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08 January 2019 8:38 AM SA's foot and mouth disease-free status temporarily suspended following outbreak

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has led to the temporary suspension of South Africa's FMD-free status, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Tuesday. "The matter has been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Monday (January 7, 2019)," said spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana. "As a result of this development 111

08 January 2019 6:09 AM Three Spanish climbers, guide, perish on icy mountain in Peru

Three Spanish mountaineers died with their Peruvian guide while climbing a snow-capped peak in the Andes, Peruvian authorities reported on Monday. The five-member party was attempting to scale the 5 150 metre Nevado Mateo mountain in the Andean Cordillera Blanca range when they were swept away on Sunday, authorities in the Ancash region said. The alarm 112

07 January 2019 5:56 PM WATCH: Aftermath of US embassy red paint attack in Athens

Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them on Monday after the US Embassy in Athens was vandalized with paint. Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 03:30 local time. An anarchist group known as Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for the attack 86

05 January 2019 7:59 AM JP Duminy shares hilarious encounter with fan

Cape Town – South African cricketer, JP Duminy recalled a hilarious encounter with a fan while grocery shopping that is just too funny not to share. The local sportsman took to Twitter on Friday night to share the story about how while paying for his groceries, his cashier wouldn’t believe he is in fact JP Duminy. “Paying for groceries at Pick n Pay, Cashier 89

04 January 2019 8:44 AM Rand extends gains against dollar, JSE positive

The rand extended gains against the dollar on Friday morning, firming by almost 1%. On Thursday the local currency reversed earlier losses to the end the day over 1% stronger against the greenback as the dollar weakened. The rand opened Friday at 14.29/$ and was trading at 14.16/$ at 10:17. This is its best level since mid-December 2018. Bianca Botes 110

04 January 2019 6:31 AM 2 fresh flicks kick off 2019 at local cinemas

Cape Town - Two new offerings kick off the new year at local cinemas this weekend. Jennifer Aniston stars as a pageant mom in the delightful comedy, Dumplin' with rising-star Danielle Macdonald as her daughter, and Carlos López Estrada's Blindspotting will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. Short review: A delightful comedy about a mother-daughter 187

03 January 2019 12:58 PM Steve Waugh's son features for Aussies at SCG

Cape Town - There was a feeling of nostalgia at the SCG on Thursday when Steve Waugh's son, Austin, featured as an emergency fielder for Australia on the opening day of the second Test against India. The 19-year-old allrounder sat on the boundary and carried drinks onto the field, being a part of the Australian dressing room throughout the day. It is often 62

03 January 2019 5:15 AM At least 2 dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes near Guinea capital

At least two people died and another 30 are missing after a boat carrying New Year's revellers capsized off the coast of Guinea's capital Conakry, local authorities said on Wednesday. Maritime officials said at least 40 people were onboard the boat which was meant for fishing trips and not for transporting multiple passengers, some of whom were drunk 90

03 January 2019 5:00 AM 5 fresh local and international artists for you to listen to in 2019

Cape Town – It’s the start of a new year and it’s a good time to find some fresh music to listen to, so we’ve found five artists that we love and hope that you will to. Whether you need to get up and dance your way back to work or school or just want a mellow tune to slide you to a new summer crush; we’ve got you covered. Some of the musicians on the list include 167

02 January 2019 5:04 PM Saudis said to seek advisers for biggest bank merger since 2016

National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank are seeking advisers for a potential merger that would create the Gulf region’s third-biggest lender with $182bn in assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The banks have sent out so-called request for proposals to firms including Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase & Co and UBS, the people 120