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25 February 2018 7:22 AM Another Kuga on fire, top 25 car brands

Cape Town - A Kuga fire in KwaZulu-Natal, 2018 Formula 1 cars revealed... here is your weekly motoring wrap. 'I want Ford to take responsibility,' says Kuga owner Sissy Mkhwanazi as her SUV caught fire in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Ford South Africa responds. Also, BMW says it is talking with a Chinese automaker about a possible partnership to produce electric 14

24 February 2018 9:26 PM Jonker heroics not enough as India claim T20 series

Cape Town - India ended their tour to South Africa on a high note on Saturday when they clinched the T20 series 2-1 thanks to a seven-run win over the Proteas in the final game at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Debutant Christiaan Jonker launched a valiant late assault to try and win the game with a breezy 49 off 24 balls, while stand-in captain 14

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

24 February 2018 7:23 PM Former policeman shot dead in Roodepoort robbery

Cape Town - A former policeman was killed in a house robbery in Roodekraans, west of Johannesburg, on Friday night. Deon van Wyk, a volunteer with the Kruin Community Voluntary Association, said Andrew du Plooy had opened the back door on Friday night to let his dog out, and then realised there were strangers in the house. Du Plooy tried to get back in the house 15

24 February 2018 6:52 AM Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

Mogadishu - An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed. The European Union anti-piracy force says in a statement that the MT Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs early on Friday about 160 nautical miles off central Somalia. A private 17

24 February 2018 5:42 AM Leinster massacre embarrassing Kings

Cape Town - Leinster scored 10 tries as they thrashed the hapless Southern Kings 64-7 at the RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday night. The defeat was the 16th consecutive one for the Kings in their debut PRO14 season which sees them remain rooted to the bottom of Conference B. In perhaps the only good news for the Kings, their overseas commitments are now over and they return 17

23 February 2018 7:19 PM Missing girls in NE Nigeria a 'national disaster': president

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Nigeria had suffered a "national disaster" over girls who went missing after Boko Haram jihadists attacked their school in northeast Nigeria. "This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened," said Buhari in a statement, issued five days after the attack in the town of Dapchi 18

23 February 2018 5:17 PM RAs still good way to neutralise Budget 2018 tax burden

Cape Town - Despite no significant increases in personal income taxes in Budget 2018, South Africans should still consider retirement annuities (RAs) as a mechanism to neutralise the impact of taxes on their post-retirement financial goals, according to Errol Meyer, head of advisory services at Standard Bank Financial Consultants. He referred to Finance 18

23 February 2018 3:42 PM Film and Publication Board releases reasoning behind changing classification of Inxeba

Cape Town - Earlier this month The Film and Publication Board's (FPB) Appeal Tribunal overturned the classification rating of 16LS given to the film Inxeba (The Wound) and gave it a rating of X18. This rating change means that the film can no longer be screened in local cinemas. The reasons for the ruling - which were not given at the time - were revealed 17

23 February 2018 3:35 PM Cameroon's main opposition leader rules out presidential run

Bamenda - Cameroon's veteran opposition leader and perennial presidential hopeful John Fru Ndi said on Thursday he will not challenge the long-ruling President Paul Biya in this year's elections. Fru Ndi, 76, hailing from the troubled anglophone west of the country, has lost to Biya three times - in 1992, 2004 and 2011 - and boycotted the vote in 1997. Speaking 19