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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 298

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 145

11 January 2019 8:56 AM WATCH: Tearful Andy Murray explains retirement decision

Cape Town - Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray stunned the tennis world on Friday by announcing his plans to retire from tennis. At a press conference ahead of next week's Australian Open, Murray broke down in front of journalists as he detailed his constant struggles with a hip injury. He said he would love to end his career at Wimbledon this year, but added 322

11 January 2019 7:23 AM PICS: Construction begins on world's largest cricket stadium

Cape Town - Construction has began on the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in India, which will be the largest cricket stadium in the world once completed. The stadium, which is in Ahmedabad, was completely demolished towards the end of 2015 with plans for an expansion announced. When completed, the new stadium will have a capacity of 110 000, making it the largest 66

10 January 2019 12:42 PM Tesco finally says it's in talks to stockpile goods for Brexit

Tesco has remained quiet on Brexit since the referendum result nearly three years ago, but the UK’s biggest retailer has now disclosed it is planning to stockpile in the run-up to the March deadline. The supermarket has delivered stock-holding and production plans for each of its suppliers by using existing networks and warehousing space. It has offered 96

09 January 2019 7:46 PM Surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches

A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California's Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away. Nick Wapner, 19, was bitten on Tuesday morning while he was surfing with friends off Montana de Oro State Park, the Tribune of San Luis Obispo reported. The area is about 320km northwest of Los Angeles. Park Ranger Supervisor Robert 94

06 January 2019 2:35 PM John Bolton to Israel and Turkey to discuss Syria pullout

US National Security Adviser John Bolton was deployed to Israel to allay concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdrawal troops from Syria and discuss the process with Turkish officials. The pull-out announced last month was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests 66

06 January 2019 7:29 AM Fabregas ready for Monaco switch

Monaco - Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is expected in Monaco on Sunday to negotiate a transfer to the French Ligue 1 club from Chelsea, sports daily L'Equipe reported Saturday. Fabregas and his agent Darren Dein will meet Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasyliev although a source told AFP that the move has not yet been finalised. Fabregas, 31, played 75

28 December 2018 7:56 AM Anthony Laffor ignoring transfer speculation

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns winger Anthony Laffor is refusing to pay any attention to speculation over his future, as he enters the final six months of his current contract. The 33-year-old Liberian will soon be able to negotiate a pre-contract with another club, should he decide that his future lies away from Chloorkop. However, Laffor insists it is too soon to think 32

25 December 2018 8:07 AM WATCH: Trump asks boy: Do you still believe in Santa?

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Christmas Eve took calls from children anxious to find out where Santa was on his gift-giving journey. In one conversation, Trump asked a seven-year-old named Coleman, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" He listened for a moment before adding, "Because at seven, it's marginal, right?" Trump listened 75