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20 February 2018 7:59 AM Stormers boosted by Pieter-Steph return

Cape Town - Pieter-Steph du Toit is fit and available for the Stormers’ Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. Having missed this past weekend's 28-20 win over the Jaguares at Newlands with a lower back strain, the Springbok forward was then included in the touring squad for fixtures against the Waratahs, Crusaders and Highlanders 36

16 February 2018 1:35 PM Swans' Sanches to return sooner than expected

Cape Town - On loan Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches could provide a boost to Swansea with his return to fitness in March. The highly-rated and massively talented Portuguese international has struggled to find his feet with the Swans this season. The 27-year-old has been beset by injuries and after a thigh problem, Sanches damaged a hamstring 24

16 February 2018 1:02 PM Big boost for Limpopo broadband

Cape Town - Internet access in Limpopo is set for a substantial boost after a new multi-million rand broadband deal was signed on Thursday. Limpopo Connexion has appointed Altron's [JSE:AEL] Altech Radio Holdings (ARH) to roll out a R585m broadband project that will connect government departments, businesses and households in the province. The project 35

13 February 2018 7:28 AM India’s PE hoodoo a boost for SA

Cape Town – Hanging on by a thread in the series, the Proteas should take heart from the surprising fact that India have a winless one-day international record at St George’s Park. That venue is the scene of Tuesday’s fifth ODI (13:00 start), where a second successive South African victory would drag out the six-match series – at 3-2 – right to the climax 22

13 February 2018 6:37 AM Jenkins injury boost for Bulls

Pretoria - The Bulls have been given a boost ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season with the news that lock Jason Jenkins is expected to be fit for next weekend's clash against the Hurricanes at Loftus. There had been concerns that the 22-year-old second rower would miss the start of the season after injuring his shoulder in this past weekend's 21-12 pre-season 30

11 February 2018 5:07 AM Platinum industry wants a coin

Johannesburg - The major platinum miners remain keen on introducing a platinum investment coin as a means to boost demand for the metal, despite resistance from the SA Reserve Bank (SARB). At the Mining Indaba this week, Impala Platinum CEO Nico Muller said during a panel discussion that the members of the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) remained 32

08 February 2018 4:36 PM Russia to boost Sudan military: Bashir

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday said that Khartoum and Moscow have agreed on a programme to boost Sudan's military capabilities. In an address to army officers and soldiers in the Red Sea town of Port Sudan, Bashir said the plan aimed to enable the Sudanese military to counter any threat. He said "Sudan has a programme with Russia to develop 33

06 February 2018 3:11 PM Sasol's upgraded R13.6bn wax plant to boost SA's industrialisation

Johannesburg - Sasol’s new improved R13.6bn wax plant in Sasolburg will make South Africa one of the world’s leading wax producers. It is also set to drive the country's industrialisation strategy. The project is one of South Africa’s largest capital investment projects currently. Sasol inaugurated the full completion of the project on Tuesday. Phase 44

05 February 2018 1:22 PM Toetie-less Boks move up in rankings

Cape Town - Despite not playing at the weekend, the Springboks have moved up one spot to FIFTH in the official World Rugby rankings. This was due to Wales' dominant 34-7 Six Nations win over Scotland in Cardiff at the weekend. Wales’ bonus-point triumph - their first since the Six Nations adopted the bonus points system last year - was worth 1.35 rating 28

04 February 2018 4:47 PM Valverde wins Tour of Valencia

Valencia - Alejandro Valverde finished safely in the pack on the fifth and final stage to clinch the Tour of Valencia on Sunday as BMC's Jurgen Roelandts won the stage. Veteran Valverde won Thursday's second stage to take the overall lead and then benefitted from the neutralising of Friday's team time-trial to hold onto it. On Saturday Valverde won the mountain 31