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16 January 2019 6:31 AM LIVE: Workers in Kenyan capital Nairobi still trapped after militant attack

At least 15 people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day. Security forces worked throughout the night to secure the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office 170

16 January 2019 5:03 AM 4 years after fire, still no electricity in Masiphumelele

More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015, reports GroundUp. Section C was destroyed in a fire in May of 2014. Then, in November 2015, the biggest fire in the community destroyed over 1 000 homes, mostly in E section. Four years later, some families 100

15 January 2019 10:21 AM SAFA refutes former CEO's Gupta link claims

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims made by former CEO Leslie Sedibe that millions of rands were illegally received ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. According to Sunday World, Sedibe revealed that former Local Organising Committee (LOC) head and current SAFA president Danny Jordaan set up a meeting with Ajay Gupta 44

15 January 2019 10:19 AM Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial 86

15 January 2019 7:03 AM Cape Town 'no-fee' schools turning away parents who can't fork out cash, one mother told to pay for her child’s chair

Some "no-fee" schools are insisting parents pay once-off fees - turning away Grade R pupils whose parents can't afford to pay, GroundUp reports. South African schools are divided into five categories, known as quintiles. The quintiles range from the poorest to the least poor, with quintile 1 being the poorest 20% of schools in the country. Quintile 5 covers 97

14 January 2019 8:11 AM AB de Villiers confirms groundbreaking trip to Pakistan

Cape Town - AB de Villiers has confirmed that he will play in Pakistan for the first time since 2007 in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL). De Villiers, who retired from international cricket last year, is playing for the Lahore Qalanadars in this year's tournament. Only available for the group stages of the tournament because of family commitments 49

14 January 2019 5:54 AM Bus carrying schoolchildren rolls over in Laersdrift, Mpumalanga

One child has reportedly died after a bus carrying schoolchildren rolled onto its side on the R555 near Laersdrift, Mpumalanga, on Sunday. According to a Facebook post by Specialised Investigation PSTT, the bus was travelling from Steelpoort to Middelburg when the accident happened. Netwerk24 quoted an unnamed sourced who confirmed the incident, saying 38

13 January 2019 11:17 AM 'Sad day for South African football'

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed the death of Bafana Bafana legend Phil "Chippa" Masinga on Sunday. Masinga, who spent time in hospital in December for an undiagnosed illness was 49. The striker, who played for a number of clubs including Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns, Leeds United and Bari, represented Bafana 42

13 January 2019 9:56 AM JUST IN: SA soccer legend Phil 'Chippa' Masinga dies

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that Bafana Bafana legend Phil "Chippa" Masinga has died. Masinga was admitted to hospital in December where he was said to be suffering from an "undisclosed illness". He played 58 times for the South African team, scoring 18 goals in national colours and was part of the famous squad 37

10 January 2019 8:28 AM Cape Town priest shot dead during robbery

A 59-year-old man from Mitchells Plain was shot dead on Tuesday during an attempted robbery, police have confirmed. The man, believed to be a well-known priest at the Hazeldene New Apostolic Congregation, was on his way to work when he was attacked by unknown assailants who tried to rob him, police spokesperson Captain Hein Hendricks said. "This office 39