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11 December 2018 2:06 PM No word yet on Harrington's Ryder Cup captaincy

Cape Town - Padraig Harrington will have to wait a little big longer to find out if he will be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, as a decision is now unlikely before the new year. There was a chance that the European Tour's five-strong selection committee would be able to announce its decision before the holidays, but that no longer seems to be the case. The Irish 45

11 December 2018 10:18 AM Omotoso's lawyers preparing to go to ConCourt

Pastor Timothy Omotoso's legal team say they are preparing to approach the Constitutional Court, after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed their application to have the judge overseeing the case recuse himself. "We are proceeding with an application to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal," advocate Peter Daubermann said in a text message 56

10 December 2018 4:22 PM Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said on Monday. The seizure of Sharara oilfield prompted the company to declare a "force majeure" on exports from the field. "National Oil Corporation (NOC) hereby declares a state of force majeure at the Akakus-operated Sharara 80

10 December 2018 7:01 AM National Rugby League star Hayne to plead innocent to charge

Sydney - A lawyer for Jarryd Hayne has told a court the National Rugby League star intends to plead innocent to a charge of sexual assault. The 30-year-old former rugby league international appeared on Monday in Burwood Local Court and had his case adjourned to February 13 in Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney. His lawyer, Richard Pontello, was quoted 50

10 December 2018 3:24 AM Omotoso back in court over request for judge to recuse himself

Pastor Timothy Omotoso is back in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday to hear if the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has made an order on whether to grant his application for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself from the case. Makuala in October previously rejected the defence's two applications for leave to appeal his ruling that he won't recuse 46

08 December 2018 1:15 PM NPA to prosecute Marius Fransman

Former Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman will face the full might of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), a spokesperson has confirmed. Northern Cape NPA spokesperson Phaladi Shuping told News24 on Saturday that Fransman faces two charges of crimen injuria and sexual assault. The complainant, Louisa Wynand, had asked the police to investigate 63

07 December 2018 7:26 AM Pentagon reveals US observation flight over Ukraine

The Pentagon says a US Air Force plane flew a special observation flight over Ukraine in a show of solidarity after Ukraine's naval confrontation with Russia. In a statement, the Pentagon called it an "extraordinary" flight on Thursday under the Open Skies Treaty, which is an international accord that gives each member country the right to conduct, and the obligation 168

06 December 2018 10:05 AM Angolan activist talks human rights with country's president

An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting on Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service officials allegedly involved in the 2016 torture of Joao Dala received 77

06 December 2018 9:36 AM Krol denies sending CV to Chiefs

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol has denied reports linking him with a return to the Absa Premiership. Krol famously won the treble in 2011 with the Buccaneers and has since become something of a legendary figure to Sea Robbers supporters. The Dutchman was reportedly linked with Kaizer Chiefs last season while Steve Komphela was still 78

06 December 2018 8:18 AM Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane diverted to Cyprus

A man accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial on a string of charges, Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, who was extradited in August from Cyprus, is accused of forcing a domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo to divert its route to the Mediterranean island 67