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17 August 2018 7:03 AM GOP leaders in House back Trump's Space Force

Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told The Associated Press "it's a smart way" to address growing investments by China and Russia in space. GOP Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, also backs Trump's plan, an aide said. The Space Force would 18

16 August 2018 12:25 PM WATCH: Memorial service for ProKid underway

Cape Town - Family, friends and fans of local rapper Linda "ProKid" Mkhize will pay tribute to the musician at a memorial service on Thursday. Family of Mkhize confirmed the tragic news of his death on Thursday, releasing an official press statement: "He suffered a severe seizure attack. Paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive 20

13 August 2018 9:43 AM JUST IN: Unions accept wage deal to end Gautrain strike

The United National Transport Union has agreed to a wage deal with the Gautrain which will end the two-week long strike. Officials told a mass meeting at the Gautrain Midrand Depot on Monday that they had agreed to an 8% wage hike across the board following marathon meetings over the weekend. UNTU is affiliated with trade union federation Fedusa, and claims 28

12 August 2018 8:00 AM All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead on Saturday, authorities said. The Bell 412EP helicopter carrying seven local rescue workers from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight service company lost contact about an hour after takeoff on Friday and crashed 34

11 August 2018 6:12 AM Still there for you: Friends is the most-viewed show on UK streaming services

London — Almost 15 years after it was cancelled, Friends is still there for British viewers. The catchphrase-generating New York sitcom is the most popular show on U.K. streaming services, beating big-budget original productions from Netflix and Amazon. Research by U.K. broadcast regulator Ofcom shows Friends led the field in the first quarter of 2018, followed 80

10 August 2018 3:45 AM Microsoft threatens to pull Gab services over anti-semitic posts

Microsoft threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting a complaint about anti-Semitic posts on the social-media site, a new twist in the technology industry’s controversial crackdown on hate speech. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing division said it would take action in two business days if Gab didn’t remove two posts 87

09 August 2018 6:57 PM Jubilant celebrations across SA for Women's Day

It was a day of jubilant celebrations across South Africa as the nation celebrated the victories and accomplishments of women. While a number of events were held, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a gathering in Paarl in the Western Cape. While Ramaphosa called for the exploitation and brutalisation of women to end, he was confronted with a small group 45

09 August 2018 5:50 PM 3 arrested for stealing MTN, Vodacom tower batteries

Three people have been arrested after they allegedly stole batteries from cellphone towers belonging to service providers MTN and Vodacom. Nkosi-Malobane said approximately 16 Vodacom batteries and 24 MTN batteries were stolen from Carletonville, west of Gauteng. She said the arrest comes after a joint operation by the Gauteng Organised Crime private 72

08 August 2018 2:51 PM With Afro Worldview’s DStv days numbered, the future of SABC News is also up in the air

Cape Town – As MultiChoice gets ready to remove Afro Worldview from its DStv service on 20 August, the SABC News channel could also go dark at the end of this month when that contract expires. MultiChoice remains in the process to find and appoint a new channel to replace Afro Worldview – formerly known as the notorious Gupta family's ANN7 channel and belonging 49

07 August 2018 3:55 PM Union revises wage demands as Gautrain strike continues

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Tuesday revised its wage demand for Gautrain workers, as the strike entered its ninth day. According to the new demand, the union wants a 9% basic salary increase across the board, a housing allowance of R1 400 , a 9% increase to the travel allowance and incentive bonuses of R15 000. The Bombela Operating 28