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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 At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said. Pratap Singh Bajwa said the victims crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. He said they didn't see the train, which failed to stop after the accident 26

19 October 2018 12:22 PM Cloete to stay at Munster until 2022

Cape Town - Former Southern Kings flank Chris Cloete has signed a contract extension with Irish club Munster. Munster announced on their official website that Cloete has added a further two years on his current three-year deal which will see him stay at the Irish province until 2022. The 27-year-old joined Munster from the Kings last year, having earlier 20

18 October 2018 10:08 AM SAA blocks 2 suspicious passengers from boarding plane after recent mid-flight theft

South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday confirmed that two passengers were denied entry to one of its flights, following a recent theft during a flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong. According to SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali, the airline acted to prevent any further incidents on the Hong Kong route. He told TimesLive the two passengers intended travelling 30

17 October 2018 8:35 PM Grounded Abbas determined to continue rapid rise

Abu Dhabi - Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas insisted on Wednesday he is confident his rapid success will not go to his head, saying a tough early life has helped him mature as a person. The 28-year-old worked as a welder and a leather factory labourer in Pakistan before his hard work in cricket paid dividends with a first-class debut in 2009. Abbas has been Pakistan's 21

17 October 2018 6:09 PM British cyclist killed in Alps was 'a monster', mother says

London - The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported on Wednesday. The claims made by Katrina Toghill and the alleged victim, as reported by The Sun newspaper, were denied by the girlfriend and father of the late cyclist 29

17 October 2018 12:42 PM De Lille approves R4.5m for annual festive lights switch-on event

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has approved a budget of R4.5m for the city's annual switching on of the festive lights, which sees residents and tourists gathering for performances to mark the start of the festive season. De Lille’s spokesperson Zara Nicholson told News24 that the amount was recommended by the City's special events committee 26

17 October 2018 12:31 PM Cheetahs announce 3 new signings

Bloemfontein - Sharks utility back Rhyno Smith and Griquas utility forward Sintu Manjezi have been added to the Cheetahs’ playing stocks. The Cheetahs announced on Thursday that Smith will join them on a five-week loan from the Sharks, while Manjezi is contracted for two years. Smith, 25, played Super Rugby, Currie Cup and SuperSport Challenge rugby 25

17 October 2018 6:41 AM Leishman goes for 2 straight PGA wins

Jeju Island - Marc Leishman goes into the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges after winning his fourth title on the PGA Tour last week in Kuala Lumpur. The tournament on Jeju Island, the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, is also where he lost in a playoff last year to Justin Thomas. And the country itself? It's where he feels right at home enjoying 29