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13 December 2018 4:32 PM Bekker roars into Leopard Creek lead

Cape Town - South Africa's Oliver Bekker grabbed the lead in the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club on Thursday. Bekker made seven birdies and a bogey to sign a card of six-under 66 and secure a one stoke lead ahead of Australian Dimitrios Papadatos (5-under). Frenchman Raphaël Jacquelin occupies solo third 26

12 December 2018 7:25 PM Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali. "A case on the suspicion of negligent homicide has been opened against three people who are said to have carried out" work on the Airbus helicopter, prosecutors in the town of Kempten 24

10 December 2018 7:43 PM Molinari named European Tour Golfer of the Year

London - Francesco Molinari won the European Tour's Golfer of the Year award on Monday to cap a memorable 2018 for the Italian. Molinari became the first Italian to win a major when he clinched the British Open at Carnoustie earlier this year. That triumph followed his victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and a maiden PGA Tour title in the Quicken 20

10 December 2018 8:25 AM Omotoso rape trial postponed to the new year

The rape trial of controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision on his application for Judge Mandela Makaula's recusal. Omotoso and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, made a brief appearance in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth. "All the papers are in order 31

10 December 2018 3:24 AM Omotoso back in court over request for judge to recuse himself

Pastor Timothy Omotoso is back in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday to hear if the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has made an order on whether to grant his application for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself from the case. Makuala in October previously rejected the defence's two applications for leave to appeal his ruling that he won't recuse 19

04 December 2018 8:19 AM WATCH: Pharrell is not too impressed with SA's 'beloved' hadedas

We've all been there - the sun is just about to start seeping into your room, but it's still too early to properly wake up, and you snuggle for another hour or two of snoozing - that is until the song of the hadedas start. South Africans love to hate these oversized rats of the sky, squawking their presence into your brain, and unfortunately their hellish 46

01 December 2018 7:07 AM Mexico starts moving some migrants to new shelter

Authorities in the Mexican city of Tijuana have begun moving Central American migrants from an overcrowded shelter on the border to a events hall further away. More than 200 migrants boarded buses at the overcrowded sports complex within view of the border late Thursday for the trip to the new site about 15km from the nearest border crossing. The Tijuana 22

28 November 2018 12:32 PM Swiss to investigate near-miss hang gliding incident

Switzerland's civil aviation authority says it will question a hang-glider pilot after a tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell dozens of metres to the ground because his harness wasn't properly attached. A nail-biting video of the incident drew more than 1.4 million views on YouTube. The video zooms in on the two men, noting 45

21 November 2018 12:26 PM Le Clos fails to defend swimming World Cup title

Cape Town - Chad le Clos has failed to defend his FINA Swimming World Cup title as Russia's Vladimir Morozov was confirmed as the overall winner this year. Morozov, who was the runner-up last year behind Le Clos, won his second overall title after winning in 2016 - and pocketed a cool $150 000 for his efforts. Meanwhile, Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom was confirmed 36

21 November 2018 10:27 AM Axed SARS commissioner Moyane may testify at state capture inquiry

Axed SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane may take the stand at the judicial inquiry into state capture should his lawyer's application to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan succeed. Gordhan is presently testifying before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Moyane's lawyer, Eric Mabuza, said they had informed the commission 24