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24 September 2018 7:45 PM Faf calls for more clinical Boks against Wallabies

Port Elizabeth - Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has called on his team-mates to capitalise on their opportunities when they face the Wallabies in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. South Africa squandered several chances in their 23-18 defeat to Australia in Brisbane earlier this month. They improved markedly in this regard in a 36-34 win over New Zealand 23

22 September 2018 4:16 PM Top seed Thiem to face Klizan in St Petersburg final

Saint Petersburg - Top seed Dominic Thiem beat Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets on Saturday to set up a St Petersburg Open final against Slovakia's Martin Klizan. Thiem, ranked eighth in the world, claimed his first win over the 30-year-old Bautista Agut, 6-4, 6-3, in their fourth meeting. Klizan, the 2012 champion, battled back from a set down to beat Swiss 26

21 September 2018 5:22 PM Wawrinka dethrones Dzumhur to reach St Petersburg semis

Saint Petersburg - Stan Wawrinka beat last year's St Petersburg champion Damir Dzumhur in straight sets to reach the semi-finals on Friday. The 33-year-old Swiss wild card beat the Bosnian, who was seeded sixth, 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 11 minutes to level their head-to-head record at one all. "The level of my play was good today and the win makes me feel positive 27

21 September 2018 1:23 PM Accused Capitec gunman appears confused, disoriented in Cape Town court

The man accused of descending on Capitec's administrative offices in Bellville, Cape Town this week, gun in hand, stumbled into the dock in the Bellville Regional Court on Friday. Wearing a creased T-shirt under his hoodie, a gaunt-looking Bevan Abrahams sank into his seat, holding his face in his hands and swaying slightly. His attorney, Kirvin Adams 26

21 September 2018 12:39 PM Asylum seekers allege their passports are withheld until they buy tickets to Zim

Rejected asylum seekers have accused home affairs officials at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Marabastad, Pretoria, of refusing to return their passports unless they showed a Zimbabwe-bound bus ticket first. According to Spiwe (name changed), who applied for asylum in 2016, the home affairs department ordered hundreds of rejected refugee claimants 30

21 September 2018 8:47 AM Grace picks Schwartzel as World Cup of Golf partner

Cape Town - Australian duo Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith will face a field that includes the defending champions, major championship winners and leading players from previous Presidents and Ryder Cups at the 2018 ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf, with each country’s leading player having selected his partner for the unique team format. England’s 26

20 September 2018 7:14 PM Willemse steps closer to Bok No 15 jersey

Cape Town - Damian Willemse will warm up for what looks like a probable first start in the Springbok No 15 jersey in next week’s Rugby Championship Test when Western Province host Griquas in a Currie Cup match at Newlands on Saturday. With Willie le Roux returning to England to play for Wasps and thus unavailable for the clash with Australia at the Nelson 31

18 September 2018 3:28 PM John Mitchell appointed England defence guru

London - Former New Zealand head coach John Mitchell is to take charge of England's defence after the Rugby Football Union paid South African province Blue Bulls a reported £200 000 in compensation. The 54-year-old - who guided the All Blacks to the 2003 World Cup semi-finals where they lost to hosts and bitter rivals Australia - fills the vacuum left by Paul Gustard 36

18 September 2018 2:01 PM Israel to approve immigration for 1 000 Ethiopian Jews

The Israeli government announced on Monday that it agreed to absorb 1 000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8 000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a special committee had agreed to allow community members who already have children in Israel to immigrate. It was not clear 23

18 September 2018 4:02 AM Boko Haram kills kidnapped midwife

Boko Haram militants have killed a midwife who was kidnapped in an attack in remote northeast Nigeria more than six months ago, the Red Cross said on Monday. The humanitarian agency condemned the "tragic killing" of Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, who was abducted in Rann, in the far north of Borno state, on March 1. "We are devastated by the murder of our colleague 25