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08 January 2019 9:37 AM India is getting what SA viewers have been asking for: Pick your own TV channels

Cape Town – A quiet but dramatic change is coming to India and it’s something that South Africa's pay-TV subscribers have been clamouring for. From 1 February India's satellite pay-TV customers will get to pick and only pay for the TV channels they want – but there are some catches. The hope is that pay-TV subscribers in India will be paying less for their 248

31 December 2018 7:20 AM Gold barrels into 2019 as growth concerns spur demand for haven

Gold is closing out 2018 on a strong note, with haven demand in the ascendant amid volatile trading in global equities, rising concern about the economic outlook and a drawn-out government shutdown in the US. Spot bullion is holding near a six-month high after topping $1 280 an ounce, and the metal is set for the best monthly gain in almost two years 89

28 December 2018 9:31 AM China to speed up approval for foreign-owned financial firms

China will speed up approvals for securities firms and fund-company joint ventures in which foreign investors have majority stakes, a senior official said, another sign that policy makers are pressing ahead with efforts to open up the country’s financial system. The comments were made by China Securities Regulatory Commission Vice Chairman Li Chao, according 74

18 December 2018 3:53 PM #News24 ICYMI: South Africans released from Chinese prison and head back home; Man United sacks Mourinho; and Jack Parow's homophobic brandy promo

A stranded motorist shows his gratitude via social media are being rescued in the Free State, former president Jacob Zuma becomes more familiar with Twitter, and a powerful cyclone forces thousands to flee on India's east coast. Teenager Tristan-Lee Niemand and another six South Africans have been released from prison in China and will be deported to South 73

16 December 2018 11:41 AM Van der Burgh wins 50m butterfly gold for fairytale end to career

Cape Town - Cameron van der Burgh has brought his career to a fairytale end, winning gold in the 50m breastroke at the FINA Short-Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China. Van der Burgh stopped the clock in a championship record time of 25.41 ahead of Ilya Shymanovich of Belarus and Felipe Lima of Brazil. Earlier in the day, Chad le Clos picked 40

15 December 2018 12:13 PM Le Clos storms to 50m butterfly silver

Cape Town - South Africa's Chad le Clos won silver in the men's 50m butterfly at the FINA Short-Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China. Swimming in lane 5, Le Clos touched the wall in a time of 21.97 to settle for second behind 38-year-old Nicholas Santos of Brazil, who won with a championship record of 21.81. In the men's 100m freestyle semi-final 46

14 December 2018 12:19 PM DQ elevates SA's Tandy to bronze in China

Cape Town - The disqualification of British swimmer Ben Proud elevated South Africa's Bradley Tandy to the bronze medal in the men's 50m freestyle at the 14th FINA World Swimming short course Championships in Hangzhou, China on Friday. Russia's Vladimir Morozov won the splash-and-dash in a blistering 20.33, ahead of the United States' Caeleb Dressel 55

14 December 2018 11:53 AM Double final delight for Team SA in 50m butterfly

Cape Town - South African star Chad le Clos eased into the final of the men's 50m butterfly at the 14th FINA World Swimming short course Championships in Hangzhou, China on Friday. Swimming in the first of the semi-finals out of Lane 4, Le Clos stopped the clock in 22.34. Le Clos' time was the second quickest overall, with world record holder in the event 47

14 December 2018 11:13 AM Le Clos unable to lead team-mates to relay medal

Cape Town - A Chad le Clos-led South African 4x50m freestyle relay team weren't quick enough to secure a medal on Friday at the 14th FINA World Swimming short course Championships in Hangzhou, China. The SA quartet of Bradley Tandy, Le Clos, Douglas Erasmus and Ryan Coetzee stopped the clock in a time of 1:24.14 - which was good enough for fifth place 42

12 December 2018 7:35 PM Twitter reacts to Cameron van der Burgh's retirement

Cape Town - Olympic superstar Cameron van der Burgh announced that he will retire from competitive swimming following the FINA Short-Course World Championship in Hangzhou. His announcement came after Van der Burgh won gold in the men's 100m breaststroke. Van der Burgh previously hinted that he would retire after the 2020 Olympic Games, however, the 30-year-old 40