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11 January 2019 11:42 AM SEE: Polo, Hilux, Land Cruiser... best-selling cars, bakkies and SUVs in SA

After 12 tough months in which South Africa's car industry was hit by turmoil including rising inflation and fuel costs, it was the Toyota Hilux that ended the year as the undeniable best-selling bakkie in the country. Eclipsing the Ford Ranger by almost 10 000 units, the Hilux maintained its position as the country's best-seller; not only was it the best-selling 100

11 January 2019 9:44 AM Violent N3 protest in KZN sparked by land invasion-related arrests

Arrests for the alleged invasion of private property sparked the violent protests that led to the closure of the N3 in the vicinity of Howick in KZN Midlands on Thursday night, police have said. Spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday morning that community members embarked on a protest and blockaded the R617 and the N3, burning tyres and tree logs, after 136

09 January 2019 8:51 AM Alaska guide pleads guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients

A master hunting guide from Alaska had his license revoked for life after pleading guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients. Alaska State Troopers said in a statement that Brian Simpson of Fairbanks was charged in 2017 with two counts of "aiding in the commission of a violation" by using the employees on snowmobiles 154

08 January 2019 8:49 AM Kolisi's Madiba comments land him in hot water

Cape Town - Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's comments on the South African quota system have landed him in hot water with many rugby followers. Footage of an interview with Kyodo News surfaced over the weekend in which Kolisi suggested that former South African President Nelson Mandela would not have supported the quota system in South Africa. "I don’t 70

28 December 2018 10:43 AM Convicted murderer turned spiritual leader: Pistorius now running Bible studies in prison

Former Paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has found a new purpose behind bars, leading a Bible studies and prayer group and harvesting vegetables, his father Henke has told The Times UK. Pistorius was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2013. He was sentenced in July 2016 to six years in prison 81

24 December 2018 8:08 PM Christmas festivities begin in West Bank town of Bethlehem

Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace 90

18 December 2018 10:25 AM Motorist heaps praise on Good Samaritan 'ooms': 'You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa'

A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State. The opening line of his post starts with: "You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa. "On my way to Bethlehem from Potch, I got a puncture and I was driving a friend’s bakkie, taking 52

15 December 2018 5:22 AM 21 killed in ethnic violence in Ethiopia

At least 21 people have been killed in two days of fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia, the state-affiliated Fana radio reported on Friday, The violence broke out near the town of Moyale, on the border with Kenya, in a region claimed by both the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in the country, and the Somali ethnic group. On top of the fatalities 74

14 December 2018 10:43 AM Wimbledon set for huge expansion

London - Wimbledon's expansion plans have taken a huge step forward after the neighbouring golf club in London voted to sell its land. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) made an offer, reported to be £65 million, to buy Wimbledon Park Golf Club's land in a move that would see its estate roughly triple in size. On Thursday, the All England club announced 70

14 December 2018 8:43 AM Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Australians in the north east of the country are bracing for a severe tropical cyclone, with authorities warning of flash flooding and destructive winds. Cyclone Owen has been strengthening off the north coast of Queensland state, in warm waters in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to reach category four – defined as a severe tropical cyclone 77