Five women to watch at the Australian Open tennis
on January 19, 2020 at 9:34 am
Serena Williams can make history at the Australian Open as she pursues a 24th Grand Slam singles title, which would equal Margaret Court’s all-time record.
SA’s first black world boxing champion Peter Mathebula has died
on January 19, 2020 at 9:17 am
Peter Mathebula‚ South Africa’s first black world boxing champion‚ died on Saturday at the age of 67‚ Boxing South Africa CEO Tsholofelo Lejaka said on Sunday.
SpaceX to simulate astronaut ejection in final test
on January 19, 2020 at 9:15 am
SpaceX will on Sunday simulate its emergency abort system on an unmanned spacecraft, the last major test before it plans to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name
on January 19, 2020 at 9:08 am
Facebook Inc blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.
SA village breaks weather record with temperatures soaring to 54°C – or not?
on January 19, 2020 at 8:57 am
Vioolsdrif, a village in the Northern Cape, has broken a new record for the highest temperature in the country — reaching over 50 degrees Celsius.
Woman lured to Bloemfontein flat, given drugs and forced into prostitution
on January 19, 2020 at 8:54 am
A 34-year-old woman was allegedly lured to a flat in Bloemfontein where she was given drugs and forced into prostitution, the Free State Hawks said on Sunday.
Police minister Bheki Cele to visit family of woman killed in shoot-out in Alexandra
on January 19, 2020 at 8:51 am
Police minister Bheki Cele is expected to visit the family of a woman killed during a shoot-out between police and hijackers in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.
UK’s Harry and Meghan to drop titles and retire as working royals
on January 19, 2020 at 8:44 am
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy and they will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
Nortje says SA will fight with all they have to save third Test against England
on January 19, 2020 at 8:01 am
Anrich Nortje says under the cosh South Africa will fight with all they have to save the third Test against England at St George’s Park over the next two days.
Erasmus on target as 10-man City beat Wits
on January 18, 2020 at 8:22 pm
BidVest Wits failed to make up ground on Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs when they were beaten 2-0 by Cape Town City at a wind-swept Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night, a game was marred by the man-handling of referee Masixole Bambiso by the visitors.
Ruthless Pirates thump Highlands at Orlando
on January 18, 2020 at 6:21 pm
Orlando Pirates completed a week that no one will deny it belonged to them by beating Highlands Park 3-1 through two quick goals by Thembinkosi Lorch and Gabadinho Mhango before Paseka Mako competed the rout in the dying seconds of the first stanza at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
SAA survival in the balance
on January 18, 2020 at 5:58 pm
Government has given undertakings to return to SAA’s business rescue practitioners within a week on a way forward for the embattled airline.
News24.com | Libya oil exports blocked, raising stakes for Berlin peace summit
on January 18, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar blocked oil exports from the war-ravaged country’s main ports Saturday, raising the stakes on the eve of an international summit aimed at bringing peace to the North African nation.
England’s Bess claims five wickets as De Kock fights back
on January 18, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Quinton de Kock led a fight-back after rain halted England’s destruction of South Africa’s top order on the third day of the third test at St George’s Park, but the tourists remain in command after Dom Bess’s maiden test five-wicket haul.
Kaizer Chiefs held by Black Leopards in Thohoyandou
on January 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm
Black Leopards held Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-1 draw in their exciting Absa Premiership encounter at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.
Twin baby boy allegedly kidnapped by woman claiming to be a social worker
on January 18, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Western Cape police are searching for a twin baby boy who was allegedly kidnapped in Parow on Thursday by a woman claiming to be a social worker.
Rain delay after Bess takes five
on January 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm
Off-spinner Dom Bess claimed his first Test five-wicket haul before rain interrupted England’s push for victory on the third day of the third Test against South Africa at St George’s Park on Saturday.
Renowned SA musician Steve Fataar has died
on January 18, 2020 at 1:28 pm
One of SA’s legendary musicians, Steve Fataar, died on Saturday morning.
Six-year-old Eastern Cape boy found unharmed after being missing for five days
on January 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm
A six-year-old Eastern Cape boy who was reported missing on Monday has been found alive and unhurt but in a weak state, police said on Saturday.
Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink hopes to sign quality striker during the transfer window
on January 18, 2020 at 11:47 am
Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink hopes to sign a quality striker during the January transfer window to help alleviate their scoring problems.
SA U19 cricket captain Bryce Parsons says they must bounce back against Canada on Wednesday
on January 18, 2020 at 11:44 am
South Africa U19 captain Bryce Parsons has no option but to look forward to their next match against Canada on Wednesday after their embarrassing reverse against Afghanistan on Friday.
China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday
on January 18, 2020 at 11:25 am
China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday period.
The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he’ll no longer voice Apu after controversy
on January 18, 2020 at 11:17 am
The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria will no longer voice the Indian character Apu, US media reported, more than two years after accusations of racism marred the long-running animated series.
US ‘white extremist’ trio arrested for anti-government plot
on January 18, 2020 at 10:59 am
Three alleged members of a US white supremacist group have been arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the American government and conspiracy to murder two anti-fascist activists.
Brazil minister quits over accusations of Nazi quotes
on January 18, 2020 at 10:42 am
Brazil’s culture secretary Roberto Alvim resigned on Friday over a speech in which he appeared to quote Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
‘Important to stay where you are loved’ – Pitso Mosimane confirms contract negotiations almost concluded
on January 18, 2020 at 10:26 am
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has provided an update on negotiations with the club by declaring that 80 percent of his contract has been concluded.
Police foil ‘potentially violent’ bank-following robbery in Midrand
on January 18, 2020 at 9:43 am
Gauteng police foiled a bank-following robbery and arrested three suspects in an intelligence-driven operation in Midrand on Friday night.
Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa sends message of condolence to PSL chairman Irvin Khoza
on January 18, 2020 at 9:31 am
Minister of Sport and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa has sent his condolences to the chairman of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Dr Irvin Khoza following the passing of his wife Mantwa Khoza.
Banyana Banyana star Linda Motlhalo joins Swedish side Djurgarden
on January 18, 2020 at 8:51 am
Banyana Banyana midfielder Linda Motlhalo has joined Swedish side Djurgarden on a two-year contract.
KZN woman dies after falling off bridge
on January 18, 2020 at 8:35 am
A 20-year-old woman died in hospital on Saturday morning after sustaining critical injuries when she fell off the ledge of the N3 bridge near Giba Gorge outside Durban on Friday night.
Harry Maguire captaincy latest move in Solskjaer’s United project
on January 18, 2020 at 8:31 am
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named England defender Harry Maguire as the team’s new captain on Friday – the latest in a series of appointments which indicate the long-term plans the Norwegian has for the rebuilding of the club.
News24.com | Lesotho PM confirms resignation after alleged link to wife’s murder
on January 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Lesotho’s prime minister confirmed has confirmed that he would resign after police linked him to the murder of his estranged wife.
News24.com | Libya ceasefire nigh? Putin to attend Libya peace conference
on January 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a peace conference on Libya in Germany on Sunday, as world powers step up efforts to find a lasting ceasefire.
News24.com | First arrest puts marital rape in spotlight in Eswatini
on January 17, 2020 at 3:13 pm
The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands – a taboo in conservative Swati society.
News24.com | Lesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife’s murder
on January 16, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Lesotho’s prime minister has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife.
News24.com | ‘Too early’ to say Libya ceasefire collapsed: Turkey
on January 15, 2020 at 1:25 pm
Turkey said Wednesday it was still confident the ceasefire in Libya would hold despite strongman Khalifa Haftar’s refusal to sign a permanent truce.
News24.com | Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine
on January 15, 2020 at 11:15 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year some 100 000 people across Africa die from taking “falsified or substandard” medication.
News24.com | Egyptian fighter jet crashes during military exercise, killing pilot
on January 15, 2020 at 10:23 am
An Egyptian fighter jet crashed during exercises on Tuesday, killing its pilot, the armed forces said.
Fin24.com | Zim government workers offered allowances after 97% pay increase rejected
on January 15, 2020 at 7:26 am
The state has offered employees a “cushioning allowance” after a workers’ representative board warned there would be increased non-attendance from work.
News24.com | Nearly 1 000 migrants forced back to Libya since start of year: UN
on January 15, 2020 at 6:58 am
Heavy clashes have spurred a growing exodus of migrants from Libya, but nearly 1 000 intercepted at sea have been forced to return to the war-ravaged country since January 1, the UN said on Tuesday.
News24.com | Turkey threatens to ‘teach lesson’ to Libya’s Haftar after peace deal snub
on January 15, 2020 at 4:03 am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he would “teach a lesson” to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar if he resumed fighting after abandoning ceasefire talks in Moscow.
News24.com | Libya’s strongman Haftar snubs peace deal in Moscow
on January 14, 2020 at 10:18 am
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending nine months of fighting, leaving the future of a fragile truce uncertain.
News24.com | Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops
on January 14, 2020 at 6:39 am
UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence in memory of 89 soldiers killed during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base.
News24.com | Malawi to probe bribery attempts in alleged poll fraud case
on January 14, 2020 at 6:39 am
Malawi’s anti-graft body said Monday it probe alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.
News24.com | US wants to reduce presence in Africa, warns top officer
on January 14, 2020 at 5:59 am
The United States wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington’s top military officer says, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster the fight against jihadists in the region.
News24.com | Military chiefs sacked after deadly Niger jihadist attack
on January 14, 2020 at 4:07 am
Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country’s history.
News24.com | Jihadists kill three teachers in attack on Kenya school
on January 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm
Suspected Al-Shabaab Islamists killed three teachers and kidnapped another at a primary school in eastern Kenya on Monday, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks in the region.
News24.com | Libyan rivals to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow
on January 13, 2020 at 6:55 pm
Both sides in Libya’s conflict are expected to convene in Moscow on Monday to sign an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire which went into effect over the weekend, ending nine months of fighting after weeks of international diplomacy.
News24.com | 89 Niger soldiers killed in jihadist attack on camp: govt
on January 13, 2020 at 8:53 am
A jihadist attack on a military camp in western Niger three days ago left 89 soldiers dead, according to a new toll announced by the government on public radio Sunday.
News24.com | China set to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe
on January 13, 2020 at 7:47 am
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe despite a spat over bilateral aid figures in November.