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14 December 2018 10:49 AM India fight back as Oz squander starts in Perth

Perth - Australia's top order batsmen squandered a number of promising starts to cede an early advantage on the first day of the second Test against India in Perth on Friday. A century opening partnership after captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat appeared to lay the foundation for a sizeable total on a challenging pitch at Test cricket's 66

14 December 2018 10:47 AM Future generations 'will have to work into their 80s to save for retirement'

A challenge for the financial planning industry is how to factor in ever-increasing life expectancies when it comes to retirement savings goals, according to Jacques Brown, a wealth manager at Private Client Holdings. "People will have to work for longer to save for a longer retirement. The 70s are the new 60s. I would imagine then that future generations 165

13 December 2018 3:28 PM Eskom said to mull asset sales as billionaire Motsepe circles

Eskom is considering the sale of smaller assets as the state-owned power utility weighs solutions to a liquidity crisis that contributed to a wave of rolling blackouts, according to people familiar with the matter. The supplier of almost all South Africa’s power is in advanced talks to sell its home-loans business, with local billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s 102

13 December 2018 2:05 PM Rose chases leaders at storm-hit Indonesian Masters

Jakarta - Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an eagle 63

13 December 2018 1:48 PM South African stuntwoman Olivia Jackson sues for R39m after losing arm in horror crash

Cape Town – Local stuntwoman Olivia Jackson is suing various parties for R39m (£2.2m) after a horrific on-set crash during filming in South Africa, Sky News reports. The 35-year-old was seriously injured while filming a stunt on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Johannesburg. The accident took place in 2015 when she was a body double for Rosie 581

13 December 2018 1:34 PM Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital. "Earlier today, I appended my signature to the Peace Accord," Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. Abubakar, 72, was conspicuously 61

13 December 2018 4:35 AM French hopeful dies following on-pitch heart attack

Paris - A French teenager has passed away after suffering a heart attack while playing rugby at the weekend. Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy at Bordeaux-Begles, the Parisian club said on Wednesday. The teenager also had surgery on a broken neck following Sunday's match. Back-rower Chauvin 48

12 December 2018 11:16 AM Egypt threatens Apple with legal action under competition law

Egypt has warned it will take legal action against Apple if the US tech giant fails to remove alleged "restrictions" on local distributors within 60 days. A decree threatening action was published in the official gazette on Monday after accusations from Egypt's Competition Authority that Apple had violated the country's competition law. It said the company 64

11 December 2018 1:34 PM Casper de Vries found 'bloodied, bruised and naked' in the street

Cape Town - Local comedian Casper de Vries was reportedly found "passed out and naked" in the streets of Linden, in Gauteng on Monday. The actor and comedian shared a series of photos on Instagram, showing his bruised face, writing: "Never drink sleepingpills and then wash it down with clean SKYY vodka. @deepfriedman found me passed out naked in the streets 91

11 December 2018 8:46 AM Elon Musk tweeted that SA's first Tesla showroom could open in 2019

Tesla owner Elon Musk, who was born in South Africa, tweeted that his electric car company could open its first store in Africa by the end of 2019. The 47-year-old was born in Pretoria and moved to Canada at the age of 17 to study at Queen's University. Musk posted a tweet about 11 new Tesla dealerships opening in the United States. One of his Twitter 91