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20 December 2018 1:27 PM Egypt says it killed 8 militants who planned holiday attacks

Egypt says security forces have killed eight militants and detained four more who planned attacks on minority Christians during the upcoming holiday season. In a Thursday statement, the Interior Ministry says the 12 belonged to "Hasm," which it says is an armed faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group removed from power in 2013. It said two of the eight 77

20 December 2018 8:51 AM 10 videos on Mourinho's sacking you HAVE to watch

Cape Town - Earlier this week, Jose Mourinhowas sacked as Manchester United manager in the aftermath of Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Anfield. The result left the 20-times champions on a embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 matches. Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as Mourinho's temporary replacement on Wednesday 48

20 December 2018 6:55 AM Tannie Ans: Wayde van Niekerk on track for 2019 return

Cape Town - Wayde van Niekerk's coach, Ans Botha, says he is on track for a return to competitive action in 2019. The 26-year-old, who broke the 400m world record at the 2016 Rio Olympics in stunning fashion, has been sidelined since he sustained a freak knee injury during a game of celebrity touch rugby at Newlands all the way back in October, 2017. The injury 62

19 December 2018 3:24 PM Double trouble: Taxi driver arrested for squeezing 44 people into 22-seater vehicle

Limpopo traffic officers have arrested the driver of a cross-border taxi who was transporting 44 passengers in a 22-seater minibus. Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety spokesperson Matome Moremi-Taueatsoala, said the vehicle was stopped on the N1 next to Snake Park, just outside Polokwane. Moremi-Taueutsoala said the driver of the vehicle 78

19 December 2018 8:53 AM Ardie Savea signs new Hurricanes deal

Cape Town - All Blacks back-rower Ardie Savea has inked a new two-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Hurricanes, recommitting through until 2021. Savea, 25, said he was truly blessed to have signed with New Zealand Rugby for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. While it was a tough decision to turn down overseas offers, Savea said the chance to continue 59

19 December 2018 7:52 AM CT Stadium to host Super Rugby pre-season double-header

Cape Town - The Cape Town Stadium will host a double-header of Super Rugby pre-season action featuring all four South African franchises. On February 3, the Lions will take on the Sharks before the Stormers host the Bulls. It will also be the first time the South African sides show off their new Marvel-themed kits, with the day being called the 'Super 79

18 December 2018 6:24 PM Spurs extend Vertonghen deal until 2020

London - Tottenham have activated an option to extend defender Jan Vertonghen's contract at the Premier League club until 2020. The Belgium defender, who is currently sidelined until January with a thigh injury, was due to see his deal expire at the end of the season. But Spurs have moved to tie the 31-year-old down for an additional year and are believed 47

18 December 2018 3:53 PM #News24 ICYMI: South Africans released from Chinese prison and head back home; Man United sacks Mourinho; and Jack Parow's homophobic brandy promo

A stranded motorist shows his gratitude via social media are being rescued in the Free State, former president Jacob Zuma becomes more familiar with Twitter, and a powerful cyclone forces thousands to flee on India's east coast. Teenager Tristan-Lee Niemand and another six South Africans have been released from prison in China and will be deported to South 79

18 December 2018 1:48 PM 'Caption this': Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho axed

London - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday. Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday after United's worst start in 28 years left them trailing Premier League leaders Liverpool by 19 points. The volatile Mourinho's exit was in part triggered 69

18 December 2018 12:18 PM WATCH: Jose Mourinho's final Manchester United press conference

Cape Town - Jose Mourinho's final Manchester United press conference came after his side's 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday. It was yet another disappointing result for the club this season, and the announcement on Tuesday that Mourinho had been sacked did not come as a surprise to most. Never one to hold back, Mourinho had engaged in a public spat with United 42