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15 January 2019 12:04 PM Arsenal goalkeeper Cech to retire at end of season

London - Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. He wrote: "This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right 113

11 January 2019 5:48 PM Twitter hits back at Mashaba over his sanitary pad tweets

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once more found himself in trouble on Twitter after tweeting that the government's distribution of sanitary pads to Grade R learners got them to focus on sex, instead of education. "This for me, this is not about laziness, but deliberate (sic) destroying the future of our youth. You get kids to focus on sex, instead 129

11 January 2019 7:29 AM Anderson urges tearful Murray to 'keep fighting'

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has paid tribute to Andy Murray after the British star's emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open - which could be his final tournament. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, has been battling a nagging hip injury for the better part of the last 18 months. Besides his Grand Slam success, Murray 55

10 January 2019 11:15 AM CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

The African Union said Wednesday that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month. "Direct dialogue between the CAR government and armed groups (will) be held on January 24 in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of the AU," AU envoy Moussa Nebie said on Twitter 80

09 January 2019 8:30 PM Trump's son appears to liken migrants to animals

President Donald Trump's eldest son appeared to liken migrants to dangerous animals, his latest controversial remarks on desperate people seeking to enter the US. "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work," Donald Trump Jr wrote in a post on Instagram. Trump's father has doubled down on his pledge to build a wall on the border 109

09 January 2019 10:06 AM Cops arrest teen fan over abusive language during Spurs-Chelsea tie

London - London's Metropolitan Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a "racially aggravated public order offence" during the first leg of the League Cup semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley, a force statement said. "Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a racially aggravated public order offence at tonight's @SpursOfficial 62

08 January 2019 6:05 PM CLARIFICATION: Jacob Zuma's 24-year-old fiancée says the Twitter account in her name is fake

Former president Jacob Zuma's fiancée, who is the mother of his youngest son, has confirmed on Instagram that the controversial Twitter account in her name is fake. The account in 24-year-old Nonkanyiso Conco's name was created on January 7 and is using the handle @MrsConcoZuma. The first tweet was used to wish South Africans a prosperous 2019 and to highlight 225

08 January 2019 3:27 PM Twitter reacts to SA missing out on hosting AFCON 2019

Cape Town - South Africa missed out on the chance to host their third Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament on Tuesday when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) chose Egypt to host the 2019 edition. The process to find a successor to the original host Cameroon was undertaken by a voting process with Egypt winning 16 votes to a sole vote for South 57

07 January 2019 5:56 PM WATCH: Aftermath of US embassy red paint attack in Athens

Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them on Monday after the US Embassy in Athens was vandalized with paint. Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 03:30 local time. An anarchist group known as Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for the attack 58

06 January 2019 1:43 PM Mzwanele Manyi to announce 'new political home', Twitter reacts

Former owner of The New Age and ANN7 Mzwanele Manyi is set to announce his "new political home" this week, with speculation rife that he will leave the ANC. Manyi, a former government spokesperson, made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday night, saying he would be holding a press briefing on Wednesday at 14:00 in Johannesburg. Manyi now calls himself 64