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16 January 2019 7:26 AM Bevin wins Tour Down Under Stage 2 to lead

Adelaide - New Zealand time-trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped to take his first cycling World Tour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia's Tour Down Under on Wednesday. Bevin, 27, riding for the CCC Team, capitalised on confusion in the peloton sparked by a mass crash inside the final kilometre of the 122km second stage to power home in the finish 484

16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 298

15 January 2019 7:19 AM Viviani wins opening Tour Down Under stage in brutal heat

Adelaide - Italy's Elia Viviani won a tight finish to take the opening stage of Australia's Tour Down Under in brutal temperatures in Adelaide on Tuesday. Deceuninck–Quick-Step's Viviani, the omnium gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and one of the world's leading sprinters, powered out of the pack to reel in Germany's Max Walscheid and claim the ochre 120

12 January 2019 6:55 PM Musonda brace powers Leopards past SuperSport

Thohoyandou - A clinical brace from Mwape Musonda ensured Black Leopards secured an impressive 2-0 win in Saturday's Absa Premiership encounter against SuperSport United. The home team created the first opening as Musonda raced on to a through ball before Ronwen Williams came off his line to make the save. The chances were few and far between throughout 65

11 January 2019 9:35 AM 'Mr 100' ... Zubayr Hamza crowns a ton of Proteas

Cape Town - Wanderers debutant Zubayr Hamza has the honour of becoming the 100th player to play Test cricket for the Proteas since readmission. It means that the 23-year-old will forever have the number '100' appear on his Test shirt, underneath the Proteas emblem. Hamza was given his Test cap on Friday by Proteas No 60, and the oldest player in the side, Hashim 69

10 January 2019 9:06 AM UN chief warns against violence over DRC vote result

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all stakeholders in DR Congo to avoid violence after the opposition chief was declared winner of the presidential election in an announcement contested by his rival. "The Secretary General calls on all stakeholders to refrain from violence and to channel any eventual electoral disputes through the established 72

10 January 2019 4:09 AM WATCH: Top World news videos today

Top Democrats say President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders as talks to end the partial government shutdown remain at an impasse." US airport security workers and air traffic controllers working without pay have been warning that security and safety could be compromised if the government shutdown continues. A Russian war film that tells 101

09 January 2019 6:01 AM Masters hands out special invitation to Japanese star

Washington - Japan's Shugo Imahira, last year's Japan Golf Tour leading money winner, has accepted a special invitation to play in this year's Masters tournament, Augusta National chairperson Fred Ridley said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old from suburban Tokyo will make his Masters debut after missing the cut in all three prior major starts at the 2016 British 68

08 January 2019 7:18 PM Police searching for parents of week-old baby who was found next to railway line

The Pinetown family violence child protection and sexual offences unit in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, is searching for the parents of a week-old abandoned baby. The baby was found on December 29, 2018, by a passer-by who heard cries from the bushes next to a railway line in Embo. "He decided to check where the cries were coming from and, to his surprise 95

08 January 2019 9:37 AM India is getting what SA viewers have been asking for: Pick your own TV channels

Cape Town – A quiet but dramatic change is coming to India and it’s something that South Africa's pay-TV subscribers have been clamouring for. From 1 February India's satellite pay-TV customers will get to pick and only pay for the TV channels they want – but there are some catches. The hope is that pay-TV subscribers in India will be paying less for their 246