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21 October 2018 7:16 PM Gama 'hears from media' he was fired as Transnet CEO

Siyabonga Gama's contract as CEO of Transnet has been terminated, the state-owned enterprises' chair Dr Popo Molefe told Fin24 late on Sunday afternoon. Molefe, who is abroad at the moment, confirmed the termination of Gama's contract to Fin24 in a WhatsApp message. "Yes Gama’s contract of employment has been terminated," Molefe told Fin24. Gama told Fin24 in a WhatsApp 19

20 October 2018 8:20 AM Body found washed up on rocks at Strand beach

The body of a man was been found on Strand Beach on Saturday morning, presumed to be that of a missing person who disappeared in the surf in the same vicinity after falling out of a craft a day ago. City of Cape Town Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason confirmed that the body had washed out on the rocks opposite the intersection of West and Beach 40

20 October 2018 7:13 AM One dead, up to 500 homes destroyed in Khayelitsha blaze

One person has died and up to 500 homes have been destroyed in blaze which broke out in Khayelitsha in the early hours of Saturday, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said a suspicion of a second fatality had not yet been confirmed. “The fire is just about contained now,” he said at 09:00. “[Firefighters] 21

19 October 2018 8:36 AM Court hears details of Lions coach’s alleged sexual assault

Cape Town - Lions defence coach Joey Mongalo's court case for allegedly indecently assaulting a woman in Sydney is underway. Reports that followed the incident indicated that Mongalo was accused of forcing a 26-year-old hotel concierge to touch him inappropriately. According to the Stuff.co.nz website, court proceedings got underway on Thursday, with a friend 27

18 October 2018 3:39 PM MyCiTi strikers, City of Cape Town at impasse over EFF's inclusion in talks

The impasse over the unprotected strike by MyCiTi workers continued on Thursday, as the City of Cape Town said it would only meet with union representatives, while the strikers pressed for the EFF to be included in the talks. The "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees entered its fourth day on Thursday, with multiple routes disrupted in Cape Town. About 34

18 October 2018 11:46 AM DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. "Based on the current context... the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC does not constitute a public health emergency of international 29

18 October 2018 10:08 AM SAA blocks 2 suspicious passengers from boarding plane after recent mid-flight theft

South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday confirmed that two passengers were denied entry to one of its flights, following a recent theft during a flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong. According to SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali, the airline acted to prevent any further incidents on the Hong Kong route. He told TimesLive the two passengers intended travelling 34

18 October 2018 5:15 AM Man kills granny, 105, over witchcraft claims – report

A Malawian man, 30, has reportedly been arrested for killing his 105 year-old grandmother over witchcraft allegations. According to Nyasa Times, police confirmed the incident, adding that Mathias James forced his way into the woman’s house after drinking beer in a neighbouring village. James beat the deceased woman with a wooden spoon. The attack was so hard that the woman 21

17 October 2018 12:20 PM Osaka, Stephens to play at Brisbane International

Cape Town - US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan and world No 8 Sloane Stephens have confirmed their participation at the season-opening Brisbane International event. The pair will be joined by the likes of two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova as well as 2011 US Open champion and home favourite Samantha Stosur at the event schedules from 31 December 29

17 October 2018 6:03 AM Ashwell Prince confirmed as Cape Town Blitz coach

Cape Town - Ashwell Prince was on Tuesday announced as the Cape Town Blitz head coach ahead of the Mzansi Super League T20 Player Draft. The former Proteas batsman was expected to take charge of the Blitz - who are based at Newlands - as Prince is currently the coach of the Cape Cobras. Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy, who was originally announced as the South 31