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13 December 2018 5:54 PM 'Majority' back 48-team Qatar SWC, says Infantino

Doha - A "majority" of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference after a three-day FIFA summit in the Qatari capital, Infantino said the idea had widespread backing from associations across 17

13 December 2018 2:16 PM WATCH: Bok duo perform as back-up dancers for Jack Parow

Cape Town - Springboks Cornal Hendricks and Lionel Mapoe performed "Cooler as Ekke" with Afrikaans rapper, Jack Parow, at the second annual Brightrock Players Choice Awards in Johannesburg on Tuesday. There were also performances by Parow and Refentse as well as other players including Elton Jantjies, Hacjivah Dayimani and SP Marais. Springbok hooker 19

13 December 2018 2:05 PM Rose chases leaders at storm-hit Indonesian Masters

Jakarta - Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an eagle 19

13 December 2018 4:30 AM Nibali aiming for 2019 Giro-Tour double

Rome - Four-time Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali announced on Wednesday that he will ride in both the 2019 Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, according to Italian media reports. The 34-year-old has never won two Grand Tours in a single season, and said that his home race would be his main target next year. "Next year, I will do the Giro and the Tour. The Giro d'Italia 19

13 December 2018 4:27 AM Curry says moon landing conspiracy comments a joke

Los Angeles - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk scepticism on Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax. "Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast," Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments on the "Winging It" podcast sparked stratospheric reactions 19

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 22

12 December 2018 6:25 AM SA to feel the blow in 'no-deal' Brexit, economist warns

North West University economist Raymond Parsons has warned that South Africa could be among the hardest hit by the UK’s path out of the European Union (EU). Parsons is a referential economic commentator, having analysed and studied most of democratic South Africa’s economic trajectory. He authored books including The Mbeki Inheritance in 1999, and Zumanomics 23

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 22

11 December 2018 5:01 PM Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

Kenyan police officials on Tuesday said they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer. The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Adan Omar, was arrested in Bangali town in Tana county on Sunday, said James Akoru, a senior police official based at the Kenyan coast. Police had offered a $10 000 reward for Adan, who they described 23

10 December 2018 2:17 PM ATM blasts: Two men sentenced to 24 years for dealing in explosives

The Burgersfort Regional Court in Limpopo has sentenced two men, who were caught in possession of explosives meant for ATM blasts and cash-in-transit heists, to 24 years behind bars. "It is hoped that the sentences will send a strong message that those who are involved in the illegal supply of explosives will go to jail for a very long time," Captain 21