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16 July 2018 5:50 PM Spieth hopes Open isn't ruined by weather

Carnoustie - Jordan Spieth hopes his bid to become the first golfer to retain The Open title in a decade will not be determined by Carnoustie's fickle weather that can crush hopes in a single afternoon. The 24-year-old American - who if successful would emulate Irishman Padraig Harrington's back to back wins in 2007/08 - told a press conference that whilst 18

14 July 2018 10:46 AM Trade Wars: China to import less soy first time since 2004

China has been gobbling up the world’s soybeans at breakneck speed over the past decade. But as the trade spat with the US escalates, its imports of the oilseed are set to decline for the first time in 15 years. China will bring in 95 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2018-2019 season, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Thursday in its monthly 19

13 July 2018 8:03 PM Solinas appointment shows Chiefs are desperate

Cape Town - The long wait is finally over as Kaizer Chiefs announced Giovanni Solinas as the Absa Premiership giants new head coach. Amakhosi confirmed that the Italian will lead the side ahead of the 2018/19 campaign following Steve Komphela's resignation in April - two months before his contract ended. Solinas spent the majority of his coaching career 23

10 July 2018 1:20 PM Southgate's SWC waistcoats just the right fit for museum

London - England manager Gareth Southgate's waistcoats have become such a hit at the Soccer World Cup that the Museum of London has announced plans to acquire one for its fashion collection. Marks and Spencer, official tailors to the England team, declared last Saturday #NationalWaistcoatDay in honour of Southgate and his team. The Sun newspaper has urged 26

08 July 2018 4:00 PM The world is welcome in Grahamstown

Cape Town - Although the visitor figures are not yet out for this year’s freezing cold National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, there were some brilliant international acts on everyone’s (blue) lips. Canadian actor Alon Nashman’s inspiring Alphonse, for one, was performed to sold-out houses. This year’s festival again offered partnerships with high commissions 49

03 July 2018 4:08 PM JSE closes firmer after muted start

The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday following a flat trading session in which the index struggled to find a catalyst for direction. Local equities got off to a slow start after a mixed trading session in Asian markets. In Europe, shares were lifted following the agreement between Angela Merkel’s conservative party over a dispute concerning migration. The migration 39

26 June 2018 8:49 PM Former US president Bush gets a service dog named 'Sully'

Former US president George H.W. Bush is welcoming a new member of the family: A yellow Labrador retriever who'll be his first service dog. The 94-year-old and his new companion named "Sully" got acquainted on Monday at the Bush family compound on the coast of Maine. A photo sent via Twitter shows Sully lounging at the feet of Bush and former US president 33

25 June 2018 2:46 PM WATCH: Catholic church suspends rapping priest

A Catholic priest in Kenya, Father Paul Ogallo, 45, has reportedly been suspended from leading public mass for a year because he rapped to his congregation during sermons. According to Kenyan Daily Nation, some of the church officials had an issue with Ogalo's style of preaching. Heads of the local diocese suspended him for a period of a year for alleged 34

22 June 2018 2:28 PM UN dismayed by reports of 220 migrants drowning off Libya

The UN refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in recent days and is expressing shock at the mass drownings. A statement by UNHCR released on Thursday said the migrants drowned in separate incidents earlier this week. The agency has also called for "urgent international action to strengthen rescue 24

22 June 2018 1:30 PM Akon set to create 'real-life Wakanda' with own currency in Senegal – reports

Akon has reportedly announced plans to launch a new cryptopcurrency, Akoin, together with a "real-life Wakanda-like city". According to BBC, the Lonely hitmaker said this on Monday at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The project is the foundation of the AKoin Ecosystem, which "unlocks the potential of the world's largest emerging 22