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07 December 2018 7:34 PM UPDATE: Eskom says 13-hour load shedding risk remains high for Saturday

Eskom terminated load shedding at 21:00 on Friday night, but the probability of stage 1 load shedding on Saturday remains high, the power utility announced. "The probability of Stage 1 rotational load shedding remains high from 09:00 until 22:00 tomorrow (Saturday)," it said in a statement on Friday. Stage 1 load shedding allows for 1 000 megawatts to be shed from the national 23

07 December 2018 4:29 PM SABC apologises for lack of radio coverage for PSL games

Cape Town - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has apologised for the lack of radio commentary for ABSA Premiership games this season. At present, the SABC only covers PSL games on television through SABC 1. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the SABC said that they would continue to work with the PSL "in order to find an amicable 31

06 December 2018 5:44 PM White monopoly capital according to Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert, South Africa's second-richest man with a $6.3bn fortune, dismissed the idea of "white monopoly capital" in a now-notorious interview with Johannesburg-based radio station PowerFM, arguing that state-owned companies such as Eskom were the true monopolies. The 68-year-old chairman of the maker of Cartier watches has sparked widespread debate 30

06 December 2018 10:43 AM Top SA star forced to withdraw from SA Open

Cape Town - South Africa's Erik van Rooyen has withdrawn from the SA Open ahead of the opening round at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday due to illness. Van Rooyen, ranked 139th in the world rankings, confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing: "Sad and frustrated to have withdrawn from the @SAOpen_Golf. A decision I had to make, even if it was one I didn't 22

04 December 2018 11:07 AM WATCH: Durban taxi driver crams 25 commuters into crowded taxi

A taxi driver was fined R5 000 after he was found to have 25 passengers in his taxi in Durban last week. According to eThekwini metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad, the traffic officers had set up a routine checkpoint along South Coast Road when the taxi was stopped. "Although overloading is a common problem, it is very unusual 26

03 December 2018 2:25 PM England to face Netherlands in Nations League SF

Dublin - England will meet the Netherlands for a place in the inaugural Nations League final with hosts Portugal facing Switzerland in the other semi-final after Monday's draw in Dublin. Portugal and Switzerland will meet in Porto on June 5 with England and the Netherlands clashing in Guimaraes on June 6. The third-place playoff and final will take place 25

03 December 2018 12:12 PM SA comedians join international cast of new Netflix show

Cape Town - Comedians of the World is coming to Netflix on 1 January 2019, so there’s no further excuse needed to stay indoors and get too comfortable with the international language of laughter. The show, a global first of its kind, will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series 33

02 December 2018 2:39 PM UK's Labour will try to topple May if Brexit deal rejected

Britain's opposition Labour Party is ramping up the pressure on UK Prime Minister Theresa May, saying it will call a no-confidence vote in the Conservative leader if Parliament rejects her Brexit deal on December 11. May is battling to persuade sceptical British lawmakers to back the deal agreed between her government and the European Union last month 30

01 December 2018 12:01 PM A groundbreaking beauty pageant for those with albinism

A groundbreaking beauty pageant for people with albinism has encouraged confidence and inclusion for people who remain the target of sometimes deadly stigma in Africa. The first Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa pageant on Friday night in Kenya's capital saw participants from Tanzania and Uganda as well. Elizabeth James of Tanzania says she was forced 24

29 November 2018 5:02 PM Reserve Bank independence `not just an emerging-market concern'

Threats to central bank independence are no longer just an “emerging-market phenomenon,” according to South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. Kganyago mentioned recent attacks on the US Federal Reserve (Fed), Bank of England and European Central Bank (ECB) as examples at a lunch with editors in Johannesburg on Thursday. “There’s a concern 29