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11 December 2018 2:29 PM Ennerdale dad who shot his son to negotiate plea deal, case postponed

A murder-accused Ennerdale father, who claims that he shot his son accidentally when he was startled by a knock on his car window, has asked for time to negotiate a plea deal with the State. Sibusiso Emmanuel Tshabalala shot and killed his son Luyanda at Fred Norman Secondary School on June 5. He claimed that he fell asleep in his car while waiting for his son and that he mistook 16

07 December 2018 3:57 PM JSE holds on to gains as in tentative trading

The JSE rebounded on Friday following consecutive sessions of losses due to negative global sentiment. Global markets were relatively tentative ahead of the release of the all-important Non-Farm Payrolls data out of the USA which was pencilled for release at 15:30. The number came in worse than expected as the US economy managed to add 155 000 jobs versus 44

04 December 2018 9:30 AM SA out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

The SA economy has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% GDP growth for the third quarter of the year, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning at a briefing in Pretoria. SA slipped into a technical recession during the first half of the year following two consecutive quarters of negative growth, denting initial positive market sentiment 29

03 December 2018 9:45 AM Rassie: Kolisi will captain Boks at 2019 RWC

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has given his backing to the team’s captain Siya Kolisi. After being named the first black Springbok captain, Kolisi led the Boks in 13 of their 14 Tests in 2018. The Boks won seven of the 13 Tests under Kolisi’s leadership and Erasmus has backed the 27-year-old heading into next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan 33

02 December 2018 4:58 AM Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat said on Friday. The UN Security Council sanctioned Eritrea in 2009 for supporting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia but lifted the restrictions following the July signing of a peace deal that ended 25

26 November 2018 12:53 PM Pakistan's Azhar Ali to return to Somerset

London - Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali is returning to Somerset as an overseas player for the 2019 season, the club announced on Monday. The 33-year-old, currently playing in the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai, will be available for the entire County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup campaigns in his second spell at Taunton. Azhar will not play for Pakistan 21

24 November 2018 4:34 PM Ruthless All Blacks hammer Italy in Rome

Cape Town - New Zealand ended their November international series on a positive note with a 66-3 victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday. As expected, the Azzurri were on the receiving end of a backlash as the All Blacks bounced back from their defeat to Ireland with a clinical performance. It was a completely one-sided affair as the world 22

23 November 2018 7:06 AM Solinas thinking positively about his Chiefs future

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas says he is remaining upbeat about his future at the club despite rumours suggesting that Muhsin Ertugral could be lined up as his replacement. Chiefs have had a mixed start to 2018/19 campaign having been eliminated from the MTN8 and are currently in fifth place in the Absa Premiership, five points behind 21

22 November 2018 12:25 PM Castro: 'It's great they've taken Soweto Derby to Durban'

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro says 'it's great' that the upcoming Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout on Saturday, will be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Glamour boys face their arch rivals in a winner-takes-all Soweto Derby rematch in a TKO semi-final, after a recent 2-1 loss in the Absa Premiership 32

21 November 2018 1:59 PM Proteas star earning plaudits for commentary work

Cape Town - Proteas star JP Duminy has been praised for his work in the commentary box during the ongoing Mzansi Super League (MSL). The 34-year-old is missing the tournament with a shoulder injury and was drafted in to be part of the SABC commentary team. The response has been largely positive, with Duminy offering modern insights into the world of T20I cricket 36