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23 October 2018 3:46 PM How Ethiopia's new cabinet fits into Ahmed's reform agenda

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman. This means that Ahmed will continue as prime minister until the next party congress. It is with this certainty that he has taken the opportunity to reassemble his cabinet for the second time this year. The latest reshuffle has downsized cabinet departments from 28 to 20. Ten of the new ministerial 12

23 October 2018 3:16 PM Boks call up Mapoe as Am cover

Cape Town - Lionel Mapoe will join the Springbok training squad in Stellenbosch as injury cover for Lukhanyo Am, who is unlikely to be fit for the first two Tests of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour. Am sustained a fractured arm against the All Blacks in Wellington last month and indications are that he will not be ready for the Tests against England 13

23 October 2018 2:09 PM Mosimane having tough time with CAF Pro License

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says the CAF Pro License is a real challenge and a definite step up from regular coaching qualifications. Mosimane was invited by CAF to study the new course and he was in Morocco last week to complete a module on match analysis and data presentation. "It was a tough module for us, more on match 14

23 October 2018 1:43 PM Proteas blow as Mulder, Duminy to miss Pakistan series

Cape Town - Proteas all-rounder Wiaan Mulder and batsman JP Duminy have been ruled out for three months and will miss the upcoming home tour against Pakistan. It is a massive blow to the Proteas ahead of their busy summer as they travel to Australia, compete in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) and host Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Cricket South Africa (CSA) 13

23 October 2018 12:21 PM SWD in a hurry to duel Cheetahs for Currie Cup promotion

Cape Town - First Division champions, the SWD Eagles, say they need to play their Currie Cup promotion-relegation match against the Free State Cheetahs before the end of the month. The Eagles are set to face the Free State Cheetahs in a promotion-relegation match, but according to Netwerk24, they cannot play the game after October 31 because their players 14

23 October 2018 12:02 PM LIVE: National Assembly debate on VBS Mutual Bank scandal

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele has cautioned against a bailout of VBS Mutual Bank, saying rescuing the bank would send a message that “criminals can steal” and the state would pay, according to a Sunday Times report. Some MPs in the African National Congress (ANC) caucus have argued that government must step in to save the beleaguered bank, just as it did with African 12

23 October 2018 8:23 AM Jaco Peyper to referee Currie Cup final

Cape Town - Jaco Peyper will referee his fourth Currie Cup final in seven seasons when Western Province host the Sharks at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. It will be the third consecutive Currie Cup final appointment for the 38-year-old Peyper. Peyper, who took charge of the final last year in Durban, and in 2016 in Bloemfontein, will be assisted 17

23 October 2018 7:46 AM History made as Fort Hare awards first PhD written in isiXhosa

A high school teacher from East London has made history by being the first Fort Hare PhD student to write her thesis in isiXhosa, the Daily Dispatch reported. Nompumelelo Kapa, an isiXhosa teacher at Beaconhurst High School, received a doctorate in literature and philosophy at the university's Alice campus on Friday. She told the Daily Dispatch that she was proud 17

23 October 2018 7:06 AM WATCH: China's president launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

China's President Xi Jinping launched the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China on Tuesday at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. Xi announced the bridge officially open at a ceremony also attended by Hong Kong's and Macau's city leaders at a new port terminal in the southern 19

22 October 2018 3:52 PM Woman dies after boyfriend allegedly attacks her with boiling water

A Gauteng man is under police guard in hospital after he was arrested for allegedly dousing his girlfriend with boiling water last week. The 42-year-old girlfriend, Primrose Mahlangu, died as a result of her injuries on Sunday morning. Kagiso police launched a manhunt for the man earlier on Monday afternoon who, according to spokesperson Captain Solomon 21