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11 January 2019 11:42 AM SEE: Polo, Hilux, Land Cruiser... best-selling cars, bakkies and SUVs in SA

After 12 tough months in which South Africa's car industry was hit by turmoil including rising inflation and fuel costs, it was the Toyota Hilux that ended the year as the undeniable best-selling bakkie in the country. Eclipsing the Ford Ranger by almost 10 000 units, the Hilux maintained its position as the country's best-seller; not only was it the best-selling 49

11 January 2019 5:06 AM DNA request made in Ronaldo rape case

Los Angeles - Las Vegas police have asked soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape made against him. The Juventus forward has vehemently denied the accusations - with his lawyer, Peter Christiansen, telling AFP the request was standard procedure. "Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today 35

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 82

02 January 2019 5:00 PM PICS: Minki van der Westhuizen and her family vacation at the beach

Cape Town - TV personality Minki van der Westhuizen and her family are enjoying their holiday at the beach, and we're so jealous! The former Boer Soek 'n Vrou host is spending time in Hermanus, soaking up the sun and splashing in the water. In one photo, the mother-of-three takes her daughters for a walk, and she captions the cute snap: "First outing 35

02 January 2019 8:43 AM Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' daughter Alexandra set to marry SA filmmaker

Cape Town - Capetonian Jacques Naude is getting married to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' daughter, Alexandra Richards. Jacques, who now lives in New York, is a filmmaker and visual artist whose first short film, Overberg, screened at the Anthology Film Archives in 2016. Alexandra, a model-turned-DJ, announced her engagement on Instagram, writing 37

19 December 2018 9:53 AM Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe

Lobby group AfriForum said on Wednesday that it has learnt that a warrant of arrest has been issued against former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. Mugabe is accused of assaulting South African model Gabriella Engels at a hotel in Sandton in August 2017, allegedly with an electrical extension cord. Pictures on social media appeared to show Engels 45

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 58

08 December 2018 3:31 PM PICS: Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned Miss World 2018

Cape Town – It was a night to remember on Saturday for Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon as she became the first woman of the country to be crowned Miss World. The 26-year-old model took the title at the 68th annual Miss World contest held in Sanya, China. This year each continent had a winner Miss World 2018 Asia and Oceania is Miss Thailand who is also the runner-up 198

07 December 2018 2:24 PM Land expropriation: Thoko Didiza will chair ad hoc committee on section 25

The ANC will "not blink" in its debate with the EFF over land expropriation when the ad hoc committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation gets going, said ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu on Friday. The EFF proposes that all land must be nationalised while the ANC has put forward a policy based on a mixed 130

07 December 2018 11:06 AM England captain Root commits future to Yorkshire

London - England Test captain Joe Root has signed a contract extension with Yorkshire that will keep him at the county of his birth until 2022. Root, who made his Yorkshire debut in 2009, says he has no intention of leaving and is intent on remaining an integral part of the club's development. Root told Yorkshire's official website: "I love playing for Yorkshire 41