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14 December 2018 11:54 AM The royal family share their 2018 Christmas cards: George, Charlotte, and little Louis steal the show

Cape Town – Nothing says Christmas is drawing nearer like a royal Christmas card, and this year Kensington Palace did not disappoint with three additions to the time-honoured tradition. All of the cards were released on Friday, 12 December. In the first George, Charlotte and little Louis steal the show. The second card features The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 20

14 December 2018 10:43 AM Wimbledon set for huge expansion

London - Wimbledon's expansion plans have taken a huge step forward after the neighbouring golf club in London voted to sell its land. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) made an offer, reported to be £65 million, to buy Wimbledon Park Golf Club's land in a move that would see its estate roughly triple in size. On Thursday, the All England club announced 22

14 December 2018 4:13 AM Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

The backlog of late judgments in the Western Cape High Court has slightly improved since our last update, though 16 cases have been awaiting judgment for six months or more. According to the judicial norms established by government notice in 2014, judges are advised to hand down judgments "no later than three months after the last hearing" 22

13 December 2018 9:08 PM FINA to stage $3.9m elite 'swim series' after criticism

Shanghai - FINA plans to launch a "Champions Swim Series" in 2019 with $3.9 million (R55 million) prize money after swimming's governing body faced a backlash and legal action from some of the sport's biggest stars. FINA made the announcement on Thursday saying that the event will consist of a three-leg competition between March and May and include the Olympic 22

13 December 2018 8:28 PM Egypt launches official bid to host 2019 AFCON

Cairo - Egypt on Thursday officially signalled its willingness to take over from Cameroon as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, a day before the deadline for candidates. "The Egyptian football federation (EFA) declares its candidacy to host the 2019 African Nations Cup which is scheduled to take place in June and should have been organised by Cameroon 27

13 December 2018 4:12 AM WATCH: Top world news stories, December 13

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence. Tory MPs voted by 200 to 117 in the secret ballot in Westminster, Conservative 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady announced. US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday 21

12 December 2018 3:00 PM The vote to oust May: A guide to how it works and what comes next

UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a confidence vote in her leadership on Wednesday night amid growing opposition to her Brexit deal. Conservative members of Parliament will vote from 18:00 to 20:00 on whether they have confidence in her as leader. The outcome, followed by the breakdown of the numbers, will be announced by 21:00 London time. If May is defeated 20

12 December 2018 9:45 AM SEE: Most expensive petrol prices in the world

The gap between the most expensive fuel and the cheapest is staggering with motorists in Hong Kong paying $2.06 more for a litre of petrol than those driving Venezuela. The difference in prices are due to the various taxes imposed by governments and subsidies for petrol. International oil prices have declined since November. The highest fuel price in the world 24

12 December 2018 6:42 AM Jozi Stars secure home playoff berth

Johannesburg - The Jozi Stars secured a home playoff berth in the Mzansi Super League with a massive 101-run win over the Tshwane Spartans at the Wanderers on Tuesday. The hosts posted a competition-best 239 for three off their allotted 20 overs, with Rassie van der Dussen and Dan Christian sharing an unbeaten 118-run stand. Van der Dussen was 96 not out off 44 balls 22

12 December 2018 5:29 AM Durban's Santa transforms broken toys into shiny gems

A Durban man is transforming old and broken toys into good-as-new treats so that every child experiences some joy over the festive season. Shiven Gopi, 31, recently shared an appeal on social media for donations of old toys to "Shiven's workshop". But he did not anticipate that he would receive such an overwhelming response. His "workshop" is actually 23