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08 January 2019 1:26 PM Harrington named European captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

Cape Town - Padraig Harrington has been named as the European captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25-27, 2020. Irishman Harrington - a three-time major winner and vice-captain in the last three Ryder Cups - succeeds Dane Thomas Bjorn. Harrington has a storied Ryder Cup career, having represented Europe six times 92

08 January 2019 1:23 PM Crowdfunding campaign launched to get Northern Irish visitor home after he was robbed

The family of a Northern Irish visitor, who is understood to have been robbed of his belongings before he was found disoriented in Edenvale in Ekurhuleni, has started a crowdfunding campaign to help him get back home. Caitlin Currie said that after her grandfather had been found on Monday, they needed to raise money for him. She said he had been mugged 486

08 January 2019 12:41 PM Former Mozambique finance minister claims arrest at OR Tambo airport was unlawful

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang is to remain behind bars after briefly appearing in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Through his lawyers, the 63-year-old argued that his detention was unlawful and that his extradition, if carried out, would also be illegal. Chang was on his way to Dubai when he was arrested on December 116

08 January 2019 11:58 AM Ramaphosa reassures past party leaders during #ANC107 celebrations

Ramaphosa touches on the recent matric pass rate, particularly in KZN, saying it is a cause for celebration. Ramaphosa also mentions the free education provided for primary school children, as well as the feeding schemes providing the necessary nutrition for these children. Ramaphosa: "Every day, we feed 9 million children. There is not a single country 108

08 January 2019 7:18 AM Read to reject France move and join Jake in Japan?

Cape Town - All Blacks captain Kieran Read and midfielder Ryan Crotty are off to Japanese clubs after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Aaron Smith and Dane Coles could follow, according to European media reports. According to the Stuff website, France's daily sports newspaper L'Equipe reported on Monday that Read would not be joining Paris club Racing 92 for the 2019/20 season 76

08 January 2019 6:19 AM Pirates eager to pile pressure on Wits

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will have a good chance to close the gap on Absa Premiership leaders Wits when they take on struggling Chippa United in Tuesday's clash at Orlando Stadium. The Buccaneers come into the clash having drawn three and won two of their last five league outings, including a 2-2 draw with Highlands Park last Saturday 99

07 January 2019 7:31 PM WADA team returns to Moscow for lab info

Montreal - A three-person World Anti-Doping Agency team will arrive in Moscow on Wednesday to obtain laboratory doping test data after Russian authorities missed a deadline to provide the information. The mission announced Monday comes after WADA's athletes committee last week demanded Russia suffer new sanctions for missing a December 31 deadline to provide 95

07 January 2019 2:20 PM Mpumalanga mother accused of killing four children to apply for bail

A Mpumalanga woman accused of killing her four children will have to wait another week before she can apply to be released on bail after her application was postponed in the Witbank District Court on Monday. She allegedly attempted to take her own life and she has since been discharged from hospital. According to National Prosecuting Authority provincial 84

07 January 2019 1:33 PM Irish embassy still looking for missing citizen who was supposed to arrive in Joburg

The Irish embassy in South Africa on Monday said it was still trying to determine if one of its citizens had arrived in Johannesburg, after he was reported missing. It is believed that Stanley Currie boarded a Johannesburg-bound flight on December 28 from Ireland, but he hasn't been heard from since December 30. The embassy's Paul Evans told News24 that officials 88

07 January 2019 12:58 PM Andy Murray slays the Instagram game

Cape Town - A persistent hip injury may have seen Andy Murray slip to 240th in the ATP Tour rankings, but the British three-time Grand Slam winner is without question ranked No 1 in the social media stakes. Murray, who was sidelined for 11 months after Wimbledon in 2017 in an attempt to recover from the injury, has taken a hilarious swipe at himself 119