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07 April 2018 8:00 AM Hopper Penn released from jail after drug arrest

Nebraska— Actor and model Hopper Penn has been released from jail after he and actress Uma Von Wittkamp were arrested on drug charges earlier this week in Nebraska. Penn, 24, is the son of Sean Penn, the Academy Award-winning actor, filmmaker and political activist known for his roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mystic River and Milk. His mother 119

07 April 2018 5:22 AM SA man crosses continents to donate kidney to cousin

A South African man left his home and job to move to Perth in order to donate one of his kidneys to his second cousin, who he had never met before, an Australian TV station reported. "I think we all pursue happiness. The thing that makes me happy is to help people – so maybe it is a bit selfish to give my kidney away," Michael Jardim told the Ten Eyewitness 44

06 April 2018 6:51 PM Minimum wage bill unlikely to be finalised this year

Johannesburg - The National Minimum Wage Bill is unlikely to be finalised this year as further consultation was needed to make it pass a Constitutional test, a labour lawyer said on Friday. Last month government put brakes on the legislation which would have seen the implementation of a minimum wage, prompting criticism from labour unions. The bill was expected 60

06 April 2018 10:36 AM They will regret reinstating these charges

These were the words former president Jacob Zuma spoke when he addressed a sea of supporters, dressed in the African National Congress colours of green, gold, and black, outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on Friday morning after his brief appearance. The proceedings got under way at 09:30 but was over after about 10 minutes. Zuma is facing 137

06 April 2018 7:51 AM SA boxer loses at Commonwealth Games

Cape Town - Team South Africa’s boxing campaign at the Commonwealth Games took an early blow on Friday after Siyabulela Mphongoshi lost. Mphongoshi was the first of just two boxers in the team to fight when he took on Sri Lanka’s Thiwanke Ranasinghe. The venue was the impressive Oxenford Studios. The location hosted the filming of the blockbuster film Thor: Ragnarok 119

06 April 2018 5:00 AM Le Clos makes cut for 200m freestyle final

Gold Coast - Olympic champion Adam Peaty flexed his muscles in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres breaststroke on Friday as the title-holder clocked the best time of the morning heats. South Africa's Chad le Clos continued his bid to rewrite Games history, meanwhile, as he went out hard in the 200m freestyle heats before he lines up in the evening's 50m butterfly 44

05 April 2018 9:26 PM Trevor Manuel blasts Ace Magashule during Madikizela-Mandela memorial service

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel had some choice words for former Free State premier Ace Magashule at a memorial service at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town on Thursday for his failure to convert Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Brandfort home into a museum as planned. The struggle stalwart passed away at the age of 81 on Monday and has been hailed 77

05 April 2018 3:26 PM Nicklaus, Player get Masters underway

Cape Town - Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player helped get the Masters underway by hitting the first ceremonial tee shots at Augusta on Thursday morning. Serving as the honorary starter for the first time, chairman Fred Ridley introduced the duo but mistakenly referred to them as having won 10 Masters titles between them. They actually won nine – Nicklaus 31

05 April 2018 2:01 PM What the super-rich love about SA

Cape Town - South Africa has over twice as many dollar millionaires as any other African country, according to the latest South Africa 2018 Wealth Report released by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth on Thursday. The report defines high-net-worth individuals, or HNWIs, as people with wealth of $1m (about R12m) or more. "Wealth” is defined as the net assets 73

05 April 2018 5:58 AM Hungry Tiger ready to prowl as Masters drama begins

Augusta - Elder statesman status is all very well, but 14-time major champion Tiger Woods hasn't battled back from four back surgeries just to make up the numbers at the Masters. "I still want to compete, and I want to beat these guys," the 42-year-old superstar said as he looked forward to his first Masters in three years, and his first major start 49