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24 February 2018 8:23 PM Police's 10111 number down on Cape Peninsula

Cape Town - The police's 10111 emergency number in Maitland, which serves the Cape Peninsula, is down due to a technical issue. Callers must call their local police station directly until it is fixed, police advised on Saturday. Spokesperson Lt-Col Andre Traut said the technical issue is impairing telephone and radio communication. "Our technicians are hard at work to resolve 15

23 February 2018 6:35 PM Two car bombings strike Somalia capital

Mogadishu - At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded on Friday when two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service said. "We have so far collected 18 bodies and 20 wounded persons from one of the blast scenes," Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance told AFP. The bombings targeted the presidential 19

23 February 2018 6:01 PM Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed, NPA argues in court papers

Johannesburg – Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana was prepared to leave his position if compensated fully, therefore NPA boss Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed into the vacancy, the NPA argues in court papers. On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court will hear the appeal in the case involving Nxasana and the future of his successor 19

23 February 2018 8:58 AM SAA passenger flights unaffected as three cargo planes grounded

Cape Town - South African Airways (SAA) says it has suspended some of its freighter aircraft services, SAA Cargo due to maintenance compliance issues. The issue dates back to a collision avoidance system software upgrade requirement, following an operating exemption issued in 2017, which has since expired - causing SAA to "add the self-imposed grounding" 24

22 February 2018 4:15 PM Sony smartphone images ahead of MWC launch

Johannesburg - Leaked images of smartphones expected to be launched by Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony have been leaked online, ahead of the company’s launch next week. Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Compact and Xperia Z5 Compact were named as the devices to be launched, with images of the smartphones courtesy of Xperia Blog. “The picture below shows the Xperia 27

22 February 2018 3:16 PM Sony tease launch of new smartphone range at MWC

Johannesburg - Smartphone maker Sony Xperia has tweeted a teaser ahead of the launch of its latest smartphone range touted for next week at the Mobile World Congress. In the tweet the company posted a cryptic 23-second video stating the launch would take place on February 26. If online speculation and numerous smartphone blogs are to be believed, Sony will launch 30

22 February 2018 12:19 PM DStv cuts Showmax fee in half for Compact subscribers

Cape Town – MultiChoice has decided to cut the price of its Showmax subscriptions in half for its largest group of subscribers with DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers who will see a price drop from R99 to R49 per month. Top-tier DStv Premium subscribers already have access to Naspers' subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service for free. "More 23

22 February 2018 10:13 AM Ngcobo massacre: No rest for high-level task team as they search for the gunmen

East London – A high-level task team worked through the night, looking for clues and analysing evidence that could lead them to the gunmen who killed five police officers and a former soldier in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape. A group of unknown attackers entered the Ngcobo police station, between Mthatha and Queenstown, on Wednesday and, without warning 24

20 February 2018 8:06 PM Police struggle to answer questions at Moerane Commission

Durban – A senior police official struggled to answer the Moerane Commission on how a resident of Glebelands Hostel was killed outside court after being assigned a police escort. Questions from commissioner Marumo Moerane on the death of Sipho Ndovela left Major General Dumezweni Chiliza tongue-tied. Ndovela was killed outside the Umlazi Magistrate's 31

20 February 2018 6:28 PM Cell C's positive results bolstered by subscriber growth

Johannesburg - Mobile network provider Cell C’s service revenue jumped 12% to R13.2bn with a total revenue increase of 7% to R15.7bn for the year ending December 2017. The company’s positive results were bolstered by a subscriber growth of 6% to 16.3 million active users. Cell C’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) 39