 8:03 AM Lions, Boks hold breath on Whiteley fitness

Cape Town - The Lions are hopeful that captain Warren Whiteley will be ready for action in the coming weeks. The No 8 remains sidelined with a knee injury that prevented him from featuring on the Lions’ recent four-game Australasian tour. Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli told Netwerk24 that Whiteley could be ready for action in two weeks’ time. “We’re taking 197

12 May 2018 4:02 PM Platinum Stars edge Wits in PSL farewell

Cape Town - Relegated Platinum Stars ended their woeful season on a positive note as they defeated a flat Bidvest Wits 1-0 in Saturday's Premiership clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. It was not the greatest spectacle in terms of a football match though the hosts did go in front through Bonginkosi Ntuli inside the first 20 minutes. Lehlohonolo Majoro 20

12 May 2018 2:16 PM Lions set for 'rethink' upon return to SA

Cape Town - Lions coach Swys de Bruin says his side has been forced into a rethink when they return to South Africa after a difficult Australasian tour. De Bruin watched on as his side fell to their third defeat in a row on Saturday as they fell 39-27 to the Highlanders in Dunedin. It brings the curtain down on a tour that had initially promised so much for the 2016 and 2017 tournament 2277

12 May 2018 8:53 AM US man shot by his own dog

A 51-year-old man from Iowa was shot by his own dog while playing with the pet in his home, local media reported on Friday. Richard Remme of Fort Dodge was encouraging his dog Balew, a cross between a pit bull and a labrador, to jump on his lap as he lay on his sofa when the dog apparently flicked the safety catch off the 9mm pistol he was carrying in his belt. "I was lying 24

12 May 2018 7:00 AM State looks at ways to ease municipalities' R138bn debt burden

Cape Town – Municipalities are owed more than R138bn by government departments, businesses and households, Parliament heard this week during deliberations of Local Government Week. The programme was held over three days and recommendations were made to address the challenge of municipal debt which is posing a threat to the viability of municipalities 20