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21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 22

21 October 2018 11:00 AM Mumbai Indians confirm De Kock's transfer

Cape Town - Proteas wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock will represent Mumbai Indians in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). De Kock was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 edition of the league and has also represented Delhi Daredevils previously. In 34 matches, the South African has amassed 927 runs including one century 18

21 October 2018 10:38 AM Gungubele: Rescuing VBS would send message that 'criminals can steal' and state will bail out

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele has cautioned against a bailout of VBS Mutual Bank, saying rescuing the bank would send a message that “criminals can steal” and the state would pay, according to a Sunday Times report. Some MPs in the African National Congress (ANC) caucus have argued that government must step in to save the beleaguered bank, just as it did with African 22

19 October 2018 2:58 PM SA off to worst possible start in Davis Cup tie

Cape Town - South Africa got off to the worst possible start in their Euro/Africa Group 1 Davis Cup play-off tie against Portugal on Friday, losing both singles rubbers on Day 1 in Lisbon. Pedro Sousa put the home side up 1-0 after hammering SA's No 1, Lloyd Harris 6-1, 6-1 in the opening match. That soon became a lead of 2-0 with Portuguese No 1, Joao Sousa 26

19 October 2018 1:39 PM Pirates not thinking about Soweto Derby, says Micho

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the club are focused on facing Chippa United on Saturday and are not distracted by the upcoming Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs. The Buccaneers are set the face the Chilli Boys at Orlando Stadium in a Telkom Knockout last 16 tie, with a place in the quarter-final at stake. Despite the derby 41

19 October 2018 11:26 AM SAFA dismisses Chiefs appeal against stadium ban

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA)Appeal Committee has dismissed an appeal by Kaizer Chiefs to have the sanction by the PSL Disciplinary Committee in respect of the Moses Mabhida incident on April 21 reduced. The PSL DC found Kaizer Chiefs guilty and ordered that they must play three matches behind closed doors in KwaZulu-Natal 23

18 October 2018 10:08 AM SAA blocks 2 suspicious passengers from boarding plane after recent mid-flight theft

South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday confirmed that two passengers were denied entry to one of its flights, following a recent theft during a flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong. According to SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali, the airline acted to prevent any further incidents on the Hong Kong route. He told TimesLive the two passengers intended travelling 34

18 October 2018 10:05 AM Mining production down 9.1% for August

Stats SA announced on Thursday that mining production had decreased by 9.1% year-on-year in August 2018. This followed a decrease of 5.2% in July 2018, when compared to July 2017. On a month-on-month basis, seasonally adjusted mining production decreased by 1.2% in August 2018 compared with July 2018. This followed month-on-month changes of -8,3% in July 2018 and 5,1% in June 2018, said Stats 24

18 October 2018 8:42 AM One of Africa's safest capitals? Brazzaville, Congo on the rise

The 2017 World Economic Forum listed Kigali in Rwanda as the safest African city. Tangiers in Morocco came in second. Yet earlier this year Forbes published a list of the 10 new coolest cities to visit. Surprisingly Brazzaville in Congo made the list. And mainly because of its safety. Despite the country's tumultuous history, Brazzaville, is on the rise. Dubbed 23

18 October 2018 8:38 AM WATCH: SA trio gets golden buzzer on Greece Got talent

Cape Town – A South African tenor trio is flying the flag high in Greece. Luvuyo Situmane, Simangaliso Thango and Sandile Sikhosana, who have been working in the country for six months, auditioned for the popular reality show Greece Got Talent. They blew the judges away with their rendition of Nessun Dorma which earned them a golden buzzer. The golden 28