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15 December 2017 9:37 PM Malaysian housewife handed jail term for insulting Islam

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman was given a six-month jail term on Friday for making offensive remarks about the Prophet Mohammed in a mosque, state media said, a fresh sign of growing tensions in the multi-ethnic country. Tham Yut Mooi, from the country's ethnic Chinese minority, was found guilty of three counts of insulting the prophet at the mosque 12

15 December 2017 5:05 PM Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

New Delhi - He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings. The 82-year-old Buddhist monk announced the new app, which will allow users to watch live video of his teachings, to his 16.6 million Twitter 18

15 December 2017 1:14 PM Nersa grants Eskom's tariff hike, but not 20%

Johannesburg - South Africa's National Energy Regulator (Nersa) has declined Eskom request for a 20% hike, instead granting Eskom a 5.2% hike. The regulator is due to publish a document outlining the decision in the next couple of days, Nersa chair Jacob Modise said. The 5.23% tariff increase, announced by the regulator on Friday, is closely aligned 18

15 December 2017 12:34 PM Business and civic bodies welcome Fuzile's Standard Bank appointment

Cape Town - Standard Bank’s appointment of former National Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile as the CEO of its South African operations has been welcomed by a number of business and civic bodies. Business Leadership South Africa said it is excited that Fuzile’s skill set would be retained within the SA financial services sector. “One of the key pillars 20

15 December 2017 6:43 AM Sharks get out the cheque book

Cape Town - The Sharks have announced the contract extensions of several players. The Durbanites are hard at work ahead of next year’s Super Rugby competition, but have also made sure they secure the services of several promising youngsters. Apart from recently extending hooker Akker van der Merwe’s contract until 2019, the Sharks also signed deals with several 17

15 December 2017 6:20 AM SA’s The Wound advances to top 9 list in Oscar’s foreign films race

Cape Town - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the 9 films advancing in this year’s 90th Oscar race for best foreign language film with South Africa’s The Wound from director John Trengove making the shortlist. The Oscar committee will whittle down the list to a top 5 and those final films in the category will be announced alongside 18

14 December 2017 8:53 PM Cape Town man sentenced for killing his elderly father

Cape Town – A Cape Town man was recently sentenced to 23 years behind bars for the murder of his 72-year-old father, Western Cape police said on Thursday. Jonathan Schapira, 31, was handed the sentence in the Western Cape High Court after being found guilty of planning his father, Stanley's, death. Police were called to the Schapira home in Zeekoevlei 21

14 December 2017 8:51 PM Federer: Next season won't be my last

And while Federer will continue to plot his schedule carefully and only play when fully fit - retirement isn't on his mind yet. "I currently intend to continue to play for a longer period, hopefully for a few more years," Federer told Swiss publication SFR. "Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open are cornerstones, everything which lies between we'll 17

14 December 2017 8:50 PM French Development Agency in discussions with City of Cape Town over climate resilience strategy

Cape Town – The French Development Agency is discussing the possibility of providing financial support for the City of Cape Town's climate resilience strategy as the municipality battles a devastating drought gripping the Western Cape. "This would be mostly around infrastructure needed for desalination and water treatment and reuse," French ambassador 21

14 December 2017 3:02 PM Iniesta approves of Coutinho

Cape Town - Barcelona veteran Andres Iniesta hopes to see Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina join the club in January. Coutinho’s move to Spain was the subject of a drawn-out transfer saga in the off-season, and Barca are expected to pursue his signature again while making good on their long-standing interest in the Colombian 21