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16 July 2018 3:38 PM PICS: Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Thousands of people demonstrated in Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday against the jailing of leaders and activists of a northern protest movement. "The people boycott the justice system!" and "free the detainees!", yelled the protesters, AFP reporters said. The demonstrators also chanted against militarisation of the Rif, the northern region rocked by the Al-Hirak 18

16 July 2018 9:39 AM Cheetahs sign former Bulls centre

Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs have signed former Bulls centre Dries Swanepoel on a two-year deal. Swanepoel, who was schooled at Grey College in Bloemfontein, joined the Bulls after school and played for their under-19 team in 2012. He received a call-up to the SA under-20 side for the 2013 World Rugby Under-20 World Championship and scored five tries 16

13 July 2018 8:03 PM Solinas appointment shows Chiefs are desperate

Cape Town - The long wait is finally over as Kaizer Chiefs announced Giovanni Solinas as the Absa Premiership giants new head coach. Amakhosi confirmed that the Italian will lead the side ahead of the 2018/19 campaign following Steve Komphela's resignation in April - two months before his contract ended. Solinas spent the majority of his coaching career 23

13 July 2018 6:48 PM Top 5 on Fin24: Coming soon to your ATM: Commemorative Randelas, how VBS allegedly dealt with ‘R1.5bn fraud’ and SA business remains unreformed

Cape Town - A roundup of Friday's top economic and finance reads on Fin24. South Africans withdrawing money from ATMs may be in for a pleasant surprise - a souvenir of former President Nelson Mandela, who was born 100 years ago this month. The South African Reserve Bank has started stocking ATMs with commemorative bank notes in remembrance of the late Madiba 33

13 July 2018 6:40 PM Hatton sets pace in Scottish Open

London - England's Tyrrell Hatton was out in front as players from 'south of the border' took up leading positions on the second day of the Scottish Open at Gullane near Edinburgh on Friday. Hatton added a second-round score of 64 to his opening 65 to put himself on 11-under par - a total that gave him a one-shot clubhouse lead over compatriot Eddie 27

12 July 2018 5:17 PM Martin wins TDF 6th stage, Van Avermaet keeps yellow

Mr-de-Bretagne - Ireland's Dan Martin capped a daring, late attack on the steep Mur de Bretagne climb to snatch victory on the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday that saw several yellow jersey contenders lose precious seconds to key rivals. Overnight leader Greg van Avermaet (BMC) finished just three seconds behind in the main peloton to retain 27

12 July 2018 4:54 PM AmaZulu announce squad shake-up

Durban - Absa Premiership side AmaZulu have announced a number of changes to their squad ahead of the new season, with players released, leaving on loan and transfer-listed. Striker Menzi Ndwandwe and attacking midfielder Skhumbuzo Mazibuko, who were loaned out to Uthongathi and Real Kings respectively last season, have both been released as free agents 22

12 July 2018 8:46 AM Botswana 'must not force Namibian refugees to back home': AI

Rights group Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force any of the Caprivi refugees to return to their home country Namibia if there is "a risk of persecution". According to BBC, authorities in Botswana have said that they intend to go ahead with "repatriating displaced Namibian people, who originate from the Caprivi Strip" 28

12 July 2018 5:00 AM Kane 'gutted' as England's SWC dream dies

Moscow - England captain Harry Kane could not hide his desperate disappointment after his side's 2-1 extra-time defeat against Croatia in the semi-finals of the Soccer World Cup in Moscow on Wednesday. "We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot," Kane said after the match at the Luzhniki Stadium. "It's going to hurt for a while of course. We can hold our heads 34

11 July 2018 11:32 AM Criticise us, but give us a chance, SAA CEO implores South Africans

It is very important that South Africans give the new board and management at South African Airways (SAA) the opportunity to turn the national airline around financially, CEO Vuyani Jarana told Fin24 on Wednesday. "South Africans must support the airline. I can only shape its future, since I was not involved with what happened at the airline in the past. Yet there 23