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20 October 2018 11:47 AM Magashule rejects 'baseless' claims of Gupta meeting over R140m deal

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has dismissed allegations that he took former MEC Mxolisi Dukwana to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound seven years ago to discuss a R140m deal. According to court papers brought by Dukwana, Magashule took the former MEC to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound in 2011, where Tony Gupta tried to strong-arm Dukwana into approving 19

19 October 2018 4:42 PM Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone. The armed forces' statement on Friday said the Tabuk-4 exercises were held with the participation of observers from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Also this week, Egyptian and Russian paratroopers began joint training, running 22

19 October 2018 4:42 PM Kenya's ex-sports minister Wario charged over Olympic corruption

Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials were on Friday formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday. Wario pleaded not guilty to six charges levelled against him of abuse of office and was released on a $10 000 bond. However, Kipchoge Keino, a two-time Olympic gold medallist on the track and a former 21

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

19 October 2018 4:13 AM Pensions of more than 80 000 security guards at risk

The Private Security Sector Provident Fund (PSSPF) is fighting 315 court battles against employers who are failing to comply with rules, putting the pensions of more than 80 000 security guards at risk, reports GroundUp. The PSSPF has more than 242 600 registered members, more than 2 500 of whom are not complying with the rules, GroundUp reports. As a last resort 26

18 October 2018 6:14 PM Kyrgios calls time on season due to elbow injury

Moscow - Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios called time on his season Thursday after an elbow injury forced him out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The world number 37, who had been playing on a wild card in Russia, said he was heading home to prepare for the 2019 campaign. "It's very unfortunate dealing with an ongoing elbow injury I dealt with at the start 22

18 October 2018 5:53 PM Azhar expects teasing from son for bizarre run out

Abu Dhabi - Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali anticipated some teasing from his 10-year-old son after his bizarre run out in the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Azhar edged a Peter Siddle delivery towards the third man boundary and, thinking the ball had crossed the rope, halted in the middle of the pitch to talk to fellow batsman Asad Shafiq 22

18 October 2018 12:21 PM Mini budget: Treasury expected to weigh in on zero-rated items

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to make announcements in the mini budget about the progress Treasury is making on the review of zero-rated items, according to analysts. During a panel discussion ahead of the mini budget to be held on October 24, Mazars senior tax partner Bernard Sacks shared views on the VAT hike and the zero-rated items list which 31

18 October 2018 11:46 AM DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. "Based on the current context... the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC does not constitute a public health emergency of international 26

18 October 2018 10:23 AM Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545 000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials 23