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23 February 2018 5:17 PM RAs still good way to neutralise Budget 2018 tax burden

Cape Town - Despite no significant increases in personal income taxes in Budget 2018, South Africans should still consider retirement annuities (RAs) as a mechanism to neutralise the impact of taxes on their post-retirement financial goals, according to Errol Meyer, head of advisory services at Standard Bank Financial Consultants. He referred to Finance 18

23 February 2018 7:26 AM Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

Harare – One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, University of Zimbabwe (UZ), lecturer Professor, Claude Mararike faced arrest once investigations were concluded. Zimbabwe Anti-corruption commission (ZACC) spokesperson 16

21 February 2018 3:54 PM Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

Conakry - President Alpha Conde's ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea's first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on Wednesday, although the main opposition party took the capital, Conakry. The election held on February 4 was the first of its kind since the end of military dictatorship, and followed eight years of delays 28

20 February 2018 5:26 AM WATCH: Aguero punches fan after FA Cup defeat

Cape Town - English Premiership leaders Manchester City's dramatic 1-0 FA Cup defeat to third tier side Wigan was marred by ugly scenes after Sergio Aguero punched a fan. A post-match pitch invasion by Wigan supporters at the DW Stadium saw a number of them confront City players, with Aguero required to defend himself. TV images caught the incident as the Argentinian 28

19 February 2018 3:01 AM Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcome a baby girl named Geo Grace

Cape Town – Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed their second child – another baby girl named Geo Grace Levine. A rep for the Maroon Five frontman confirmed baby Geo’s birth and her name to E! News on Friday afternoon but offered no other details. Adam’s last post on Instgram was a snap of his heavily pregnant Namibian-born wife with a box of chocolates 34

18 February 2018 11:17 AM Time for SA to pull the switch on VAT?

Cape Town – A 2% increase in VAT could provide the cash needed to avoid fiscal slippage, says an expert. The budget which will be delivered on February 21, will have to indicate how government plans to reduce the current deficit and reduce borrowing, especially considering tax revenues are expected to be R50bn lower than anticipated. Tsitsi Hatendi-Matika 42

17 February 2018 6:12 PM Veteran political economist Professor Sampie Terreblanche dies at 84

Pretoria – Veteran political economist and academic Professor Johannes "Sampie" Terreblanche, 84, passed away on Saturday afternoon following a brief battle with brain cancer. His daughter, Christelle Terreblanche confirmed that Sampie, as he was affectionately known, passed away peacefully in his Stellenbosch home surrounded by family 27

17 February 2018 5:11 AM Willian double leads Chelsea into FA Cup quarters

London - Willian starred with two goals as Chelsea warmed up for a season-defining few weeks by easing into the FA Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Hull City 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Friday. Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte named a much-changed side with Thibaut 24

16 February 2018 3:00 PM Julianne Hough is giving us Little Mermaid vibes with her new hairdo

Cape Town – Julianne Hough is showing her true colours with a fiery new hairdo. After six years of wanting to do it, the Dancing with the Stars judge revealed in an Instagram post that she finally took the plunge and decided to dye her hair red. “I've seriously talked about doing this for 6 years, ask anyone who knows me...and now that I'm on this new journey 31

16 February 2018 7:20 AM Ex-student confesses to killing 17 in Florida school shooting

Parkland – A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed on Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him. As Americans reeled from the country's worst school massacre since the horror at Sandy Hook six years ago, President 39