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17 November 2018 7:31 AM LIVE: Scotland v Springboks

The first Test match at Murrayfield took place on March 25, 1925, when Scotland beat England 14-11, thereby winning their first Grand Slam in the Five Nations. South Africa’s first Test against Scotland at Murrayfield took place on January 6, 1932, when Bennie Osler’s Springboks beat Scotland 6-3 in front of 74 000 spectators. Since that day, the Springboks 51

16 November 2018 2:01 PM Two DRC students shot dead: police

Two students died this week after being shot during protests at a university in Democratic Republic of Congo, and a police officer has been arrested, the city's police chief said on Friday. The students "lost their lives following injuries caused by bullets" on Monday in capital Kinshasa, police chief General Sylvano Kasongo said in a statement 67

15 November 2018 8:09 PM Rossouw thinking Kolpak not Proteas for now..

Cape Town - Rilee Rossouw admits that, although he has thought about returning to play for the Proteas, he will continue his Kolpak deal with Hampshire. Rossouw has returned to South Africa to partake in the Mzansi Super League, which gets under way on Friday. Rossouw, who has played 36 ODIs and 15 T20Is for the Proteas, left South Africa in January 47

15 November 2018 7:53 AM LIVE: Day 2 of #NDPPInterviews

Five candidates in the running for the position of NDPP completed the interview process. The panel interviewed the first female candidate, current North West chief prosecutor advocate Matodzi Rachel Makhari. The panel also interviewed advocate Matric Luphondo who has been the chief prosecutor in Pretoria for well over a decade. Advocate Siyabulela Mapoma 49

14 November 2018 7:02 PM Media watchdog slams Gabon over 'erosion' of freedom

Freedom of the press is being eroded in Gabon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday, after the government suspended a newspaper for commenting on the hospitalisation of President Ali Bongo. Gabon's media regulator, the High Authority for Communications (HAC), on Friday handed a three-month suspension to the L'Aube (Dawn) newspaper and a six-month 84

14 November 2018 3:40 PM WATCH: Pope Francis: Gossipers are terrorists who 'drop bombs with their tongues'

Pope Francis is denouncing gossip as a form of "terrorism" and is warning the faithful against telling lies. Francis explored the Catholic commandment against "bearing false witness" during his Wednesday general audience. He warned the faithful in a chilly St. Peter's Square that "We all live by communicating, and we are continuously on the edge between 50

14 November 2018 7:40 AM LIVE: #StateCaptureInquiry continues with Barbara Hogan's testimony after disruptive power outage

Former ANC secretary general and now Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will lead the party when it appears before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, the party's Zizi Kodwa said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters during a short adjournment, Kodwa said Mantashe "will lead the delegation of the ANC, who in a week or two weeks 68

14 November 2018 6:25 AM Markets LIVE: Asian energy firms take a beating, rand stable in early trade

The rand traded in a tight 10c range throughout Tuesday as a quiet global landscape protected it against too much volatility, while trading in the unit remains fairly stable at R14.44/$ this morning. Turning towards the economic calendar, South Africa is due to release retail sales today. However, given the current economic climate, the figures are expected 83

13 November 2018 3:38 PM Gabon opposition party raises temperature on Bongo's health

A Gabonese opposition party on Tuesday accused the government of peddling a "lie" over the health of President Ali Bongo after he was hospitalised in Saudi Arabia nearly three weeks ago. "A group of people within the president's office has opted for evasiveness, duplicity and even (for telling) a state lie," the National Union party said in a statement 49

13 November 2018 8:24 AM LIVE: Gordhan's appearance to provide testimony at #StateCaptureInquiry postponed until Monday

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the Guptas for "social cohesion reasons", but denies they had any sway over him. "During my tenure, I, at no stage, assisted the Gupta family, or any other private interest group, to capture the state," Gigaba told the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Tuesday night. The committee is holding an inquiry 41