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16 January 2019 9:31 AM Specman eager to prove he belongs in Super Rugby

Cape Town - Bulls wing Rosko Specman is eager to prove that he belongs in the XV-man code. Specman made headlines in sevens rugby over the past few seasons and was a vital member of the Blitzboks team that won consecutive World Rugby Sevens Series crowns. But the 29-year-old is now committed to the XV-man code and has been included in the Bulls’ Super 1549

16 January 2019 6:44 AM This woman just drove a 1958 Morris Minor from Scotland to Cape Town

A woman from New Zealand has finally arrived in Cape Town after a gruelling journey by car from Aberdeen in Scotland to Cape Town. Laura Morrison, 36, kept a journal of her journey on social media as she drove "Charlie" - a 1958 Morris Minor she inherited from her dad Neil when he died from cancer in 2016 - across 16 countries. Saddened by her dad's 1160

16 January 2019 5:03 AM 4 years after fire, still no electricity in Masiphumelele

More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015, reports GroundUp. Section C was destroyed in a fire in May of 2014. Then, in November 2015, the biggest fire in the community destroyed over 1 000 homes, mostly in E section. Four years later, some families 1115

15 January 2019 6:34 PM Pupils allegedly forced to strip half naked for forgetting calculators

A Limpopo high school is under investigation after 18 pupils were allegedly forced to strip half naked because they forgot their calculators at home. Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said no arrests were made in connection with the allegations, which include that the 18 Ntwampe High School pupils were ordered to remove their shirts and "sit in the sun at the assembly" 1085

15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 1088

15 January 2019 2:49 PM Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appears in court for girlfriend's murder

Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend. The 56-year-old musician of Gillitts, was released on R2 000 bail and was ordered to hand in his British passport. His girlfriend, 55-year-old Jenny King of Forest Hills, was found dead in the bedroom of her home by a relative on Saturday 1472

15 January 2019 12:01 PM Man dies after being set alight in Hillbrow mob justice attack

A man has died in hospital after he and another man were set alight in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Monday. The alleged attack happened after residents accused the two men of stealing a handbag from a woman. "The community chased them down and caught them. Unfortunately, once they were caught they applied mob justice," Captain Kay Makhubele told News 24 on Tuesday 108

15 January 2019 11:46 AM Cheetahs speedster tops PRO14 try-charts

Cape Town - Cheetahs wing Rabs Maxwane has ambitions of finishing the 2018/19 PRO14 as the competition’s leading try-scorer. The 23-year-old had been a shining light for the Cheetahs this season and currently tops the PRO14’s try-scoring chart with eight tries. He told Netwerk24 that he would like to finish the campaign as the leading try-scorer 107

15 January 2019 9:25 AM JMPD officer behind bars after allegedly accepting R10 'cooldrink bribe'

A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was arrested in Protea Glen, Soweto, on Monday evening after he allegedly accepted a R10 "cooldrink bribe". "He was caught red-handed taking money from a taxi man who didn't have a number plate and was driving without a licence," JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24 on Tuesday. JMPD chief David 145

15 January 2019 8:08 AM Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

Cape Town - Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise. "It’s obviously ideal to have continuity but we’ve been working with coach Pote (Human) for long and everyone is excited to play for him. He was also part of our coaching team last year," Van Zyl told Netwerk 106