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17 August 2018 2:18 PM Former home of Mandela's first wife left to ruin

The former home of Nelson Mandela's first wife, Evelyn Mase has fallen into ruin. The house on the main street of Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape's Intsika Yethu Local Municipality has been vandalised. People move freely in and out of the property, GroundUp reported. Nceba Ntlebe, a neighbour, says: "It is sad to see MaMqwati's (Mase's) house look like this. She loved 16

16 August 2018 7:45 PM Snedeker fires 59 to seize PGA Greensboro lead

Washington - Brandt Snedeker became only the ninth golfer in US PGA Tour history to fire an 11-under par 59 Thursday, seizing the lead in the first round of the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker, who opened with a bogey at the 10th hole, followed with 10 birdies, six pars and an eagle at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 37-year-old 19

16 August 2018 11:26 AM WATCH: Tunisians push for equal inheritance rights for women

Thousands of people rallied in Tunis on Monday evening in support of the announcement made by Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women. The proposal to equalise inheritance has been among the most hotly debated of a raft of proposed social reforms. Many Muslim-majority 21

16 August 2018 9:24 AM Thomas, Froome go head-to-head at Tour of Britain

London - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and the man whose crown he took in July, Chris Froome, will compete in next month's Tour of Britain rather than the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana. Both riders have rarely graced their home Tour in the past decade, Thomas finishing seventh last year in what was his first appearance 21

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 5:19 PM Angola to exhume body of rebel chief Savimbi for 'dignified' burial

The body of Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, killed in 2002, will be exhumed before the end of the year so it be can be buried "with dignity," his party said on Wednesday. Isaias Samakuva, the current leader of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita) made the announcement to reporters after meeting the state president, Joao Lourenco 23

15 August 2018 11:15 AM 20 SA athletes picked for African Continental Cup team

Cape Town - A large group of South African athletes will represent the African continent at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic between September 8-9, after the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) announced its team on Tuesday. The SA contingent of 20 athletes will make up more than a quarter of the 74-member 24

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

15 August 2018 5:39 AM Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

Paris - Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country's national soccer federation said Tuesday. "I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football," Mandzukic said in a letter 25

15 August 2018 4:53 AM Veronica Sobukwe, widow of PAC founder Robert Sobukwe, dies

Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the widow of PAC founder Robert Sobukwe, has died, it emerged on Wednesday. PAC leader Narius Moloto confirmed to News24 on Wednesday that Sobukwe had died in hospital. "We are saddened but at same time we celebrate her life, a life well lived, and a principled woman. She was a very strong woman, she supported her husband through 22