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12 December 2018 5:29 AM Durban's Santa transforms broken toys into shiny gems

A Durban man is transforming old and broken toys into good-as-new treats so that every child experiences some joy over the festive season. Shiven Gopi, 31, recently shared an appeal on social media for donations of old toys to "Shiven's workshop". But he did not anticipate that he would receive such an overwhelming response. His "workshop" is actually 12

11 December 2018 8:06 PM Galatasaray secure Europa League spot despite Porto defeat

Paris - Galatasaray wrapped up a Europa League knock-out stage place despite losing 3-2 to Porto in an entertaining Champions League game which saw two of three penalties scored on Tuesday. Lokomotiv Moscow were beaten 1-0 by Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, leaving the Russian champions rooted to the foot of the Group D table. Porto had already qualified for the Champions 12

11 December 2018 7:09 PM Marx, Dyantyi stand tall at Brightrock Players Choice Awards

Cape Town - A host of South African rugby stars were honoured at the Brightrock Players Choice Awards held in Sandton on Tuesday evening. The undoubted stars of the show were Malcolm Marx and Aphiwe Dyantyi, who scooped two awards each. Dyantyi, the Springbok and Lions winger won the #LoveChange Award - for the most improved player in 2018 - and the Backline 15

11 December 2018 2:06 PM No word yet on Harrington's Ryder Cup captaincy

Cape Town - Padraig Harrington will have to wait a little big longer to find out if he will be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, as a decision is now unlikely before the new year. There was a chance that the European Tour's five-strong selection committee would be able to announce its decision before the holidays, but that no longer seems to be the case. The Irish 17

11 December 2018 1:34 PM Casper de Vries found 'bloodied, bruised and naked' in the street

Cape Town - Local comedian Casper de Vries was reportedly found "passed out and naked" in the streets of Linden, in Gauteng on Monday. The actor and comedian shared a series of photos on Instagram, showing his bruised face, writing: "Never drink sleepingpills and then wash it down with clean SKYY vodka. @deepfriedman found me passed out naked in the streets 18

10 December 2018 12:16 PM Naka 'happy and relieved' to be back home

Cape Town - Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotske is back home in Bloemfontein after surviving a shooting ordeal. Drotske, 47, underwent two successful operations since the shooting incident at his brother’s smallholding outside Pretoria late last month. He was shot in the chest, abdomen and arm. Drotske’s wife Marzanne Drotske told Netwerk24 that her husband 18

10 December 2018 12:04 PM Tickets on sale for MSL final at Newlands

Cape Town - Mzansi Super League (MSL) tickets for the final at Newlands on Sunday are now on sale. The Cape Town Blitz were confirmed as league winners and as a result will host the final. They will play the winner of the yet-to-be confirmed teams in the playoff eliminator set for Friday, December 14. "It has been an incredibly competitive tournament 18

10 December 2018 5:46 AM India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test

Adelaide - India won their first Test on Australian soil in a decade on Monday, bowling out the home side in a nail-biting finale to clinch the opening match of the series at Adelaide Oval with Rishabh Pant equalling a world-record along the way. The hosts were set an improbable target of 323, which would have been a record run chase at the ground but gallantly 27

09 December 2018 4:53 PM Zondo, Van Wyk power Heat to Newlands win

Cape Town - The Durban Heat beat the Cape Town Blitz in their Mzansi Super League encounter at Newlands on Sunday. Khaya Zondo took the Heat to their second victory of the tournament as they beat the Blitz by six wickets. Zondo smashed 67 off 42 balls - including 4 fours and 3 sixes - before falling to Malusi Siboto. Heat opener Morne van Wyk scored 18

09 December 2018 1:52 PM Durban is tops over the festive season

South Africans will be favouring local travel this festive season, spending an average of R1 663 on travel each and heading to Durban as their destination of choice, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by short-term lender Wonga, was conducted among 7 000 South Africans aged between 18 and 65. It found that over the coming festive season 25