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18 December 2018 10:25 AM Motorist heaps praise on Good Samaritan 'ooms': 'You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa'

A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State. The opening line of his post starts with: "You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa. "On my way to Bethlehem from Potch, I got a puncture and I was driving a friend’s bakkie, taking 13

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 28

11 December 2018 8:49 PM Africa's largest fibre company gets $180m cash boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180m (R2.5bn) cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group, as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10% in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding will enable 24

11 December 2018 12:55 PM Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

A survey says Americans today are more likely to get news from social media websites than newspapers. The Pew Research Centre said on Monday that 20% of Americans cited social media as a frequent news source, compared to 16% that credited newspapers. It's the first time since Pew has found sites like Facebook and Twitter outpacing newspapers. Pew has been asking 22

11 December 2018 12:01 PM Briton arrested in Egypt for spying charges says he is free

A British-Libyan tourist says Egyptian authorities have released him two weeks after he was arrested over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background. Muhammed Fathi AbulKasem announced his release in an audio message posted on YouTube on Dec. 8. He says "I'm not ready to talk right now, but I feel I owe you, due to your support 21

09 December 2018 2:12 PM Man arrested after telling kids Father Christmas isn't real

US police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested on Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside the church after 20

06 December 2018 3:10 PM SEE: Paralysed man stands for the first time to propose to his girlfriend

A man from Florida in the USA recovering from paralysis stood up for the first time this week to pop the question to his girlfriend in a tearful proposal that was captured on camera. Jacob Newbern, 27, who's been paralysed by a rare medical condition, on Monday asked Mary Batar to be his wife at Orange Park Medical Centre, a day before he was discharged 32

04 December 2018 8:08 AM WATCH: Trevor Noah's gogo tells him she can't watch his show due to loadshedding

Johannesburg - While in SA for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah made a stop at his grandmother's house in Soweto with his camera crew, taking the time to interview her about what it he was like as a child and the struggles they faced during Apartheid. Sitting at the kitchen table in his grandmother Nomalizo Frances 36

02 December 2018 4:45 PM Twitter reacts to De Lille's GOOD party name

Seasoned politician Patricia de Lille says her new political party is GOOD. But South Africans are still up in the air about the name choice. She revealed the party's name on Sunday, which immediately had citizens rushing to their cellphones for some politically "punny" jokes. Aunty Pat, as she is known, resigned as the mayor two months ago, following 27

26 November 2018 3:24 PM Tears Animal Rescue calls on Cape Town cat lovers to assist in possible fire evacuation

Tears Animal Rescue said it may have to evacuate its cats from their cattery as a fire in Sunnydale, Cape Town, edged closer to their premises on Monday. The rescue centre is located in the False Bay area to serve the communities of Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Red Hill and Capricorn. "We are on standby to evacuate, but the fire is contained. Fire and Rescue 44