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16 August 2018 7:13 PM No injuries or fatalies in Johannesburg CBD fire, police rules out foul play

All residents have been safely evacuated after a fire broke out at a building in Rissick Street, Johannesburg, earlier on Thursday, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) spokesperson confirmed. "We received a call about a structural fire. We managed to contain the fire and all residents were evacuated safely. No one was treated for smoke inhalation," Nana Radebe 18

16 August 2018 3:52 PM Vereeniging bomb suspect abandons his bail application

The man arrested in connection with the discovery of a suspected homemade explosive device at the Masjid Taqwa mosque in Roshnee, Vereeniging, has abandoned his bail application, Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said. The 36-year-old suspect was expected to apply for bail at the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Thursday. The man was arrested on July 31 after 23

16 August 2018 2:11 PM Lions continue mass player signings

Johannesburg - The Lions on Thursday confirmed contract extensions with eight more players. Madosh Tambwe (wing), Shaun Reynolds (flyhalf), Johannes Jonker (prop), Len Massyn (loose forward), Jacobie Adriaanse (prop), Sti Sithole (prop), Rhyno Herbst (lock) and Robert Kruger (flank/lock) all put pen to paper on Thursday. This follows the announcements 20

16 August 2018 12:25 PM WATCH: Memorial service for ProKid underway

Cape Town - Family, friends and fans of local rapper Linda "ProKid" Mkhize will pay tribute to the musician at a memorial service on Thursday. Family of Mkhize confirmed the tragic news of his death on Thursday, releasing an official press statement: "He suffered a severe seizure attack. Paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive 20

16 August 2018 8:38 AM Late blow for All Blacks as back-up prop ruled out

According to the Stuff website, Crusaders prop Tim Perry, a loosehead specialist, has come on to the bench, and tighthead Jeffery Toomaga-Allen is en route to Sydney to join the squad as cover. Coach Steve Hansen confirmed regular loosehead Tu'inukuafe, who has made a fairy tale rise through the rugby ranks this year to break into the All Blacks, would 17

16 August 2018 4:12 AM Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday. "A total of 2 100 patients are currently being treated and since February we have registered 125 deaths," said Hippolyte Mutombo Mbwebwe, health minister in the eastern Kasai region. Ten more cases 20

15 August 2018 3:00 PM PICS: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott spotted jewellery shopping – for an engagement ring?

Cape Town – Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sparked engagement rumours on Tuesday, after they were spotted jewellery shopping. The couple, who share 6-month-old daughter Stormi, were photographed leaving Polacheck's Jewellers in Calabasas, California after spending a hour in the store. A source told E! News the couple made no effort to hide from other 22

15 August 2018 12:21 PM Ox named Cheetahs’ PRO14 player of the year

Cape Town - Springbok prop Ox Nche has been named as the Cheetahs’ PRO14 player of the 2017/18 season. The announcement was made at a function in Bloemfontein on Tuesday night where the Cheetahs also confirmed their squad for the upcoming PRO14 and Currie Cup competitions. Nche, who made his Springbok debut against Wales in Washington DC this year, was a standout 26

15 August 2018 10:18 AM Zaha commits to Palace, signs untill 2023

Cape Town - Crystal Palace have confirmed that Wilfred Zaha has signed a contract extension which will see the Ivorian forward remain in south London until the end of the 2022/23 season. The 25-year-old was key for Palace last season, as he helped them stave off the threat of relegation, and was also on target in their Premier League opener on Saturday 20

15 August 2018 9:28 AM Zim: Mnangagwa files opposing papers to MDC's election challenge

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly filed his opposing papers to the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's petition challenging his victory in the just ended elections. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa's lead defence counsel, Advocate Lewis Uriri confirmed on Monday that the opposing 25