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19 October 2018 10:34 AM Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter

US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a US congressman who assaulted a reporter, making light of the attack. Greg Gianforte was sentenced to six months of deferred jail time, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management sessions and $385 in fines and court fees for the misdemeanor assault that propelled him and his congressional 19

18 October 2018 3:39 PM MyCiTi strikers, City of Cape Town at impasse over EFF's inclusion in talks

The impasse over the unprotected strike by MyCiTi workers continued on Thursday, as the City of Cape Town said it would only meet with union representatives, while the strikers pressed for the EFF to be included in the talks. The "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees entered its fourth day on Thursday, with multiple routes disrupted in Cape Town. About 31

18 October 2018 5:23 AM Internet access has become a human right, data inquiry hears

The need to communicate and access the internet has become a human right in South Africa and should be treated as such, Media Monitoring Africa has said during an inquiry into data services. Bird said that while the wealthy can control their access to the internet, which is easily available to them, the poor, which make up the majority of the population 25

17 October 2018 11:10 AM Rain, thunder to lash Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga this weekend

A strong high pressure system south of South Africa is expected to produce heavy thundershowers and rain over the eastern parts of the country over the weekend. According to data from the South African Weather Service (SAWS), the rain is expected to affect KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the eastern parts of the Free State and northern Lesotho 23

15 October 2018 8:08 PM Cape Town's 'ghost trains' leave DA leaders steaming

Three DA leaders' plan to join Cape Town's train commuters was derailed on Monday morning. City of Cape Town's incoming mayor Dan Plato, mayoral committee member for social services and safety and security JP Smith and DA chief whip John Steenhuisen met at 06:00 at Mitchells Plain train station to catch a train to Cape Town to inspect the safety conditions 33

13 October 2018 9:53 AM Netflix cancels Iron Fist after two seasons

Cape Town – It’s the end of the hand, with Netflix cancelling the low-rated and critically panned Marvel series, Iron Fist after two seasons, making it the first Marvel drama series on Netflix to get cancelled. Iron Fist, with Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick, was the fourth series in a four-show TV deal since 2013 between Disney's Marvel and Netflix 56

13 October 2018 8:20 AM Pik Botha led mindset to "inevitability of change" says Parliament

Parliament sent condolences to the family of the late apartheid-era foreign minister Pik Botha who died on Friday. "He was amongst apartheid era leaders who led mindset change amongst proponents of apartheid to accept the inevitability of change and played part in the transition to the new South Africa," said a joint statement from Parliament's presiding 49

11 October 2018 2:20 PM Former transport minister jailed over deadly train crash in Argentina

A former transport minister has been jailed for almost six years in Argentina for his role in a 2012 train crash that killed 51 people, court officials said on Wednesday. Julio De Vido was convicted of defrauding the state by siphoning money from public works projects, indirectly leading to the wreckage. The 68-year-old, who was a planning minister with responsibility 29

10 October 2018 8:58 AM Mahindra’s crossover SUV duo in SA: Stylish new XUV500 and KUV100 NXT offer more value for local SUV-seekers

Mahindra South Africa has launched its new XUV500 and KUV100 NXT locally. Both new models are being introduced with greater value coupled with, says the Indian automaker, "with attractive finance schemes". Both models offer a very affordable entry into the range at R134 999 for the KUV100 NXT and R299 999 for the XUV500. We've included full model ranges 47

10 October 2018 6:24 AM UK medical waste firm dropped after body parts 'pile up'

A British waste disposal firm has been stripped of its hospital contracts after allowing medical waste to build up, including human body parts, the government said on Tuesday. Healthcare Environment Services (HES) lost contracts with 15 regional bodies within the state-run National Health Service (NHS), health minister Stephen Barclay said. "While the waste 48