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24 May 2018 6:13 PM Algeria blasts NGOs for 'malicious campaign' over migrant explusions

Algeria blasted rights groups on Thursday for leading a "malicious campaign" against it, after NGOs accused the North African country of arresting sub-Saharan migrants en masse and forcefully deporting them. Algerian rights groups, activists and civil society members launched an advocacy push in mid-May entitled "We are all migrants!". Campaigners accused 16

24 May 2018 1:16 PM SACA pays tribute to De Villiers

Cape Town - The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) on Thursday paid tribute to AB de Villiers who retired from international cricket on Wednesday. In a shock move, AB de Villiers, 34, announced his retirement from all international cricket with immediate effect. The decision comes as a massive blow to the Proteas, who would have been counting 20

24 May 2018 5:26 AM Teen wins battle in US 'toilet wars'

Washington - A US federal court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms 24

23 May 2018 6:26 PM Egypt top prosecutor refers 40 to trial on human trafficking

Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 40 people to trial on charges of forming a criminal network for human trafficking and migrant smuggling. Prosecutor Nabil Sadek said on Wednesday in a statement the suspects face an array of additional charges including bribery, forging official documents, facilitating illegal immigration and sex trafficking 20

23 May 2018 5:58 PM REVEALED: Top 10 municipalities responsible for R13.4bn irregular spend

Cape Town - Irregular spend for 2016/17 alone amounted to R13.35bn, according to a report from the auditor general. The report on local government audit outcomes was released by Auditor General Kimi Makwetu in Parliament on Wednesday. In total R28.376bn was identified as irregular expenditure. Of this, R15.026bn was expenditure from previous years that was uncovered 22

23 May 2018 5:28 PM Man wounded by gun that he hid in an oven

Washington - An American man was seriously wounded by a gunshot after hiding a revolver in his kitchen oven. Robin Garlock of Warren, Ohio hid the weapon in the oven because he was expecting children to visit. But he forgot to tell his girlfriend, who turned on the oven. "He was struck twice while trying to get the weapon secured," Warren Police Detective 22

23 May 2018 2:37 PM Pic of Duchess Meghan as chocolate-covered marshmallow causes stir

A spokesman for Dickmann's Schokokuesse, a popular sweet in Germany especially among children, apologised for the picture depicting Markle, who has an African-American mother, as a chocolate-covered marshmallow with a crown, a white dress and wedding bouquet. The company deleted the tweet but top-selling Bild newspaper reprinted it Wednesday, adding 20

23 May 2018 2:06 PM AB’s savage blow to ‘proper’ cricket

Cape Town – The increasingly conflicting environment of Twenty20 cricket is unlikely to be too severely shaken. If at all … it may become an increasing beneficiary. No, the anguish is far likelier to be prevalent among the stubborn, but also gradually marginalised “traditional” lobby in the game. AB de Villiers was among Test and one-day international 21

23 May 2018 9:05 AM Audit outcomes regress, irregular spend up 75% to R28.4bn

Cape Town - Audit outcomes for municipalities have continued to regress, with irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure each ballooning more than 70% for the 2016/17 year. This is according to the audit results for the country’s municipalities for the 2016/17 financial year, released by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu in Parliament on Wednesday 20

22 May 2018 6:11 PM Cheetahs prop, lock extend stay in Bloemfontein

Cape Town - Free State Rugby have announced that Charles Marais (prop) and Justin Basson (lock) have extended their contracts with the Cheetahs for two more years. He joined the EP Kings in July 2014 prior to the Currie Cup Premier Division competition and playing in 7 matches for the team. Marais played all 10 games in the 2016 Currie Cup, including 19