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16 January 2019 5:03 AM 4 years after fire, still no electricity in Masiphumelele

More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015, reports GroundUp. Section C was destroyed in a fire in May of 2014. Then, in November 2015, the biggest fire in the community destroyed over 1 000 homes, mostly in E section. Four years later, some families 995

16 January 2019 4:20 AM Tsitsipas continues Greek odyssey with tough Troicki win

Melbourne - Stefanos Tsitsipas is already the highest ranked Greek man in history and the first to win an Australian Open match, and his odyssey continued on Wednesday when he reached last 32. But the 20-year-old 14th seed didn't have it all his own way against Serbian veteran Viktor Troicki in a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win that set up a third-round 1362

15 January 2019 5:24 PM SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

Cape Town - They may not be the biggest guys on the field when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs in the PRO14 Round 11 match on Friday, but an exciting battle can be expected between the scrumhalves from both teams in the South African derby. Two of the most experienced men from either side happen to be playing in the No9 position - Sarel Pretorius 1365

15 January 2019 9:25 AM JMPD officer behind bars after allegedly accepting R10 'cooldrink bribe'

A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was arrested in Protea Glen, Soweto, on Monday evening after he allegedly accepted a R10 "cooldrink bribe". "He was caught red-handed taking money from a taxi man who didn't have a number plate and was driving without a licence," JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24 on Tuesday. JMPD chief David 143

15 January 2019 8:32 AM Proteas shoot up individual Test rankings

Cape Town - A number of Proteas players have shot up the individual rankings following the side's 3-0 Test series win over Pakistan. Aiden Markram is the country's highest-ranked batsman at No 8 on the list having moved up 2 places while there is a return to the top 10 for Hashim Amla, who moved up 3 places. The biggest mover following his century in the third 99

15 January 2019 6:45 AM Bulls welcome return of key players

Cape Town - The Bulls have received some good news ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season with the return to fitness of a number of key players. Wing Travis Ismaiel has fully recovered from shoulder surgery while flank Roelof Smit has bounced back from another serious knee injury. Fullback Warrick Gelant, flank Tim Agaba and loosehead prop Lizo Gqoboka 154

15 January 2019 4:59 AM Koepka targets world No 1 spot in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Brooks Koepka admitted he is gunning for the world number one ranking as he prepares to take part in the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. The American, who is ranked second in the world after winning the US Open and the PGA Championship last year, lost top spot to his closest rival Justin Rose when he failed to finish inside 155

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 120

14 January 2019 10:05 AM Wozniacki fires into Oz Open 2nd round

Melbourne - Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki's bid to retain her Australian Open crown began with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium on Monday. The third seed won her maiden Slam at Melbourne Park last year and is bidding to become the first woman to defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013. The Dane comfortably 89

14 January 2019 7:29 AM Nokia looks to Africa for 2019's fastest mobile development

Nokia head of customer marketing and communications in the middle east and African regions Joachim Wuilmet said the African continent is on the cusp of the next great mobile phone innovation in 2019. Writing in a circular from the multinational telecommunications giant, Wuilmet said mobile subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 44% in 2017 and smartphone 109