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19 September 2018 5:18 PM Weather Update: Rain clears in the Mother City, relief in the north as heat wave subsides

The rain clears up in the Western Cape and temperatures increase slightly in the Mother City on Thursday, while the heat wave that caused a spike in temperatures up north subsides. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over Gauteng, the central and eastern parts of North West and the north-eastern parts of the Free State. Isolated showers 14

18 September 2018 3:38 PM Rocky start for Sierra Leone's free school programme

Some two million children in Sierra Leone went back to school on Monday in a key test of the country's landmark free education programme for primary and high school students. It was a key election pledge of President Julius Maada Bio, who took office in early April. Bio has said he will donate three months of his salary to the scheme, which covers school 23

17 September 2018 8:56 AM Benni: Referee was Kaizer Chiefs' best player

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says his team were on the wrong end of decisions made by the referee in Saturday's 1-4 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs. Referee Thando Ndzandzeka sent off Citizens defender Taariq Fielies with 20 minutes to go in the Absa Premiership clash in Cape Town, having taken several minutes to realise that the yellow card he handed 23

15 September 2018 8:36 PM Cheetahs woes continue with heavy home defeat

Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs imploded in the second to lose badly at home to the Glasgow Warriors in their PRO14 clash at the Free State Stadium. The Scottish side ran out 52-24 victors, having trailed 19-14 at half-time. The defeat was the Cheetahs' third in a row to start the season and they are rooted to the bottom of Conference A. Their next encounter 27

15 September 2018 4:19 PM Chelsea move to top of Premier League

London - Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continued their perfect start under Maurizio Sarri to move top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Sol Bamba's opener shocked Sarri's men into life, but the Belgian was too hot for Cardiff to handle with a quickfire double just before half-time. Hazard completed 23

14 September 2018 7:10 PM Wu stays strong, extends lead at KLM Open

Cape Town - Ashun Wu extended his overnight advantage at the top of the leaderboard by carding a second round of 66 to lead by three at the halfway stage of the KLM Open. The Chinese player, who is a two-time winner on the European Tour, followed up an excellent opening round of 64 by carding seven further birdies today en route to a five under par score 66

14 September 2018 11:29 AM Tian Meyer to captain Cheetahs in Bloem

Cape Town - Scrumhalf Tian Meyer will captain the Cheetahs as they look to get PRO14 season going against Glasgow Warriors at Free State Stadium on Saturday. The Cheetahs have lost their first two matches of the campaign but are on home soil for the first time in the competition. Meyer replaces Shaun Venter in the No 9 jersey and with Oupa Mohoje ruled 24

13 September 2018 11:14 AM FS Cheetahs name team for Griquas clash

Bloemfontein - Free State Cheetahs coach Daan Human has named his team for Saturday’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Kimberley. Human made a few changes to the team that lost 47-14 to the Golden Lions in Johannesburg last weekend. In the backline, Vuyani Maqina replaces the injured Lloyd Greeff (ankle) at left wing. Up front, Johan Kotze starts 25

13 September 2018 10:52 AM Bok fullback back for Lions

Johannesburg - Golden Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named his team to tackle Western Province in a Currie Cup clash at Ellis Park on Saturday. The coach made two changes to the side that beat Free State 47-14 at home last weekend. In the backline, Springbok fullback Andries Coetzee returns after a week of rest. He replaces Sylvian Mahuza, who moves 22

12 September 2018 7:48 PM Sassa says it is ready for October social grants payment cycle

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says it is ready for October when it will make all social grants payments to beneficiaries by itself, in partnership with the South African Post Office (SAPO). Sassa says this in light of a Constitutional Court decision to dismiss its application for an order declaring that the actions of its previous 36