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14 August 2018 5:37 AM Federer 'anxious' ahead of return in Cincinnati

Cincinnati - Roger Federer on Monday said he is eager to make his start at the Cincinnati Masters as the world number two begins his delayed summer hardcourt season. With the US Open a fortnight away, the 37-year-old Swiss is keen to test his form prior to the August 27 kick-off of the last Grand Slam of the season. The 20-time major winner skipped Toronto 18

14 August 2018 4:28 AM Bok backline pair extend Lions stay

Cape Town - After a month of departures from the union, there was some good news at last for the Lions with Springboks Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe extending their contracts. The union reported on Monday that the pair, who are both currently training with the Springboks ahead of the Rugby Championship, had signed one-year contract extensions 14

13 August 2018 6:04 AM Rand loses 4% in early trade in emerging market rout

The rand lost 4% to the dollar in early trade on Monday as it continued to be dragged lower by the Turkish lira and Russian rouble. The local currency opened at R14.13/$ and was changing hands at R14.65 to the greenback at 07:46. Bianca Botes of Peregrine Treasury Solutions said in a morning note that there was little local policymakers can do to assist 22

12 August 2018 7:01 PM Rain hampers proceedings on day 3 of unofficial Test

Cape Town - Rain had the final say in what was meant to be a crucial third day in the second unofficial Test between India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’ in Bengaluru on Sunday. The visitors could only add 75 runs to the overnight tally after most of the day’s play was lost due to bad weather. Ankit Rajpoot (2/42) picked up two of the four wickets to fall as the visitors 21

12 August 2018 8:00 AM All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead on Saturday, authorities said. The Bell 412EP helicopter carrying seven local rescue workers from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight service company lost contact about an hour after takeoff on Friday and crashed 27

11 August 2018 1:49 PM Two boys dead, mother injured after crash in heavy fog near Hopefield

A mother lost two sons in a horror crash in thick fog on the R45 in the Western Cape on Saturday morning. Western Cape Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, said the woman, who had been driving a Mitsubishi SUV, collided with a Hyundai light delivery vehicle on the R45, roughly 10km outside of Hopefield, around 08:40 on Saturday. Africa said it was believed that the Hyundai 25

11 August 2018 11:39 AM Driver killed after car smashes through fence in Sunningdale

The driver of a BMW X5 SUV died after his vehicle crashed through a boundary fence of a home in the Sunningdale area in Durban on Saturday morning. Crisis Medical spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, said emergency services responded to the scene around 04:20 on Saturday. "Reports from the scene indicate that the driver lost control of the vehicle on Umhlanga 22

10 August 2018 6:58 PM Kenya former governor charged over corruption

A Kenyan court on Thursday charged former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero with corruption and wasting public funds, following a new crackdown on public graft. Kidero, who lost in 2017 polls to the ruling coalition, was charged by the Special Economic Crimes Court with attempted fraud and mismanagement of public funds, relating to property transactions 51

10 August 2018 4:57 PM Dollar 'on the front foot' as US CPI report reveals decade high

The US dollar is likely to remain "on the front foot" alongside the biggest gain in US CPI in nearly a decade, analysts have said. "We have seen the biggest gain in US CPI since September 2008, coming out at 2.9% y/y. "This will keep the US dollar on the front foot, with the dollar index trading above 96.00," TreasuryONE said on Friday afternoon 54

10 August 2018 8:12 AM Von Berg remembers meeting 'hero' Warne

Cape Town - Shaun von Berg may be 31-years-old, but he is enjoying a breakthrough period in his career currently. The leg-spinner was a part of the Proteas Test squad that lost 2-0 in Sri Lanka, and he is currently part of the South Africa 'A' side doing battle against India. Now that he is being noticed a bit more, some pundits have drawn comparisons 20