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15 January 2019 9:02 AM PICS: Betty's Bay residents recall 'panic' as fire inched closer to homes

Residents in Betty's Bay are picking up the pieces after a fire raged through parts of the small town and other parts of the Overstrand area in the Western Cape over the last two weeks. The Overstrand fires have been raging since New Year's Day. To date, 31 homes have been destroyed and 28 were damaged. The fires have been contained and pose no danger 594

11 January 2019 7:22 AM Kings prop cops ban for eye-gouging

Cape Town - The Kings will go into Saturday's PRO14 clash against South African rivals the Cheetahs without the services of tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz. The 24-year-old received a three-week ban on Thursday after he was cited for an eye gouge in the Kings' 38-0 loss to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last weekend. It means that Scholtz will miss next Saturday's 104

08 January 2019 9:10 AM Parolee held in triple killing at California bowling alley

A parolee who spent 17 years in prison was arrested on suspicion of shooting into a crowd during a brawl at a Los Angeles-area bowling alley and bar, killing three people and injuring four others, police announced on Monday. Reginald Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested on Sunday, Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine announced.Wallace remained jailed 107

30 December 2018 8:42 AM Aussie captain disappointed with pitches in India series

Melbourne - Australia captain Tim Paine said Sunday he was frustrated by some of the pitches that have been provided for the test cricket series against India. India leads the four-match series 2-1 after beating Australia by 137 runs in the third test at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Melbourne pitch offered little pace and bounce for Australia's 55

28 December 2018 8:16 AM SEE: Images where Guatemalan boy, 8, died in US custody

The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in US custody took his son to the border after hearing rumours that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to United States. That's according to the boy's stepsister, who spoke to The Associated Press. Authorities say Felipe Gomez Alonzo died at a New Mexico hospital after suffering 89

24 December 2018 8:23 PM Kevin Spacey breaks silence in bizarre video on Christmas Eve

Boston — A Massachusetts prosecutor said on Monday that Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on a charge of indecent assault and battery on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a Nantucket restaurant. On the same day as the charges were announced Kevin posted a video on social media, as his character 179

20 December 2018 6:24 AM Kockott escapes with 3-week suspension for 'eye gouge'

Cape Town - Amid speculation that Rory Kockott was facing sanctions so heavy that his career was in jeopardy, the former Sharks scrumhalf left a disciplinary hearing in Paris on Wednesday with nothing more than a three-week suspension. According to the All Out Rugby website, Kockott, playing for Top 14 club Castres, was cited for eye gouging Munster 66

18 December 2018 6:48 PM Glencore billionaire among directors banned, fined by Canada

Glencore’s billionaire head of copper trading, Aristotelis Mistakidis, was among executives fined and banned from being a director by Canada after admitting that its Congolese copper and cobalt unit misstated how much metal it mined. Mistakidis, who is retiring from Glencore at the end of this year, was hit with a C$2.45m (R26m) fine and a four-year 116

14 December 2018 4:13 AM Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

The backlog of late judgments in the Western Cape High Court has slightly improved since our last update, though 16 cases have been awaiting judgment for six months or more. According to the judicial norms established by government notice in 2014, judges are advised to hand down judgments "no later than three months after the last hearing" 73

12 December 2018 4:55 PM Miguel Louw murder accused appears evasive, inconsistent on the stand

The only accused in the murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw came across as nervous, evasive and inarticulate during his bail hearing in the Durban Regional Court on Wednesday. Prosecutor Kuveshnie Pillay seemed to have easily identified discrepancies in the testimony of 43-year-old Mohammed Ebrahim. After reading out a terse affidavit from his client 63