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14 January 2019 10:49 AM WATCH: Nadal pokes fun at sleeping journalist

Cape Town - Spanish world No 2 Rafael Nadal has poked fun at a journalist who appeared to fall asleep during his post-match press conference at the Australian Open on Monday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion opened his campaign with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wildcard James Duckworth. While another journalist asked a question, Nadal spotted the sleeping 80

12 December 2018 7:25 PM Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali. "A case on the suspicion of negligent homicide has been opened against three people who are said to have carried out" work on the Airbus helicopter, prosecutors in the town of Kempten 61

15 November 2018 1:38 PM 17-strong commentary team for Mzansi Super League

Cape Town - Legendary Pakistani opening batsman Aamir Sohail will lead a strong commentary team containing 17 names for the Mzansi Super League (MSL), which officially opens with a top clash between the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans at Newlands on Friday. The 32 tournament matches will be exclusively showcased by the SA Broadcasting Corporation 44

10 November 2018 6:11 AM Autistic boy, 11, will finally be going to school after 'teaching' himself under tree

Every morning, 11-year-old Siboniso puts on his school clothes, packs his school bag, ties his school shoes and leaves home. But he does not go to school. He sits under a tree near his home in Shongweni, near Pretoria, looking out at the nearby school. He opens his books and pretends to be a part of it. Siboniso is autistic, and a combination of personal 75

26 October 2018 7:21 PM Africa's biggest crafts fair opens in Burkina Faso

Africa's largest crafts fair opened on Friday in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou under the shadow of growing terror and jihadist attacks in the West African nation. The 10-day Salon International de l'Artisanat de Ouagadougou (SIAO) has attracted more than 2 500 exhibitors from 25 countries this year and hopes to draw about 300 000 visitors 43

21 October 2018 6:22 PM Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

London - John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships 34

07 October 2018 6:39 PM Hatton's back-9 collapse hands Bjerregaard Alfred Dunhill title

St Andrews -Lucas Bjerregaard's barnstorming final round at St Andrews on Sunday saw the Dane take advantage of a back-nine collapse from Tyrrell Hatton, who missed out on a third successive Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. England's Hatton held a five-stroke lead after a run of four consecutive front-nine birdies, but fell apart on the back nine with four bogeys 35

05 October 2018 4:01 AM Jimmy Kimmel to open comedy club in Las Vegas in 2019

Los Angeles - Jimmy Kimmel will see a dream come true when he opens a comedy club next spring in Las Vegas where he will make regular appearances and give up-and-coming comics a chance to hone their talents. The late-night talk show host joined casino giant Caesars Entertainment in announcing plans on Wednesday for the newest comedy club in Sin City. Kimmel 135

13 September 2018 11:59 AM Absa opens UK office, hopes to profit from post-Brexit trade in Africa

Absa, which recently rebranded following its separation from Barclays, has announced the launch of its UK office. The bank and financial services group described the move as part of a growth strategy as “investors and businesses look to an increasingly stable and prosperous Africa for opportunity in a post-Brexit environment”. “We have an ambitious growth 127

10 September 2018 12:01 PM Sri Lanka's Chandimal out of Asia Cup

Colombo - Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal was withdrawn on Monday from the 16-member squad for the Asian Cup because of an injury during a recent domestic tournament, the board said. The 28-year-old batsman had injured a finger during a domestic Twenty20 match and needed more time to recover, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement 60