16 January 2019 9:18 AM Morris survives injury scare, keeps World Cup dream alive
Cape Town - Chris Morris is running out of time to put his hand up for the Proteas' 2019 World Cup squad, and there was a moment of concern on Tuesday when he left the field with an injured finger during day two of the Titans' 4-Day Franchise Series clash against the Highveld Lions in Benoni. Morris, surprisingly left out of the Proteas squad for the first 97
16 January 2019 7:26 AM Bevin wins Tour Down Under Stage 2 to lead
Adelaide - New Zealand time-trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped to take his first cycling World Tour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia's Tour Down Under on Wednesday. Bevin, 27, riding for the CCC Team, capitalised on confusion in the peloton sparked by a mass crash inside the final kilometre of the 122km second stage to power home in the finish 160
16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'
President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 105
15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south
A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 83
15 January 2019 10:19 AM Scotland name South African as new cricket coach
Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial 86
15 January 2019 9:02 AM PICS: Betty's Bay residents recall 'panic' as fire inched closer to homes
Residents in Betty's Bay are picking up the pieces after a fire raged through parts of the small town and other parts of the Overstrand area in the Western Cape over the last two weeks. The Overstrand fires have been raging since New Year's Day. To date, 31 homes have been destroyed and 28 were damaged. The fires have been contained and pose no danger 148
14 January 2019 11:33 AM Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues
Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's 51
13 January 2019 6:11 PM Gauteng department of health to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies
The Gauteng Department of Health plans to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies. “The role of nurses is crucial in the healthcare system, they are the heart and soul of the system and the department will continue to prioritise them,” head of department Professor Mhululi Lukhele said in a statement on Sunday. This comes days after 108
13 January 2019 11:57 AM Danny Jordaan: 'We have lost a giant of SA football'
Cape Town - South African Football Association (SAFA) president, Danny Jordaan, has reacted to the untimely passing of South African soccer legend, Phil "Chippa" Masinga. Masinga passed away on Sunday. He was admitted to hospital in December after he was diagnosed with cancer. “We have lost a giant of South African Football, this is a sad day for our football 43
13 January 2019 11:17 AM 'Sad day for South African football'
Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed the death of Bafana Bafana legend Phil "Chippa" Masinga on Sunday. Masinga, who spent time in hospital in December for an undiagnosed illness was 49. The striker, who played for a number of clubs including Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns, Leeds United and Bari, represented Bafana 42